Effingham County native Robert M. Williams Jr., editor and publisher of The Blackshear Times, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association's 121st Annual Convention and Trade Show, in Norfolk, Va., next month with the 2007 James O. Amos Award.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new poll of registered voters in the 12th Congressional District of Georgia finds that 64 percent of voters support Congress passing a bill to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) is a cosponsor of the legislation. As a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Barrow is expected to play a key role on this legislation.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised the announcement by the Bush Administration to implement a series of border security measures as a positive step forward but renewed their call for President Bush to send an emergency supplemental bill to Congress to fully fund border security.
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.