ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the creation of a task force that will help develop contingencies for water consumption as a result of the recent water ruling limiting the access of Lake Lanier for water supply.
Sixteen Red Cross emergency response vehicles are providing mobile feeding and distributing cleanup supplies in flood-ravaged neighborhoods.
Georgia Power will have a second planned outage to upgrade the system on Thursday beginning at 9 a.m.
Effingham sheriff's deputies, along with the Georgia State Patrol, are investigating what apparently began as a dispute involving gunfire and then resulted in a car crash Sunday night that proved fatal for the driver.
A research team from the University of Georgia will be putting together a proposal for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's Research Forest Tract.
Frank Owens, who served on Rincon's city council beginning in 1990, is seeking a council seat in the upcoming November elections.
Work on Old Augusta Road phase 1 is nearing the end of the road as blacktop has begun to be poured, and phase 2's work may not be far off, Effingham County commissioners learned.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., joined Vice President Joe Biden on Friday to tour areas in north Georgia and metro Atlanta damaged by severe weather and flooding last week and urged the administration to expand the number of counties eligible for federal aid.
The Georgia Coastal Management Program of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division announces the availability of Coastal Incentive Grant funds for projects that further its mission to balance economic development in Georgia's coastal area with the preservation of natural, environmental, historical, archaeological and recreational resources.
State Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine said flooding across north Georgia has caused an estimated $250 million in losses, most of that amount uninsured.
U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigators said Thursday the Feb. 7, 2008, explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth resulted from ongoing releases of sugar from inadequately designed and maintained dust collection equipment, conveyors, and sugar handling equipment.
Federal stimulus funds are now available to help Effingham County landowners establish longleaf pine forests on storm-damaged woodland areas in need of reforestation.
Effingham County native Jesse Tyler entered the race Tuesday morning to replace Buddy Carter in the Georgia House of Representatives' 159th District seat.
The city of Rincon finds itself caught between a pothole and a hard place. Several potholes - some very large and potentially damaging - have pockmarked East Towne Park Drive and have caused a hazard to vehicles traveling in that area. The city says it's currently attempting to identify the owners so the proper steps can be taken to improve the area and remove the hazards. City Manager Michael Phillips said that there are multiple ...
There will be a planned power outage today on Rahn Station Road between Highway 21 and McCall Road, Georgia Power officials said.
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.
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.