ATHENS -- Georgia’s rivers are getting a better map. Georgia River Network is partnering with EarthViews to create modern, 360-degree digital maps of Georgia rivers, the Athens-based environmental organization said.
ATHENS — The emergence of Brood X exceeded expectations in north Georgia, as those of us who happen to reside in the “cicada zone” observed droves of periodical cicadas during the peak of the event. Over the past weeks, the song of the male periodical cicada has faded and fewer of these fasc…
ATLANTA — The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Georgia 2021 annual conference will take place in metro Atlanta and online on Oct. 8-9. The conference will include many specialized distinguished speakers from the community, ranging from a variety of topics related to mental health. …
ATLANTA -- Georgia high schools soon will be offering a new career pathway aimed at filling the growing number of technology jobs in the Peach State.
ATLANTA — Kia Motors America, which operates an assembly plant in Troup County producing 340,000 vehicles a year, recently dropped “Motors” from its name and is now known simply as “Kia America.”
ATHENS — Organizational and instructional communication specialist Jennifer Waldeck was named head of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She began her tenure on July 1. Waldec…
ATLANTA — Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King released the following statement in response to the conviction of former Commissioner Jim Beck:
SOCIAL CIRCLE — Georgia anglers who catch five different black bass species can claim a Georgia Bass Slam. This state program recognizes anglers with the knowledge and skill to catch different species of bass in a variety of habitats across the state, while also stimulating interest in the c…
SOCIAL CIRCLE – Anglers searching for a new place to fish can start with one of Georgia’s 11 Public Fishing Areas. PFAs are managed for fishing by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, and most offer additional experiences to entertain the whole family.
ATLANTA - Georgia and other states with low COVID-19 vaccination rates are in a race against time with fast-replicating variants of the virus, a faculty member at the Morehouse School of Medicine said Thursday.
ATLANTA – First-time unemployment claims fell in Georgia last week, running counter to an increase at the national level. Jobless Georgians filed 12,605 initial claims last week, down 1,870 from the previous week and the lowest weekly total since the coronavirus pandemic struck Georgia in March of last year. The state Department of Labor has […]
ATLANTA — Compared with other states, Georgia has a stunningly low rate of referring poor children to specialty services under Medicaid, according to a recently released report.
ATLANTA – Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan called on the General Assembly Thursday to create a $250 million state tax credit aimed at reducing crime statewide. The Law Enforcement Strategic Support (LESS Crime) Act will be the cornerstone of Duncan’s 2022 legislative agenda. Duncan was the third Republican state leader to announce an anti-crime initiative this […]
ATLANTA – The grandson of the late U.S. Sen. and Gov. Zell Miller is running for lieutenant governor on a platform that includes restoring full funding of the HOPE Scholarship program his grandfather started. Bryan Miller of Watkinsville announced Thursday he will seek the Democratic nomination to succeed Republican Geoff Duncan as Georgia’s lieutenant governor. […]
ATLANTA - The coronavirus pandemic, after depressing Georgia’s film industry during its early months, actually helped the state bounce back strong during the last fiscal year.
ATLANTA - Georgia Public Service Commission Chairman Chuck Eaton is leaving the office after being appointed a Superior Court judge in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit by Gov. Brian Kemp.
ATLANTA — Georgia House Speaker David Ralston will ask House budget writers this winter to earmark $75 million for additional law enforcement and mental health services.
ATLANTA – A local utility and telephone company in Coastal Georgia are teaming up to offer high-speed broadband service in three counties. Coastal Electric Cooperative of Midway and Darien Communications will invest $40 million with new broadband provider Coastal Fiber Inc., an affiliate of the cooperative, to serve 16,000 homes and businesses in Liberty, Bryan […]
ATLANTA — Grady Memorial Hospital ranks first and Piedmont Hospital last in a report rating the 10 largest nonprofit Atlanta/Athens area hospitals on their spending on charity care and other community health initiatives.
FORSYTH — What Joseph Egloff began as a “little hobby” in 2011 is now a full-time cattle ranch with a meat packing plant that serves customers from Florida to North Carolina.
ATLANTA – The University System of Georgia (USG) generated an economic impact statewide of $18.6 billion in fiscal 2020. While that was up 0.6% over fiscal 2019, the system actually produced slightly fewer jobs in fiscal 2020, generating 155,010 jobs directly and indirectly compared to 157,770 in fiscal 2019. Fiscal 2020 marked the beginning of […]
ATHENS — Fifteen million homes in the United States are at risk of flooding, according to the nonprofit First Street. And homes on the coasts aren’t the only properties at risk.
MACON – One million dollars have been awarded by Macon Regional Crimestoppers (MRCS) to citizens who have supplied tips leading to the successful capture of wanted fugitives in the Macon area.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery generated more than $1.5 billion for the state’s HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs during the last fiscal year, a record that came despite a global pandemic that dampened economic activity. The fiscal year that ended June 30 marked the sixth straight year the lottery has exceeded $1 billion in profits […]
ATLANTA — Georgia’s top elected leaders vowed Monday to make the current spike in violent crime across the state and particularly in Atlanta a top priority.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s new election law is a thinly disguised Republican attempt to reverse GOP losses suffered in the last election cycle with restrictions aimed at reducing voter turnout, witnesses told a U.S. Senate committee Monday.
ATLANTA – Georgia Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Michael Dover was honored by the State Transportation Board during its monthly meeting to recognize his 32 years of service to the department and to the state of Georgia. Dover will retire at the end of this month.
ATLANTA — The American Red Cross of Georgia promoted its former chief development officer, Deirdre “Dee” Dixon, into the role of regional executive, the equivalent of CEO for one of the busiest Red Cross regions in the country. Days later, she quickly made the transition to greeting and than…
ATLANTA — In Fiscal Year 2020, the University System of Georgia served as a significant source of stability and played a critical role in the state’s recovery with an $18.6 billion statewide economic impact, the system announced Monday. USG’s impact grew 0.6 percent over fiscal year 2019. Th…
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation first turned to the private sector to help finance a major road-building project with the Northwest Corridor, adding toll lanes a few years ago to Interstate 75 in Cobb and Cherokee counties.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has announced that Candice Broce, chief operating officer for the governor’s office, will serve as interim director of the Division of Family & Children Services, effective immediately.
ATLANTA — Both westbound travel lanes of Interstate 16 in Treutlen County reopened Friday, one day after a bridge over the highway was heavily damaged and two days earlier than expected.
ATLANTA - Atlanta-based Southern Co.’s commitment to combating climate change is under fire in an ad campaign launched by the Sierra Club this week.
DECATUR — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Gang Task Force took part in 549 gang-related investigations during the fiscal year that ended June 30, up from 343 in fiscal 2020, its first full year in operation.
ATLANTA — It will take at least several days to reopen a stretch of Interstate 16 between Macon and Savannah after a bridge over the highway was hit by a dump truck early Thursday.
Georgia’s two U.S. senators are pushing legislation to let Georgia and 11 other states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act do so through a new “look-alike” federal program.
ATLANTA — An Atlanta-based financial technology company is being fined $2.5 million following a federal investigation into complaints of unauthorized loans.
ATLANTA — Under the Golden Dome of the Georgia State Capitol, a new exhibit in the Georgia Capitol Museum shines a spotlight on agriculture in Georgia. The exhibit is designed to educate visitors on the importance of the state’s No. 1 industry.
ATLANTA — The Piedmont Healthcare system will require doctors, hospital leaders and new employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 by Sept. 1, the Atlanta-based nonprofit organization said.
GRIFFIN — It is said that if you find a job you love, you will never work a day in your life. For Alfredo Martinez-Espinoza, this has come true through his work as a plant pathologist with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. His passion and hard work have been recognized with the Am…
ATLANTA — The Georgia Historical Society has announced that David Abney of Atlanta and Mark Burns of Savannah were recently elected to the GHS Board of Curators and that Chairman Emeritus Robert S. Jepson Jr. of Savannah will return to the board. The new additions were elected at the spring …
ATHENS — The R. Harold and Patsy Harrison Foundation has pledged $1 million toward the construction of a new Poultry Science Building on the University of Georgia’s Athens campus, expanding the legacy of the Harrison family in Georgia’s poultry industry.
ATLANTA - A coalition of mental health and substance abuse organizations is pushing for Georgia to do something about the state’s dismal status as 51st in the nation in access to mental health care.