Cobb, Cherokee benefit from toll lanes

According to a new report from the Georgia Department of Transportation, the new Northwest Corridor Express Lanes in Cobb and Cherokee Counties have been a major boon for commuters.  The GDOT says that the average speed on I-75 North during the afternoon rush hour has...

Google helps Georgia businesses

Atlanta may have missed out on securing Google’s East Coast HQ, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t a major boon for local businesses.  The company’s Economic Impact Report for 2018 revealed that some 39,000 Georgia businesses used Google...

GA Insurance Commissioner Indicted

A federal grand jury on Tuesday handed down a 38-count indictment to Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck, alleging that he committed fraud.  The longtime lobbyist is accused of funneling money from the Georgia Underwriting Association through various fake...

Savannah debuts new ride program

The city of Savannah is debuting a new on-demand ride service that may serve as an alternative to public transit.  The service, available through an app called Downtowner, allows riders to request rides between 5:00pm and 5:00am to get around inside city limits.  It...

Insurance drama

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck has called out health insurance giant Anthem – and the battle may get fierce.  Anthem, formerly known as Blue Cross, last year unexpectedly terminated WellStar from its individual coverage plans.  The move put out...

Marietta mayor vetoes open containers

The Marietta City Council, urged on by local businesses, has been considering creating an open container district in and around Marietta Square.  Other Cobb cities including Smyrna, Kennesaw, and Acworth have already created similar entertainment districts in their...

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