State officials say a Georgia-based carpet manufacturing company could get state incentives worth more than $100 million. Calhoun-based Engineered Floors will open two facilities in the northwestern part of the state, creating about 2,400 jobs over the coming years, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced last week.
The Whitfield County Board of Education on Thursday voted to hire Judy Gilreath to replace outgoing Superintendent Danny Hayes. Gilreath has been the system's assistant superintendent for student support.
The Georgia Department of Labor is teaming up with business and community leaders in two northwest Georgia counties to try to help job seekers get matched up with employers looking to fill vacant positions.
Project wish lists for Georgia’s 12 transportation regions are almost complete. In 2012, voters will decide whether to pay a penny sales tax to fund the work. The process of whittling-down the lists -- and convincing voters to support them -- is a challenge for municipalities trying to serve voters locally, and support the region.
A number of counties statewide have made, or are considering, significant hikes in property taxes to make up budget deficits. It’s become a last ditch option for local governments that have already cut spending to the bone. Tuesday night, local commissioners in the metro Atlanta counties of Clayton and Cobb narrowly approved property tax hikes. Other counties are considering raising property taxes, including Crisp and Stewart counties in southwest Georgia.
A Metro-rural split has opened up on the question of Sunday alcohol sales. Since Gov. Deal signed a law letting local governments put Sunday alcohol sales on ballots, a flurry of Metro Atlanta governments have committed to a vote. But more rural areas mostly haven't taken up the issue either way. The reluctance might not be all about conservative voters.
Wednesday is the deadline for 12 regions of Georgia to submit transportation wish lists to the state. It represents the first step toward putting the lists before voters. Sometime next year, voters would decide whether to approve a penny sales tax for their region's projects.