Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s path through Georgia in 1864 was dramatic, bloody, and instrumental in ending the Civil War. Now, an Atlanta-area man is turning that route into an opportunity for exercise, and economic development.
Heat and a lack of rain are causing problems for Georgia peanut farmers. Scott Monfort, peanut agronomist for UGA Extension in Tifton, says most farmers were getting along okay until last week...when temperatures soared into the upper 90s in much of South Georgia.
Georgia’s wine industry took a step forward last month, when the federal government recognized the state’s first American Viticultural Area, or AVA. There are over 200 such areas in the US (California’s Napa Valley is probably the best known).
How do you create an Atlanta icon?
For the owner of one of the city’s most venerable indie food businesses, it started with getting laid off. Steven Carse lost his job at an insurance company in 2009, and began working on his Plan B: an artisanal ice pop company called King of Pops.
This weekend is the state’s sales tax holiday. On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, sales tax won’t be charged on clothing, school supplies and some computers. Small businesses are hoping it will provide the boost they need.
Georgia’s ports handled a record number of units during the last fiscal year, according to figures released Monday.
The Port of Savannah moved more than 3 million container units for the first time ever, an increase of 6.3 percent over the previous year.
The new CEO of Medient Studios says the film company is “very much moving forward” following a shakeup in leadership last month. CEO Jake Shapiro attributes a lawsuit by the former CEO and co-founder, Manu Kumaran, to nothing more than “the griping of a fired employee” and “sour grapes.”