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 City Council has approved the job description for a full-time firefighter but is holding off on approving a job description for a full-time chief.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey fruit growers in 12 states, including Georgia, for its biennial fruit chemical use survey. The agency will collect information on pesticides used, acres treated and rates applied to more than 20 fruit crops across the country.
With the newly-renovated Tuckasee King landing now open, local and state officials are hoping to reel in more boaters and anglers.
Authorities have identified a man killed in a Saturday night house fire on Courthouse Road.
Homeowners in extreme northern Effingham County could be getting a break on their insurance premiums soon.
The cause of a fire that claimed the life of an Effingham County man Saturday night is under investigation.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has identified the driver killed in a crash Thursday night.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia General Assembly members, U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver, GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz and members of the Port of Savannah's Homeland Security team commemorated the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday at the Port of Savannah.
Effingham County commissioners are hoping to ask voters early next year if they want to approve Sunday sales of beer and wine by the package - and sales of liquor by the drink.
A needs assessment is expected to answer some of the questions Effingham County commissioners have about building a new jail.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire launched another season of fundraising Thursday at the Savannah Civic Center where this year's campaign goal was unveiled to a beat.
A man reported as missing Tuesday evening has been found safe, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
Several pallets of shingles valued at over $1,200 were reported stolen from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Aug. 22. These materials were a special donation by the Owens Corning Company in Savannah for the Habitat's first build of 2011, scheduled to break ground in September.
An Effingham County Superior Court judge has approved Guyton City Council's bond resolution for its water and sewer facilities.
Recent tests of the Ogeechee River still show disturbing levels of contaminants, and fish are still dying, said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp.