After consultation with GEMA Director Charley English and other state agency heads, Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a state of emergency declaration related to the winter storm for the entire state of Georgia. The governor has delayed the opening of state government until noon Wednesday.
As Georgians continue to experience record-low temperatures this winter, Georgia Power is reminding customers that preparation and planning can help minimize the impact of the severe weather on their energy bills.
For years, Homer Wallace pushed for voting rights and to have Effingham County's own observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Monday morning, the former longtime county commissioner and community activist was recognized and hailed for his work.
An off-duty Effingham County firefighter who was one of the first to respond to a tanker-pickup truck collision and fire that claimed the lives of three brothers, and two Springfield firefighters were honored for their efforts in that incident.