George Thorogood’s “Bad to the Bone” pumped through loudspeakers at Fort Benning’s Redcloud Range in 2004 as a nine-man squad leaped from an armed personnel carrier and blasted away with sleek new XM-8 assault rifles at targets on a nearby hillside.
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In Sunday’s editions, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution examined state grants used to attract companies to Georgia over the last decade. The AJC looked at state records for more than 150 completed projects and found that in 48 percent of the awards, the businesses failed to deliver the full number of jobs they promised. Yet rarely did the state recover the funds.
Today’s story looks at weaknesses in the way the state vets companies looking for public assistance.