Governor Nathan Deal says labor shortages at some South Georgia farms could provide jobs for the unemployed. But agriculture and labor experts say harvesting jobs typically don’t appeal to many native-born workers.
A bitter, five-year-old dispute over where to expand the jail in coastal Glynn County appears to have a final resolution.
County commissioners formally voted to expand the jail away from downtown Brunswick.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia filed a class action lawsuit today against the state’s new immigration law. The legal complaint alleges that the statute pre-empts federal law.
The ACLU says the law is unconstitutional because it compels the federal government to act.
A group of senators including Georgia's Saxby Chambliss is urging the Food and Drug Administration to relax fish consumption guidelines for pregnant women.
Federal agencies disagree on the harm from mercury-laden seafood.
Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed are heading to Washington to lobby for more funds to deepen Savannah's port.
The bipartisan duo is scheduled to meet with US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Wednesday.