Fri., November 25, 2011 4:00am
Georgians are feeling more pessimistic about the economy. But they intend to spend the same amount of money on their holiday gifts this year. A recent survey from Georgia Southern University's Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development says, 55% of Georgians feel the economy is worsening.
Thu., October 27, 2011 2:39pm
The number of Bible classes offered in Georgia’s middle and high schools is drying-up. And there are particular reasons behind the steep drop-off since their introduction four years ago. One reason is money.
Tue., October 25, 2011 9:50am
A German company is set to open its headquarters and a wind turbine component manufacturing facility in Elberton. The governor’s office says the investment will equate to $10 million, and create 200 new jobs over five years. Hailo USA produces mechanical components for wind turbine towers.
Mon., October 24, 2011 6:00am
Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson is co-sponsoring a bill aimed at mortgage underwriting. The measure would give federal loan agencies access to information that predicts a homeowner’s energy bills.
Fri., October 21, 2011 9:41am
Officials at Fort Benning say a plan to expand training land at the post by 82,800 acres has been put on hold. Post officials issued a statement Thursday saying issues have arisen that make it necessary to delay a decision. The considerations include a shrinking federal budget and community concerns.
Fri., October 21, 2011 6:00am
Georgia will open a second trade office in China. Governor Nathan Deal made the announcement from Beijing on Wednesday. Deal and his economic development team are in the midst of a six-day, five-city trip to boost Georgia’s economic development with China and South Korea. the office will be located in the country’s Shandong province, on China’s east coast.
Thu., October 20, 2011 11:03am
State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen to 10.3 percent, the highest level since January. The Georgia Department of Labor said the seasonally adjusted jobless rate for September was up one-tenth of a percentage point from 10.2 percent the previous month.
Tue., October 11, 2011 8:29am
One of northwest Georgia's largest carpet companies has announced that it will close a manufacturing facility in Dalton, known for decades as the nation's carpet capital. The Daily Citizen reports that the closing of Shaw's plant on Riverbend Drive will be in the next 60 days, resulting in 270 layoffs.
Mon., October 10, 2011 3:57pm
The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Authority has approved a license agreement with a Macon group to operate the museum for the next year, with options for two more years. The Telegraph reports authority members are scheduled to will meet on Tuesday with the State Properties Commission to complete a lease agreement with the Development Authority of Bibb County.
Mon., October 10, 2011 3:53pm
University System of Georgia Chancellor Henry "Hank" Huckaby says he's "cautiously optimistic" that the state's 35 public colleges and universities will get full funding next fiscal year. That could mean lower tuition increases for students and an infusion of about $100 million for cash-strapped campuses that have been cut by more than $1 billion since the economy tanked.