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.
 
In response to Japan's nuclear crisis, federal regulators are headed for Georgia's two nuclear plants. Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are looking for weaknesses.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says that while there is a reduction in new layoffs, the unemployment rate declined last month.
Medical Center of Central Georgia opens new simulation lab. Practice for nurses and medical students should prevent mistakes and improve care. Sim labs opening across country.
Columbus-based Aflac does majority of its business in Japan. Stock down following eathquake and tsunami. Company officials donate money to Red Cross to aid in disaster.
Regulatory officials in Georgia are trying to glean lessons from Japan’s ongoing nuclear crisis. Members of the Public Service Commission met yesterday with officials from Southern Company. The PSC asked the company to prove its two nuclear plants...
Savannah is bracing for hundreds of thousands of partiers this week. The coastal city hosts the nation's second-largest Saint-Patrick's Day festival and in recent years has been easing up on some crowd control measures. For the first...
Nuclear energy in the U.S. is under review after a massive earthquake and tsunami severely damaged Japanese nuclear power plants last week. The disaster raises questions about two reactors proposed for Plant Vogtle near Augusta.
Georgia will maintain its AAA bond rating from all three rating agencies. Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that Georgia is one of just eight states with the top rating, which allows the state to keep borrowing costs low. He said the 2.57 percent...
Georgia's organic farmers have one eye on the ground and another on Atlanta as they meet for an annual conference this weekend. About 1,000 participants -- not all of them farmers -- are expected to attend the Georgia Organics Conference in...
Tourism officials in Macon keeping an eye on the city's 300-thousand Yoshino Cherry Trees. International Cherry Blossom Festival brings millions to economy. Blooms last 7-10 days.