The annual Georgia National Fair kicks off its 22nd year in Perry, Georgia Thursday.
The event is expected to have economic impact in Middle Georgia and beyond. Michele Treptow is Director of Communications for the fair:
Premiums for employer-sponsored healthcare coverage rose 9 percent for families this year. That’s according to an annual survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. More employees are opting for high-deductible plans and experts say that’s worrying.
Georgia’s first commercial olive harvest since the 1800’s has been turned into olive oil. Growers are already planting thousands of new trees. South Georgia Grower Jason Shaw just got his oil back from a mill in South Texas.
A pair of Southeast Georgia solar energy advocates has a novel idea for cash-strapped counties looking for new revenues.
A demonstration project aims to make rural Georgia rich again -- with help from the sun.
A new factory that makes parts for wind turbines opened in north Georgia Tuesday. Although the state has no large-scale wind project of its own, it's capitalizing on the manufacturing end of renewable energy production.
A group representing Georgia truckers is staying on the sidelines of a fierce debate in Congress over truck weight limits.
Some shippers and business groups want Congress to let states allow heavier trucks on highways.