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.
Hotel room rates are rising as a result of increased demand for rooms and lack of new hotels in the pipeline.
This month Georgia Power customers saw a new fee added to their bills to help pay for two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. They are the first to be built in the country in 30 years. Noel Brown has this report on Plant Vogtle and...
Atlanta-based shipping giant United Parcel Service says it plans to turn last year’s success into record earnings per share in 2011. In 2010, earnings improved to $3.6 billion dollars and revenue was up 9.4 percent The company says it’s stronger...
The study by an independent research company says over the last decade, the restoration of old buildings has generated more than 10-thousand jobs and more than 420-million dollars in income.
Former Capricorn Records studio is purchased by developers. Plans call for a recording studio, museum, and loft apartments. Studio is where the Allman Brothers, Marhall Tucker, and Charlie Daniels once recorded.
Georgia’s largest solar farm to date is heating homes in north Georgia. Its owner says he would like to start more big projects here, but it’s not financially feasible.
Georgia ports officials gave Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and US Senator Saxby Chambliss a good look at why they think the Savannah port needs to be deepened. Ports officials showed Deal and Chambliss... an empty dock. They say, Georgia stands to...
The Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority will take more time to decide on the new location for the museum. The board rejected a proposal for the museum to stay in Macon.
Flemming says last year more than 4500 jobs were lost to overseas outsourcing. A bill that would have given companies a tax credit for hiring the unemployed was vetoed by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2009.
Macon is vying to keep the hall, while Athens, Dunwoody and Woodstock are trying to lure it to their communities. The board will now have to seek guidance from the Governor’s office on what to do next.