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.
Rincon firefighters, public works crews and residents were busy Sunday night and Monday cleaning up the debris and the damage from a sudden, powerful storm that swept through the area Sunday afternoon.
Effingham County has been awarded federal funds under phase 29 of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program State Set-Aside.
The Effingham County Historic Courthouse received a long-awaited award Monday afternoon, sealing local leaders' commitment to preserving the past with an eye toward the future.
Effingham County commissioners have approved the first reading of two ordinances that could allow voters to approve Sunday package sales of beer and wine and to pave the way for Sunday sales of alcohol by the drink.
BLITCHTON-Citizens who live along or near the Ogeechee River were urged not to give up the fight and continue to take their plight through legal channels and elected officials.
The Effingham County Board of Commissioners will be holding a LEED Plaque Presentation Ceremony on Monday. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the newly rehabilitated Historic Effingham County Courthouse.
Effingham County commissioners have agreed to move forward with a design-build contract for a new county jail in three separate phases.
Two lawsuits pending against a Screven County textile facility alleged to be the source of a massive May fish kill on the Ogeechee River are moving forward - and plaintiffs in one case are hoping to move the suit back to the state level.
A Screven County textiles plant accused of being the source the Ogeechee River's massive fish kill in May has agreed to a Georgia Environmental Protection Division consent order.
ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah increased to 9.5 percent in August, up two-tenth of a percentage point from 9.3 percent in July. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in August a year ago was also 9.3 percent.
With the potential of a grant from the state Department of Economic Development in hand, work around the Mars Theater in Springfield could be coming soon.
Members of the Effingham County recreation board are pleading with county commissioners to restore funding for the rec department's gymnasium.
Georgia Farm Bureau is partnering with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to finance a new permanent exhibit building at Sunbelt Expo featuring Georgia agriculture. The building will be dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, the opening day of Expo. All GFB members are invited.
The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency received notification of citizens that are experiencing blister and sores on their bodies after swimming in the Ogeechee River. At this time there have not been any confirmed cases that the blisters or sores were caused by the river, local officials are still investigating the claims.
As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority courts a potential serious prospect, board members also are taking steps to avoid a possibly thorny issue.