Federal wildlife officials are proposing an endangered listing for a rare sunflower found in Georgia's Cherokee County. The whorled sunflower grows only in three places in the South. But it represents scores of Georgia plants in danger of dying out.
The federal Department of Veterans Affairs opened a new outpatient clinic in Statesboro Tuesday. The Statesboro clinic will provide primary care and mental-health services and will be open four days per week.
In the February 2013 issue, Georgia Trend magazine highlighted eight “renaissance cities” around the state. Editor Susan Percy talks about what makes these communities – and their downtowns – stand out.
Coastal-area researchers are hoping to dispel a widely-held notion on Georgia's coast: that hurricanes never will be a threat. Georgia hasn't taken a direct hit from a major hurricane in more than a century. Over the last hundred years, only four minor storms made landfall here. The last one was David 33 years ago.
The Great Dane facility is opening for production following a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new plant comes little more than a year after the company broke ground on its newest manufacturing plant in Statesboro. Great Dane's new plant is expected to bring more than 400 jobs to the area.
The federal government is considering closing up to 60 court sites across the country as part of an effort to cut costs, and the list includes five courthouses in Athens, Dublin, Statesboro, Waycross and Valdosta.
In a Class AAAA second-round playoff game, the three-time defending state champion Wolverines cruised to an easy 79-29 win over visiting Loganville. “It was a great defensive performance, and then some,” said Wolverines coach Sharman White.
Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta is expanding its teaching in southeast Georgia. Starting next year, 20 third- and fourth- year medical students will be able to live in the region and finish their educations at hospitals in Savannah, Statesboro, Brunswick and Waycross. The move is aimed addressing a shortage of health care professionals in Georgia.