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Savannah Area Courts Major Warehouse

Savannah-area officials are working to attract another big warehouse. Not much is known about the potential new company and nothing is finalized. But, industry officials say, the area is courting a 1.4 million square-foot distribution center in Pooler.

No Cost-Sharing For Nuclear Plant

In a unanimous vote, utility regulators rejected a plan Tuesday that would have tied Georgia’s Powers profits to its ability to stay within budget for its nuclear expansion project. The Public Service Commission will rely on regular reviews to monitor costs.

Drought Eases Slightly

July rains helped some of the state move out of worst drought category. More rain is possible by Thursday. Tropical storm needed to cause significant changes.

Food Recall Expands

A company in Lawrenceville that supplies foods for some retail outlets has recalled numerous products, including sandwiches, parfaits, wraps, plates and salads, because of potential listeria contamination. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Lawrenceville operation of Chicago-based Flying Foods Group's recall is an expansion of one that began on July 19. The expanded recall includes products made for Core-Mark Atlanta Division, RaceTrac and Starbucks. Core-Mark Atlanta Division products were distributed to outlets in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

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.