ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) has created a new federally funded program called Temporary Child Care Assistance (TCCA) that will be operated under the state's Child Care Program.
ATHENS - Georgia ranks as the third worst in the nation for overweight or obese children. That status has the attention of university researchers; government agencies; and health care, public health, philanthropic and community organizations from across Georgia who will convene in Atlanta in November to share findings and identify ways in which they can act together to address one of the worst public health concerns in the state - and the nation.
ATLANTA - The state agency in charge of Georgia's psychiatric hospitals is bringing in more than two dozen clinicians, experts and trainers to dramatically boost the expertise available in those facilities.
The two recently appointed members of the Effingham County Board of Assessors are sworn in by Superior Court Clerk Elizabeth Hursey. The new members are John Kieffer (left) and Neal Kessler, Jr (right). They will take their place on the recently expanded board. County commissioners expanded the board from three members, who have made up the board for years, to five members to give a broader representation of taxpayers by additional members.
Norman Munthe of Guyton has been promoted to lieutenant for the Bloomingdale Fire Department.
Rincon Police Department Sgt. Phillip Scholl gave a talk Thursday to some of Rincon Elementary School's students on Halloween safety. "If you go with an adult, you need to make sure you stay with them," he told the kids.
Work on Rincon's Patriots Park could begin before the end of the year, after city council selected a winning bid Monday.
Effingham County commissioners face a deadline today to apply for a state Gateway grant. Commissioners approved seeking a grant from the state Department of Transportation to enhance a section of Highway 21. The city of Rincon had a similar grant approved in May. The city's grant will cover beautification along a section of Highway 21, from just north of Walmart to the city's boundary near the Schweighoffer Creek. The county is seeking a grant that ...
Guyton is hoping a grant through the federal stimulus pipeline will help it become a little greener.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Natural Resources appointed F. Allen Barnes as the director of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced the appointment of A.G. Spud Woodward as director of the DNR Coastal Resources Division (CRD) effective Dec. 1. Woodward was recommended by Commissioner Chris Clark and approved by the Board of Natural Resources at their monthly board meeting in Atlanta. Woodward succeeds Susan Shipman, who served as CRD Director for seven years and who will retire on Nov. 30 after 31 years of service to DNR.
Highway 30 has been reopened after a five-car accident Thursday afternoon led to a temporary shutdown.
ATHENS - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that USDA will not issue final 2008 counter-cyclical payments to farmers enrolled in the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program for peanuts, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and oats because average commodity prices remain above levels that trigger these payments.
ATHENS - A $1.3 million stimulus grant to University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences will help Georgians reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint and create jobs in Georgia.
ATHENS - USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) earlier this month released the latest report on foreign holdings of U.S. agricultural land. The publication contains statistics through Feb. 28, 2008, regarding the 20.9 million acres of U.S. agricultural land in which foreign persons hold an interest.
A pair of recent fish kills in Middle Georgia's kaolin-mining belt have the Savannah Riverkeeper and Altamaha Riverkeeper organizations concerned over state authorities' management and oversight of industrial wastewater permits at kaolin-processing facilities.
Rincon's fire department is looking to add to its training repertoire.
Occupy Wall Street has reached the Coastal Empire.
With a big check - literally - from the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade, the Guyton Volunteer Fire Department will be bolstering its equipment.
An Eden man is happy he selected the Quik Pik option in Thursday's Fantasy 5 drawing. Timothy Weik (pronounced Wike), 49, says he couldn't have chosen the computer-generated combination that helped him win $54,701.
ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah decreased to 9.3 percent in September, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.5 percent in August. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in September a year ago was 9.0 percent.
With dusk, reverence set in the circle of nearly 20 people in front of the Effingham County Administrative Complex facing Laurel Street.
In the wake of a recent high-speed chase that started in Rincon and ended in a Savannah neighborhood, more Rincon Police officers will be trained in the technique their chief used to end the pursuit safely.
The proposed widening of Fort Howard Road could take place soon, after Rincon City Council members approved a contract for the work.
Savannah officials signed the Hostess City on as Halle, Germany's first North American sister city last week, celebrating the long German and American heritage of both cities.
Effingham County commissioners have rejected an additional pay request for a firm designing a new sanitation department office.
Did you know the average grocery store stocks more than 30,000 items? If you appreciate the variety and quality of the many food items available at your local grocery store, then the Effingham County Farm Bureau invites you to join the organization in celebrating National Farm-City Week, Nov. 18-24.
The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization filed a lawsuit Friday against the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, claiming the state agency failed to protect citizens. The Riverkeeper also charges that the EPD did not honor the rights of citizens to have input on a recent consent order against a textiles plant blamed for a massive fish kill.
Tools and supplies were strewn in different rooms and the smell of sawed sheetrock hung in the air at the new addition of the Effingham Hospital on Thursday. While walls wait for paint and floors for tiles, the personality and flow of the building have begun to take shape as the facility opened its doors for a public preview to business and community leaders.
Voters in Effingham County will choose who they want their political party to stand as a presidential candidate - and if they want Sunday sales of alcohol.