The state of Georgia is expected to meet its budget for fiscal year 2012, though more cuts could be looming for state agencies.
Effingham County stands to gain from the Transportation Investment Act, if the regional one-cent sales tax is passed, state lawmakers said Thursday morning.
The city of Springfield hopes to take its recycling program citywide in the next few months. Springfield City Council held two public hearings on the recycling program, along with other issues on Tuesday, to get more feedback on the pilot initiative. The recycling program has been well received, according to city officials, winning over skeptics on the council and in the city. "I'm very happy with it," said Springfield resident Murray Kight. "It's a very ...
A large crowd turned out on a sunny Saturday, Dec. 3, morning for the annual Guyton Christmas Parade.
The Rincon Fire Department soon will get a training facility of its own. Council members awarded a bid of $241,950 to Fire Training Structures to build the training structure, which will be assembled and then moved to the Rincon Fire Department's Station No. 1, adjacent to the police department. Construction of the multi-story building, composed of container systems, could be finished within eight to 12 weeks. "I'm hoping we'll get it set up the first ...
As Rincon City Council members and city staff finalize the budget for fiscal year 2012, the search for a new city manager likely won't resume until next month, Mayor Ken Lee said.
It is time to think about the families and children in Effingham County that are facing "cupboard is bare" Christmas. Times are hard and many families are just getting by. Reggie Loper, chair of the Exchange Club Empty Stocking Fund, reminds citizens that it is time to get into the spirit of Christmas and do for others.
As Effingham County's General Assembly delegation, citizens offered their thoughts on the county commission's at-large chairman seat Tuesday night.
County staffers are beginning negotiations with a contractor to attempt to whittle down the price of a proposed public safety facility on Goshen Road.
The city of Springfield's efforts to improve Laurel Street are getting an unexpected boost.
Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) Executive Director Kevin Clark has announced the approval of a Georgia Fund water reuse grant of $100,000 for the city of Springfield.
Springfield is hoping to turn its recycling pilot program into a full-blown initiative. City council members discussed turning the curbside recycling pilot program, which was scheduled to last two months and ended last week, into a city-wide endeavor. Council members and City Manager Brett Bennett said the recycling program has gone over well with residents who took part. "I've had nothing but positive comments," Bennett said. Added Mayor pro tem Jeff Ambrose: "I've had nothing ...
United Way of Effingham County reached, surpassed and broke campaign records this year, raising $313,000 - the most money Effingham County has ever raised for United Way.
As millions of Americans are hitting the road for the holidays, public safety and law enforcement officials are buckling down on efforts to get drivers and passengers to be safely restrained.
Shopping during the holiday season can present unique danger. Taking a few prevention measures can help keep you safe this holiday season.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association to remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week runs through Oct 12.