Mon., October 10, 2011 3:31pm
Camden County is considering using state prisoners as firefighters. The plan would put two state inmates into up to five county fire stations, doubling the number of firefighters per station. County officials say it could save hundreds of thousands of budget dollars with unpaid inmates filling otherwise paid shifts.
Mon., October 10, 2011 7:48am
Georgia’s average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas has fallen another 2 cents in the past week. According to the AAA Gauge Report, it’s now at $3.24 - 15 cents less than the national mark
Mon., October 10, 2011 7:43am
Federal regulators are suing 11 insiders at a failed Georgia bank, accusing them of gross negligence. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. accuses the executives and directors of Alpha Bank & Trust, in Alpharetta, of sloppy lending practices. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the lawsuit seeks $23.9 million in damages.
Wed., October 5, 2011 3:32pm
As the "Occupy Wall Street" movement moves into its third week, it is spreading to Georgia. Groups have formed in Athens, Atlanta, Columbus and Savannah. Demonstrations planned for later this week.
Tue., October 4, 2011 8:56am
Authorities say the visitor center of a dairy which has been toured by thousands of Georgia schoolchildren over the years will close this month. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the Mayfield Dairy's visitor center in Braselton will close Oct. 31 after nearly 2 million visitors passed through during the more than 14 years it was open. spokesman for Mayfield owner Dean Foods Co., said it was a difficult decision to close the visitor center but keeping it open had become economy unsustainable.
Mon., October 3, 2011 9:05pm
Two Georgia Republican members of Congress want to help struggling homeowners make their mortgage payments. It's a push to allow penalty-free withdrawls from retirement savings. Senator Johnny Isakson and north Georgia congressman Tom Graves are co-sponsoring a bill to allow homeowners to tap their 401-K accounts.
Thu., September 29, 2011 3:37pm
A new labor report shows no other metro area lost more jobs in the nation than Atlanta over the past year—nearly 31,000. And while other metro areas in the state also took hits, a handful of others gained jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor says in the 12 months since August of 2010, there was an increase of 1,400 jobs in Macon and 800 in Albany.
Tue., September 27, 2011 11:08am
Officials with Georgia Health Sciences University say they are laying off about 150 people. The Augusta Chronicle reports that about 100 of those will be in its clinical system, Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics and Physicians Practice Group.
Tue., September 27, 2011 8:40am
The Georgia Ports Authority is expanding the Port of Savannah's refrigerated storage space for poultry and other cargo that needs to be kept cold. The agency's board approved the $4.75 million project Monday. It will consist of 20 container racks, each four stories tall, that will power refrigerated containers.
Tue., September 27, 2011 8:32am
Airplane-maker Lockheed Martin Corp. is laying-off 540 employees at three nationwide locations—including in Marietta, Ga. The company says it expects most of the affected workers to leave by year end. Lockheed is trying to cut costs in response to pressure to limit defense spending.