The most recent unemployment numbers from the state labor commission show many Georgians still can’t find work. And about 250,000 residents have been out of work for at least seven months. That’s more than half of the unemployed worker pool.
336 Federal Aviation Administration employees from the Atlanta-area have been forced to stay home following an imposed furlough.
These employees include airport planners, engineers, and specialists from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
State officials want to make it easier for boaters to stay awhile on Georgia's coast.
The Department of Natural Resources is considering new rules for extended-stay boats.
Right now, if someone wants to moor a boat in Georgia for more than 30 days, he or she has to ask the DNR.
Georgia’s peanut acreage is at its lowest level in 30 years. That, combined with the drought will boost the price of peanut butter.
This year many farmers planted cotton instead of peanuts. Prices for cotton were high and there were plenty of peanuts in storage.
A Georgia Power spokeswoman says, the company is experiencing similar energy use and generation patterns as last year, despite this summer's heat.
Lynn Wallace says, when temperatures rise, Georgia Power turns on lesser-used power units to meet "peaking" demand.