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Forum Focuses On Job Creation

Gov. Nathan Deal will host the second meeting of his Georgia competitiveness initiative, which focuses on job creation and a statewide economic development strategy. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Atlanta at the Georgia Tech Conference Center.

Farm Waste Program Under Scrutiny

How the state regulates large-scale farm waste is under scrutiny. A federal review says 70 percent of the farms don’t have proper oversight.

SRS Layoffs Threaten Region's Economy

Layoffs at the Savannah River Site near Augusta could hurt the local economy, according to a study released this week.

Immigration Crackdown Hits Restaurants

Georgia restaurant operators are weighing-in on how the state’s new immigration law is affecting their business. On Friday, the Georgia Restaurant Association released the results of a survey.

Opening Georgia Rivers for Recreation

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.

Nurseries, Garden Centers OK In Drought

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 AFB Fixes Safety Violations

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.

Contractors Plan Heat Training

As temperatures soar, construction workers are at risk for heat-related illnesses.

Toyo Tires Will Expand

Toyo Tires in Bartow County will be expanding. On Tuesday, company officials joined Governor Nathan Deal to sign a deal expanding Bartow County’s bonding capacity by nearly a billion dollars.

Georgia Nets Green Jobs

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.