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.
Effingham County commissioners are hoping to ask voters early next year if they want to approve Sunday sales of beer and wine by the package - and sales of liquor by the drink.
A needs assessment is expected to answer some of the questions Effingham County commissioners have about building a new jail.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire launched another season of fundraising Thursday at the Savannah Civic Center where this year's campaign goal was unveiled to a beat.
A man reported as missing Tuesday evening has been found safe, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
Several pallets of shingles valued at over $1,200 were reported stolen from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Aug. 22. These materials were a special donation by the Owens Corning Company in Savannah for the Habitat's first build of 2011, scheduled to break ground in September.
An Effingham County Superior Court judge has approved Guyton City Council's bond resolution for its water and sewer facilities.
Recent tests of the Ogeechee River still show disturbing levels of contaminants, and fish are still dying, said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp.
Throughout the state baseball playoffs, the members of the Effingham County High School baseball team carried the thoughts of a teammate who couldn't be with them.
Qualifying in the upcoming three municipal elections ends this afternoon at 4:30, and candidates have been lining up for the prospective offices.
Residents of a Springfield neighborhood are pleading with city council to curtail what they see as a problem with speeders in their subdivision.
The driver of a Ford Explorer was flown to Memorial University Medical Center on Thursday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident on Highway 21 north near Clyo-Kildare Road.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND-Effingham County community leaders left the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort encouraged about being able to work together in the future.