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Conference to be held in Valdosta on growing satsumas as alternative crop
Satsumas are mandarin oranges that most resemble tangerines; they’re currently grown in California, Alabama and Louisiana but not south Georgia or north Florida, where they could grow.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Kelley Manufacturing Co.’s Lanier Carson named 2013 Peanut Pioneer
The Peanut Pioneer award recognizes an individual who has helped the peanut industry evolve into a powerful economic engine and pioneered new and innovative developments to better the peanut buying point segment and the entire peanut industry.
Source: Tifton Gazette
Vidalia company helps find lost luggage
WorldTrac plans to put radio frequency identification reader units in airline lost baggage departments and issue travelers a coded card the size of a credit card which is placed inside the baggage. The reader will decode the card and send the owner of the luggage an instant email with instructions on retrieving the bag.
Source: Southeast Georgia Today
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia to add 400 more jobs in Columbus
The insurer said 350 more positions are being created in the Atlanta area as it prepares for new business starting Jan. 1.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
New grocery store to open in north Bibb County
Food Depot is a discount grocery store offering a ‘cost plus 10 percent format.’
Source: Macon Telegraph
Gwinnett County ranks #9 on Money’s “Where the jobs are” list
The growth of several large companies was evaluated for the list. Mitsubishi Electric celebrated the opening of its division headquarters in April 2013, while Primerica opened the doors of its global headquarters in May.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post