SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- The Army says in a new report that future automatic budget cuts in Washington could cost Georgia thousands of additional military jobs.<br />
The Army's numbers are hypothetical, worst-case predictions. They show up to 16,000 soldiers and civilians lost at Fort Stewart near Savannah, as many as 10,800 jobs cut at Fort Benning in Columbus and up to 4,600 positions axed at Fort Gordon in Augusta. Income losses could top $1.7 billion.<br />
The Army based the possible reductions on automatic cuts the Pentagon would face if Congress and the president can't agree on future budgets. The report essentially warns how painful cuts could become in policymakers' home states.<br />
Will Ball, who heads a lobbying initiative for Georgia's military interests, called the findings "worst-case scenarios not likely to pass muster in Congress."
Due to program and enrollment growth at its Cumming Campus, the University of North Georgia plans to lease the top floor of the Cumming City Hall for its Master of Business Administration and continuing education and professional development programs, that according to Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine.
With two-thirds of Hall County’s population living south of Oakwood (according to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce) the South Hall Business Coalition wanted to hear from Sheriff Gerald Couch and tour the new Sheriff’s Office headquarters building that opened in their part of the county in November 2014.