The Effingham Industrial Development Authority members believe their budget and recently-approved capital improvement plan will set the IDA up to move some of their plans forward.
The two Republicans vying to serve Effingham County in the state House of Representatives District 161 seat shared differing views Thursday on how to stimulate the economy, whether the state should legalize gambling and the merits of Georgia's proposed special purpose local option sales tax for transportation (T-SPLOST).
Asked during Thursday's candidate forum if they would support cutting county commissioners' pay to help balance Effingham County's budget, two candidates for commission chairman at-large said they would be on board with such a step.
Effingham County commissioners want to take another look at how much the sheriff's office is spending and wants to spend for the coming fiscal year.
Effingham County has no shortage of people looking for work, as evidenced by the county's 8 percent unemployment rate. Many others are struggling to make ends meet with a job that does not pay well or lacks health benefits.
Cleanup from a line of storms that swept through Effingham County and the Coastal Empire on Sunday night continued throughout Monday.
One man was air lifted to a Savannah hospital following a single-vehicle crash this morning which left his pickup cut in half.
An Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputy involved in an early-morning crash Thursday has been released from the hospital.
Springfield's annual fireworks show is getting a little help from the county.
Though a first reading of a proposed budget still has not been approved, Effingham County commissioners appear to be closer to finalizing a plan for fiscal year 2013.
The city of Rincon is resuming its search for a permanent city manager.
ATLANTA-Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Executive Director Kevin Clark announced the approval of a Georgia Fund water reuse grant of $100,000 to the city of Rincon. The grant, approved by the GEFA executive committee, will finance constructing a water reuse distribution and irrigation system. The GEFA executive committee previously approved a $2,500,000 Georgia Fund loan for this project in June 2010. Rincon will contribute $20,000 in local funds.
Effingham County Fire Rescue is well-equipped to fight structure fires at homes and businesses.
With two local sports medicine providers offering to serve Effingham County schools, the Board of Education compromised.
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities recently launched an educational campaign reminding retailers who sell tobacco to check the ID of anyone who looks under the age of 26. The "Check It" campaign coincides with the Synar program and emphasizes the danger and consequences of selling tobacco products to minors, which could result in fines, jail time and job loss.
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.