Georgia businesses weigh options as governor allows some to reopen

Apr 27, 2020
Each business owner has to decide whether to open, and how to do it safely, with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toni Williams-Tazel, owner of All About Hair in Atlanta, has decided it’s not safe to reopen her salon despite the green light from the state government.
Courtesy Toni Williams-Tazel

When businesses reopen, will consumers come back amid COVID-19 concerns?

Apr 24, 2020
Consumers might not feel safe or have money to spend.
Georgia plans to allow some businesses to start to open again. Will it be able boost the state's economy?
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Georgia Power wants a rate hike. Some of its customers wonder why.

Oct 25, 2019
The utility's parent company brought in more than $2 billion in profits last year.
Dozens of people gathered outside the Georgia Public Service Commission building to protest Georgia Power’s proposal to raise electric rates.
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Netflix, Disney, WarnerMedia threaten to leave Georgia

May 30, 2019
Hollywood is concerned about the state's restrictive abortion bill.
The Netflix offices in Los Angeles.
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A rural community loses its hospital — a standalone ER fills the gap

May 14, 2019
Quick thinking and a $2.2 million investment preserved the emergency room.
A standalone emergency room in Georgia.
Sam Whitehead

Stalled federal storm relief hurts communities of southwest Georgia

May 13, 2019
An impasse in Congress has life difficult for farmers and businesses serving them.
Seminole County, Georgia, Nov. 2018.
Emma Hurt

Movie industry puts pressure on Georgia's abortion bill

Apr 18, 2019
The industry's clout in the state is being put to the test.
Actors like Alyssa Milano, who is currently working in Georgia on the Netflix series "Insatiable," have spoken out against the state's so-called "heartbeat bill" and threatened not to work in Georgia if the bill is made into law.
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Federal loan guarantees boost nuclear energy projects

Mar 27, 2019
The Vogtle project is three years overdue and vastly over budget.
Aerial view of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant.
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Georgia experiments with food stamp work training program

Aug 13, 2018
But state's training program spends much more per person than the figure Congress might allocate if it decides to pass a SNAP work requirement
A welding student at Goodwill Industries.
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Georgia has looked at what it takes to train some food stamp recipients to meet work requirements

Jul 30, 2018
The House version of the proposed federal farm bill would require parents with children over 6 years old to fulfill a 20-hour work or training requirement to receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps.…