The country's top nuclear regulators are holding a first-of-its-kind meeting. The mandatory meeting of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission comes before voting later this year or early next year on whether Atlanta-based Southern Co. and its partners can build and operate two more reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta.
Some local governments are issuing moratoriums on on so-called "sweepstakes centers." The centers call themselves "internet cafes" and offer prizes for games. Law enforcement officials call them "stealth casinos." The coastal City of St. Marys passed a local ordinance limiting them.
It'll be another year before the Georgia Ports Authority can expect major funding for a long-sought Savannah harbor deepening project. The agency's director says, given the project and budget timelines, the best Georgia can hope for in the budget now before Congress is $600,000 requested by President Obama. That's enough to keep the project going but far less than the $100 million needed to start construction.
The estate of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has filed a federal lawsuit against a television news anchor in Mississippi claiming that he has documents taken from the slain civil rights leader by a former employee, the anchor's mother.
Georgians affected by the illegal pollution of the Ogeechee River for the past five years aren’t satisfied with the Environmental Protection Division’s handling of the case. The EPD reached a one million dollar settlement with the company even though, under Georgia law, the fine could have been much higher.
When Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple, Inc. in August, speculation started right away that his replacement won’t be able to maintain the company’s success. Our workplace expert, Brandon Smith, said that is usually true when an iconic leader departs, and it’s a pattern that holds in giant, international corporations and family-owned businesses.
Atlanta-based SunTrust bank has bought nearly $11 million of government-owned stock warrants that were part of the federal TARP program. The bank repaid $5 billion in federal aid in March, which covered the government’s preferred stock holdings. Thursday’s buyback is for a portion of the common stock warrants held by the Treasury Department.
An Athens-area golf course community has been sold to a capital investment group that plans to re-launch construction of homes. Los Angeles-based Alvarez and Marsal bought the 1,300 acre The Georgia Club for a reported $10 million according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The paper reports development costs were more than $65 million.
Several hundred people gathered on the east bank of the Chattahoochee to commemorate the launching of a $23 million project to bring whitewater rafting to Columbus and Phenix City, Alabama. Work on the project began several weeks ago. The event on Thursday, dubbed "RiverBlasting," brought a ceremonial beginning to what supporters say will be the longest whitewater course in an urban setting in the world at 2.5 miles.
Angel Food Ministries is going out of business. For 17 years the Monroe, Georgia based company provided discounted groceries to families across the country. The organization ran into trouble in 2009 when the FBI searched its offices.