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The Atlanta Beltline: Transforming Atlanta's Urban Culture

A 1968 TV ad described the growing city of Atlanta as network of different neighborhoods, connected mostly by highways. The best option for navigating the city was by car. Fast forward to 2014, and Atlanta is still primarily a “car city”. But urban planners, city officials, and business leaders hope one solution to that problem is the Atlanta Beltline. The Atlanta Beltline started out as a graduate student’s dream back in 1999. Since then, it’s become one of the most ambitious urban redevelopment projects in the United States.

WORKING: Forget Your Resume - Where's Your Website?

Some career advisers say a personal website chronicling your work is better—and more dynamic—than a resume nowadays. The argument is that having a unique website dedicated to a job-seekers’ career accomplishments and work examples helps build a tightly focused, controlled brand. Brandon Smith, GPB’s regular commentator on work and career issues, said the personal website has a place—just not for everyone.

Wait 6 Days To Pack Onions? Not If This Vidalia Farmer Can Help It

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.

Wait 6 Days To Harvest Onions? Not If This Vidalia Farmer Can Help It

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.

Wait 6 Days To Harvest Onions? Not If This Vidalia Farmer Can Help It

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.

Vidalia Onion Farmer Takes State Back To Court

Delbert Bland is the largest grower of Vidalia onions. He's challenging an April 21 "pack date" rule approved by the state agriculture commissioner.

WORKING: Sharing Employees' Salaries Might Make Them Work Harder

If you knew how much money all of your work colleagues make, would that irritate you? Or might that knowledge spur you to work harder? It may seem a silly question, but a new study from Cornell University found it’s not. In fact, openness around pay can boost productivity.

'Connect Savannah' Investigation Asks What Could Have Prevented 'Midnight Rider' Death?

GPB Savannah's Sarah McCammon speaks with Connect Savannah Editor Jim Morekis about his investigation into the death of Sarah Jones.

WORKING: Why Young College Grads Can't Find Work

If you have a “5” in front of your age, our Working guy says you’re in trouble when it comes time to find a job. An avalanche of data is starting to show that having a “1” or a “2” in front of your age might not be so great either. Brandon Smith explains why it’s hard for 16-to-24-year-olds to find work and the one simple step they can take to start reducing the youth unemployment rate.

WORKING: Making Weekends Work Doesn't Mean Working On The Weekends

Authors and career coaches have found in talking to high-achievers that the way they handle their weekends is one element that contributes to their success. Our career expert Brandon Smith say they’re not cramming in more work on those days; instead they’re focusing on other parts of their lives and resetting their brains for the week ahead.

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