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.
One group of students was not entirely focused on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests given in Effingham County schools over the past several days.
ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to individuals planning to donate to charitable organizations during times of national crisis.
Work on a long-awaited sewage improvement project in Springfield could be completed soon, city officials said.
A Springfield home was rendered inhabitable when tree limbs crashed through it Sunday morning.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is taking a simple step in hopes of addressing a big problem.
ATLANTA -T he State Transportation Board's Gateways Committee voted Wednesday to recommend the renovation of Georgia's welcome centers. The Gateways Committee committed funds to the effort from the revenues collected from the Georgia LOGO program.
The court proceedings in a 2011 Effingham County vehicular homicide have taken an unexpected turn.
Last year in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties, more than 100,000 people, including infants and children, got immunized against diseases that could make them very sick or even worse.
An accident-plagued intersection has Effingham County officials wondering what steps to take to make it safer.
Jack Garvin was re-elected chairman of the Effingham Democratic Committee, and Homer Wallace was returned as first vice-chair. Jimmie Snooks was elected as second vice chair. With a growing membership, Claudia Collier was elected to take over the duties from long-time secretary Cathy Brantley, and Carla Freels was elected as treasurer.
Effingham County officials are trying to find a solution to a problem plaguing emergency personnel, especially in the south end of the county, when they try to communicate with each other.
Effingham County commissioners and the three city councils have agreed on how to split up sales tax proceeds and possibly averted a two-day court proceeding.
For many military service members, the toughest aspect of an overseas deployment is leaving family behind for months at a time.
Six breast health education forums hosted by Effingham Health System are part of a record-breaking total of $345,000 the Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded for community services to fund everything from educational programs to screening mammograms.
Springfield City Council approved plans Tuesday for a Mars Theatre fundraiser to be held May 4.