The Effingham Industrial Development Authority members believe their budget and recently-approved capital improvement plan will set the IDA up to move some of their plans forward.
The two Republicans vying to serve Effingham County in the state House of Representatives District 161 seat shared differing views Thursday on how to stimulate the economy, whether the state should legalize gambling and the merits of Georgia's proposed special purpose local option sales tax for transportation (T-SPLOST).
Asked during Thursday's candidate forum if they would support cutting county commissioners' pay to help balance Effingham County's budget, two candidates for commission chairman at-large said they would be on board with such a step.
Effingham County commissioners want to take another look at how much the sheriff's office is spending and wants to spend for the coming fiscal year.
Effingham County has no shortage of people looking for work, as evidenced by the county's 8 percent unemployment rate. Many others are struggling to make ends meet with a job that does not pay well or lacks health benefits.
Cleanup from a line of storms that swept through Effingham County and the Coastal Empire on Sunday night continued throughout Monday.
One man was air lifted to a Savannah hospital following a single-vehicle crash this morning which left his pickup cut in half.
An Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputy involved in an early-morning crash Thursday has been released from the hospital.
Springfield's annual fireworks show is getting a little help from the county.
Though a first reading of a proposed budget still has not been approved, Effingham County commissioners appear to be closer to finalizing a plan for fiscal year 2013.
The city of Rincon is resuming its search for a permanent city manager.
ATLANTA-Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Executive Director Kevin Clark announced the approval of a Georgia Fund water reuse grant of $100,000 to the city of Rincon. The grant, approved by the GEFA executive committee, will finance constructing a water reuse distribution and irrigation system. The GEFA executive committee previously approved a $2,500,000 Georgia Fund loan for this project in June 2010. Rincon will contribute $20,000 in local funds.
Effingham County Fire Rescue is well-equipped to fight structure fires at homes and businesses.
With two local sports medicine providers offering to serve Effingham County schools, the Board of Education compromised.
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities recently launched an educational campaign reminding retailers who sell tobacco to check the ID of anyone who looks under the age of 26. The "Check It" campaign coincides with the Synar program and emphasizes the danger and consequences of selling tobacco products to minors, which could result in fines, jail time and job loss.
Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.
Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.
In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.
The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.
As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.
An Effingham County man died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning.
Effingham County commissioners are poring over a draft fiscal year 2015 budget that is an increase over their current revenue and spending plan.