Thu., February 23, 2012 11:48am
Preliminary numbers from the National Weather Service show 95 tornadoes nationwide in January alone. Compare that to 16 last year, including twisters spawned by storms walloping north Georgia, and a three-year January average of just 12 storms. But meteorologists say lots of activity early in the year doesn’t mean much.
Tue., February 14, 2012 12:22pm
Georgia’s hospitals on the whole are doing better than the national standard at preventing certain infections patients get from being in the hospital, but seven of the state’s medical centers aren’t keeping up with their peers.
Wed., February 8, 2012 11:00am
Federal nuclear regulators are set to vote Thursday on approving construction of two new reactors at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission last year approved the design Southern Company is using to add two new reactors at its east Georgia facility. Now the commission is set to give its final OK for construction and operation.
Mon., February 6, 2012 3:00am
City employees on the verge of developing diabetes in Columbus, Macon and Athens-Clarke County will soon get help. A study by University of Georgia researchers will help workers manage their weight and reduce their risk of becoming Type II diabetics.
Thu., February 2, 2012 2:00am
A taxpayer-funded program to build 17 jumbo boat ramps and a fishing education center in Georgia is drawing criticism for underperforming. But officials say it’s still too early to condemn the Go Fish Initiative. Fourteen of the 17 ramps are complete. Half have hosted some kind of tournament with more than 2,500 anglers participating.
Mon., January 30, 2012 2:00am
Around Georgia’s nine military bases, companies that cater to the military are bracing for millions of dollars in Defense Department budget cuts. President Obama will release a budget next month that’s likely to include $500 million in cuts to the Defense Department.
Fri., January 27, 2012 1:45pm
Many companies require their employees to use their vacation time in the course of a year or forfeit it. That might be a problem for lots of workers: Just before the holidays, more than half of people in a Harris Interactive survey said they would have unused vacation time at the end of the year.
Fri., January 27, 2012 2:35am
Geologists have counted 43 different colors of soils and sediments in Georgia’s Providence Canyon, which is known as the state’s “Little Grand Canyon.” Geologists blame poor farming practices 150 years ago for creating the formation, but environmental historian Paul Sutter said it’s a more complicated combination of human impact and the natural environment.
Tue., January 24, 2012 3:00am
A landmark penny-sales-tax vote for transportation projects in Georgia is six months away and the campaign to pass the tax is starting to take shape. Doug Callaway, executive director of the Georgia Transportation Alliance, is traveling the state talking to Georgians about what he thinks are the merits of the penny tax: more jobs, safer roads, and local control.