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...Ar my Corps of Engineers adapts to a leaner fiscal 2012 budget year. Not looking to turn down free help, the chairman of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame is trying to accommodate a volunteer group that wants to take on the overgrown botanical gardens...

Georgia has jobs, needs trained workers, business leader says

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Georgia has 144,000 open jobs but employers have a lot of trouble in filling those jobs, a manufacturing executive told business and vocational education leaders.

Augusta Tech offers free driver's education course

Thanks to Kia and a $17,836 grant from the Georgia Driver's Education Commission, Augusta Tech will begin offering 36 hours of free classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction to first-time drivers between the ages of 15 and 18.

Charity walk was superb

...the spirit and compassion of the good people in the Augusta area.Roland J. BehmSandy Springs (The writer is chairman of the Georgia Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.)

Federal criminal justice reform task force speaks with leaders of Georgia reform initiative

ATLANTA - Members of a group charged with coming up with suggestions to reform the federal corrections system on Tuesday sought advice from the leaders of Georgia's criminal justice reform initiative.

Augusta banker named president of State Bank & Trust

Remer Brinson III, the former chief executive officer for Augusta-based First Bank of Georgia, has been named the president of State Bank & Trust, which now owns First Bank.

Education, cooperation boost Georgia economy, officials say

Georgia Power Chief Executive Paul Bowers stressed how important education and engagement from local business leaders are for the success of Georgia economic development when he spoke Tuesday.

Georgia eyes new Savannah River bridge, but wreck count low, officials say

Georgia is eyeing a new Interstate 20 bridge spanning the Savannah River to improve safety, but the tally of vehicle wrecks might not be cause for concern.

Georgia politicians critical of troop reductions plans at state 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.

Perdue embraces role as political outsider

ATLANTA -- Tapping into widespread disapproval of Congress, David Perdue campaigns as a candidate from the outside with fresh ideas and perspective.