Nearly three-quarters of Georgia’s 159 counties have double-digit unemployment, above the state average of 10.4 percent. But it’s a different story in middle Georgia around Warner Robins, where the 7.8 percent unemployment rate is attributed to the large number of jobs at Robins Air Force Base.
In Elite Eight action from five different sites across the state, 20 teams punched their ticket to this week's semifinals. Tonight, we covered three sites from around the state: Dalton, Marietta and Savannah.
From Savannah to the Tennessee line, we were all over the first round of the state basketball playoffs tonight. While there were some upsets - such as Redan and Savannah Christian going down - perennial powers like the Miller Grove boys and Wesleyan girls rolled past out-matched opponents.
If local fans of girls prep basketball were hungry last week, surely they enjoyed a few sweet pieces of upside-down cake. In just one week, three local girls teams fell from the top spot in the AJC’s rankings.
No metro area in the state was spared the pain of further job losses from October to November. Nearly all major metro areas had spikes in unemployment percentages of at least a half-percentage point—or more.
The next step to linking Atlanta through northwest Georgia to Chattanooga with high speed rail was presented Thursday night. The Georgia Department of Transportation says the latest plans unveiled whittle-down more than a dozen proposals to four.
A marker now commemorates the only site in Georgia where African-American soldiers fought during the Civil War. On October 13, 1864, 800 black Federal troops were poised to defend Fort Hill in Dalton from 40,000 advancing Confederates. Heavily outnumbered, they surrendered with tragic results. Southern troops executed many of them, and re-enslaved others.
State transportation officials have high hopes for high speed rail in Georgia, lines linking Georgia to Jacksonville and to Washington D.C. The state is waiting for federal money to help those goals materialize, but right now what’s farthest along is a route in North Georgia that would link Atlanta to Chattanooga.
State transportation officials have high hopes for high speed rail in Georgia, lines linking Georgia to Jacksonville and to Washington D.C. The state is waiting for federal money to help those goals materialize, but right now what’s furthest along is a route in North Georgia that would link Atlanta to Chattanooga.