The Manna House Food Pantry in Rincon has stayed busy this year. Each Wednesday serving hundreds of families in need. Something they’re able to do, in large part, thanks to their volunteers. The core of that group made up by senior citizens.
During November’s General Election Effingham County voted to approve a TSPLOST to help address some of their transportation issues. But now the County of Commissioners is taking it a step further putting together a Transportation Master Plan, but they need your help.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine in rural counties has proven a challenge. But Effingham Health System says they’ve seen success early on and they’re hoping by the end of the month to be able to offer it to hundreds of people a week.
“By the time they realize their wallet’s gone and they report it to us the money has already taken out.” Lt. Daniel Thompson with the Rincon Police Department says this group of three takes your credit card and use it to buy gift cards, typically withing 20 minutes of the theft.
Reverend Raphael Warnock has broken plenty of barriers on his way to becoming a U.S. Senator. Although he’s now a long way from where he started here in Savannah, he says he hasn't forgotten his roots and we found some residents who haven’t forgotten him either.
“When you see a 33% turnout in a runoff election like we’ve seen, you usually don’t see that. You may see a 15% turnout so, we might have doubled that turnout of what we’re used to seeing,” said Chatham County Board of Elections Commissioner Antwan T. Lang.
Standing on the deck of their home off Victory Drive the Steinmet family heard a loud noise & looked down only to see a bullet lodged in the deck between them. A bullet Chris Steinmet now calls his lucky charm.
We’re now less than a week out from the runoff election here in Georgia. At stake of course two crucial senate seats. Early today one of the candidates vying for a seat, Senator Kelly Loeffler made a stop in Savannah.
In a time where things are perhaps more digital than ever before Live Oaks Public Library is now expanding a program to offer more resources to students. A program they’ve already seen have success in Chatham County.
Our annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive has now come to a close and once again it has highlighted the true generosity of our community. Toy donations filled more than fifty boxes all going back out into the community to children in need.
While out supporting their candidates, of opposite political parties, Curran Ford & Karen Haythorne seemed to break from the norm. Offering help and kindness to each other during a contentious runoff election.
It's a dangerous trend on the roads of Effingham County, “we’re seeing about an eight to nine percent upward trend in total crashes and we’re seeing three percent rise in the number of fatalities on our roadways,” said Deputy Jason Fondren with the traffic division of ECSO.
Current Executive Director, Board Chair & other staff & volunteers at Faith Equestrian say they will resign if six current board members don't step down at Wednesday's board meeting. At issue, the alleged misappropriation of funds by the former CEO and Founder Bonnie Rachael.