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Court upholds Georgia ban on guns in church
A federal appeals court has upheld Georgia’s ban on bringing guns into places of worship. The Rev. Jonathan Wilkins, a Baptist pastor, and a gun-rights group had argued that church members should have the right to carry guns into worship services to protect the congregation. Washington Post
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Georgia rises out of bottom 10 in national child well-being study
Georgia moved out of the bottom 10 states in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count report, but Bibb County is still lagging behind the rest of the state in most areas. Georgia ranked 37th nationally in child well-being, the highest the state has placed in the 23-year history of the report. Macon Telegraph
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Some good news: Metro Atlanta home values down and still falling, but not as fast
At first glance, the latest housing numbers for the metro Atlanta market look as lousy as ever. Home values here sunk 4.9 percent from June 2011 to June 2012, according to the Zillow Home Value Index. They're expected to fall 1.6 percent more by June 2013. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Georgia's ports are shining stars in state's economy
For decades the robust growth of the Atlanta area and Hartsfield-Jackson Airport were major influences on the economy of Georgia. Today, another vital player in the economy of the state and the southeast are the ports of Savannah and Brunswick. This week, the Georgia Ports Authority reported these two ports in our state achieved record volumes in fiscal year 2012 total tonnage, containers and automobiles. Times-Herald
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Mitt Romney scraps Marco Rubio’s Colorado trip
Sen. Marco Rubio’s planned appearance in Colorado on behalf of Mitt Romney has been scrapped following last week’s massacre in Aurora. Politico
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Ron Paul's swan song
It’s not exactly the Ron Paul revolution in full. But on Wednesday afternoon, a small piece of his grand vision will hit prime time, when a great majority of the House will vote to pass his Audit the Fed bill. To understand how remarkable this moment is — coming near the end of Paul’s congressional career — consider this: When Paul first introduced his bill a decade ago, it was written off as another piece of his far-flung libertarian worldview. For a long time, Paul was a lawmaker who was largely ignored by Washington — that guy on the losing end of 414-1 votes. Politico
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When It Comes To Tax Cuts, Neither Side Is Blinking
Taxes may be certain, but growth and job creation aren't. As the U.S. edges closer to a year-end "fiscal cliff," Democrats and Republicans haven't budged in their fight over expiring tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans — and how best to help the middle class and get the country back to work. NPR
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When The Ship Comes In To Texas, Rip It Up
This fall, the U.S. Navy will contract three Cold War-era aircraft carriers — the USS Forrestal, the USS Saratoga and the USS Constellation — for scrapping. Often called "supercarriers" due to their massive size, the ships contain nearly 60,000 tons of steel and other metal each. NPR
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Employers seek workers eager to learn
The market for local employers has changed in recent months. Yes, the demand is still high for skilled workers, especially in the medical and manufacturing fields, but employers are broadening their search for eager workers who are willing to be trained for entry-level jobs. Tulsa World
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Oklahoma maker of plastic gas cans will close, 117 to lose jobs
MIAMI, OK — Frivolous litigation ignited a series of lawsuits that is causing an Ottawa County gas can maker to close, said Rocky Flick, CEO of Blitz U.S.A. The Oklahoman
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

The America South is home to almost as many residents as the Northeast and the Midwest combined, but even that statistical record is about to be broken. According to a new Census Bureau study that came out in April, 51 percent of the nation's population jump occurred in the South from 2010 to 2013.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Stacy Randle
Demographer Wendell Cox recently analyzed the largest gains in holders of bachelor's and post-graduate degrees between 2007 and 2012 in the 51 metro regions in the U.S. of 1 million residents or more. The results were published in Forbes magazine and the South dominated the ranking.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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This is our annual "Made in the South" issue and it's timely because there is a new player in the South's manufacturing universe. For almost two decades, economic developers and politicos in the South and the U.S. have been chasing Chinese projects with little or nothing to show. Want proof we've been chasing ghosts in China for years? Okay, go ahead and name a Chinese brand that's made in the South? Tick. . .tick. . .tick. Give up?
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean

We try to change up the categories in our annual Ten Top 10s section, but we always include the "Ten People Who Made a Difference" category. This year though, we are honoring 12 and you will learn why by reading about this group of folks who have made a difference in the South. Here is our annual list that includes executives, economic developers and politicians who have made a difference in the South's economy.


 


 

 

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