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Proposal Would Add Natural Gas Stations

State officials are considering a proposal that could open more natural gas refueling stations on Georgia's highways. Atlanta Gas Light has asked the state Public Service Commission to tap into a government fund to help pay for ten to 12 new stations. But they wouldn't be for the general public.

NRC Questions Nuclear Reactor Design

Federal regulators say problems with a new nuclear reactor destined for Plant Vogtle near Augusta must be fixed before a decision can be made to approve the design. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has questions about the reactor’s shield building and the pressures it would withstand during an accident.

Consultant: No Good Routes For LNG

There's no good route for trucks carrying liquefied natural gas through Savannah. That's the conclusion of a safety consultant hired to review a trucking proposal. Houston-based El Paso Corporation wants to put up to 58 trucks a day on Savannah roads.

GA Banks Seek Small Business Lending Funds

Community banks across the state are signing up for a federal program that gives incentives for lending to small businesses. It comes at a time when banks are struggling to find capital.

Job Help Rolls In

Mobile employment lab reaches out to unemployed in Macon. Will target two locations a week. Lab made possible with federal dislocated worker funds.

Study: Cruises Could Bring 1,000 Jobs

A new report says, building a cruise ship terminal in Savannah could bring Georgia $89 million a year in new spending and create 1,000 jobs. A Miami-based consulting firm prepared the study. It says, the city could build a terminal in four years at the Georgia Ports Authority. Five years later, it could build a terminal at the city's historic waterfront.

WashPo: $4M Ga. HUD Dollars Squandered

A Washington Post investigation found $400 million in squandered public housing funds nationwide -- including about $4 million in Georgia. The newspaper says, the Department of Housing and Urban Development spent money on housing projects for the poor that haven't been built and have sat idle for years. Delayed projects include two in Atlanta.

Gov. Deal Backs Port Access Highway

Gov. Nathan Deal is lending is his support to building a new $140 million highway that would give trucks expanded access to the Port of Savannah.

Savannah's Hotly Debated New Hotel

Chatham County taxpayers could be taking a big risk by publicly financing a new hotel at the Savannah Trade and Convention Center. That's the conclusion of a consultant hired by the trade center board to run the numbers. The consultant says, the hotel business is extremely volatile and the hotel's developer is being overly-optimistic about potential revenue.

DOT Study Could Benefit GA Port

Federal transportation officials want to improve road and railways leading to the nation’s ports. The upgrades could help with a traffic surge from the Savannah Harbor deepening.

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