Ebola screenings are set to begin Thursday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta and the head of the Centers for Disease Control said isolating patients who may have traveled to West Africa should be the focus of healthcare workers across the country.
Authorities in Paulding County have taken another step toward bringing commercial airline service to an airfield northwest of Atlanta, despite opposition from some neighbors. The Paulding County Airport Authority on Tuesday unanimously approved issuing $3.4 million in bonds to pay for a taxiway expansion.
A group of central Georgians studying the future of Macon's airport recommends that it should concentrate on increasing technical jobs related to aviation. A new passenger carrier is scheduled to start daily flights from Macon to Atlanta on Dec. 1, but the planning group believes the central Georgia airport should not count on that continuing indefinitely.
Controversy over whether to limit Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville to general aviation flights has divided Gwinnett County for three years. Commissioners Tuesday rejected a proposal to bring commercial flights to the airport.
Residents of Atlanta's northeast suburbs packed a public meeting Tuesday night and urged county commissioners to make a decision one way or another on a proposal to add commercial flights to an airport in Lawrenceville.
Some residents at a Tuesday meeting expressed worries about noise and fears that commercial flights would lead to lower property values. But several business owners and residents said the promise of jobs and economic prosperity made the venture worth exploring.
Congress did not extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration Friday. Passengers at Georgia airports won’t see delays or flight cancellations this weekend. But travelers could save some money.