Methuselah, a giant tortoise whose life began in the Galapagos Islands 130 years ago, has died in Rapid City, South Dakota. Since 1954, the huge animal was the star attraction at Reptile Gardens, where officials estimate that he posed for...
Georgia’s tobacco acreage is expected to hold steady this year, thanks to a new buyer in the state and high demand in Asia. Tobacco acreage has been dropping for two decades. Experts expected fewer acres of the crop to be planted this year, but now...
A Chinese aviation leasing company has announced a deal with Gulfstream Aerospace to buy 50 high-end business jets for more than $2.5 billion. Gulfstream spokesman Jeff Miller has confirmed the deal with Minsheng Banking Corp. The deal is expected...
Despite the Okefenokee Swamp being closed to the public, the towns near the refuge are enjoying an economic boost from fire crews. Hotel managers in Waycross reported increased occupancy over the last two months, and some restaurants have enjoyed a...
Georgia Power says it wants to add 50 megawatts of solar energy to its system by 2015. Georgia Power Vice President Greg Roberts told a conference Monday that a proposal now before state utility regulators would expand the use of solar energy...
Two Rome hospitals are making it easier for cancer patients to access and share their medical information digitally. It's part of a state effort to adopt electronic medical records.
Nearly a quarter of Georgia's public high school students studied a foreign language last year - a big jump from the 17 percent who enrolled the year before. That’s a surprise considering the state abandoned its foreign language graduation...
With the space shuttle down to its final mission, items from the NASA program are destined to become exhibits in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. The person curating those artifacts will be Valerie Neal, who first worked with NASA in 1980.
A deficit-cutting session at the White House ended with no apparent progress Sunday. The president and congressional leaders are trying to agree on terms for raising the debt limit.
Nearly 400,000 women receive breast implants each year, and many are picking silicone material. But in a recent report, the Food and Drug Administration warned that many women experience complications from silicone from a hardening of the skin...