The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Vice- hair Jimmie Snooks presided over the election.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.
The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.
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.