Uber to fight crime

They don’t wear masks or capes, (well hopefully not) but in 2019 Uber drivers will be helping to keep Atlanta’s streets safe.  A new partnership between the ride sharing service and Crime Stoppers International aims to give drivers access to an online...

Major investment in Augusta plant

One of Augusta’s largest and oldest manufacturers is getting a major influx of cash.  Formerly the International Paper Plant, it was acquired by Atlanta-based Graphic Packaging Holding Co. earlier this year.  Now the company is beefing up its operations at the...

Cobb warms up to public transit

A recent poll conducted by Virginia-based McLaughlin and Associates for Cobb County officials shows a surprisingly supportive view of expanding public transit in the county.  According to the survey 59 percent supported the creation of a new sales tax of up to one...

Norfolk Southern announces Atlanta HQ

It may not be Amazon, but another major business is moving its headquarters to Atlanta.  Norfolk Southern Corporation, one of the nation’s largest transportation companies, announced this week that it would be moving its corporate HQ to Midtown Atlanta.  The...

Macon receives early education grant

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D, GA-02) on Tuesday announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $7.14 million grant to the Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. to help fund Head Start and Early Head Start...

Lt. Gov.-elect Duncan OK with GOP Senators

A divisive GOP lieutenant governor primary resulted in state Rep. Geoff Duncan defeating veteran state Sen. David Shafer by a thin margin to obtain the party’s nomination. After Duncan’s November election, there were rumors the GOP-controlled Senate might...

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