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How Does Georgia Diversify Our Economy?

The news of apparent recovery has come frequently from northwest Georgia’s flooring industry in recent months. The region’s economy remains heavily reliant on flooring. State economic development officials say they focus more on diversifying Georgia’s overall economy rather than looking locally or regionally.

Funding for New Water Project Has Opponents

The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to authorize spending for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. State officials hailed the vote as a major breakthrough for the state's top federal priority. But some opponents still say the nearly $700 million dollar project is far from a done deal.

Some of the World’s Largest Shipping Cranes Have a New Home

On Wednesday, four new cranes began operating at the Port of Savannah. These cranes are some of the largest in the world. They are part of the port's efforts to be ready for large ships expected to sail through Savannah on route to the Panama Canal. GPB's Orlando Montoya got a behind-the-scenes tour from 140 feet in the air.

Paulding Approves Airport Bonds

Authorities in Paulding County have taken another step toward bringing commercial airline service to an airfield northwest of Atlanta, despite opposition from some neighbors. The Paulding County Airport Authority on Tuesday unanimously approved issuing $3.4 million in bonds to pay for a taxiway expansion.

Historic Fair Gets New Home

After more than 160 years in Macon, the Georgia State Fair has moved to the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton. This year's fair begins at its new location on Friday.

Atlanta As Financial Hub

The New York Stock Exchange is a global brand and one that will soon have a foot planted in Atlanta. The Georgia firm that’s buying the exchange wants to bring jobs and recognition for the South’s new financial hub.

WORKING: Keep This To Yourself

The human resources office at work walks a fine line between advocating for employees and protecting the interests of the organization. Workplace consultant Brandon Smith says HR’s first duty is to the company, which means there are some things you don’t want to talk those folks about.

SunTrust Cutting 800 Jobs

Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. has informed employees that it will cut 800 positions in its mortgage business. The bank joins others in a trend that's led to lost jobs as mortgage interest rates rise and fewer homeowners refinance their loans.

Belafonte Sues Martin Luther King Jr. Estate

Harry Belafonte has sued the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. in New York over the fate of three documents he tried to sell at auction. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. It seeks unspecified damages and a court declaration Belafonte is the rightful owner.

Civil War Novel Features Confederate Vengeance

Atlanta author Charles McNair has a new book out that he calls tall fiction. “Picket’s Charge” is about a 114 year old Confederate veteran who decides to kill the last living Union soldier.

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