Since July 3, as part of its Secure ID initiative to comply with the Federal Real ID Act of 2005, the Department of Driver Services has required first-time and renewing license holders to provide original documentation to prove identity, social security number and two proofs of residency.
Incumbent Effingham County tax commissioner Linda McDaniel fended off a challenge from local businessman John Kieffer, winning with nearly 62 percent of the vote. McDaniel, who beat incumbent Lisa Wright four years ago, said she was surprised at the margin of victory and was relieved the campaign was over.
By a resounding margin, Effingham County voters turned down a one-cent sales tax proposed to go toward transportation projects in the county and the Coastal Empire.
A dominant showing in his home county carried Richard Mallard to re-election as district attorney for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.
A man wanted by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office for furnishing pornographic material to a minor has turned himself in.
The Effingham County Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron will have an open house Aug. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 226 Goshen Rd. Refreshments will be served.
Bill Hitchens' 40-plus years working in state government and his strong ties to a number of state leaders were too much for political newcomer Kristopher Moutray to overcome in the Republican primary for the Georgia House of Representatives District 161 seat.
Effingham County Tax Commissioner Linda McDaniel spoke to the Sunrise Rotary of Effingham County about upcoming changes in Georgia tags, fees, and taxes. Effingham Sunrise Rotary meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Guyton Christian Church in Historic Guyton. For more information about the club, contact Chris Snider at (912) 660-2911.
The campaign for the Effingham County commission at-large chairman is set, after Wendall Kessler captured the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary.
One of the Effingham County commission district seats up for election has been decided and voters in one district will make their choice in November.
With a unanimous vote, the Effingham County commissioners approved a fiscal year 2013 budget Thursday night.
Polls in the partisan primaries will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, and there are new voting places for many precincts.
The challenge to Vera Jones' candidacy is headed to the state's highest court.
Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service initiative to save customers time by encouraging more online driver's license transactions.