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.
ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.
Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.
A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.
In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.
Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.
The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.
Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).