Voters in more than a dozen cities and counties across Georgia decided to allow alcohol sales on Sunday. But alcohol wasn't such a popular candidate at the polls in Dublin, Ga. The city midway between Savannah and Atlanta is rich with Irish heritage, but on Tuesday a healthy majority of voters said "no Guinness on the Sabbath.”
A Denmark-based automotive supplier has announced plans to open a manufacturing plant in south Georgia expected to bring 250 jobs and $15 million to the state. Automotive emissions control and exhaust manufacturer Dinex Group will open its first U.S. plant in Dublin-Laurens County.
While Congress takes a fall recess, US Rep. John Barrow is working his new district in eastern Georgia. The Democratic incumbent could face a tough re-election battle next year. Republican state lawmakers re-drew his 12th District to carve out his home base of Savannah and make his electorate more GOP-leaning.
Developers are building Georgia's largest biomass plant in Laurens County. Plant will burn 1.2 million tons of wood waste per year. Developers are finalizing an agreement to sell the energy to Georgia Power.