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.
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.
The Federal Reserve chairman is warning federal sequestration will damage the nation’s fragile economy. Emory University economist Tom Smith helps us sort through the impact on Georgia’s sluggish recovery.
Middle Georgia officials have warned of an immediate $83 million impact around Robins Air Force base if automatic federal spending cuts take effect Friday. Retired Major General David Bockel talks more about the defense-related impacts of the federal sequester in Georgia.
Ceremonies at the Georgia State Capitol Tuesday marking the state’s 280th Birthday were missing the historical documents usually on display for the annual celebration. Budget cuts at the Georgia Archives caused many of the historical documents to stay their home in Morrow instead of making the 16 mile trip to the State Capitol.
Georgia State University has eliminated 110 positions to save about $4 million. Spokeswoman Andrea Jones says 25 of the jobs were filled and none of those jobs were faculty. Jones says they were mostly administrative support positions.
A Morehouse College official says the school is planning to make cuts after a drop in enrollment. The historically black college will furlough faculty and staff and make other budget cuts stemming from the decrease in enrollment.