BC-GA--Georgia Weekend Items, ADVISORY, GA
Here’s a list of Georgia stories expected to move so far for this weekend - Dec. 8 to Dec. 9.
ATLANTA _ Uber could owe tens of millions of dollars to Georgia if the state is successful in its legal battle against the company. The Georgia Department of Revenue has billed Uber $22.1 million for sales taxes and other charges that it maintains are owed by the company. Ride-hailing services do not pay sales taxes in Georgia. But the department says they should under Georgia law.
Information from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. UPCOMING: 350 words.
ATHENS, Ga. _ Amid concerns that electric scooters are being dumped all over Athens and pose a danger to the public, the local government has temporarily banned them. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that Bird scooters will be grounded following a recent decision by the Athens-Clarke County Commission. The scooters began showing up on Athens sidewalks and streets in August, and soon generated concerns about safety.
Information from The Athens Banner-Herald. UPCOMING: 300 words.
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ATLANTA _ The first nine years of Shanta Yvette Alexander’s life, family members would point and whisper that she was the one. Until the day it exploded at the end of a fist.
By Ernie Suggs. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
BRASELTON, Ga. _ Four years ago, Harrison Clark was a National Guardsman making lousy beer while working behind the bar at Gold City Growlers in Dahlonega. “The owner there was a homebrewer,” Clark said. “He kind of got me into it, so that was in 2014, 2013. I did that and essentially got into craft beer _ and realized it was really expensive to buy craft beer. I tried brewing it. I sucked. I was so bad at brewing beer.”
By Nick Bowman. The Gainesville Times.