Fri., May 24, 2013 11:00am
Six elementary schools and a middle school at Fort Benning will close for up to five days in September because of teacher furloughs. Department of Defense Education Activity director Marilee Fitzgerald said the furloughs will affect some 11,000 educators working in the nine-month category throughout the department.
Fri., April 12, 2013 6:00am
Georgia military bases and contractors are not the only ones feeling the pinch of the sequester. The state’s top universities are seeing federal research grants slashed as a result of the across the board federal funding cuts. And that’s threatening not only important fields of study, but also high-paying jobs.
Thu., April 4, 2013 11:02am
Automatic spending cuts by the federal government have forced the Blue Angels to pull out of this year's Vidalia Onion Festival.
Tue., April 2, 2013 6:34am
This month, the federal budget cuts known as sequestration take effect. U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., talked with GPB about sequestration and the prospects for a federal budget.
Sat., March 23, 2013 2:02pm
The National Parks Service will begin asking Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area visitors to carry their own trash out of the park beginning in April. The move is a response to automatic federal spending cuts.
Fri., March 22, 2013 3:54pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced five Georgia airport traffic control towers are slated to close because of automatic spending cuts. Federal officials Friday released a list of 149 contract towers that will be impacted by the spending cuts
Fri., March 22, 2013 2:00pm
While Congress works to iron out a budget, the so called sequester still stands. With it, areas that rely on federal spending are bracing for across the board cuts. Military communities are particularly hit.
Mon., March 11, 2013 9:05am
Deep budget cuts in Washington mean military flight teams will likely be no-shows at air shows across the U.S. starting this spring, leaving dozens of host cities bracing for thinner crowds and lost tourism dollars. The flight teams are scheduled for at least two Georgia air shows in the coming months.
Mon., March 11, 2013 5:00am
Federal authorities have notified several Georgia airports that funds will no longer be available for their air traffic control towers.
Thu., March 7, 2013 8:42am
Authorities say about 2,000 Federal Aviation Administration employees in metro Atlanta are being told they will have to take unpaid time off because of automatic federal budget cuts. The workers have been told they must take as many as 11 unpaid days off in coming months.