State officials have announced that a carpet manufacturing company is planning to add 500 new jobs in northwest Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that Shaw Industries Group. Inc. is expecting to invest $85 million to build a carpet tile facility in Adairsville — which is about 20 miles northeast of Rome.
Several agencies, including the Red Cross and the U.S. Small Business Administration, are offering assistance to people in north Georgia who lost property in a recent tornado. Two disaster assistance centers opened Monday afternoon following the Jan. 30 tornado that killed a man in Adairsville.
Authorities say the storm that has slammed a Georgia town has killed at least one person there. The massive storm system also has been blamed for the death of a man in Tennessee. He had been taking shelter in a shed when a tree toppled onto it, killing him.
The Georgia Department of Transportation authorized contracts for 16 new infrastructure improvement projects across the state Friday. The largest project award was $27.8 million to resurface 22 miles of Interstate 75 in Bartow and Gordon counties.
Project wish lists for Georgia’s 12 transportation regions are almost complete. In 2012, voters will decide whether to pay a penny sales tax to fund the work. The process of whittling-down the lists -- and convincing voters to support them -- is a challenge for municipalities trying to serve voters locally, and support the region.
A mega sports and entertainment complex is set to break ground in north Georgia’s Bartow County. A county official says the 1,400 acre project is planned for a site just north of Lake Allatoona off Interstate 75. It would host more than a dozen sports and connected tournaments, including in youth baseball, soccer and lacrosse.