WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday that the economy should pull out of a recession and start growing again later this year.
But in prepared testimony to Congress' Joint Economic Committee, Bernanke warned that even after a recovery gets under way, economic activity is likely to be subpar. That means businesses will stay cautious about hiring, driving up the nation's unemployment rate and causing "further sizable job losses" in the coming months, he said.
ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed a bill that shakes up the state bureaucracy that oversees health and social service programs.
The new law restructures programs now handled by two state agencies, reshuffling them among three. The revamp includes a new Department of Behavioral Health to handle mental health and addictive disease programs.
ATLANTA - Georgia health officials have shut down a suburban Atlanta private school after a 14-year-old student tested positive for swine flu.
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in Henry County has suspended all classes for 14 days, though no other students are displaying symptoms of the potentially fatal H1N1 virus, said Dr. Elizabeth Ford, head of the state's Division of Public Health.
ATLANTA - Toombs County, famous as the center of Georgia's Vidalia onion country, is about to get a new industry.
Chicken of the Sea International announced on Monday it plans to open a tuna canning plant in Lyons, investing $20 million and creating 200 jobs.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is set to sign legislation that would slap Georgia drivers traveling well above the speed limit with stiff new fines.
The fines - expected to total about $23 million a year - are intended to help the state's cash-strapped network of trauma hospitals.
ATLANTA - A 22-year-old Georgia soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.
Ryan C. King of Paulding County, an Army specialist and a member of the Special Troops Battalion, died Friday in a fire fight with insurgents in Konar Province.
ALBANY - Time to break out the bug spray and citronella candles across south Georgia counties.
Georgia health officials urged citizens Monday to take precautions because the mosquito population has grown dramatically in the wake of last month's heavy rainfall and flooding.
Ronald M. Harker, 72, of Hinesville was identified as the man who was killed in a motorcycle accident shortley after 4 p.m. Friday on Leroy Coffer Highway in Flemington.
During the past couple of months, more than 600 local volunteers have worked hard to pick up litter all around our county. Let me make sure we all understand this is litter they didn't throw down or let blow onto our roads and green spaces. They have worked hard to offset the carelessness of other local residents. And the cleanups are not over yet. I still have groups setting dates for area cleanups, so call and set a date for your neighborhood or group. We also have had more than 350 volunteers help with beautification projects like planting trees ...
MOUNT VERNON - Dan Darnell Shuman of Fleming was recognized during Brewton-Parker College's honors day ceremonies April 14 with an external programs award. He received recognition from Dr. Jeff Edgens, dean of external programs.
Nominations are now being accepted in the search for America's oldest worker. Sponsored by nonprofit Experience Works, the nation's largest training and employment organization for older workers, the search is part of a national effort to raise awareness about the contributions older individuals make in today's workplace and to break down barriers often associated with their employment.
Zoe Torriana Are Collins was born to Raccorda A. Collins and Torrance L. Blackmon at 8:15 a.m. on April 14. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Zoe weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim and a suspect in death of a Midway area woman Friday night.
In the Christmas story, we find the wise men who came from the east searching for the Christ child, the savior of the world.
Four area men are coming together in harmony. A four-part harmony to be exact.
Pandemonium broke out late Friday night when gunshots were fired as hundreds waited in line for a sneaker sale in the Liberty Square Shopping Center in Hinesville.
Six people were rushed to a Savannah hospital following two-car accident today near Liberty County High School.
Union soldier re-enactors breached Fort McAllister on Saturday to recreate a Civil War battle that happened 150 years ago when Confederate soldiers occupied the fort. The 1864 overtaking of the fort, four months before the war's end, famously is known for bringing Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" to end.
Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.
On December 17, 2014, Snelson-Golden Middle was recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as being among 38 schools out of 235 sites to exit the Priority and Focus Schools list. As part of the waiver from No Child Left Behind, the Georgia Department of Education was required to identify Priority Schools or Focus Schools which were determined based on achievement data from all core content areas, graduation rate data, and the gap between the highest performing and lowest performing subgroups based on achievement and graduation rate data.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.
Liberty County High School FFA member Kayla Dargan took second place overall in the state FFA Floral Design Career Development event Saturday, Dec. 6, at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton.
Authorities are investigating what they are calling the suspicious death of a woman near Midway Friday night.
Officials are looking into a Friday-morning accident in Hinesville that claimed the life of Fort Stewart soldier whose car landed upside-down in a pond at E.G. Miles Parkway and Curtis Road.
Josh Eads is one and done as Richmond Hill High School football coach.
Under clear skies with temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered along Main Street.