The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines and on flights to and from the United States on foreign airlines declined in 2009 by 5.3 percent from 2008, dropping to 769.6 million, the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported.
CORNELIA, Ga. – For years, cotton was king throughout Georgia. But, by the 1920s, apples were becoming an important crop in parts of the state, including Cornelia. Because of the crop diversification, Habersham County skirted the devastating effects of the boll weevil’s destruction of the cotton crop. So, in 1925, Southern Railway donated to the city a monument dedicated to the fruit that helped save their community. The seven-foot-tall, 5,200-pound apple statue was molded in
DeFeo.biz News Wire ATLANTA – Pickup truck drivers: Be sure to buckle up. Soon, that may be. The state Senate this week voted 45-2 in favor of a bill to close a loophole in the state law that exempts the driver and front-seat passenger of off-road and pickup trucks from the state’s seat belt requirement. The measure now heads to the state House. “This is an exciting day in the Senate,” state Sen. Don Thomas,