Georgia unemployment claims dropping

There is some good news coming from the unemployment picture.  According to the labor commissioner, unemployment claims are down from last week by 323,000. That’s great. But unemployment is still a huge issue across the state. Let’s take a look at the numbers. 

Perry’s studio moves toward reopening while industry waits

Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to restart production in July, other studios in Georgia and beyond are anxiously waiting for Hollywood’s green light.

Pence visits Georgia cafe that reopened despite virus

Vice President Mike Pence on Friday praised Georgia’s decision to quickly reopen businesses during the coronavirus outbreak during a visit to the state that included lunch with the governor at an Atlanta café that had resumed dine-in service.

State, county partnership helps cash-strapped farmers and struggling families

Dante Smith is one of the hundreds of people who were in line Friday before the gates at a food giveaway in Clarkston even opened. He lays tile for a living but hasn't worked since the deadly coronavirus flat-lined much of Georgia's workforce. He said he wasn't shocked to see the long line of families waiting for free boxes of food.

Coronavirus pandemic causes challenges for truckers

Traffic on the roads is picking back up, but truckers who are deemed essential are not back to full force. There are a lot of businesses that are still closed and that means a lot of trucks are parked.