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Shrimp Harvest Down So Far

Fisherman caught 69,000 pounds of shrimp from January to May, 13 percent of the 10-year average of 537,000 pounds for that same period. Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources blamed the cold winter for pushing shrimp farther out to sea. Officials said they hope the shrimp population rebounds in the fall as it has in similarly cold years.

Beer Store Liable in DUI Death

The Georgia Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling and found a convenience store can be held liable for a fatal highway accident that took place after a driver purchased a 12-pack of beer.

Billboard Law Takes Effect

A law that lets companies clearcut trees in front of billboards takes effect July 1st. It will also cut down on so-called 'skyscraper' billboards and signs with racier content.

App Gives A Glimpse Into Civil War

A new smart phone app will give tourists at the Augusta Canal a closer look at a Civil War factory. Visitors can look through their phone’s camera view finder to see buildings that haven’t stood in more than a century.

Ga Power: Nuclear Project Could Exceed Budget

Georgia Power warned Friday that building two more reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta could take longer and cost more than expected. In a filing Friday, company officials said schedule delays, change orders and the difficulties of trying to break ground on the first nuclear power plant in a generation could require more money and time. The company said the project will be cost-effective for customers so long as it's completed for less than $8 billion.

Medical Residents Get Shorter Shifts

Starting today, doctors-in-training at Georgia hospitals have new limits on the number of hours they can work. Officials say the change will help reduce medical errors caused by lack of sleep.

DOT Privatizes Road Maintenance

A private contractor begins maintenance work Friday for the state’s Department of Transportation on Interstate-95 along Georgia’s coast. It’s the first project of what might be several more to come, in a plan to save the agency money.

$1.4 B Solar Project May Land In Ga.

Two south Georgia counties are among seven sites being considered for construction of what would be the world’s largest solar farm. Sumter and Tatnall counties are in the running for a $1.4 billion, 400 megawatt project to be built by Florida-based National Solar Power. Four other sites are being considered in Florida, with one other in North Carolina.

Caterpillar Expansion Adds 200 Jobs

200 jobs and $120 million in investment is on the way to Spalding County, south of Atlanta. Governor Nathan Deal's office says engine manufacturer Caterpillar is set to make a major investment in its Griffin Engine Center. The Peoria, Ill.-based company will create at least 200 jobs and invest $120 million in machinery, equipment and upgrades to the existing facility.

Plant Vogtle Area Shows Little Growth

A lack of jobs, rather than a nearby nuclear plant, is likely to blame for one Georgia county's slow growth. Burke County has seen little change in population since Plant Vogtle was built.

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