In a move that stands to create jobs, boost local economies, reduce diesel emissions and protect human health and the environment for people of the state of Georgia, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $748,000 to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to provide truck stop electrification technology for diesel trucks at three truck stop locations. This clean diesel project will create jobs while protecting Georgia's air quality.
In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the 4th of July weekend, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.
As motorists take to the roads this week for the July 4th holiday travel period, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to plan their travels carefully, keeping safety as the number one priority. The 78-hour holiday period began Thursday at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday.
The 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard will begin a deployment today to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in the Persian Gulf region to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
The Effingham County Board of Education approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes teacher pay raises, increased pay for non-certified personnel, additional assistant principals at each middle school and one additional band teacher for each of the system's three middle schools.
As sustained high temperatures in Georgia drive energy use up, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills.
During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.