Georgia

2:23pm

Tue September 3, 2013
Business

New Carpet Factories Help Cushion Blows From Recession Losses

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 3:22 pm

Fibers are rolled into spools at the Engineered Floors carpet plant in Dalton, Ga.
Kathy Lohr NPR

Known as the "Carpet Capital of the World," Dalton, Ga., has struggled and lost 17,000 manufacturing jobs over the past decade.

But now, Engineered Floors is investing $450 million in two new manufacturing facilities and a distribution center in the area. The Dalton expansion is part of a resurgence in manufacturing in Georgia and it reflects an optimistic outlook for manufacturing across the Southeast.

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3:56pm

Fri August 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Discrimination Suit Dropped Against TV's Paula Deen

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 5:28 pm

Cooking show host Paula Deen in an appearance on Fox & Friends last December.
Slaven Vlasic Getty Images

An agreement has been reached to dismiss a sexual harassment and discrimination suit against Food Network personality Paula Deen and her brother.

The Associated Press reports that a document filed in U.S. District Court in Savannah, Ga., said the parties had reached agreement "without any award or fees to any party."

Lisa Jackson — a former employee of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, a restaurant owned by Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers — charged that she suffered from sexual harassment and racial discrimination.

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6:57am

Fri August 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Woman Who Talked Down School Gunman Wins President's Praise

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 11:22 am

Antoinette Tuff, on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday.
CNN.com

"She was remarkable," President Obama tells CNN after being asked about Antoinette Tuff.

She's the school bookkeeper in Decatur, Ga., who on Tuesday persuaded a young man with an assault rifle and other weapons to lay down the guns he had brought into her elementary school and give himself up to police.

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5:26am

Wed August 21, 2013
The Two-Way

School Clerk In Georgia Persuaded Gunman To Lay Down Weapons

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 9:45 am

Laterrica Luther holds the hand of her 6-year-old nephew, Jaden Culpepper, as students from the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy arrive on buses to waiting loved ones in a Walmart parking lot in Decatur, Ga., on Tuesday. A gunman had entered the students' school earlier in the day. No one was hurt.
David Goldman AP

Tuesday's terrifying incident at an elementary school near Atlanta — in which a gunman with an assault rifle and other weapons entered the building — ended with no one being hurt after a school clerk apparently spent about an hour talking to the young man. She says she persuaded him to put down his gun and surrender.

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9:04am

Fri August 16, 2013
The Two-Way

You Can't Pay It Forward At This Georgia Toll Plaza

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 10:15 pm

It'll just have to be the thought that counts. Georgia motorists going through toll booths on state Route 400 can no longer donate the 50-cent toll for the driver behind them.

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