This weekend is the state’s sales tax holiday. On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, sales tax won’t be charged on clothing, school supplies and some computers. Small businesses are hoping it will provide the boost they need. Kyle Jackson, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business says 13 percent of small business owners surveyed this month say poor sales is their greatest concern.
 
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.
A new smart phone app will give tourists at the Augusta Canal a closer look at a Civil War factory. Visitors can look through their phone’s camera view finder to see buildings that haven’t stood in more than a century.
Georgia Power warned Friday that building two more reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta could take longer and cost more than expected. In a filing Friday, company officials said schedule delays, change orders and the difficulties of trying to break...
A private contractor begins maintenance work Friday for the state’s Department of Transportation on Interstate-95 along Georgia’s coast. It’s the first project of what might be several more to come, in a plan to save the agency money.