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House Backs Harbor Deepening

The Georgia House has adopted a resolution supporting the deepening of the Port in Savannah as well, as one across the state line in South Carolina. The House endorsed the measure 167-3 on Tuesday. It already passed the Senate. The rival ports in Savannah and Charleston, S.C. are both scrambling to deepen their harbors to accept supersize cargo ships. But Georgia's project is years ahead of South Carolina's.

Harbor Project Delay Until 2016

An official with the US Army Corp of Engineers says, it now will be at least 2016 before the Savannah harbor deepening can be completed. And the Corp's Savannah District Commander, Colonel Jeff Hall says, that's "if" final approval and funding come next year. A Corp of Engineers spokesman says, the agency's process is moving along at the appropriate speed.

Farmers Scramble To Replace Pesticide

Bayer Crop Science pulls Temik earlier than expected. Pesticide is partially manufactured in Georgia. Farmers looking for alternatives.

Investors Ask Southern Company About Water Use

Large investors want to know how water scarcity could impact value of stock. SEC filings like this are up 50-percent this year. Southern will release information.

Japan Crisis Cuts Delta Revenues

The nation’s second-largest airline says it will lose between $250 million to $400 million this year due to the crisis in Japan. Due to that and higher fuel costs, Delta is again scaling-back its flight schedules.

Plan Could Save Weather Stations

There’s hope a funding plan might soon be in-place to keep a network of weather monitoring stations running across Georgia. It involves bringing all interested parties together to pay their fair share.

New Graduates Reign In Expectations

Despite a national survey showing employers expect to hire more new college graduates this year, young job seekers are having a hard time finding work. Many are coming to the conclusion that their expectations will have to be trimmed. Some are taking jobs in sales and customer service.

SunTrust to Repay Nearly $5M in Federal Aid

Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks outlined Friday its plan to repay nearly $5 billion in federal aid it received during the financial bailout. SunTrust began selling $1 billion in new stock and will soon issue $1 billion in new debt to fund the repayment plan.

Nuclear Inspections Coming To GA

In response to Japan's nuclear crisis, federal regulators are headed for Georgia's two nuclear plants. Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are looking for weaknesses.

Milledgeville Getting More Jobs

Jobs coming to Milledgeville. Aircraft manufacturer expanding. Area has been hard hit by unemployment and plant closings.