New medical school in Athens helping bring specialists to the community
The ability to attract a wider range of specialized physicians is a boon for Athens, which was something of an anomaly before the medical campus was created. There are two established hospitals and large group practices in several areas, including orthopedics, internal medicine and cardiology, but there were gaps.
A November survey finds small business concerns about impact of taxes, regulations and health care costs
While the stock market is riding high, little expansion is being shown among America’s small businesses.
Georgia brought in $49 million more in tax revenues last month than it did in November 2012
For the year, Georgia has seen tax revenues that are 5.4 percent higher than for the same period in 2012.
Gov. Nathan Deal wil speak at the ceremony set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Cavalier Arena
Gov. Nathan Deal will be the guest speaker at Darton State College during this year’s fall commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Cavalier Arena.
There were an estimated 35 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2011
Maternal mortality, or “pregnancy-related death,” is defined by the CDC as the death of a woman while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy termination from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management.
ALBANY HERALD EXCLUSIVE: Ex-KKK member says leader building 'paramilitary' organization
A former high-ranking Ku Klux Klan official says he was banished from the organization by a leader with a “Little Hitler Complex.”
Peanut economists expect Georgia peanut production to hit close to a two tons per acre
Georgia peanut acreage, at 430,000 acres this year, could increase by 15 percent in 2014, forecasters say.
Dougherty County Commissioner Gloria Gaines recalls meeting the world leader
Gaines was in South Africa this past summer and said that Mandela’s illness at that time left little doubt that his death was imminent.
The daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn is seeking the Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss
Michelle Nunn says her experience in helping businesses and creating jobs qualifies her for the U.S. Senate.
Five Republicans, one Democrat vying to replace John Barge
Six candidates seeking to replace State School Superintendent John Barge, who is running for governor.
Hospital readmissions are bad for everyone
They’re obviously bad for discharged patients. No one wants to leave the hospital, get worse instead of better and then have to be hospitalized again.
Metro Albany gas rises nearly a nickle in a week while state and national averages decline
Gas price experts expect average prices to decline in the coming weeks, though it may be slower in the Southeast where there was a fuel supply disruption in mid-November.
Fifteen people lost their lives on Georgia highways and roads over the Thanksgiving holiday period
The 15 traffic deaths in Georgia over the the 102-hour Thanksgiving travel period were six fewer than the deaths from wrecks during the holiday period in 2012.
The effects of the water mold sometimes are not evident until after shipment
Georgia watermelon farmers found Phytophthora to be a hit to the wallet after heavy rains in mid summer made the disease more widespread than normal.
The state has four training sites for PAs
The shortage of PAs “mimics the physician shortage,” said Jeff Chambers, a physician assistant who practices in Athens. “In Georgia, there are a lot of [PA] jobs available. It’s a real growth area.’’
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- Gas prices rise as Thanksgiving nears
- Unemployment rate decreases in Georgia
- Georgia peanut yields higher than expected
- Stakeholders, officials discuss proposed natural gas pipeline
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- Truett Cathy steps down at Chick-fil-A
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