The federal government is spending 40-million dollars on chicken. They’re hoping the purchase will help stabilize prices.
The poultry will go to food pantries and meal delivery programs like Meals on Wheels. The USDA says it will help the poor as well as the farmers.
Federal banking regulators are suing officials involved with Georgia's largest bank failure.
The action against insiders at Atlanta-based Silverton Bank is aimed at recouping millions of dollars lost from failed Georgia banks.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's office has announced that Firth Rixson Forgings LLC will expand its forged metal operation in Midway, and anticipates creating 75 to 100 new jobs in the southeast Georgia town.
Georgia home foreclosures increased 18% last month despite a national drop in foreclosures.
Georgia is working through a foreclosure backlog.
Nationwide, July home foreclosures were down 7% from the previous month.
Authorities say a group that operates the Georgia State Fair, which has been held in Macon since 1851, has voted not to hold the event next year.
The decision was made by the Exchange Club of Macon, which has operated the fair since 1942.
Executives of Dalton-based Shaw Industries say the carpet company is laying off employees at plants in the northwest Georgia cities of Ringgold and Eton.
Company officials declined to say how many workers are affected.