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.
 
Savannah's seen a lot of ships, but none as big as the CMA CGM Figaro. The massive container vessel is so big, it only could dock at the Georgia Ports Authority dock with about half its cargo capacity. Port officials point to the ship as an...
About 1,600 victims of an insurance scam have a few days left to get their money back. August 31st is the deadline for people who bought policies from American Trade Association or its affiliates to request a refund. The state insurance...
A bio-fuels plant in southeast Georgia is marking a first for the nation. Range Fuels’ Soperton facility has successfully taken non-food biomass and turned it into fuel. The plant uses woody biomass from nearby timber operations to create...
Savannah City Council voted Thursday to ban smoking in all bars, restaurants, and other public buildings. The new ordinance takes effect January 1st and will require smokers to keep 10 feet from business entrances.
A federal judge is recommending approval of a $12 million settlement for those sickened or killed in last year's salmonella outbreak tied to a Virginia-based peanut processor. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski issued his recommendation...
A German company is setting up shop east of Athens, creating 75 jobs. Moeller Tech will build a plastics plant in Elberton.
The Georgia Department of Community Health has begun making restaurant health scores available online. The move comes as a growing number of states, like Alabama and Florida, are making the information available on the web
An ammonia leak at a west Georgia poultry plant Wednesday morning sent 25 employees to the hospital. They were treated for breathing problems.
A group tasked with overhauling Georgia’s tax code is holding public hearings across the state. The first will be Thursday evening in Atlanta. While the group hasn’t formed recommendations yet, they’re putting forth some bold ideas.
A regional economist says, Savannah's recession is over. Michael Toma of Armstrong Atlantic State University says, his numbers show, the downturn ended for the Savannah area earlier this year. Port activity and tourism are leading Savannah...