A movement is underway to make Georgia’s rivers more accessible for recreation. A week-long event gets hundreds of paddlers out on a different river in the state each year, and it’s opening up those waters to more people year round.
Georgia’s last drought shut down half of the state’s nurseries and garden centers by some estimates.
It was a double-whammy with the sour economy.
The current drought, however, has not hit the growers quite as severely so far.
Robins Air Force Base officials say they’re well on their way to resolving federal safety violations issued in the last fourteen months. Thirty-six of thirty-nine Occupational Safety and Health Administration citations have been resolved.
A $300,000 federal grant is going to an Atlanta organization to help train low-income residents for jobs and careers connected to the environment. It’s the latest government money headed to Georgia with hopes of spurring development in the green industry.
General aviation industry officials say, they're getting a bad rap in the current budget negotiations from politicians denouncing a tax break for corporate jet owners.
The industry has a powerful lobby in Savannah.
A Georgia non-profit wants to see if cancer patients can help drive the use of electronic medical records.
A $1.7 million federal grant is helping the Georgia Cancer Coalition fund pilot programs at Rome's Floyd and Redmond Medical Centers and Harbin Clinic.
Despite the Okefenokee Swamp being closed to the public, the towns near the refuge are enjoying an economic boost from fire crews.
Nearly 900 personnel have come to assist in fighting fires, and that has bolstered local businesses.