Fri., June 15, 2012 5:00am
A northeast Georgia health care system has announced that it will begin planning for a new graduate medical education program at its hospital in Athens. St. Mary's Health Care System made the decision to add a residency program after years of study.
Sat., June 2, 2012 4:50am
The Georgia Department of Transportation authorized contracts for 16 new infrastructure improvement projects across the state Friday. The largest project award was $27.8 million to resurface 22 miles of Interstate 75 in Bartow and Gordon counties.
Wed., May 2, 2012 6:38pm
Longtime University of Georgia President Michael Adams is retiring. Officials familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that Adams will make a formal announcement Thursday at the UGA campus in Athens. The officials say he will retire in June 2013 after more than 15 years at the helm of the state's flagship university.
Thu., April 12, 2012 12:09pm
Athens-Clarke County is the best-positioned community in the U.S. to attract investment and economic growth. That’s according to a Pittsburgh consulting group. The University of Georgia’s home county benefits greatly from its educational institutes.
Tue., April 3, 2012 9:57am
Water barrels decorated by artists are being auctioned off in Athens as a way to raise money and promote water conservation efforts. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the rain barrels can help fight drought by catching rainwater to use on lawns or gardens.
Wed., March 28, 2012 10:23am
Governor Nathan Deal is expected to sign a bill letting Macon and Bibb County voters decide whether to merge their governments. Athens, Augusta and Columbus already have unified. That could leave Savannah as one of the few mid-sized Georgia cities with separate city and county governments.
Mon., March 12, 2012 3:00am
Construction equipment maker Caterpillar is already accepting job applications for its planned manufacturing plant in northeast Georgia. Caterpillar has posted jobs for management and supervisory positions — jobs requiring a college degree and some work experience.