The incoming Effingham County Chamber of Commerce president hopes to build bridges across county lines.
Jammed into Annaliesa Sterno's new home on Highway 17 Sunday afternoon were friends, family and those who helped build it, huddled together on a warm June day.
Atlanta - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel welcomed Monday's unanimous ruling of the Georgia Supreme Court reversing last fall's decision by a Fulton County Superior Court Judge that Georgia's Photo ID law was unconstitutional.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue issued an executive order lifting certain restrictions for commercial trucks and other types of motor vehicles transporting food to livestock. The severe drought in Georgia has resulted in an inability to produce home-grown crops sufficient to sustain Georgia livestock.
Those from the business and medical communities celebrated the opening of the new Effingham Hospital Physician's Center in Springfield on Tuesday morning.
Mitchell Bieber was indicted by the grand jury on Monday in Effingham County Superior Court following evidence presented by Brad Brown, an investigator with the sheriff's office.
Tuesday was the last day for property owners to file appeals on their assessments, and Chief Appraiser Janis Bevill said her office had received more than 2,000 appeals on property assessments that went out last month.
Effingham County residents continued to pepper county commissioners on rising property values and taxes during a hearing on the hospital authority's proposed millage rate.
The Effingham County Board of Elections hasn't even been seated and already there is a furor brewing.
The Effingham County Board of Education explained its decision to keep its millage rate the same during two public hearings Tuesday.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue will lead a state delegation on an economic development and diplomatic mission to Europe from June 18-29. The mission will take the governor to six countries, including the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland), France, the Czech Republic, Germany and Belgium.
A man was reportedly assaulted and robbed in the middle of the day at his home in downtown Guyton on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) criticized the Democratic leadership in the Senate for refusing to allow up or down votes on Republican amendments that would strengthen comprehensive immigration reform.
Law enforcement officials are investigating an alleged bomb threat called into the Effingham Hospital on Monday afternoon.
The Labor Day holiday weekend was a deadly one on Effingham County roads, as two women died from injuries in separate single-car crashes.
Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service for active/former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license. These customers may exempt the written and road skills testing for a motorcycle endorsement - if they have successfully completed a safety course based on the Motor Safety Foundation curriculums offered by the U.S. Department of Defense or branch of the U.S. military.