The federal budget cuts known as sequestration are having their predicted impact on Middle Georgia’s biggest employer, Robins Air Force Base, but they’re also hurting the region’s biggest tourist draw — a field of ancient Native American earthworks that some say has never gotten the respect it deserves.
The former top general at Robins Air Force Base scolded both union leaders and base management Thursday during a blistering public appearance in which he warned that labor disputes could put the base at risk of closure.
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.
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
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.