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 state's Vidalia onion plants are doing fine for now. That's what the Vidalia Onion Committee is saying about the state's $83 million a year Southeast Georgia crop as temperatures fall below freezing and federal agriculture...
Georgia's revenues climbed in November for the sixth straight month. Property tax collections were 109.6 percent higher in November than in the same month last year. Corporate income taxes jumped 175.9 percent as compared to November 2009.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council had planned to eliminate bottom-fishing in a nearly 5,000 sq. mi. area of the Atlantic coast, including Georgia. But they have dropped those plans after hearing from fishermen who said that they would...
Georgia's film industry is booming and some industry experts say that is proof enough that film tax credits are working. A committee of state lawmakers is reviewing all of Georgia's tax code and is expected to recommend sweeping changes...
The scheduled closure of two Pratt and Whitney plants in Connecticut could be west Georgia’s gain. Right now, the aerospace parts manufacturer employs more than 450 people at its Columbus plant. Now city officials are stepping-up their efforts to...
The first phase of a feasibility study on Savannah cruise ships shows, the initial estimates of number of potential passengers was too low. Officials had been saying, if they built a cruise ship terminal, it could bring the city 250,000 passengers...
The more than 40 percent spike was double the national average. Sectors with the most women-owned businesses were repair, maintenance, personal and laundry services, and healthcare and social assistance. The data show that women owned 30 percent of...
Researchers found that recreational spending fell by 92-million dollars in 2008, when the lake had dropped 20 feet. The non-profit 1071 Coalition” spent $180,000 on the independent study to provide hard data on Lake Lanier’s economic importance to...
The state Environmental Protection Division held a public meeting Tuesday on water use of a proposed coal fired power plant in Washington County. Some residents expressed concern about the plant’s impact on their water supply.
The world’s largest package delivery company is stepping-up security measures for customers mailing packages. The move comes after explosives were discovered on a UPS plane over a month ago.