Georgia’s fledgling oyster industry is being propelled by a group of public and private interests that want more table-ready oysters to be harvested from Georgia’s coastline.
DAVIS, N.C. – The establishment of commercial oyster farms such as those that dot the marsh-lined estuaries of Down East North Carolina remains a priority for Georgia scientists, state officials and restaurateurs.
At the end of one year and the beginning of another, two big stories, the prolonged pandemic and the protracted battle over ballots, dominate the news. But the story of the decade is the one that will be taking shape on a huge site on I-20 between Social Circle and Madison.
Georgia’s initiative on education in rural areas continues to take shape as policy makers evaluate Census figures showing ongoing population declines that challenge efforts to maintain rural communities.
The rollout of broadband in rural Georgia is spurring comments of happiness and hope, and a sense of urgency, on Facebook posts from individuals who see the 21st century arriving at their door in the form of a new cable.
You might call some industries “winners.”
As the pandemic portends lasting changes in telework patterns, the possibilities of working remotely in rural Georgia may be enhanced as a result of actions already taken this year at the state Capitol.
By Guest Columnist Dr. SAMUEL D. JOLLEY, Jr., secretary of the board of directors for the Development Authority of Fulton County
The call was a clear one: We were asked to help upgrade essential infrastructure at a major university center while preserving debt capacity.
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Georgia’s political and business leadership on Wednesday named freight mobility and rural broadband as top priorities for improvement during remarks at the annual Eggs & Issues breakfast, hosted virtually this year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
Georgia’s woes with rural broadband don’t seem so rural when it turns out the shortages include portions of metro Atlanta’s urban core – in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. By Dec. 15, a plan to help alleviate the shortages is due from the state utilities regulator.
By Guest Columnist STEPHANIE STUCKEY, CEO of Stuckey’s Corp.
Rocky is one of my favorite movies. In the popular cinematic journey that so engaged millions of fans – and improbably won a Best Picture Oscar – our hard-luck hero overcomes the odds to make an unexpected turnaround. But it wasn’t easy for Rocky.
The Atlanta BeltLine’s fundraising arm intends to hire a consultant to knit together the business community on the southernmost segment of the BeltLine to promote business development and forestall gentrification.
Georgia’s tourism economy was responsible in 2018 for nearly 500,000 jobs and total spending of $37 billion in communities both urban and rural. The state has named a new tourism director to oversee the growth and development of this sector of Georgia’s economy.
Georgia wouldn’t have offered $1 million if they didn’t think it was necessary, said a state leader.
Georgia considers the $4 million a good investment.
“That falls on somebody, and if it doesn’t fall on the new folks … then it falls on the current taxpayers,”
“It tends to be in what you would say are superstar successful cities …”
At a commemorative opening ceremony Monday in Hartwell, Nestlé Purina PetCare is to celebrate a cat food manufacturing plant that promises to help lift a rural part of Georgia where manufacturing is king and locals work hard to attract new industry.
By Maggie Lee Fulton’s top elected official says it’s time for the county to have a presence in India to help attract investments from the world’s second-most populous country. “People around the world know about Atlanta but they do not know about Fulton County,” said Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts in an interview on […]