Stories by Walter C. Jones

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Hunger Awareness month begins Tuesday

The national network of 200 food banks known as Feeding America began pushing eight years ago to shine the light on the issue every September.
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Trimming state income tax worries investors

ATLANTA - Republicans' long-held goal of ending or reducing the state income tax could wind up hurting the state's finances by scaring bond investors.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Pre-K expansion, pay raises coming, governor hints

ATLANTA - "Signifi­cant," expensive changes to the state's pre-kindergarten program are likely, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Stock turmoil won't affect Augusta, report says

ATLANTA - Ignore the fluctuations in the stock market because the Augusta economy is continuing to grow and add jobs, according to a university forecast released Thursday.
By Walter C. Jones

Forecast: Stock market rollercoaster won't dampen Augusta economy

Ignore the fluctuations in the stock market because the Augusta economy is continuing to grow and add jobs, according to a university forecast released Thursday.
By Walter C. Jones

Legal marijuana crop would be small

ATLANTA - Just 25 acres would be enough space to cultivate all of the marijuana needed to treat the patients in Georgia, a California grower told a state commission Wednesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Georgia colleges recruit researchers

ATLANTA - Spending about $12 million to recruit eight world-class scientists and 60 of their colleagues is bringing Georgia universities more than $27 million in federal research grants, the ...
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Hunting, fishing licenses to rise first time in 23 years

ATLANTA - Anglers and hunters should expect to pay more for their licenses if the Department of Natural Resources can convince the legislature to impose the first increase in 23 years.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Parents like charter school zones, study says

ATLANTA - A new academic study reveals that parents are willing to pay more for houses in order to increase the chances of their children attending charter schools.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Bush criticizes Trump, Clinton

ATLANTA -- Jeb Bush had critical words Tuesday for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during a stop at the world's largest drive-in diner.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Aug 17, 2015

Georgia scrambling to fill cyber security needs

ATLANTA - Add to the list of high-paying jobs that go unfilled those in the area of cyber security. And the state is scrambling to prepare people to fill them.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Ga. consumer protection unit fails, audit says

ATLANTA -- State auditors released a critical analysis Thursday of the state's consumer protection unit, which enforces many laws, such as the state's "lemon law" dealing with defective cars and ...
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Georgia hires help to find college scholarships

ATLANTA - The University System of Georgia will hire a specialist to raise money for needs-bases scholarships.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

University System considers cyber-security consortium

ATLANTA - The fastest and least-expensive way to address the need for cyber-security graduates is for the University System of Georgia to take a multi-campus approach, the Board of Regents learned ...
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015

Deal spokesman steps down

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's spokesman, Augusta native Brian Rob­inson, left the governor's office Fri­day to pursue a career in private industry.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mountain truck terminal coming

CHATSWORTH, Ga. -Officials signed an agreement Tuesday to develop a rail-truck terminal to serve shippers in north Georgia and neighboring states with a more convenient route to the port of ...
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, July 27, 2015

Lawmakers claims construction tax fraud

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A Democratic legislator says construction and movie-production companies are tax frauds and insists that the Department of Labor needs more inspectors to police worker ...
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, July 23, 2015

More seek to join case against Palmetto Pipeline

The legal team fighting a proposed gasoline pipeline along the coast could be growing if a judge accepts requests from a Savannah oil company and nine south Georgia property owners.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Georgia politicians oppose troop reductions at state Army bases

Georgia's elected and political leaders are gearing up for a fight over the Obama administration's announcement of automatic troop reductions at two of the state's military bases.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, July 13, 2015

Court backs county on party house curbs

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously agreed Monday with Glynn County in its crackdown on a St. Simons Island house used for weddings that has frequently spurred complaints of noise, ...
By Walter C. Jones
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