Some blueberries in South Georgia are at risk of getting two new diseases. Ring Blotch and Leaf Scorch are becoming more prominent in Southern High Bush varieties. It is the most profitable fruit in Georgia and blueberry farmers worried these diseases could ruin their crops.
Testimony wrapped up Wednesday at the Public Service Commission about Georgia Power’s request to raise rates.
Georgia Power wants approval to charge customers another $1.2 billion over three years.
That breaks down to a $10.88 spike to the average customer’s bill each month.
A consultant working for the half-billion-dollar port being developed jointly by Georgia and South Carolina says, the project could get its permits as early as 2012.
The early timeline pleases local officials.
Large scale department stores aren’t the only retailers benefiting from the black Friday rush. Small boutiques across the state are also seeing more customers although with mixed results. Many are window shopping, but some are spending money in local stores.
Georgia businesses are hoping shoppers throw them a life-line by making sure they "buy local" this holiday season.
Retailers are in a hopeful mood.
A National Retail Federation report shows overall holiday spending should increase by about 2% this year.