AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Two people were killed and three others injured when shooting broke out at a motorcycle club gathering in Georgia, authorities said. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said it arrested 10 people in the shootings in Augusta, where a motorcycle club was holding an event Saturday night.

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A company that's trying to become a major American-based supplier of graphite for electric batteries announced Monday it will invest $800 million to build a factory in southwest Georgia, hiring 400 workers. Anovion Technologies, based in Chicago, said it would make synthetic graphite anode in Bainbridge. Production of the key ingredient for lithium-ion batteries is supposed to start in 2025.

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — Workers in Georgia at one of the nation's largest school bus manufacturers have voted to unionize. Employees at Blue Bird Corp. chose to be represented by the United Steelworkers union by a vote of 697-435, according to the National Labor Relations Board.

ATLANTA – The state Board of Education adopted a new set of “Georgia-grown” standards for English/language arts (ELA) instruction in public schools Thursday, the last step in abandoning the federal standards known as Common Core.

CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLS, Ga. (AP) — The remains of two people found on a farm near the Chattahoochee River in March have been positively identified as two Georgia friends and business partners who went missing in February. Jason Salter, 39, and Kenny Guerra, 35, who owned the Rockstar Printing Shop, were last seen on February 25.

ATLANTA – A planned “inland port” in Gainesville designed to reduce traffic congestion on Georgia highways has gotten a green light from the feds. The Georgia Ports Authority has received National Environmental Policy Act approval to move forward with plans to build a rail hub along the Interstate 85/I-985 corridor that will take in containerized cargo shipped by freight rail from the Port of Savannah and transfer the containers to trucks.

Fort Benning officially became Fort Moore Thursday during a dedication ceremony at “the home of the infantry” south of Columbus. Political and business leaders from the Chattahoochee Valley joined current base officials and Army veterans for a “closing of the colors” ceremony, furling Fort Benning’s flag to mark its formal retirement and unfurling the new Fort Moore colors.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia workers at one of the nation's largest school bus manufacturers will begin voting Thursday on whether they want to be represented by a labor union. More than 1,400 employees at Blue Bird Corp.'s two factories and warehouse in Fort Valley will be voting through Friday on whether they want to unionize under the banner of the United Steelworkers. That union represents more than 850,000 workers nationwide in a variety of industries.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia remains on track for another budget surplus, even after the state's tax revenues fell in April. The state has collected $27.8 billion in General Fund revenue through April, according to figures released Tuesday by Gov. Brian Kemp. That's only about 1% more than last year, with revenue growth slowing down after running red hot during the pandemic.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A U.S. agency has agreed to an in-depth environmental study into whether dredging a Georgia shipping channel in the spring and summer would threaten rare sea turtles nesting on nearby beaches — a review demanded by conservationists who sued to stop the project.

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