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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Tennessee

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza...

Mount Vernon Mills to host blood drive

Mount Vernon Mills will be hosting a Blood Drive for Blood Assurance on Tuesday, January 17th, from 6 AM to 5 PM in the...

Georgia Participates in Food Safety Inspector Exchange Program with Ireland

Georgia recently welcomed visitors from Ireland as part of a novel Inspector Exchange Program co-hosted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) and Ireland's...

Northwest Georgia Job Boom

An employment expansion appears to be taking place in Walker and surrounding counties. Dozens of companies need to fill more than 800 positions collectively...

How Small Businesses in Georgia Are Faring?

Small businesses in Georgia appear to be following the national trend in growth. Optimism and survival rates are up.

First Confirmed Bird Flu in Chattooga County

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black released the following statement regarding a commercial poultry breeding operation in Chattooga County that tested positive for H7 avian flu....

Google Expanding its Lithia Springs Facility

Google, the perennial search behemoth, is set to announce Wednesday, June 3rd,  an expansion of its Lithia Springs Data Center. The new expansion received local...

Wally’s Friends resumes low cost spay/neuter service for​ Walker County: June 5th

Wally's Friends, a low cost, non-profit spay/neuter organization, will start offering transport services once again in Walker County on June 5th. Pet owners in Walker...

Kroger Commits to Georgia Dairy Farmers as part of Milk Makes Amazing Campaign

The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown program is partnering with over 168 Kroger stores across the state as part of the “Milk Makes Amazing” promotion.

Alcohol Board addresses Hops n Haze

The Summerville Alcohol Board met on Monday evening at Summerville City Hall to discuss potential reprecussions for recent incidents at Hops n Haze. The Summerville...