Firefighters try to contain raging blaze in Georgia wildlife refuge

May 8, 2017

Firefighters try to contain raging blaze in Georgia wildlife refuge

Firefighters were battling Sunday to prevent a fire in a southern Georgia wildlife refuge from spreading, authorities said. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge said in a statement that “extremely dangerous burning conditions persist” and that 11,000 acres (4,450 hectares) have been consumed by fire ...

/ Jan 3, 2017

Trump seen leaning toward Georgia ex-Gov. Sonny Perdue as farm chief

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s leading candidate to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a senior Trump transition team official said on Monday. Perdue, a Democrat-turned-Republican who founded a grain and fertilizer business, served on Trump’s agricultural advisory ...

Sep 9, 2016

Sharp verifies Plasmacluster air purifier cuts TB risk

Sharp Corp. said Thursday that it has verified the ability of its Plasmacluster air-purifying technology to reduce the risk of tuberculosis infection in humans. The Japanese consumer electronics maker made the verification through a test conducted at Georgia’s National Center of Tuberculosis and Lung ...

Spain falls to Georgia in final tuneup

Jun 8, 2016

Spain falls to Georgia in final tuneup

Spain lost 1-0 to Georgia at home on Tuesday in its final warmup before heading to France to defend its European Championship title. Spain dominated from the start but failed to capitalize on its scoring chances, while Georgia took its only significant chance, following ...

/ Apr 28, 2016

Georgia detains five suspected of selling uranium

The security service in the former Soviet republic of Georgia said on Thursday it had detained five Georgian citizens who were trying to sell $3 million worth of radioactive uranium. Security service officers did not say whether the group had a buyer for the ...