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Drones could be used by farmers to fight weeds and diseases

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For agriculture, unmanned helicopters have been flying this summer over cotton and peanut plots at Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie. The images from those craft can help identify potential problems.
Source: Moultrie Observer

Jerry Whittle, former McDuffie Progress publisher, dies at 72
Source: McDuffie Progress

Sharpie to bring 60 jobs to Atlanta
The popular permanent marker brand is moving into Newell Rubbermaid’s headquarters in Sandy Springs by the end of 2013.
Source: WXIA-TV

Recent rains mean losses for farmers
After suffering from droughts just a year ago, Georgia’s $71.1 billion farming industry is facing losses while the rain continues to fall, pushing back the planting and harvesting of fields in counties neighboring the Augusta area.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

 

• Carroll County farmers say wet weather is taking toll on crops
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian 

TSYS to restore historic Mott House in Columbus
The 1840s-era home will be turned into a company conference center and boardroom.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Sid’s sandwich shop in downtown Macon to close after 32 years
The shop was named Sid’s for Sidney Lanier, who practiced law in the building housing the restaurant back in the 1800s.
Source: Macon Telegraph

State Farm to sell regional headquarters in Johns Creek
The company will sell its 56-acre campus and lease the two buildings where it employs about 2,000.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Six Flags Over Georgia has economic impact of $175 million a year
A study by Cobb Travel and Tourism said 40 percent of park attendees travel from at least 50 miles away and a third of guests come from out of state.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

 

• WellStar Health System has more than $2.2 billion impact 
Source: Douglas County Sentinel 

Head of Peach State Labs touts biofuels in Rome
Peach State Labs founder Rick Sargent told Rome Kiwanis Club members that he hopes to bring a large biofuel manufacturing facility to Floyd County sometime within the next five to 10 years, but he’s having trouble getting past environmental regulations associated with the county as part of the non-attainment zone for air quality.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Mobile marketing tour outfitted with client products, including Mohawk carpets
The “P.R. R.V.” is fitted out with client merchandise like a Dornbracht kitchen faucet, Mohawk carpet, J. C. Penney home goods, dinnerware by Q Squared and cabinet knobs from Rocky Mountain Hardware. Benjamin Moore paint was used for decorating, with Flavor Paper wallpaper.
Source: New York Times

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