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.
Effingham Industrial Development Authority members will engage a local industrial brokerage to help land a potential prospect.
As law enforcement authorities continue to grapple with the scourge of methampethamine, a new and so far legal substance has them worried - and trying to combat it.
An Effingham County man is excited about a Georgia Lottery win. Trey Hunter of Guyton won $1 million playing the instant game Maximum Green.
BRUNSWICK-Georgia resource managers, coastal scientists from diverse institutions and Georgia Sea Grant staff at the University of Georgia are working to coordinate a response to potential drought impacts along the Georgia coast.
By a 5-1 vote, council members approved putting out to bid the purchase of new golf carts for the city-owned Lost Plantation Golf Course. The course has had 24 carts under a short-term lease for two months.
Springfield's long-awaited streetscape project is garnering a great deal of positive feedback for city council members.
A Clyo man was airlifted to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center late Wednesday afternoon after he was burned in an explosion.
A handful of citizens, legislators and wildlife officials watched Wednesday as thousands of tiny, baby fish were released into the Ogeechee River.
The Rincon Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at 302 Walthour Rd. this morning. Rincon Police officers responded at 11:08 a.m. this morning and found a white male lying in a pool of blood by the front door of the residence. It appeared that the white male suffered a gunshot wound to the head. The white male has been transported to Memorial Medical Center in Savannah in serious condition.
Rescue crews had to cut a 19-year-old driver out of her vehicle after a two-car collision Monday morning.
The Coastal Region roundtable has become the first of the 12 in the state to approve its projects list for the 2010 Transportation Investment Act.
Work won't start for several months on a long-awaited sewer improvement project in Springfield, but city leaders are still ecstatic that it's moving forward.
Former mayor of Springfield Jeff Northway and his attorneys have filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court of an Effingham County Superior Court decision that removed him from office.
State lawmakers and some residents along the troubled Ogeechee River will put their names on a letter, asking the state Environmental Protection Division to mandate a Screven County plant use independent testing on its discharge into the river.
After confidently predicting victory, Adam Kobek delivered on the dance floor Saturday night.