ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.
The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.
Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System officials have agreed on a plan that will ensure the hospital's funding and enables both bodies to track the payments to the hospital.
The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Vice- hair Jimmie Snooks presided over the election.
Rincon City Council members agreed last month to cut the fees by $100 for a home being built by Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.
Effingham County commissioners could shape the future of the county's recreation for the coming decade and more at their next meeting.
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.
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.
One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.
One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.
Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.