The state senate passed a measure Tuesday that lets billboard companies clear cut trees that are blocking motorists’ view of their signs.
The bill also restricts racy content of billboards by creating a 5,000 dollar fine for material that is obscene.
Georgia had the most business start-ups in the nation in 2010.
And among the 15 largest metro areas, Atlanta tied for second-most new companies.
The data comes from the Kauffman Foundation’s Index of Entrepreneurial Activity.
A network of more than 80 state weather stations, run by the University of Georgia, will start shutting down in the spring. The farmers, utilities, scientists, and insurance companies rely on the, Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network, to make crucial business decisions.
This week the first new house was sold under a project to revitalize two historic African-American communities in Augusta.
For decades the Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods have been plagued by abandoned properties and overgrown lots.