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High Reward For Copper Thieves

As the price of copper surges, so does the number of copper thefts from electricity transmission stations. Power companies across the state are now offering hefty rewards for information about copper thieves. $3,000 is now the going price in Georgia for information leading to the arrest and conviction of someone stealing copper. Thieves strip the metal from high voltage transmission facilities. At a going price this week of more than $3 a pound they can make hundreds of dollars selling it to scrap metal yards.

German Company to Expand in Fulton County

Governor Perdue announces new IT services will bring 110 jobs to Atlanta area

SC Wants More Time To Study Harbor Project

Georgia officials are worried about a potential monkey wrench in the Savannah harbor deepening project. South Carolina environmental officials say, they won't certify that the project meets their state's water quality standards until after a year-long review. Scientists have been studying the issue for 11 years and Georgia officials want the harbor deepened as soon as possible.

Commission Plans Nuclear Tour

A federal panel charged with finding new ways to store high level nuclear waste will tour the Savannah River Site near Augusta Thursday. The Blue Ribbon Commission for America’s Nuclear Future was created by the Obama administration last year after it scrapped plans for a waste repository at Yucca Mountain near Las Vegas.

Insurance Costs Surge Past Incomes

Between 2003-2009 premiums rose 48-percent in Georgia. Deductibles and co-pays going up as well. People in the South are less healthy.

$1B Sports Complex Nears Approval

A billion-dollar sports complex is set to break ground near Lake Allatoona this spring. The 1,400-acre parcel is under contract, and the permitting and zoning processes are under way. Despite the hefty price tag and lingering recession, developers think such an expensive project will be a success. The Lake Point Sporting Community and Town Center could break ground as early as April along 3 miles of Interstate 75 in Bartow County.

State Manufacturing Grew In 2010

Georgia’s manufacturing index trended up in 2010. That comes out of the latest survey from Kennesaw State University's Econometric Center.

Low-Paying Job Growth Causes Concern

Georgia has seen a boom in call centers this recession. The rise in low paying jobs like these coupled with a decrease in manufacturing worries some.

After Deepening, Georgia Wants New Port

Savannah harbor deepening is first and foremost among legislative concerns for Georgia's coastal delegation. But there's another port-related project coming up behind harbor deepening that supporters hope lawmakers take up. It's a new Savannah River seaport that is to be jointly run with South Carolina in that state's Jasper County.

Georgia Music Industry Looking At Tax Incentives To Spur Growth

Fifteen states already have tax incentives. Film credits have created business boom in Georgia. Music industry would like to see similar growth.