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Thomasville’s Sweet Grass Dairy wins another award for cheese


Sweet Grass Dairy won third-place for its Green Hill in the Soft-Ripened category at the American Cheese Society Annual Conference and Competition in Madison, Wisc.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise

 Elmet Technologies is fully operational in Covington and will add jobs
The facility will grow from 25 employees to between 75 and 100 in the next two to three years.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia to target uninsured Hispanics
The insurance company is working with Univision, the leading media company focusing on the nation’s Hispanic population, the medical website reports, adding that U.S.-based Univision broadcasts in Spanish and has millions of viewers daily.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

 Rain a problem for cotton farmers
Source: WJCL-TV

Savannah’s minority, female enterprises promoted and scrutinized
Savannah is continuing its efforts to promote minority- and women-owned businesses, while trying to ensure that such classifications are legitimate.
Source: Savannah Morning News

New WifeSaver restaurant planned to replace older site
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Georgia PSC approves pipeline replacements
The Georgia Public Service Commission that regulates Atlanta Gas Light Co. granted permission Tuesday for a $275 million replacement program which will boost customers’ monthly bills 48 cents for the balance of this year and next. In January 2015, they’ll rise another 48 cents and jump a final 49 cents higher in 2016.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Gov. Deal and Sen. Isakson to attend ribbon-cutting of GE Appliances in LaFayette
The expansion is result of GE’s $88 million investment in new product manufacturing; the ribbon-cutting is on Friday.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Justice Department and SEC accuse Bank of America of $850 million in mortgage fraud
The charges, announced Tuesday afternoon, allege Charlotte, N.C.-based BofA and its subsidiaries lied to investors about the riskiness of $850 million in RMBS.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Contract awarded for Georgia 400 toll removal
Southeastern Site Development Inc. was the low bidder among eight firms competing for the project.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

StudioGood buys Atlanta-based Social People
Social People was founded by James Andrews in 2009 to help brands spread ideas to a connected generation and help organizations transform into social businesses.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta architectural firm chosen to design Chinese aquarium
Atlanta architecture firm tvsdesign will design the Wanda Nanchang Aquarium in Nanchang, China.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce to hold second annual Button Down Dash
The second annual Button Down Dash 5K and Fun Run, designed for Gwinnett to become “the healthiest community in the state,” is scheduled for Saturday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Chamber to hold Casino Night fundraiser
The event will be held August 24.
Source: Albany Herald

Retailers prepare for tax-free holiday
In Glynn County, that will be a savings of 6 percent, the amount of sales tax paid on the dollar, plus whatever other discount store owners will offer.
Source: Brunswick News

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