The state’s largest Vidalia onion grower is awaiting word Tuesday on whether he can harvest and ship onions without facing state fines. Delbert Bland of Bland Farms in Glennville says much of his crop is ready and he’s packing this week. That’s contrary to a ruling from Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. He’s told growers to wait until Monday, April 21 to pack. Black says immature onions are damaging the Vidalia brand.
 
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.