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GA's Farming Future Not So Gloomy After All

It's never been more expensive to be a farmer in Georgia, but the opportunity to make money is also rising.

PSC Delays Vote on Nuclear Cost Check

State regulators have delayed vote on a plan to protect consumers from cost over-runs at Plant Vogtle. The proposal would tie Georgia Power’s profits to its ability to come in on time and at cost for its estimated 14 billion dollar nuclear expansion project.

Augusta Readies For Busy Masters Week

It’s Masters week in Augusta. Last night, the city welcomed golf fans from around the world for the sport’s biggest event. City officials say more people are coming to the tournament this year which means more money for the local economy.

Government Spotlights Pipeline Safety

Georgia has 78-thousand miles of natural gas pipelines. PSC has eight inspectors that look after them. Federal government proposes changes to increase oversight.

Coming Soon: On-Site Poultry Processing

Small poultry farms will soon be able to process birds on-site.

Georgia Included in Salmonella Recall

Jennie-O Turkey Store is recalling nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burgers that it says were sold at Sam's Club Stores in California and across the nation.

Power Should Return By Midnight

More than 60,000 homes and businesses across Georgia remained without power Wednesday morning. It's the continued aftermath of the strong storms that rolled through the state Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

Corporate Spending Returns To The Masters

This year's Masters Golf Tournament could pack the biggest economic impact of any in recent memory. Travel agents are reporting a boost in corporate spending for Augusta's biggest annual tourist draw.

Rome Plant Laying Off Workers

State officials have been notified that a northwest Georgia firm is laying off 67 employees at its Rome plant. The Rome News-Tribune reported that General Aluminum Manufacturing Co. has notified the Georgia Department of Labor that it intends to lay off the employees. The letter sent to the state indicated that the layoffs represent the plant's entire workforce.

Ga. No.1 In Women-Owned Business Growth

Georgia leads the nation in the growth of women-owned businsses. That's the conclusion of a new report commissioned by American Express, looking at the past 14 years. The study uses Census data and figures Georgia has nearly 300,000 women-owned businesses, or 97% more than in 1997.

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