Despite the protestations of nearly two dozen people in opposition, Effingham County commissioners approved the first reading of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's request to have nearly 2,600 acres rezoned as industrial.
MACON - Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermudagrass hay are encouraged to enter the GFB 2012 Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia testing lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.
The voter registration deadline is Oct. 8 for the November general election. The general election will be held Nov. 6. Registration status can be checked at www.sos.ga.gov/mvp or by calling the Effingham County Elections and Registration office at 754-8030.
More than 200 Special Olympics athletes, 25 Unified Partners and 90 coaches from around the state were in Perry at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter on Aug. 24-26 for the Special Olympics Horse Show. The competition features riders in dressage, showmanship, walking trail, English and Western style riding.
Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.