Fri., April 5, 2013 4:00pm
Under a bill passed last week, state lawmakers won’t be able to divert hazardous and solid waste trust fund fees to other parts of the budget. The measure caused a last-minute battle between legislators in the waning moments of the legislative session, but backers say Georgians will now be getting what they paid for.
Fri., August 17, 2012 3:24pm
Millions will be used to buy up homes and land near Robins Air Force Base. The land will create a larger crash and noise buffer for Robins. Encroachment puts base at risk if the Department of Defense looks at closing bases.
Fri., May 25, 2012 10:00am
Houston County leaders plan to buy two tracts of land amounting to 879 acres for $6.26 million. County commission Chairman Tommy Stalnaker said the county has to do something to add industry in order to expand its tax base.
Thu., March 15, 2012 10:30am
Head Start agencies in 13 central Georgia counties will offer free testing for lead poisoning to children enrolled in the programs. The testing is being provided because the area has the state's highest incidence of lead poisoning of young children.
Tue., November 22, 2011 8:47am
A training center for first responders to disasters is planned for Perry. Officials say the facility will provide training for natural disasters and terrorist attacks and could be operating within nine months. It is expected to bring at least 100 jobs to the community.
Fri., November 11, 2011 11:42am
200 Robins Air Force Base employees accept offer to leave voluntarily. Some will get up to $25 thousand dollars as an incentive. Officials say more job losses could come in 2012.
Mon., November 7, 2011 8:10am
Bibb Voters SPLOST decision crucial to Robins Air Force Base. Some proceeds from the tax would buy land to fix encroachment problems. Purchase vital if military decides to close bases.
Fri., September 23, 2011 1:51am
Region 1-AAAAA is once again a hot place to be for non-region action this weekend. Valdosta will host Robert E. Lee out of Montgomery, Ala., this weekend and should win easily against the 0-4 Generals.
Thu., December 9, 2010 9:36am
The Georgia Board of Natural Resources has voted to approve buying land for the Oaky Woods Wildlife Management Area.
Tue., November 2, 2010 1:38pm
Voter turnout is being described as “steady”, to better than average in a handful of counties GPB has checked-in with today.