The federal government is considering closing up to 60 court sites across the country as part of an effort to cut costs, and the list includes five courthouses in Athens, Dublin, Statesboro, Waycross and Valdosta.
A Denmark-based automotive supplier has announced plans to open a manufacturing plant in south Georgia expected to bring 250 jobs and $15 million to the state. Automotive emissions control and exhaust manufacturer Dinex Group will open its first U.S. plant in Dublin-Laurens County.
Terrell Cason’s two touchdown runs propelled visiting Cairo to a 21-0 victory over St. Pius in the Class AAA quarterfinals. The Syrupmakers (11-2) will make their first semifinals appearance since winning the state title in 2008.
West Forsyth upended Hillgrove 40-28 after scoring 26 unanswered points in the third quarter. Hillgrove star running back Kenyan Drake was held to 19 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown. Drake also had five receptions for 44 yards and two scores as well as a kickoff return for a touchdown..
Developers are building Georgia's largest biomass plant in Laurens County. Plant will burn 1.2 million tons of wood waste per year. Developers are finalizing an agreement to sell the energy to Georgia Power.