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.
Wells Fargo bank will begin charging some Georgia customers $3 a month to use their debit cards.
Georgia is one of four states where a pilot program will tack on the fee every month when a debit card is used. The pilot begins in October.
A Canadian company says, it will spend $5 million to upgrade the Port of Brunswick.
The goal is to boost Georgia's growing wood pellet industry.
European energy companies use wood pellets as renewable energy.
The largest biomass plant in Georgia is planned for Laurens County.The Courier Herald reports that Beasley Forest Products LLC and Land Care Services are partnering to build a 56 megawatt power plant near Dublin called Green Power Solutions.