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American Textile Expands in Tifton


With product demand growing at 15% per year, American Textile Company has announced it has begun construction on an expansion at its Tifton, GA facility. The new project will mean 400,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space and a target of doubling the Tifton workforce within the...

Auto Parts Manufacturer to Expand in Lavonia


Kautex of Georgia, Inc. has announced it will expand its production facility in Lavonia by adding a 95,000 square foot warehouse. The company is a subsidiary of German-based Textron Incorporated. Currently the plant manufactures fuel tanks, catalytic converters and other parts used in automobile...

Education Top Concern for Teens


The Boys & Girls Clubs of America surveyed more than 1,000 teens across the county to find out the issues that matter most to them regarding their outlook on the future. Findings of the survey included three main issues important to teens: 1. Getting a job or college education 2. Teen...

Rent Your Rooftop for Solar Power? Maybe Soon.


Representative Mike Dudgeon has introduced legislation, which if enacted, would allow Georgia property owners to lease their rooftops for the purpose of generating solar energy. Twenty-two states allow such private arrangements; Georgia is not one of them. According to a report from Morris News...

Where will the jobs be?


So where will the new jobs be over the next 10 years? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the top ten occupations will account for one in six new jobs between now and 2022. 1. Personal care aides 2. Registered nurses 3. Retail salespersons4. Combined food prep & serving workers5. Home...

Northeast Georgia Career Fair On Monday, Feb. 3rd


The Department of Labor is hosting a career expo in Northeast Georgia on Monday, February 3rd from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Cateechee Golf Club located at 140 Cateechee Trail in Hartwell. This particular career fair will help connect job seekers with new employers and expanding employers looking...

Georgia Joining National Teaching Initiative


Georgia will be joining The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The official announcement will be made, weather permitting, on Wednesday, January 29th at 11:30 am at the State Capitol by Arthur Levine, President of The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and Governor Nathan...

Veteran Job Fair in Macon


Total Employment for American Military is hosting a Veterans' Job and Resource Fair in Macon THIS Thursday, January 30th. The job fair will be held from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Middle Georgia State College. Registration begins at 8:30 am with the program beginning at 9:00 am which includes resume...

Top 10 Most Affordable Cities in Georgia


Moveto Real Estate, a national online real estate brokerage, have come up with the top 10 ranking of the Most Affordable Places in Georgia to live. The criteria included food costs, utility costs, miscellaneous costs, median home price, unemployment rank and adjusted median income. The cities also...

Food Deserts - You Can Find One in Every County in Georgia [AUDIO]


The United States Department of Agriculture defines a Food Desert as "parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers." This...

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