Georgia’s unemployment rate is up again. The 10.2 percent mark for December is a two-tenths of a point rise over the previous month.
For more than three years, the state’s jobless rate has topped the national rate, which is currently at 9.4.
The state’s first bank failure of the new year came over the weekend.
Georgia’s Department of Banking and Finance closed Brunswick’s Oglethorpe Bank late Friday. Deposits and assets were acquired by Bank of the Ozarks, a Little Rock, Arkansas-based institution.
The snow has kept much of the Northern half of the state paralyzed. Businesses are now weathering this second blast of winter.
For this local Atlanta grocery store that has stayed open, business is better than ever. Chris Hutchens is the manager.
The Medical College of Georgia is eyeing the site of the state’s failed Golf Hall of Fame for a new biotechnology research park. More than 8 months have past since the state put the 17 acres of down town Augusta property up for auction.
With about two weeks remaining in a public comment period for the Savannah harbor deepening project, some environmental groups are challening a key claim of the project's backers.
They doubt it'll create jobs.
As the price of copper surges, so does the number of copper thefts from electricity transmission stations.
Power companies across the state are now offering hefty rewards for information about copper thieves.