Voters in 39 Georgia communities will decide [Tuesday] whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales. Rome, Marietta and LaGrange are some of the municipalities voting on Sunday beer, wine and liquor sales. It's a decision already made in Savannah, where voters approved Sunday sales after state lawmakers left the matter up to local voters last year.
When Newt Gingrich campaigns in coastal Georgia, it'll be an unusual stump for a presidential candidate. The state's largest metropolitan area, Atlanta, usually gets the appearances of would-be presidents, while the rest of the state watches from afar. But don't take it personally. It's all about money.
Georgia banks appear to be turning a corner. A report shows, Georgia banks are profitable for the first time in three years. The FDIC shows earnings for Georgia banks improved by about $2.5 billion last year over the previous one.
A study released this week shows, air pollution in Savannah bars and restaurants is way down following last year's smoking ban. The study by a New York based lab tested air quality at 11 Savannah businesses before and after officials banned indoor public smoking. It found indoor air pollution has decreased 94%.
The first day of a federal hearing for death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis is wrapping up in Savannah. Davis’ legal team hopes to convince a judge their client did not kill Savannah Police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. They presented witnesses who identified Davis as the killer during the 1991 trial, but who told the judge today they were pressured to name Davis and in fact do not think he’s the killer.