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Skaggs: Invasive and exotic plant species pose a problem in Georgia

Invasive weeds and exotic pest plants threaten the health of Georgia's natural areas and forests. In particular, four invasive plant species, generally unknown to the public, are posing significant threats to the Georgia landscape and have a high potential to become widespread if left unchecked.

February 11, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business


Agriculture industry riskier than ever

Officials with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences said Tuesday that some segments of agriculture in the state will face challenges in the year ahead while higher market prices for some commodities will be offset by higher production costs.

"This is probably the most uncertain time in agriculture I've ever seen," said Scott Angle, dean of the UGA ag school. "The changes that are going on right now are unprecedented."

February 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Company finds way to dispose of poultry waste

Finding the most efficient use for poultry house litter has been a priority for several years.

February 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Newsmakers in business

Fockele to speak at plant symposium

February 07, 2008 | | Business


Georgia consumer: Colorful mums make a big splash in fall gardens

Question: I recently received a gift of beautiful purple, planted mums. But I don't know how to care for them. How much sunlight do they need? How big do they get? Can I transplant? Outdoor or indoor? Watering? I live in northern Georgia.

February 07, 2008 | | Business


Metro Gainesville, state jobless rates increase

The economic woes that have sent the U.S. economy teetering toward recession may be finding their way to Northeast Georgia.

February 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Skaggs: Pine beetles are attracted to trees weakened by the drought

There was a feast in Georgia's Oconee National Forest last year. Southern pine beetles were munching away on weak, old trees. And the drought may have issued the invitation to dinner, a University of Georgia expert says.

February 04, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business


International Poultry Expo opens today

BY HARRIS BLACKWOOD

February 03, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Skaggs: Farmers may see higher crop prices

Georgia farmers can expect to receive good prices next year for many of the crops they sell. Unfortunately, it will cost more to grow them, say University of Georgia agricultural economists.

February 02, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business


Newsmakers in business

Marshall Christian joins MSE Branded Foods

February 02, 2008 | | Business


Regions Bank chief to resign

The chief executive of Regions Bank's Gainesville operations has announced plans to step down at the end of the year.

Rocklyn E. "Rock" Hunt, was named two years ago to head the company's Mountain Banking Group, which includes Banks, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Rabun and White counties.

February 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Georgia consumer: Chimney should be cleaned seasonally

Question: How often should I clean and check my chimney or stove for creosote buildup?

February 02, 2008 | | Business


The holiday tax rush

With just a week remaining in 2007, time is ticking away on opportunities for actions which reduce tax liability on your income tax return.\

February 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Retailers post a robust start to the holiday season

NEW YORK - The nation's retailers had a robust start to the holiday shopping season, according to results announced Saturday by a national research group that tracks sales at retail outlets across the country.

February 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Business


Georgia consumer: Christmas ornaments recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Reeves International Inc., of Pequannock, N.J., announced a voluntary recall of 36,000 Christmas ornaments made in China that contain lead. Consumers should immediately stop using these ornaments and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund or contact Reeves International Inc. for a refund or exchange.

February 02, 2008 | | Business


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J.R. Crider’s clothing boutique expands to Gainesville

It all started with a bow tie.

August 31, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Business


Newsmakers in business, Aug. 31

Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia taps Hall as senior vice president

August 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business


In The Market, Aug. 24

Sullivan & Schlieman open Gainesville branch

August 24, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business


Seasonal factors drive Gainesville jobless rate to 7 percent

The unemployment rate in metro Gainesville for July rose to 7 percent, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in June, the Georgia Department of Labor announced today.

August 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business


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