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Mexico Opens to Southern Peaches

After a 17 year ban Southern peaches can be exported to Mexico. The action comes late in the peach season. Many growers will wait until next year to explore peach exports.

Fish Kill Spawns Second Lawsuit

An environmental group is filing suit against a Screven County textile factory in the wake of May's massive Southeast Georgia fish kill. The Ogeechee Riverkeeper is the second group to launch a legal fight against King America Finishing.

Study Moves Ga-SC Port Forward

Officials working to build a jointly-run Georgia and South Carolina port on the Savannah River will spend the next year looking at what to do with the river's sediment. The dredged clay will come from the bottom of the Savannah River and will be put on the river's South Carolina bank where officials want to build the shared port.

New Rules for Solar Tax Credits

The state Department of Revenue is trying to make it easier for people applying for solar tax credits. They're taking public comment on new rules.The program maxed out in the past couple years and solar advocates say that created uncertainty around investment

Salmonella Outbreak In Papayas

Eight Georgians are recovering from salmonella poisoning after eating tainted papayas.

Georgia Bank Ranks Number One

State Bank and Trust ranked number one by industry magazine. Bank Director Magazine says the bank is strong in assets, capital and profitability. State Bank has taken over ten failed Georgia banks in the last two years.

Rural Post Offices May Close

Rural Georgia post offices could close as the U.S. Postal Service shutters locations nationwide due to low revenue.

Discussion Resumes for Savannah River Port

Georgia and South Carolina port officials have agreed to move forward with studying a proposal to build a shared shipping terminal on the Savannah River.

Long-Term Unemployment Rate Still High

The most recent unemployment numbers from the state labor commission show many Georgians still can’t find work. And about 250,000 residents have been out of work for at least seven months. That’s more than half of the unemployed worker pool.

Fuel Efficient Cars May Change Fuel Tax

Georgia pays for road projects with money from motor vehicle fuel tax. People are using more fuels efficient cars meaning tax collections are declining. Changes could be coming.

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