Columbus will get four new hybrid buses for METRA, the west Georgia city's public transportation system.
The new 32-seat Daimler Chrysler buses will allow the system to replace four aging buses in 2013.
Low pH balance levels killed fish in Reedy and Brier creeks in Jefferson and Burke Counties. That's according to a state investigation.
According to a Georgia Wildlife Resources Division report, the source for the pH variance in the 18 miles of waterways is unclear.
Law officers in Peach County say they're cracking down on pecan thieves, which have been on the rise now that harvesting is in full swing.
Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese tells The Macon Telegraph that most of the suspects are gathering large amounts of pecans to sell.
State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.2 percent in October, down one-tenth of a percentage point from September.
The Georgia Department of Labor said in a statement Thursday that the state added 26,500 jobs.