The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce is collecting holiday donations of canned goods and cash for a group of people not automatically thought of as being in need – service members on Robins Air Force Base. Can military salaries really be that bad?
The fatal shooting of a Florida teenager who was listening to loud music in a car is drawing comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case, but there are some stark differences.
DeKalb County prosecutors are trying a new program designed to keep some young adults who are charged with serious but non-violent crimes out of jail. District Attorney Robert James says he expects the program to help dramatically reduce the recidivism rate among these young adults who have committed crimes that damage the quality of life in the community.
An auto parts manufacturer has announced plans to expand its facility in western Georgia. Decostar is a subsidiary of Magna Exteriors and Interiors and manufactures auto parts for the company.
The Civil War's 150th anniversary continues but you won't find much mention of the topic among the state's top tourism marketers. The state has a $100,000 sesquicentennial tourism budget -- a sliver of the state's nearly $5 million visitor promotion machine.
Atlanta's zoo has temporarily closed its parakeet exhibit as a precautionary measure after one of the birds died of a bacterial infection that can cause respiratory problems in birds and humans.
Savannah officials hope to lure more holiday shoppers downtown by offering free parking until after Christmas. The city is offering up to three hours of free parking at its five garages in the downtown historic district every Thursday and Friday. The deal lasts through Dec. 28.
Officials say 558 people in Georgia were impacted by the closure of Hostess Brands Inc. earlier this month. The Governor's Office of Workplace Development and the Georgia Department of Labor are asking job seekers to visit their local department of labor career center for information on unemployment insurance.
The new economy has many people working as contractors or consultants rather than full-time employees, which can make some feel insecure about their jobs. Brandon Smith answers a listener question about how to handle that insecurity.