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For agriculture, unmanned helicopters have been flying this summer over cotton and peanut plots at Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie. The images from those craft can help identify potential problems.
Source: Moultrie Observer
Jerry Whittle, former McDuffie Progress publisher, dies at 72
Source: McDuffie Progress
Sharpie to bring 60 jobs to Atlanta
The popular permanent marker brand is moving into Newell Rubbermaid’s headquarters in Sandy Springs by the end of 2013.
Recent rains mean losses for farmers
After suffering from droughts just a year ago, Georgia’s $71.1 billion farming industry is facing losses while the rain continues to fall, pushing back the planting and harvesting of fields in counties neighboring the Augusta area.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
• Carroll County farmers say wet weather is taking toll on crops
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Sid’s sandwich shop in downtown Macon to close after 32 years
The shop was named Sid’s for Sidney Lanier, who practiced law in the building housing the restaurant back in the 1800s.
Source: Macon Telegraph
State Farm to sell regional headquarters in Johns Creek
The company will sell its 56-acre campus and lease the two buildings where it employs about 2,000.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Six Flags Over Georgia has economic impact of $175 million a year
A study by Cobb Travel and Tourism said 40 percent of park attendees travel from at least 50 miles away and a third of guests come from out of state.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
• WellStar Health System has more than $2.2 billion impact
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Mobile marketing tour outfitted with client products, including Mohawk carpets
The “P.R. R.V.” is fitted out with client merchandise like a Dornbracht kitchen faucet, Mohawk carpet, J. C. Penney home goods, dinnerware by Q Squared and cabinet knobs from Rocky Mountain Hardware. Benjamin Moore paint was used for decorating, with Flavor Paper wallpaper.
Source: New York Times