Smart says no one wants to consider the possibility of someone hurting, molesting or abducting their child, although there are enough child predators in America for one to live in every square mile of the county.
Georgia manufacturing activity slowed for the fourth consecutive month in August. The Kennesaw State University Econometric Center's monthly purchasing manager's index has fallen more than 13 points since April. In August, it was barely above 50 – the line between a growing industry and one that’s retracting.
An audit found thousands of dollars missing from Kennesaw State University and it's not certain the money will ever be found. Authorities say the audit revealed that about $70,000 was taken after students put money in their “K-Cash” accounts but before the school put it in the bank.
Georgia manufacturing activity hit its lowest point in nearly two years in September, the result of a drop in production and new orders. The monthly Purchasing Managers Index from Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center showed a nine-point decrease to 48.7. Any number below 50 means the industry is contracting.
Georgia's manufacturing sector is hiring but the jobless rate isn't going down. Some manufacturers are pointing to a shortage of skilled workers as one reason the state isn't reaping the benefits of an uptick in manufacturing. Some manufacturers are having to search outside the state for workers with highly techical skills.
Georgia’s manufacturing sector had a good February with increases in new orders, production, and some improvement in hiring. The Kia factory in West Point, Ga., is adding up to a thousand workers by the end of the year and is planning to add a third shift too.
Finding the most efficient and cost-effective ways to check citizenship of all Georgia college students is the focus of a special committee put together by the Board of Regents. That committee held its first meeting Monday.