As a former economic developer, Allen Burns equates transportation as jobs. As executive director of the Coastal Regional Commission, he sees the Transportation Investment Act of 2010 as an avenue for economic growth.
Springfield City Council members may take up the matter of who leaked information about a potential legal action against the city.
Several members of the Georgia Public Service Commission received a briefing from Georgia Power Company officials on the nuclear reactor incident in Japan. The commissioners received details about the incident in Japan at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant and about the integrity and design of the nuclear power reactors operated by Georgia Power and Southern Company near Waynesboro and Baxley.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services urges customers to plan ahead. On Saturday, DDS will offer limited driver licensing services due a scheduled upgrade of a national database used to verify driver's license information.
Curbside recycling could be coming to Effingham County, if county commissioners go forward with a proposal from Republic Waste and Recyclebank.
Effingham Industrial Development Authority members will work on a strategic plan that they hope will do more than give the IDA a guide to follow.
Business has been beyond steady for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, CEO John Henry said.
LYONS-Ray McKinney of Lyons, the 2010 Republican nominee for Georgia's 12th District congressional seat, has been named honorary chairman of One Nation PAC's grassroots initiative to pass the Taxpayer Receipt Act.
Effingham County commissioners opted to censure commission Chairman Dusty Zeigler, rather than ask for his resignation, after a lengthy ethics hearing Tuesday night.
Effingham County has reached another benchmark in beginning work on phase 2A of Old Augusta Road.
The regional transportation roundtable will determine how much of the Effingham Parkway will be included in a 10-county one-cent sales tax, after Effingham County commissioners approved four projects to be sent to the state Department of Transportation.
Linda McDaniel, tax commissioner of Effingham County, announced that her office has launched an innovative new Web site to help the taxpayers of Effingham County, and those who do business in Effingham County a dynamic way of accessing important tax information online. The property tax information is now available at the following web site address www.effinghamtax.com.
The homestead of each resident of the state of Georgia actually occupied as a residence and homestead on Jan. 1 of the tax year may be exempted from certain Ad Valorem Taxation providing the exemption is returned and claimed in the manner prescribed by law and approved by the County Board of Assessors.
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly to 10.2 percent in February, down one-tenth of a percentage point, from a revised 10.3 percent in January. The January rate, originally reported as a preliminary 10.4 percent, has been revised downward to 10.3 percent. The state's jobless rate was also 10.3 percent in February 2010.
In a move to conserve resources and add efficiencies, Superior Court Clerk Elizabeth Hursey has spearheaded a program to add online payment to the list of services available for traffic offenses in Effingham County.
ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that they should check their insurance policies to be sure they have adequate coverage, now that hurricane season is under way.
Hurricane season is here and health department officials are encouraging those who meet certain criteria to apply to the functional and medical needs registry. Residents should apply to be on the registry before a storm threatens the area.
For the second time in three years, Effingham County Prison has been recognized as the best prison in the state.
Rincon City Council members expressed their desire to remedy the problems plaguing public safety communications - but they also said they want to see just how committed the county is.
The director of the state Environmental Protection Division told Effingham County government and community leaders that the discharge from a Screven County textiles plant is being held to a much higher standard.
Effingham County commissioners approved hiring a temporary county administrator Tuesday, though there were concerns and questions raised about the process.
After two and half hours of formulating responses to a long-awaited audit, Effingham County commission Chairman Wendall Kessler said he did not see anything that could be a material finding.
A group is asking for the Effingham County commissioners' help in turning an agriculturally-zoned tract into a farm of a different kind.
Effingham County commissioners will take a month to determine how they want to shape an ordinance regulating timber harvesting in the county.
The state's economic news has been good of late, but state Sen. Jack Hill still is striking a cautious tone.
As renovations commence on the Mars Theatre, the Springfield City Council selected two people to serve on the temporary committee for the Mars.
Effingham County commissioners agreed, in a split vote, to engage the same accounting firm doing the county's audit to look into the Keep Effingham Beautiful account - and there were plenty of questions directed at the auditor.
A tumultuous two weeks atop Effingham County's governmental operations came to a quiet end Tuesday.
ATLANTA - Georgia state troopers are preparing for patrols during the peak travel times this coming holiday weekend.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division is urging staying sober and knowing the laws when operating a boat this holiday weekend. There were 118 boating accidents and 12 boating-related fatalities in 2012 in Georgia, and conservation rangers made 180 boating-under-the-influence arrests.