State Rep. Tyrone Brooks announced details today about his annual re-enactment of the 1946 killing of two black couples in Monroe, Ga. The Atlanta Democrat wouldn’t discuss embezzlement charges pending against him but instead said he will soon name suspects in the unsolved lynching.
The largest greenhouse gas polluter is the Scherer power plant in Juliette, Ga., which is owned by Southern Company. That coal-fired power plant reported releasing nearly 23 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, in 2010.
An Illinois real estate company has purchased the former Cooper Tire and Rubber Company plant in Albany for $8.5 million. Ray Kaye, executive vice president of Hilco, confirmed the purchase Wednesday and says the company is already working with prospective tenants.
The Georgia State Patrol has again cleared Arcade's police department of an accusation that the city runs a speed trap along U.S. Highway 129. The State Patrol, which regulates radar use by police departments, has investigated allegations that Arcade is operating a speed trap four times since the late 1990s. Investigators have never found any illegal practices.
The first in a series of public meetings about Fort Benning’s expansion plan is being held Monday afternoon in the west Georgia town of Richland. But some area leaders have a major concern about the proposal.
Beaulieu of America says it's closing its carpet fiber plant in Royston next month, eliminating 192 jobs. Beaulieu, which is based in Dalton, plans to stop production Nov. 26 at the Royston plant, where spun yarn is manufactured.
A tire plant in Bartow County is expanding operations. The move will add another 200 jobs. The Toyo Tires plant in White, Georgia has been in operation for more than four years, and currently employs 650 people.