Updated: Georgia Pacific Reopening in Talladega, Bringing More Than 100 Jobs (Photos)

The company “plans to construct a $100 million lumber production facility in Talladega that will employ more than 100 full-time employees and generate an annual payroll estimated at $5 million,” according to a Wednesday press release. “Construction on the technologically advanced, 300,000 square foot plant is scheduled to begin immediately,…

Hurricane Irma Forcing Mandatory Evacuations in Georgia, South Carolina

A map of the coastal hurricane mandatory evacuation zones declared in Georgia pending the impact of Hurricane Irma. (Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency) Hurricane Irma evacuation orders were set for the Georgia coastline, which is expected to get hit by the major storm over the weekend. Georgia Gov….

Georgia unveils statue of civil rights leader King on capitol grounds

Members of Martin Luther King Jr.’s family and Georgia elected leaders stand in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue unveiled in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., August 28, 2017. ATLANTA (Reuters) – Georgia on Monday unveiled a statue of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the…

2017 Football Preview: Stockbridge Panthers

(Photo: LSJ archive photo) LAST YEAR 5-5, 2-3 GLAC (T-3rd) SCHEDULE (last year’s score) Aug. 25 — at Grass Lake (L 32-18) Aug. 31 — Ludington Sept. 8 — at Maple Valley (W 42-28) Sept. 15 — at Leslie (W 70-32) Sept. 22 — Lakewood (L 57-21) Sept. 29 —…

These Cobb Schools Are Some of the Best in Georgia, Study Says

Cobb County schools started back to school Monday. In this photo, students arrive for class at Mountain View Elementary School on Sandy Plains Road in Cobb County. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM. John Spink/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Some of the more than 100 public schools in Cobb County are among the best…

Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia Farm Gifted to Georgia College

ATLANTA (AP) — The final home of Flannery O’Connor is under new management but officials at the Georgia university taking over the middle Georgia dairy farm known as Andalusia plan to keep the property open for public visits. O’Connor, a Savannah native, spent the last 13 years of her life…

Stockbridge Seeks New Identity with Professional Help

Stockbridge stakeholders recently helped the city take a step toward a new image in the New Year. “The city of Stockbridge is currently working with Rhyme and Reason Design, an Atlanta-based marketing company, on a large-scale community brand identity project,” Stockbridge Main Street Program Manager Kira D. Harris-Braggs said in…

Lee Co. Public Housing Gets Upgrades After Failing Inspection

(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB) Albany Housing Authority Executive Director Roman Velasquez (Source: WALB) ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Lee County Housing Authority members made needed upgrades to its public housing after recently failing an inspection. The authority scored below 60 with the Real Estate Assessment Center due to poor upkeep of…

Finding Affordable Georgia Housing

While certain parts of Georgia are expensive to live in, there is a lot of affordable Georgia housing out there. Whether you’re interested in renting or buying, you should be able to find an appealing place to live that doesn’t break your budget. Here are a few tips that will…