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 Georgia Branch of Associated General Contractors of America is calling for a “safety stand-down” Aug. 3. During the statewide work stoppage – lasting from 5 minutes to an hour, depending on the job site – supervisors and workers will learn how...
General aviation industry officials say, 7,000 Georgians go to work everyday in their industry -- and that should be good reason to keep a tax break in place for the wealthy customers who buy private airplanes. Current federal budget negotiations...
A $300,000 federal grant is going to an Atlanta organization to help train low-income residents for jobs and careers connected to the environment. It’s the latest government money headed to Georgia with hopes of spurring development in the green...
Toyo Tires in Bartow County will be expanding. On Tuesday, company officials joined Governor Nathan Deal to sign a deal expanding Bartow County’s bonding capacity by nearly a billion dollars.
Georgia Power says it will be shuttering three power plants for economic reasons. Two coal fired units at Plant Branch in Milledgeville will close in 2013. That’s a result of federal regulation tightening air pollution controls. The company has...
Georgia’s tobacco acreage is expected to hold steady this year, thanks to a new buyer in the state and high demand in Asia. Tobacco acreage has been dropping for two decades. Experts expected fewer acres of the crop to be planted this year, but now...
A Chinese aviation leasing company has announced a deal with Gulfstream Aerospace to buy 50 high-end business jets for more than $2.5 billion. Gulfstream spokesman Jeff Miller has confirmed the deal with Minsheng Banking Corp. The deal is expected...
Despite the Okefenokee Swamp being closed to the public, the towns near the refuge are enjoying an economic boost from fire crews. Hotel managers in Waycross reported increased occupancy over the last two months, and some restaurants have enjoyed a...
Georgia Power says it wants to add 50 megawatts of solar energy to its system by 2015. Georgia Power Vice President Greg Roberts told a conference Monday that a proposal now before state utility regulators would expand the use of solar energy...
Two Rome hospitals are making it easier for cancer patients to access and share their medical information digitally. It's part of a state effort to adopt electronic medical records.