ALBANY- Dana L Shores of Rincon made the Merit List at Darton College in Albany for the fall 2009 semester. To qualify for the Merit List, a student must be part time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.
The Department of Revenue reported a decrease of nearly $87 million, or -5.8 percent, in monthly net revenue collections compared to those reported in December 2008. With January marking the halfway point for fiscal year 2010, Georgia's overall total revenue collection shortfall now stands at $1.148 billion, or -13.7 percent.
On Monday, Jan. 11, we began the second session of the 150th General Assembly. As our first order of business, the House quickly began the process of electing a new Speaker of the House and Speaker Pro Tempore, the two highest ranking positions in the Georgia House of Representatives. After hearing the candidates, the House of Representatives elected David Ralston as House Speaker and Jan Jones as the new House Speaker Pro Tem.
Jim Walker presented the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on the state of the housing market in Effingham County. Walker is the current President of the Home Builders Association of the Coastal Empire as well as the president of The Lindadan Corporation.
The Effingham Community Orchestra, Inc. was recently awarded a $1,061.76 Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) grant for their art project entitled "Meet the Orchestra Event and Concert." Andrea Huff is the grant coordinator and will be responsible for overseeing the project.