Olin says the Augusta plant will be mercury free by 2012. But environmental group Oceana says that doesn't mean the end of the toxic chemical.
The group says it’s unknown what Olin plans to do with tons of mercury stored on site once it’s no longer used to manufacture chlorine.
Georgia’s unemployment rate is back into double-digits. State labor officials say it rose to 10.1 percent in November, a bump from 9.8 in October.
It’s now a stretch of more than three years that Georgia’s jobless rate has topped the national mark—which is currently 9.8 percent.
The US Army Corps of Engineers could extend the public comment period for the massive project to deepen the Savannah harbor.
The Corps' District Commander says, the agency should announce an extension soon.
Environmental groups praised the move.
A Fulton County judge has ruled that state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine disregarded application requirements when awarding small-loan licenses.
Superior Court Judge Marvin Arrington ruled that Oxendine was not requiring applicants for licenses to fill out required forms.
The cold weather is causing concerns for anyone who has freeze-sensitive plants.
But farmers are more concerned about the lack of rain.
It's rained just 18 inches since July in Toombs County, the heart of Georgia's $83 million a year Vidalia onion harvest.
Fueled by property and corporate income tax collections, Georgia's revenues climbed in November for the sixth straight month. State officials reported Monday that tax collections for the month are up 6.7 percent from the same month a year before.