Business

Gulf of Mexico Region-Wide Oil and Gas Lease Sale Yields $121 Million in High Bids on 508,096 Acres

Underscores Secretary Zinke’s initiatives to expand energy development, streamline regulations, enhance cooperation with industry and local governments

1/1Screen Shot 2017-08-16 at 7.38.22 PM Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that the region-wide Gulf of Mexico lease sale generated $121,143,055 in high bids for 90 tracts covering 508,096 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A total of 27 companies participated in the sale, submitting 99 bids…

Heart of West Georgia Presents $30,000 to “The Thread”

1/4Heart of West Georgia Check Presentation Coleman Cody Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Heart of West Georgia Check Presentation Exercise Equipment Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Heart of West Georgia Check Presentation Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Heart of West Georgia Check Presentation(1) Show Caption Hide Caption LaGrange, Ga. August 11, 2017 – The Heart of West Georgia presented a check in the…

Warning Issued for Popular Spinners

GROUP SAYS SPINNERS HAVE WEIGHTS THAT CAN DISLODGE

  Safety experts say be careful with those spinners   They’re popular and they’re  fun to play with but, some people could get  hurt. Those popular spinners have small weights that spin around in a person’s hand. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says small parts can come off easily and have , according to the group, been implicated in choking…

Kentucky Ice Cream Brand Recall

COMFY COW ICE CREAM RECALLS PRODUCT

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption Kentuckybased ice cream chain Comfy Cow is recalling some of its most popular flavors due to possible E. coli contamination. The recall involves pints of Comfy Cow ice cream in nine different flavors, sold between June 13th and July 21st. Three-gallon bulk containers of Georgia Butter Pecan are also being…

High Schoolers Football Head Trauma

HEAD TRAUMA REVEALED IN AUTOPSIES

    Autopsies of athletes reveal brain damage.   A new report shows just how dangerous football and repeated blows to the head can be.  Researchers at Boston University studied the brains of deceased former football players. They reportedly found evidence of severe brain damage called chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the majority of collegiate players. Of 111 former NFL players,…

Georgia’s Peach Crop Faces Nearly 80 Percent Loss This Year

LESS THAN PEACHY RESULTS FROM THIS YEAR'S HARVEST

1/1Georgia Peach Crop Suffers A Large Loss This Year Show Caption Hide Caption Georgia’s peach crop faces a nearly 80 percent loss this year due to a warm winter and early spring freeze. Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said that nearly 80 percent of the state’s peach crop has been wiped out because of the weather. He says the lack of…

Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Law that Favors Uber

UBER WINS FIGHT TO OPERATE IN ATLANTA

Uber wins against taxi drivers in Atlanta Georgia’s highest court has handed a victory to ride sharing services  Uber and Lyft. The Georgia supreme court , on Monday , affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuir filed by Atlanta taxi-cab drivers and upheld a state law that regulates the ride hailing services. Atlanta taxi drivers said in court that…

Need a Job? Goodwill can help.

GOODWILL HOST JOB FAIR AT THE MIDTOWN CAREER CENTER

GOODWILL WEEK IN COLUMBUS CONTINUED WITH A JOB FAIR WEDNESDAY THAT BROUGHT MORE THAN 200 JOB SEEKERS TO THE MIDTOWN CAREER CENTER. MORE THAN 30 EMPLOYERS WERE ON SITE, INCLUDING CALLAWAY GARDENS, AFLAC, GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, AND THE CITY OF COLUMBUS. ORGANIZERS SAID GOODWILL WEEK IS AN ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF CONNECTING PEOPLE RIGHT HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY TO WORK….

Russia’s New Twist on Climate Change

WILL THE CLIMATE BECOME COLDER OR WARMER?

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption Is global warming cooling the planet and causing airplane turbulence? The debate over whether or not global warming is actually occurring continues with an interesting twist. Now the  Russians are saying just the opposite is going to happen. Russian scientists say we are going to get so cold, there is going to be another ice…

After the Storm, Will Your Home Insurance Pay?

SOME HOMEOWNERS PREPARE TO FIGHT WITH THEIR INSURANCE COMPANIES

Insurance companies facing billions of dollars in claims. In light of the two furious storms that have swept through the Chattahoochee Valley, it’s a little late for some, but, still a good time to talk about home insurance. What does your policy cover? What is not covered? Many homeowners wrongly assume everything that is damaged in a storm is going…