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Hospitals Push Expansions

Despite a still shaky economy, multi-million dollar hospital expansion projects are moving ahead across the state. For some hospitals, there’s no choice. Hospital CEO’s say they need to serve a growing and aging population, and fight-off competitors for future patients.

WORKING: Handling An Unproductive Co-worker

A big part of our working lives is cooperating with (and sometimes putting up with) our co-workers. So what do you do when a colleague isn’t pulling his or her weight? Our work expert Brandon Smith offers a few suggestions.

Roofing Maker Adds Third Location

State officials say a roofing manufacturer will open a new facility in Bulloch County, creating about 50 full-time jobs. Building materials maker GAF will produce insulation in Statesboro. The company already has two other Georgia locations, in Savannah and Cumming.

Georgia Gets New Superfund Site

A middle Georgia site is now on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund list. The listing makes cleaning up the Armstrong World Industries site in Macon site a priority to protect people’s health and the environment.

Route Change For Highway 411?

People in northwest Georgia have been waiting on an extension to Highway 411 for three decades. It would relieve congestion and create better access to Interstate 75. The state is ready to move forward. But landowners defending their property are willing to sue to block it, so extending Highway 411 could require a new route.

Delta To Trim Flights

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines plans to further reduce its flights by about two percent next year. While trimming flight schedules is something airlines do seasonally, and the company specifically cited high fuel costs, one expert says it also reflects an industry-wide shift toward efficiency and solid returns for investors.

Utility Regulator Speaks To Congress

Georgia utility regulator will tell Congress that more time and study is needed before coal-fired power plants should be forced to meet stricter environmental rules. Public Service Commission Chairman Stan Wise is scheduled to testify Wednesday before a House committee examining the effects of new rules that could affect the U.S. power industry.

Tourism Conference Opens

The Governor's Tourism Conference is underway in Macon. The event includes 400 professionals from across the state. Regional tourism is new push.

World Trade Center Coming To Savannah

Savannah soon could become a World Trade Center designated city. Savannah's Economic Development Authority voted Tuesday to apply for affilation in the World Trade Center Association. SEDA Director Steve Weathers says, the $200,000 one-time membership isn't just a marketing and networking tool. It requires a local plan to boost global trade.

Tainted Turkey Recall Expands

Cargill Inc. announced a second recall of ground turkey products Sunday after a test showed salmonella in a sample from the same Arkansas plant tied to a recall issued last month.

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