Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state will move forward with deepening the Port of Savannah, even though President Barack Obama did not include construction funding for the project in his budget proposal.
But can the state legally and financially undertake the task itself?
At issue is whether the state can move forward with dredging without authorization and construction funding from the federal government.
The Wrap, a Hollywood-based movie industry trade journal, reports that an annual study of major movie production locations listed Georgia as the third-highest-ranking state for making movies in the U.S. Nine major movies were filmed in Georgia last year. First place went to Louisiana with 18 movies produced in the state, followed by California with 15 movies.
The study found that Georgia's nine movies resulted in $261 million in production money being spent here. The report also says Georgia had 5,600+ credited jobs as a result of these movies.
The study tracked 108 major films -- representing $7.6 billion in direct spending -- released in 2013 from six major studios and five well-known independent studios.
The Bayou State was top locale for Hollywood's major movies last year, according to a new report from FilmL.A. When it comes to major movies, California is no longer the world's production capital - that would be Louisiana, according to a new study released Thursday.
Air travel through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport could get especially tricky as severe winter weather bears down on the area.
Delta Air Lines spokesman Morgan Durrant says the Atlanta-based carrier will cancel “many” flights this week.
That's why Delta and other airlines are encouraging travelers coming in and out of Atlanta to shift their travel plans. Those who must travel should monitor Delta's website or mobile app, Durrant says.
“DeKalb County Needs Your Feedback,” reads the headline on inserts stuffed alongside county water bills this month.
The enclosed flier asks residents to offer ideas to include in DeKalb’s long-term strategic plan.
“God knows this is something that’s never been done in DeKalb County," says DeKalb interim CEO Lee May. “This is our way of establishing who we are as a county, understanding our assets, and really writing a plan that brings all that together.”
(Story updated to include full audio interview with Society of St. Vincent Depaul--Georgia)
Crop insurance, peanut subsidies, corn production – they’re all part of the farm bill, signed today by President Barack Obama after two years of congressional debate.
Food stamps are the biggest slice of that nearly $1 trillion dollar pie, and that program is seeing a cut. Farmers will also see some changes under the new bill, primarily to crop insurance and subsidies.
Georgia is fighting the health care law at every political turn.
Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, chose not to expand Medicaid, despite the increased federal funding made possible by the Affordable Care Act. And Ralph Hudgens, the state's insurance commissioner, publicly vowed to obstruct the law.
But that doesn't mean that Georgia isn't seeing some financial benefits from the law.
Jill Rosenberg says she heard about Loehmann’s closing when her daughter, Jill Talbot, emailed her about it Thursday morning.
She said she’s shopped at the discount retailer for 50 years – since she was a teenager. So as a sort of last hurrah, the mother-daughter duo decided to spend their lunch break at the Loehmann’s off Briarcliff Road in Atlanta.
“This is a thing we do, so we had to do it one last time,” Rosenberg said. “We came here for her prom dresses and …”
This DC-9 seen at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was delivered new to North Central Airlines in 1978. Thanks to airline mergers, it was absorbed by Republic then Northwest. In 2008, Delta inherited the aircraft when it merged with Northwest.
Delta Air Lines will fly the last scheduled passenger flight on a DC-9 Monday afternoon, ending a nearly half-century run for an aircraft credited with bringing jet service to most small and medium US cities.
Delta was the launch customer for the Douglas DC-9 back in in 1965.
In the early '90s, the Atlanta-based airline sold its fleet to smaller carriers.
Many of the planes found their way to Northwest Airlines. When Delta and Northwest merged in 2008, Delta suddenly found itself back with the model.
Hartsfield-Jackson general manager Louis Miller (left) and Transportation Security Administration federal security director for Atlanta Mary Leftridge-Byrd hold a press conference Friday at Atlanta's airport. Like other airports, HJIA expects more passengers this Thanksgiving travel season.
Site Selection magazine has named Georgia as having the best business climate in the U.S.
Governor Nathan Deal celebrated the announcement while standing with state lawmakers and business leaders from companies like Home Depot and UPS.
“For the past three years I said I wouldn’t stop until we got to the top, until we became the number state in which to do business, and I haven’t, and all of these other people and the entities they represent they haven’t stopped either.”
And Deal attributes the state’s ranking to several factors.
An invasion-of-privacy civil suit against Atlanta-based Aaron’s will continue, even though the computer and appliance rental chain settled a Federal complaint earlier this month. WABE’s Denis O’Hayer reports.
Hours after plans were announced to bring commercial airline service to Paulding County, Delta Air Lines' CEO and Atlanta's mayor vowed a fight.
New York-based Propeller Investments Friday said it had inked a deal with Paulding officials to rename the airfield Silver Comet Field at Paulding NW Atlanta airport.
Propeller's CEO, Brett Smith, also says he's in talks with "several" carriers to bring scheduled air service to Paulding, including ones now serving Hartsfield-Jackson. "We expect to make an announcement before the end of the year," Smith says.