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.
 
Starting in January, Georgia’s new immigration law requires companies with 500 workers or more to use the federal E-Verify system to ensure their employees can work here legally. Over the next year, smaller employers will be phased in in two waves....
Georgia's home-grown liquor industry is getting a new player. Officials at Milledgeville-based Georgia Distilling Company say, they now have federal and local permits and soon expect their state permit to begin operation. A company official...
State officials say domestic and international visitors to Georgia spent $21 billion in 2010. Officials with the U.S. Travel Association say that represents a jump of more than 8 percent in travel spending over the year before.
Theft of wiring and scrap metal is an expensive problem showing no signs of subsiding for businesses and homeowners. But there’s a new technology helping to make cases easier to prosecute. The difficulty prosecuting cases has always been proving...
Coca-Cola unveiled a “living” billboard this week in the Philippines. It’s a collaboration between Coca-Cola and the World Wildlife Federation. According to Forbes, it’s covered in thousands of Chinese tea plants. Each plant can take in 13...
A Georgia Supreme Court ruling this week likely won’t have much impact on the state’s convenience stores. The court said a convenience store can be sued if it sells alcohol to an intoxicated customer who then injures or kills others. But the Georgia...
State utility regulators heard arguments Wednesday over a plan intended to protect consumers from potential cost over-runs of the nuclear expansion of Plant Vogtle. More than a dozen people went before the Public Service Commission to voice their...
A law that lets companies clearcut trees in front of billboards takes effect July 1st. It will also cut down on so-called 'skyscraper' billboards and signs with racier content.
Fisherman caught 69,000 pounds of shrimp from January to May, 13 percent of the 10-year average of 537,000 pounds for that same period. Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources blamed the cold winter for pushing shrimp farther out to sea. Officials...
The Georgia Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling and found a convenience store can be held liable for a fatal highway accident that took place after a driver purchased a 12-pack of beer.