A well-known businessman who operates a restaurant on the Marietta Square outside Atlanta is accused of calling in bomb threats that shut down two of Georgia's largest courthouses. Authorities said the threats led to employees being evacuated from the Cobb and Cherokee county courthouses on Tuesday.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Monday that it will accept applications for loan assistance for Georgia enterprises in 12 counties affected by the drought. The aid program targets farm-related and other entities not covered by aid from the Department of Agriculture.
Twisters and heavy rains were the result of slow-moving remnants of Tropical Storm Lee that pushed through the northern portion of Georgia. State emergency officials say nearly 100 homes were damaged in north Georgia’s Cherokee County from severe weather that moved through Monday.