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  • Georgia Public Service Commission Faces Busy and Challenging Case Load in 2019

    January 29, 2019

    The Georgia Public Service Commission will face an unprecedented number of major proceedings and rate cases in 2019, beginning with the filing of Georgia Power Company’s Integrated Resource Plan on January 31st.

  • Students Take Nearly Half of Top Awards at Tech Competition

    January 28, 2019

    Fayette’s elementary, middle and high school students outdid themselves this year at the West Georgia Technology Competition, taking home 71 percent of the first-place awards, topping last year’s 32 percent. As if that was not enough, they snapped up 46 percent of the top three placements, and this was just the school system’s second trip to the competition.

  • Georgia Historical Society Set to Kickoff Free Public Events of the 2019 Georgia History Festival

    January 28, 2019

    With the Georgia Day Parade only one week away the Georgia Historical Society is set to kick off the 2019 Georgia History Festival with a full slate of free public events.

  • Flexing Georgia's Corporate "Do-Good" Muscles

    January 24, 2019

    Do Georgia businesses understand the great mutual value gained from corporate generosity? I wonder this frequently. It’s the reason I felt compelled to join with other Georgia business leaders in the goBeyondProfit initiative, banding together in virtual alignment around the value and importance of finding ways to give back beyond our daily business efforts.

  • goBeyondProfit and Georgia CEO Finalizing Corporate Philanthropy Research

    January 22, 2019

    goBeyondProfit, a not-for-profit initiative encouraging all Georgia businesses to prioritize community engagement, is conducting statewide corporate trend research in partnership with Georgia CEO. The survey will wrap up this week.

  • Outdoor Stewardship Fund to Protect Georgia’s Natural Assets

    January 21, 2019

    Passed with more than 82 percent of the vote, the Outdoor Stewardship Act is intended to “promote stewardship for state parks, state lands and wildlife management areas, support local parks and trails and protect critical conservation land.”

  • In 2019, CEOs are Most Concerned About Talent and a Recession

    January 21, 2019

    A new global survey reveals that CEOs view a recession as their biggest external concern for 2019. They cited attracting and retaining talent as their top internal concern.

  • Top State Officials, Chamber Leaders Team Up to Champion Economic Priorities for All Georgians at “Eggs and Issues" Breakfast

    January 18, 2019

    Invoking references to the upcoming Super Bowl, the Atlanta United MLS Champions, the Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry, and some inside baseball lingo, speakers at the 2019 Georgia Chamber’s “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” emphasized the need for teamwork and partnerships as the General Assembly convenes.

  • Georgia Posts Record-Setting Year in 2018

    January 17, 2019

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that 2018 was another banner year for Georgia with increases in jobs, work force and employed residents. The unemployment rate, Butler noted, fell nearly a full point over the year. Month to month, communities all across the state routinely set records.

  • Georgia Oyster Industry Shucks Wild-Grown Strategy; Discovers Pearl of Great Price in Aquaculture

    January 14, 2019

    In a few years, Georgia oysters may earn a spot next to Georgia peaches, peanuts, Vidalia onions, and shrimp as one of the state’s official foods and crops.The science of aquaculture for cultivating and harvesting oysters adds another aspect to the term “farm-to-table,” as the state oyster farming industry foresees a significant revivification of what was once a thriving business during the early decades of the previous century.

  • Coweta Schools Plans Public Input Sessions for New Strategic Plan

    January 11, 2019

    The Coweta County School System has begun a process of adopting a new System Strategic Plan for 2019-2024, and is inviting community members to contribute their ideas in the coming weeks.

  • UWG's Dr. Kyle Marrero Named Finalist for Georgia Southern University Presidency

    January 10, 2019

    Board of Regents Chairman Don L. Waters and University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor Steve Wrigley today announced Dr. Kyle Marrero as the finalist for president of Georgia Southern University. Marrero currently serves as president of the University of West Georgia, a position he’s held since 2013.

  • Piedmont Healthcare’s Community Benefit Program Makes $500,000 in Grants to 34 Nonprofit Organizations throughout Georgia

    January 10, 2019

    Piedmont Healthcare’s community benefit program, which aims to improve the health and well-being of the community through direct service grants, has made more than $500,000 in awards during Fiscal Year 2019.

  • Saving for a Major Financial Purchase

    January 09, 2019

    You work hard to earn a living. You saved diligently for a down payment and bought a house. You're saving consistently for retirement, but that seems to be a long way off. Now, it's time to save for something fun.

  • Young Gamechangers Start New Year with Project in Monroe on January 31st

    January 08, 2019

    Instead of starting a diet or taking up a new hobby, 48 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals will celebrate the beginning of 2019 by kicking off an ambitious new project in Monroe, GA. As part of the Young Gamechangers program they will research the area’s industries, explore natural resources, gather historical data, and meet with business and community leaders.

  • Gallup: The Most Generous Countries in the World

    December 21, 2018

    The United States is often considered the most generous country in the world. Why? Because Americans donate a lot of money. Its people, its foundations and its companies donated roughly $410 billion in 2017 -- or about 2.1% of its own GDP. In fact, the amount Americans donated was more than the entire GDP of all but about 40 countries in the world.

  • Georgia Sets Jobs Record in November

    December 20, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia set a new record in November for total jobs as the state’s unemployment rate continued to fall. Georgia, Butler noted, has added nearly 100,000 jobs over the past year. Its unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest rate since January 2001. Labor force and employed residents are also up over the past 12 months.

  • Georgia Lawmakers Explore Legislative Agenda at 2018 Biennial Institute

    December 20, 2018

    More than 200 members of the Georgia General Assembly attended policy presentations at the 31st Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, coordinated by the Institute of Government to help lawmakers prepare for the next legislative cycle.

  • New County Commissioners Launch Careers at Institute Training Conference

    December 19, 2018

    Nearly 140 newly elected county commissioners gained critical knowledge of government operations and management during a four-day training session coordinated by the Institute of Government in partnership with ACCG, Georgia’s County Association.

  • UPS: Number of Packages Returned Expected to Peak Before Christmas, Reflecting E-Commerce Shift

    December 19, 2018

    National Returns Day is expected to occur prior to Christmas, reflecting just how deeply e-commerce is reshaping the retail universe, according to UPS. Consumers who got a jump on online shopping in the days before Black Friday are expected to begin returning more than 1 million packages each day in December, jumpstarting the holiday returns season earlier than ever.

  • Report: UWG Contributes $577M to Regional Economy

    December 18, 2018

    The University of West Georgia contributed $577 million to the region’s economy during the state’s 2017 fiscal year, according to a report recently released by the University System of Georgia (USG).

  • Is Christmas too Commercial? Well, That’s the Reason it Became Popular.

    December 18, 2018

    It’s that time of the year again when some people will argue about the meaning of Christmas, others will be guilted into gift-giving and some will claim commercialization has ruined the holiday altogether. But then there’s Dr. Ruth McClelland-Nugent, a pop culture scholar, who says the root of these external and internal conflicts actually lies in the creation of our modern celebration of Christmas.

  • Georgia Power Continues to Make Progress on Ash Pond Closures

    December 14, 2018

    Georgia Power announced the latest progress on its plan to safely close all 29 ash ponds at 11 active and retired coal-fired power plant sites across the state. The company is in the process of completely excavating 19 ash ponds located adjacent to lakes or rivers with the remaining 10 being closed in place using advanced engineering methods and closure technologies.

  • Juanita Powell Baranco Shares Why She is A Founding Member of goBeyondProfit

    December 11, 2018

    Juanita Powell Baranco talks about why she believes every business leader should join in this commitment to strengthen our communities. ”The minute I heard about it, the minute I understood the goals and aspirations of this organization, I signed on immediately. It did not take long because I absolutely believe that every aspect of our economy, every aspect of our society – education, health, you need that business input. You need the thought processes of business. Your voice is absolutely needed.”

  • Technical College System of Georgia Announces Four New College and Career Academies

    December 07, 2018

    The board of the Technical College System of Georgia approved grants totaling $12 million to establish new College and Career Academies in Ben Hill County, Jackson County, Jones County and Sumter County.

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