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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.

Cherry Festival Blossoms In Macon

Macon's annual Cherry Blossom Festival has opened for a 10-day run that features music and a lion and tiger show. The popular festival opened Friday, with country singer Tanya Tucker as the featured performer. A golf tournament and strongman competition are among the events scheduled Saturday.

Leaders Talk Broadband, Jobs

North Georgia has seen major population gains over the last decade. But parts of the region north of metro Atlanta have been playing catch-up with technology. The area's now in the middle of a big push to get plugged-in for the economic benefits.

Unemployment Rate Drops

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says that while there is a reduction in new layoffs, the unemployment rate declined last month.

State Nuclear Regulators Monitor Japan

Regulatory officials in Georgia are trying to glean lessons from Japan’s ongoing nuclear crisis. Members of the Public Service Commission met yesterday with officials from Southern Company. The PSC asked the company to prove its two nuclear plants can handle disaster.

Aflac Stock Down

Columbus-based Aflac does majority of its business in Japan. Stock down following eathquake and tsunami. Company officials donate money to Red Cross to aid in disaster.

Virtual Patient Lab Moves Medicine Forward

Medical Center of Central Georgia opens new simulation lab. Practice for nurses and medical students should prevent mistakes and improve care. Sim labs opening across country.

Georgia Nuclear Plans Under Scrutiny

Nuclear energy in the U.S. is under review after a massive earthquake and tsunami severely damaged Japanese nuclear power plants last week. The disaster raises questions about two reactors proposed for Plant Vogtle near Augusta.