WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue for offering a solution to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the excess release of water from Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint reservoirs.
ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel announced the beginning of Phase Two of her office's Photo ID outreach and education campaign in preparation for municipal elections to be held in 90 counties on Nov. 6.
Commissioners will meet today at 3 p.m. at the county administrative complex for their only scheduled meeting of the month. The Oct. 2 meeting was canceled since it coincided with the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia convention. Commissioners coupled with that a planning retreat.
Rincon's first post office was taken from its longtime home and moved to a new location last Tuesday, going from 6th Street to 17th Street. Former Rincon resident Roberta Dickey gave the building to the city. The small structure originally sat next to her parents' house on Carolina Avenue and faced the railroad. It was moved to its current location on West 6th Street on property Dickey owns a short time after the second post office was constructed.
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.