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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


Gift cards: No strings attached?

They are little cards with a big economic impact.

February 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Skaggs: ‘Other white meat’ helped by exports, hurt by feed costs

This year, U.S. farmers will produce more pork than they ever have and will likely up those numbers again in 2008.

February 02, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business


Georgia Consumer: Don't leave those leftovers sitting out too long

Question: How soon after heating should food be stored?

February 02, 2008 | | Business


Area's jobless rate decreases in November

The Georgia Department of Labor reported Friday that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains area declined to 3.5 percent in November, down 0.4 percent from 3.9 percent in October. In the metro Gainesville area, which is all of Hall County, the rate declined to 3.3 percent in November, down 0.4 percent from 3.7 percent in October.

February 02, 2008 | By staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Business


Skaggs: Farmers likely to see higher crop prices in ‘08

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


Don't get scrooged by holiday debt

Everywhere you look you see reminders that this is the gift-giving season. But when credit card bills come in January, experts say many will find an ugly follow up to their holly, jolly holidays.

February 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


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Newsmakers in business, Oct. 26

Public Health director wins community service award

October 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business


Tech Talk: Safe surfing of Internet requires vigilance

As I fumbled in the dark the other night for my keys, I remembered I had a flashlight app on my cellphone. Today, after examining that app, I discovered it is loaded with spyware, and I promptly uninstalled it.

October 25, 2014 | Arthur Glazer | Business


Newsmakers in business, Oct. 19

Wood joins Lakeside OB/GYN

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business


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