Outgoing planning and appeals commission member William Gibson was awarded a plaque by Mayor Ken Lee and commission chairman James Head for his five years of service at last Monday night's council meeting. Coming in Thursday's paper, Gibson reflects on his years on the commission and the direction in which the city is going.
Signup dates for the new livestock compensation program, livestock indemnity program and crop disaster program have been announced. Eligible livestock producers can apply to receive benefits under the livestock compensation and livestock indemnity programs starting Sept. 10.
Attorneys for Springfield and the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority presented oral arguments on the legality of Springfield City Councilman Charles Hinely's appointment to the IDA board Wednesday morning in Effingham County Superior Court.
On the last day to qualify for the Nov. 6 election, Jimmy Wells made the last-minute decision to add his name to the ticket and give both incumbent Guyton mayor Michael Garvin and Fred Griffin some more competition.
The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center is planning to submit a new comprehensive economic development strategy to the U.S. Department of Commerce on Sept. 25. The document is available for public review at the offices of the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick and at www.coastalgeorgiardc.org. (Select Planning Services and then select Local Plan Review.)The strategy can be found at the bottom of the Local Plan Review page.
State Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry decided not to grant a certificate of public convenience to Kinder Morgan for a 380-mile gasoline pipeline, denying the company the ability to exercise eminent domain for the project.
Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.