Regulators have closed a small bank in Georgia, bringing the total number of U.S. bank closures to four for this year after 51 closures in 2012. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that state regulators closed Frontier Bank of LaGrange, Ga. It has nine branches in Georgia and Alabama.
Kay Elam, Executive Director of Elam's Women Shelter, estimates that the homeless population in Troup County is around 700 people. One idea suggested by Elam is a bus route that loops around the city, charging $1 per passenger.
An auto manufacturing supplier in LaGrange plans a $10 million expansion with 150 new jobs. Sewon Group Chairman Moon-Ki Kim said Thursday the project at Sewon America Inc. is scheduled to be finished by the end of the year.
Some communities downstream of Atlanta are concerned about a recent decision to give the city 13 more years to finish court-ordered sewer upgrades. Atlanta has spent $1.5 billion dollars since 1999 on projects to prevent sewage overflows into rivers and streams. Originally, the work had to be done in 2014.
Milton held off visiting Walton 68-62 in a Class AAAAA first-round playoff game. The Eagles pushed the lead to 13 in the third quarter before Walton narrowed the gap to four points by the end of the quarter.
The first round of the Georgia high school basketball playoffs is halfway done after a rousing night of action on Friday. The highlight of the night may have been Class A No. 1 Calvary Day losing to Greenville 66-64 in a thriller in Savannah. Check our recaps below for more exciting Friday night playoff action.
A new report ranks Savannah harbor expansion as the state's top priority for improving cargo traffic. The state Transportation and Economic Development departments this week released an analysis that's being called Georgia's first comprehensive freight and logistics plan. The report stresses the link between ports and roads.
Georgia received another $27 million from the federal government this month for home-heating assistance for the poor. But many of the 20 community action agencies around the state who disperse the money have long waiting lists and official said the infusion of cash will not be enough to clear them.