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Making Real The Promise Of The Digital Economy

Most people agree that technology has reshaped the economy. But how can you make practical use of digital tools and approaches? That is what the Middle Georgia Digital Economy Summit aims to answer.
Developer Ben Carter. Courtesy The Wilbert Group.

Developer Ben Carter Gives Interview, Doesn’t Like What We Asked

Editor’s Note: Last week, a publicist for Atlanta developer Ben Carter offered an interview and tour of Broughton Street to GPB Savannah.

Georgia's Unemployment Rate Dips To 7.9 Percent

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.
Eugene Talmidge Bridge Savannah River.

Two-Way: Georgia Ports Authority Chief Discusses Savannah Harbor Expansion

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.

Can Rehabilitating Historic Buildings Breathe Life Into Georgia Downtowns?

On a Friday night in Macon, people dropped by the atrium of the downtown Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, ready to share their ideas on how to revive the city's urban core.

Hartsfield-Jackson Still Rules The Air For Atlanta-Area Fliers, But Others Trying To Create Alternative

Chicago has two. So does Washington, Houston, Dallas and Miami. New York has three big ones, and several smaller ones. But why is Atlanta the only top 10 US Metro area with one passenger airport?

Macon Voices Describe Blight

The Telegraph newspaper and GPB will take a close look at blight in Macon. The newsrooms selected this topic after interviews with those in the community.

South Georgia Communities Seeing Loss Of Revenue Due To Tax Cuts

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.

Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy On Faith And Business

More than 4,000 people paid tribute to Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy at his funeral Wednesday in Jonesboro. Cathy died Monday at the age of 93. Faith played a major role in his life including his decision to close Chick–fil–a on Sundays.

GPB News Extra: Top Headlines From Around The State: Chick-fil-A, Atlanta Hawks, Michelle Obama in Atlanta

-Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy passes away -After self-reporting racist email, Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson says he will sell his share of the team. - Michelle Obama spends the day in Atlanta in support of Democratic Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn