A new labor report shows no other metro area lost more jobs in the nation than Atlanta over the past year—nearly 31,000. And while other metro areas in the state also took hits, a handful of others gained jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor says in the 12 months since August of 2010, there was an increase of 1,400 jobs in Macon and 800 in Albany.
Region 1-AAAAA is once again a hot place to be for non-region action this weekend. Valdosta will host Robert E. Lee out of Montgomery, Ala., this weekend and should win easily against the 0-4 Generals.
Despite a still shaky economy, multi-million dollar hospital expansion projects are moving ahead across the state. For some hospitals, there’s no choice. Hospital CEO’s say they need to serve a growing and aging population, and fight-off competitors for future patients.
The city of Valdosta proclaims September 17, 2011 as South Georgia Pride Day. It’s an effort to take a stand against bullying and hate crimes. Mayor John Fretti alongside the South Georgia Pride Committee acknowledges that both gay and transgender people are a part of the community.
It’s only a few weeks into the new high school football season, but for some of the state’s top talent, the pressure’s building. Many standout players have already made their commitments to a college program, but some have not. For those who haven’t, there can be overwhelming distractions.
Savannah's Chatham County is having a record year for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus. So far this year, the county has collected 67 mosquitoes with the virus. Health officials there say, one person has a possible case of West Nile. And the bug season isn't even over.
Wednesday is the deadline for 12 regions of Georgia to submit transportation wish lists to the state. It represents the first step toward putting the lists before voters. Sometime next year, voters would decide whether to approve a penny sales tax for their region's projects.