Stories by Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Vogtle construction could raise power customers' bills

Customer costs will continue to mount for the construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle even if regulators reject cost overruns, Georgia Power Co. executives testified Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ga. tech school grads increase

ATLANTA - The number of graduates from the Technical College System of Georgia increased in 2014 for the first time since 2011, but enrollment and the number of credit hours taught dropped for the ...
By Walter C. Jones

Ga. seeks 2016 primary boost

ATLANTA - Peach State politicos have a long wish list that presidential candidates can chose from as they try to appeal to Georgians voting in the March 1 primary.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, May 29, 2015

Training centers are attracting industries

State leaders hope their expansion of a successful concept - training centers dedicated to company employees - will continue to bear fruit.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Poll shows strong GOP support for body cameras

ATLANTA - Republican voters strongly support the wearing of body cameras by police officers, according to survey results released Thursday.
By Walter C. Jones

EPA water rule finds critics

ATLANTA - A federal rule governing bodies of water is coming under criticism from Georgia's Republican congressional members who call it an overreach of federal authority.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kasich tests Georgia waters

MONROE, Ga. - Ohio Gov. John Kasich didn't flinch or dodge Tuesday night when asked about issues where he knew he was out of sync with Georgia Republicans.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ga. ceremony celebrates citizenship

ATLANTA - Some Georgians decided the best way to observe the nation's birthday would be to celebrate with some new citizens.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, May 25, 2015

System checks teacher-prep by graduate ability

ATLANTA - A new evaluation system will, for the first time, measure teacher-prep programs on how well their graduates actually do keeping state regulators and college deans preparing for the change.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Forecast: Augusta economy to grow jobs at 3.1 percent pace

Augusta's employment will grow by 3.1 percent this year, slightly ahead of the state overall, according to a forecast released Wednesday by Georgia State University.
By Walter C. Jones

Augusta economy to grow

ATLANTA - Augusta's employment will grow by 3.1 percent this year, slightly ahead of the state overall, according to a forecast released Wednesday by Georgia State University.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Regents approve tuition installment plan statewide

The Board of Regents voted Tuesday to extend its three-year test of the pay plan beyond Georgia Tech to all of the public schools in the University System of Georgia.
By Walter C. Jones

GRU renovations approved

ATLANTA - The construction of a new operating room and renovation of the health-sciences student center at Georgia Regents University each got a green light.
By Walter C. Jones

Georgia adds funds to residency expansion

ATLANTA -- State taxpayer funds will cover half the costs of University Hospital System's expansion of its residency program for new physicians after the Board of Regents gave its OK Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Group sues over Ga. gun law revision

ATLANTA - Now that Gov. Nathan Deal and the legislature just finished with the new laws from this year's legislative session, they've got to address a lawsuit over the wording of two bills ...
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, May 18, 2015

Gov. Deal bends rules for Capitol gala

ATLANTA - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce got preferential treatment from Gov. Nathan Deal who bent rules to allow one of the most politically active organizations in the state to hold a ...
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Highway fatalities spark seat belt push

Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry said that the 450 automobile-related deaths puts the state on a pace to lose 1,200 lives this year. 
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, May 11, 2015

Top court hears Augusta discrimination case

A former employee of the Richmond County Tax Commissioner's Office got her claims of racial discrimination before the Georgia Supreme Court.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, May 8, 2015

Mercedes CEO downplays tax break

ATLANTA - The head of Mercedes Benz USA bristled Thursday about how news stories have portrayed a special $1.2 million break on car tags for his employees, saying "tax incentives mean almost nothing."
By Walter C. Jones
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Red Cross honors Augusta-area life-savers

Red Cross Heroes honored everyday heroes in categories such as education, animal rescue, fire, law enforcement, medical, military, good Samaritan, community and other categories.
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