Mon., June 17, 2013 9:00am
The Tift County Board of Education has passed a budget requiring classroom days and funding for libraries to be reduced in response to more than $5 million in budget cuts. The budget has moved school system officials to cut four days from the instructional calendar. Faculty and staff are also being asked to take six furlough days next school year.
Wed., June 12, 2013 12:00pm
The mayor of Columbus is warning of "massive layoffs" of city workers next year if the consolidated government continues on its current path. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson also accused public safety department heads Tuesday of using the threat of layoffs to "maintain possibly inflated budgets."
Tue., May 21, 2013 11:30am
A west Georgia school system has approved a package of cuts that includes closing an elementary school and a middle school. The Muscogee County School Board approved the plan with a unanimous vote Monday night. The recommendation by interim Superintendent John Phillips includes closing Edgewood Elementary School and Marshall Middle School.
Fri., May 10, 2013 4:01pm
Commissioners in Butts County will decide next month whether to allocate an extra $2,000 to the area’s Head Start program.
Thu., April 11, 2013 12:00pm
Tickets for midway rides at the Georgia National Fair in Perry will increase in the wake of state budget cuts. The board overseeing fair voted Wednesday to increase the price of tickets for midway rides.
Wed., April 10, 2013 3:00pm
About 8,000 Georgians with new disabilities have been unable to receive training needed to get a job. Georgia's Vocational Rehabilitation Agency has been experiencing severe budget cuts since October. Now the programs require the newly disabled to go on a waiting list to receive the training they need to match their skills with jobs.
Mon., March 25, 2013 10:02am
Museum of Aviation Director Ken Emery said the museum is getting rid of 29 planes and three missiles. He said the museum didn't have enough personnel to maintain all aircraft after Air Force personnel cuts in 2011 eliminated eight civilian positions at the museum.
Sat., March 23, 2013 2:02pm
The National Parks Service will begin asking Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area visitors to carry their own trash out of the park beginning in April. The move is a response to automatic federal spending cuts.
Mon., March 4, 2013 6:00am
Georgia schools that teach children from military families are bracing for a mid-year blow from the automatic budget cuts triggered in Washington.
Fri., March 1, 2013 5:39pm
Sequestration cuts could hit Georgia’s research universities hard. School officials believe current projects may be safe, but it will be much harder to get future federal research grants.