A key state senator says he supports changing a law that limits the amount of development on state-owned Jekyll Island. Perry State Senator Russ Tolleson says the proposal has broad support from both environmental groups and the park's state-appointed managers.
A mock city built so emergency workers can train for disasters is nearing completion in a central Georgia city. The complex known as "Guardian City" in Perry will serve as a training facility for emergency responders from around the nation.
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.
Officials at the Georgia National Fairgrounds say revenue from this year's fair declined by more than 2 percent from last year. Total revenue for the Georgia National Fair was $4,562,500, a decrease of $107,000.
A bill in the state Senate would make it easier for private companies to invest money in river infrastructure. State Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) is sponsoring the measure because he says local officials need flexibility in getting financing for reservoirs. He says the bill is aimed at new water infrastructure and not the Savannah harbor deepening project, for which state officials are urgently seeking funds.