It’s harvest time at pecan orchards in southwest Georgia. We’re the nation’s leading pecan producing state, but farmers are dealing with a serious threat to their crops. It’s a fungus called Pecan Scab. Pecan Scab. The fungus is worse this year, due to an unseasonably wet spring.
State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate has dropped to 7.9 percent. That's down from 8.1 percent in August.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September early Thursday morning.
The head of the Georgia Ports Authority announced double–digit growth in the total weight of freight moved at the Port of Brunswick Tuesday.
The increase includes a record number of auto and machinery units moved compared to last year.
Economic recovery is coming slowly for rural South Georgia. Many local governments there have made deep cuts in staff and services. And those communities say they're taking another hit...from tax cuts passed by state lawmakers two years ago.