Banks and other lending institutions all across Georgia are going "nuts" during Georgia Peanut Bank Week this week. Financial institutions in communities across the state are saluting peanut farmers' contributions to the state and local economy during this week-long event. The Georgia Peanut Commission in cooperation with the Georgia Bankers Association promotes the state's official crop by sponsoring Georgia Peanut Bank Week annually.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources kicked off the statewide Red Ribbon campaign Monday at the Capitol in the South Atrium to signal the beginning of the governor's Red Ribbon activities in Georgia.
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 Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding the Palmetto Pipeline's application to the DOT for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a proposed petroleum pipeline that is expected to run from the Georgia-South Carolina border to the Georgia-Florida border.
The city of Rincon will ask the state Department of Transportation to install a "stop and go" traffic signal at Brentwood Drive and Highway 21 to accommodate the traffic stemming from the planned new Kroger store.