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Paying for College is one of life's largest expenses

How to Lower the Cost of College [AUDIO]

The cost of college is one of the largest monetary investments a person will make. Consider these facts: The average total cost for a student earning a four-year degree is now more than $100,000. The rate of inflation...

January 3, 2014
Former Pro Baseball Player, C.J. Stewart, is making a positive difference in the lives of Atlanta youth

A "Good News" Story to finish 2013 [AUDIO]

What better way to finish 2013 than to consider the good news we brought you this year. Perhaps one of the best is the story of the LEAD program created by a former professional baseball player. LEAD is the highly...

December 31, 2013
Georgia Christmas Tree Farms are Growing

Online Holiday Shopping & Year-End Car Buying [AUDIO]

It's a Christmas version of Georgia Works radio. This week we talk to the good people at RetailMeNot.com to talk online shopping for the holidays. We also discover why Georgia is becoming a "hot spot" for solar energy....

December 21, 2013
Site Selection's Recognition of Georgia as the #1 State for Business was only part of a banner year for the state

2013: A Record Year for Job Growth in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Economic Development has announced an overall 10 percent increase in job creation during Georgia’s most recent fiscal year. According to a release from the Department, company expansion and new...

December 20, 2013
Race to the Top Funds will soon be headed to Georgia classrooms

Georgia Wins National “Race to the Top” Challenge

The state of Georgia has been selected as a winner in the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. With the victory comes $50 million to help fund the state’s program. According to a press release from Governor Nathan...

December 19, 2013
The Children's Hospital currently serves about 65,000 children each year.

New Children's Hospital for Savannah

A new $28 million children's hospital is going to be built in Savannah, announced Memorial Health officials. The Children's Hospital of Savannah, A Memorial-Novant Partnership, will be built on the Waters Avenue campus...

December 19, 2013
Georgia Employment Numbers Reach 5-Year HIgh

Georgia Unemployment Lowest in 5 Years

According to the Georgia Department of Labor Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in November. The 7.7% state unemployment rate for November 2013 is the lowest since November 2008. “The rate...

December 19, 2013
The new Stone Mountain store is hiring 40 new employees.

Goodwill Hiring in Stone Mountain

There's a new Goodwill opening in Stone Mountain and they are in need of employees. Goodwill of North Georgia is recruiting approximately 40 employees at its new Stone Mountain store which is scheduled to open on...

December 18, 2013
IBM and Gwinnett County Public Schools are partnering to help reduce student drop out rates.

Personalized Learning at Gwinnett County Schools

The high school drop out rate in the United States is at an alarming rate. On average 8,300 high school students drop out each day. Gwinnett County Public Schools is the 14th largest school district in the US, and...

December 18, 2013
Decostar Industries in Temple, GA will supply components to auto manufacturers like Nissan

35 Manufacturing Jobs for Temple

35 Manufacturing Jobs for Temple Decostar Industries, a subsidiary of Magna Exteriors and Interiors, has announced it will invest $2 million and create up to 35 manufacturing jobs at its plant in Carroll County. The...

December 18, 2013

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