Monday, April 28 is Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia. A lot of people don’t even know the state holiday exists. Before coming to work at GPB, “On The Story” writer Lisa Clark was one of them. In fact, she says she was “nonplussed” when she found out Confederate Memorial Day was an actual holiday. Last week, she set out to find out the origin of Confederate Memorial Day, and why people celebrate it the first place.
Work more or less grinds to a halt in most organizations in these final weeks of the year—which means efforts to fill open positions also stop. That doesn’t mean job-seekers are stuck in neutral for the next few weeks, according to career coach and workplace consultant Brandon Smith. He said the single most-important task for those people is setting up coffee meetings with people at the companies where they want to work.
Veterans Day is Monday, Nov.11, but communities across Georgia are hosting events throughout the weekend honoring those who have sacrificed for their country. Here's a list of Veterans Day events. From rallies to parades, there are activities all over the state. The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 is holding a Veterans Day program on Nov. 10 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Emmett Park, Savannah.
Georgia’s Christmas tree growers are gearing up for a busy selling season. Farmers say more Georgians want to be green while also creating family traditions. And they say Georgians have been buying more real trees in recent years.