State officials are eying a North Carolina coop program that makes it easier for small farmers to hire foreign guest workers. Many of Georgia's large growers already employ such workers. The program could help farmers who continue to say Georgia’s new immigration law has scared away migrant workers this summer.
As gas prices continue rising, some Savannah drivers are enjoying ever-lower prices because of a price war among local gas stations. Three area gas station chains are discounting gas by as much as 15 cents a gallon for customers using special store-sponsored debit cards. The competition is intense by national standards.