A new report from Georgia Watch says customers of the electric cooperatives who buy power from Plant Washington could see a 10 percent to 20 percent jump in their monthly bills. That would mean, on average, an additional $200 per year. The group building the plant, Power4Georgians, said the report makes too many assumptions about rising construction costs.
Georgia’s nuclear plants one day could have more options for disposing the tons of spent reactor fuel they create. Federal regulators are considering letting private companies recycle the fuel.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is placing Charleston on a first-of-its-kind "Watch List" because of cruise ship tourism. The Trust says, Charleston could harm its historic character if it doesn't consider how cruise tourism changes a city's society and culture. Savannah wants to follow Charleston in luring cruise lines.
It will be a slow return to pre-recession job levels for Georgia’s capital city and other major metro areas in the state. That's the conclusion of a recently-released national study.
Atlanta's mayor says he believes a $600 million project to deepen Savannah's harbor will receive a "significant appropriation" this year from Washington, where he just paid a visit to the White House. Mayor Kasim Reed declined to give specifics about why he's so optimistic. He spoke with reporters Tuesday after addressing a seminar of port officials in Savannah.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized McIntosh State Bank in Jackson Friday. The bank’s deposits of $324 million will be taken over by Hamilton State Bank in Hoschton.
Officials at the Savannah River Site near Augusta are planning an emergency drill to test the site’s ability to cope with natural disasters in the wake of Japan’s nuclear crisis. The announcement was made before a federal panel that oversees worker and public safety at nuclear weapons facilities across the country.
The president of Georgia Health Sciences University says Augusta needs to up its “cool factor” in order to attract young talented researchers to the city and the university. He says doing that could take years and will require better communication between city officials and residents.