A prominent Vidalia onion farmer says he's packing and shipping onions Wednesday, regardless of what Georgia's agriculture commissioner may say. Delbert Bland is battling Ag Commissioner Gary Black in Fulton County court over whether the state has the authority to tell growers when to pack onions. Speaking by phone to GPB Wednesday, Bland says he believes a court victory in March gives him the go-ahead to ship onions. "We're shipping onions today, and we're shipping onions because they're mature and ready to ship," said Bland.
 
The City of Morrow in Clayton County has been losing national retailers as the economic slowdown continues to plague metro Atlanta. But Morrow is seeing a rise in the number of mom and pop stores.
A tourist train running on the tracks of the old St. Marys Railroad is scheduled to fire up its locomotive and start bringing passengers aboard next month. St. Marys Mayor Bill Deloughy says he hopes the train rides will boost tourism in the area.
The return of Mercer University football had been projected to bring a lot of visitors and money into Macon, but that might not be happening just yet.
Nearly 9 million Americans aged 44 to 70 are pursuing an “encore career,” according to the nonprofit Encore.org. That’s the executive who decides late in life that his real passion is cooking, so he opens a restaurant. Or it’s the lawyer who...
Officials are gearing up to welcome the world's largest passenger jet to the world's busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials say Korean Air's double-decker Airbus A380 is scheduled to arrive at the...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is preparing office space as it plans to add hundreds of jobs in the Columbus area. The Atlanta-based insurance firm has announced in recent weeks that it's adding 600 jobs in Columbus.
Authorities say a DeKalb County police officer has been arrested in connection with an investigation into a drug trafficking ring. DeKalb Police Chief Cedric Alexander says William Miguel was arrested Friday as he came to work on a charge of...
Kumho Tire to build a tire manufacturing plant in Macon.
US Army Under Secretary Joseph Westfal became the latest Obama administration official to voice support for a plan to deepen the port of Savannah yesterday. Westfal toured the port on a two-day trip to the the Georgia coast.
The mother of a Georgia inmate killed during a fight in a prison cell has filed a federal lawsuit accusing prison officials of civil rights violations. Damion MacClain died Dec. 26 at Hays State Prison in northwest Georgia. The lawsuit was filed...