Effingham County Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Emergency Management Agency met with Michael Murphy, emergency management health care professional at Effingham Health System, to discuss plans for the 2014 hurricane season.
Effingham County commissioners approved a slightly lower millage rate and also voted to keep fire and sanitation fees the same during a special called meeting Wednesday evening.
Effingham County commissioners are expected to set the 2014-15 millage rates when they meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The next audit of Effingham County's government appears to be on track.
Effingham County commissioners will meet with members of the county's recreation board as part of a process to come up with a master plan for the county's recreation needs.
Former Effingham County administrator David Crawley has been hired to be the county manager in McDuffie County.
ATLANTA - With the Labor Day weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.
The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed diverging diamond interchange on Highway 21 at I-95 Exit 109 in Chatham County.
Effingham County commissioners have approved a bid for repairs for nearly a dozen ash roads, but also are urging the contractor to exert traffic control measures to prevent cars from becoming damaged.
The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.
Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.
Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.
Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.
A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.
As a firefighter, Brooke Dicks can have intense work days.
Effingham County officials are wondering how best to get the word out about the work being done by the animal shelter.
A longstanding issue for Effingham County commissioners has been resolved, after commissioners voted to pay a bill due for a generator installed by a fellow commissioner's company.
Incoming Effingham County commissioner Jamie Deloach was sworn in Monday evening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse. Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley adminisered the oath of office to Deloach and other elected officials who won re-election to their posts, including commissioners Vera Jones and Phil Kieffer and state court solicitor Mark Lee.
An Effingham County family's home was destroyed by a fire on Christmas evening.
The 2014 audit of Effingham County's operations came back with only three findings and no material weaknesses and has been forwarded to the state for its review.
For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.
Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.
It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.
Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.
Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.
The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.
Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.
The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.
ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.