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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.

Delta To Feature Georgia Produce

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will feature Georgia-grown produce this summer. Passengers on more than 17,000 flights in May and June will see a series of short videos about Georgia’s Vidalia onions, watermelons, peaches, and blueberries. The goal is to drive people to the website that promotes Georgia’s agricultural products.

Full Steam Ahead At Mitsubishi Plant

Mitsubishi Power is marking the end of one phase of construction and the beginning of another at its plant near Savannah. Officials with the Japanese heavy equipment maker say, they expect to begin work soon at their electrical turbine manufacturing facility in Pooler. The company will dedicate the plant, expected to employ 200 by the end of next year.

State Cracks Down On Fake Vidalias

Georgia agriculture official's say actions could be coming on fraudulent onions. Vidalia's can only be grown in 20 counties. Packing rules tight as well.

Bill Could Boost Convention Hotel

Governor Nathan Deal still is reviewing a bill to boost tax incentives to spur some tourism projects. The tax breaks could help a proposed convention hotel in Savannah. Some hotel owners have tried to block the hotel because it could be financed with 50-million-dollars in county bonds. The opponents says, that's unfair to privately-backed hotels.

Guardian To Oversee Reynolds Plantation

A court-appointed guardian is taking control of the assets of the developer of the luxury Georgia golf community Reynolds Plantation, a move aimed at helping the financially troubled company avoid bankruptcy or foreclosure. Five lenders said in a court filing Wednesday that Linger Longer Development Co. and two of its affiliates are in default and appear to be in deep financial distress.

Drug Maker Settles With State

A pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay Georgia about $400,000 to settle a fraud lawsuit over a prescription drug for treating multiple sclerosis.

Court Rules Against Gun Store

A Georgia gun store owner has lost another round in court against New York City. It’s the latest legal chapter over the issue of what the city called “rogue” dealers providing criminals easy access to guns.

Gulfstream Expansion Gets Corps OK

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers officials have given their approval for an 890-acre expansion at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. The project will allow the airport to make several improvements -- including building a new taxiway and a tunnel for traffic to flow underneath a taxiway. But it also will allow Gulfstream Aerospace to expand their headquarters.