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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Columbia County 162nd in the nation in per-capita income

That's according to the Census Bureau, which in August dumped out a bunch of newly updated statistics for the not-quite-800 largest (in population) counties in the U.S. Columbia talled $27,496 in per-capita income, ranking it beneath Worcester County, Mass., and Northampton County, Pa. (The ranking only considered counties with at least 65,000 residents, so sorry, Warren, McDuffie and other nearby counties weren't included -- Columbia was the closest one on the list.) Highest Georgia county on the list: No surprise – Fulton at 30th ($35,795) followed immediately by Fayette ($35,639) at 31st.

Good news from Oslo: They found 'The Scream'

Edvard Munch's "The Scream" had been AWOL for two years (link goes to Washington Post.com).

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Plastic tubing plant to create 30 new jobs

Plastic Tubing Industries will build an $11 million plant in Warrenton by next summer, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports.

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

McKinney loses in runoff bid

U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, who a few years ago was Warren County's Congresswoman, has lost in her re-election bid to challenger Hank Johnson. (The congressional districts have since been redrawn, and Warren County is now in the district represented by U.S. Rep. John Barrow.) The link goes to the Journal-Constitution story on the election.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Warrenton honored for National Main Street recognition

One of 69 Georgia cities recognized as such.