Executives of Georgia-based Club Car say they have completed a round of layoffs. Company spokesman Brian Formato tells The Augusta Chronicle that the layoffs involve some Augusta employees, but he declined to say how many. Formato said the reduction affected employees both in Augusta and in the field.
Youth programs would be eliminated and 13 employees would lose their jobs under a proposed $871,000 spending cut to Augusta's recreation department. The plan involves five of the city's 16 recreation centers.
Federal funds to help the poor pay heating bills have already been exhausted across the state. Usually, the money helps thousands of poor Georgians, but Congress has not funded the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and money has run out in Athens, Augusta, Macon and Savannah.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced $97 million worth of new projects, including a $30 million widening of the Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta. Other projects announced on Monday include two cable barrier installations. A cable barrier similar to one installed on Interstate 985 in Hall County several years ago will be placed in the median on Ga. 400 in Dawson and Lumpkin counties.
Officials with Georgia Health Sciences University say they are laying off about 150 people. The Augusta Chronicle reports that about 100 of those will be in its clinical system, Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics and Physicians Practice Group.
The country's top nuclear regulators are holding a first-of-its-kind meeting. The mandatory meeting of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission comes before voting later this year or early next year on whether Atlanta-based Southern Co. and its partners can build and operate two more reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta.
Supporters and opponents of the Troy Davis execution squared off across a street from each other in Jackson. Ultimately, by the time Davis died, police in riot gear outnumbered the vocal demonstrators. Many came from far-off parts of the state to stand with one side or the other. Police reported few incidents with the demonstrators and the sizeable media contingent.