Economic recovery is coming slowly for rural South Georgia. Many local governments there have made deep cuts in staff and services. And those communities say they're taking another hit...from tax cuts passed by state lawmakers two years ago.
More than 4,000 people paid tribute to Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy at his funeral Wednesday in Jonesboro.
Cathy died Monday at the age of 93.
Faith played a major role in his life including his decision to close Chick–fil–a on Sundays.
-Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy passes away
-After self-reporting racist email, Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson says he will sell his share of the team.
- Michelle Obama spends the day in Atlanta in support of Democratic Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s path through Georgia in 1864 was dramatic, bloody, and instrumental in ending the Civil War. Now, an Atlanta-area man is turning that route into an opportunity for exercise, and economic development.
Heat and a lack of rain are causing problems for Georgia peanut farmers. Scott Monfort, peanut agronomist for UGA Extension in Tifton, says most farmers were getting along okay until last week...when temperatures soared into the upper 90s in much of South Georgia.
Georgia’s wine industry took a step forward last month, when the federal government recognized the state’s first American Viticultural Area, or AVA. There are over 200 such areas in the US (California’s Napa Valley is probably the best known).
How do you create an Atlanta icon?
For the owner of one of the city’s most venerable indie food businesses, it started with getting laid off. Steven Carse lost his job at an insurance company in 2009, and began working on his Plan B: an artisanal ice pop company called King of Pops.
This weekend is the state’s sales tax holiday. On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, sales tax won’t be charged on clothing, school supplies and some computers. Small businesses are hoping it will provide the boost they need.