Governor Sonny Perdue has announced which rural areas are getting funds from this year's tobacco settlement money. And the big winner isn't rural at all. Metro Savannah gets the largest award in this year's grants from the One Georgia Authority. The grant will help Gulfstream Aerospace build a new facility that's designed to add 1,000 new jobs.
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced a major new expansion that will create more than 1,000 new jobs. A seven-year, $500 million plan represents a bright spot in Georgia's recession-wracked economy. Company officials say, many of the jobs will be at its Savannah headquarters in areas like production engineering and technical support staff.
Growing racial tension on the Warner Robins city council has officials worried that the cities reputation could be tarnished. This week a white councilman, John Williams, told a black councilman, Daron Lee, that that he should be working in a cotton field.
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has asked his counterparts in Alabama and Florida for more talks meant to end a long-running dispute over water usage. Perdue sent a letter earlier this month asking Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Alabama Gov. Bob Riley to continue negotiations meant to resolve lawsuits between the states over water usage. The governors last met in December in Alabama, but their staffs have continued talking since then.
Fishing enthusiasts are heading to Lake Lanier this week for one of the nation’s top bass tournaments. The Forrest Wood Cup is considered the “super bowl” of fishing, and organizers are expecting the event to bring in the big names – and the big bucks.