More than three dozen drivers and other employees at a waste management company in McDonough have begun a labor strike. Employees of Republic Services began the strike on Monday, citing what they call unfair labor practices.
Briggs & Stratton Corp. cited ongoing drought conditions as it announced Monday that the company will temporarily shutter a McDonough, Ga., facility that makes lawn and garden equipment. About 340 hourly employees and 200 temporary employees will be laid off during the shutdown.
Atlanta’s annual New Year’s Eve Peach Drop takes its inspiration from the ball drop in New York’s Times Square. Now some smaller Georgia cities are taking their inspiration from Atlanta, and will be dropping symbolic items Saturday night as part of New Year’s Eve countdown celebrations.