The first Springfield Revitalization Corporation Chili Cookoff will be held Dec. 5 at the Springfield City Hall parking lot. The event's proceeds will go to the support of the revitalization of downtown Springfield and to the renovation of the historic Mars Theatre.
In a possible sign of hope in an otherwise tough economy, three businesses are set to open in Rincon. A children's bookstore, a handcrafted gift store and a restaurant are in various stages of opening their doors.
While most people will be making plans for a traditional Thanksgiving, complete with a turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings, 78-year-old Arthur Exley is getting ready for an annual celebration that's just a little bit different.
As if rising unemployment rates were not enough, Commissioner Michael Thurmond of the Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the state would likely have to seek federal assistance to meet its unemployment insurance obligations as soon as next month. While those receiving unemployment checks may breathe a sigh of relief, this could mean higher payroll taxes for Georgia businesses.
One never knows what can happen on a routine day. The day last September of 2008 when I got the news by telephone from the radiologist that my mammogram showed an early cancer led to a year that now seems surreal. In retrospect after finishing one year of treatments, the latter six months being an antibody infused every three weeks to inhibit the likelihood of reoccurrence, I hope that I have learned a few things for which I am most grateful.
The relationship between the Effingham Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Development Authority will continue, after IDA members ratified a revised professional services agreement with the Chamber on Thursday.