Warren County to get new plant
Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue's visit to the area last Wednesday afternoon came with good news for Warren County.
In a presentation at the courthouse, he announced plans for construction of a Plastic Tubing Industries plant in the county's new industrial park by the summer of 2007.
The $11 million investment by the company consists of a nearly 40,000 square foot building and 30 new jobs in the first few months of the plant's existence, according to PTI President Mike Maroschak.
"I promise you Warren County and Georgia won't let you down," Gov. Perdue said during the announcement.
The plant will manufacture plastic septic tank drainage field products.
Fire station groundbreaking
The McDuffie County Fire Department will play host to a ground breaking ceremony for construction on the new Fire Station One tomorrow. The current Station One across, from the Law Enforcement Center, is in the path of the future eastern bypass.
County Commissioners and other officials will be present at the ceremony which begins at 9 a.m. The new South McDuffie station will be located further south on Harrison Road on land donated by the family of volunteer firefighter Paul Watson.
Isakson representative to visit
Nancy Bobbitt, field representative for U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will be visiting Thomson on September 5 as part of an open office day for constituents. Ms. Bobbitt will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Grand Jury Room at the McDuffie County Courthouse.
Sen. Isakson hopes constituents will speak with Ms. Bobbitt about issues regarding the federal government, legislation or federal agencies.
"This open office day will help ensure that the views, concerns and local efforts of all Georgians are reflected in the operation of our office," Sen. Isakson said in a press release.