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State Posts Restaurant Scores Online

The Georgia Department of Community Health has begun making restaurant health scores available online. The move comes as a growing number of states, like Alabama and Florida, are making the information available on the web

Economist: Savannah's Recession Over

A regional economist says, Savannah's recession is over. Michael Toma of Armstrong Atlantic State University says, his numbers show, the downturn ended for the Savannah area earlier this year. Port activity and tourism are leading Savannah's come-back.

Food Products Seized From Warehouse

$1 million dollars worth of food products from an east Georgia distributor were seized by federal and state authorities yesterday. The stock of cookies, crackers and other packaged items came from an unlicensed Athens warehouse, which was found infested with rodents.

Inland Port To Open in October

Officials say, Georgia's inland port will start shipping containers by rail to the seaport of Savannah starting in October. The start-up of the port in Cordele will be slow, with about a hundred jobs being filled in the next few months. Once fully operational, however, the port could be the center of thousands of shipping, warehouse and transportation jobs.

Macon Jobs Saved And Created

Diaper manufacturer stays in Macon. First Quality plans to expand facility there. More jobs coming.

Union Wants More Local Hires

Union leaders in Savannah say, local workers aren't seeing benefits from a major new employer. Governor Sonny Perdue and Mitsubishi Power broke ground last year on a new power generator facility near Savannah, saying it would bring 500 jobs to the area.

More Workers Leave Labor Force

Georgia's jobless rate is down to 9.9 percent, but the job market continues to deteriorate according to Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond

Athens, Macon At Risk For Double-Dip Recession

Moody's economist says two Georgia cities are at risk to slide back in recession. Job market partly to blame. Chances are one-in-three.

Home Depot Profit Up, Forecast Down

Modest sales increases helped boost Home Depot's second-quarter net income 7 percent. The No. 1 home-improvement retailer trimmed its revenue forecast but raised its earnings forecast to account for share repurchases.

400 Jobs Head To Statesboro

The world’s top trailer manufacturer will begin construction on a new plant in Statesboro later this year. Governor Perdue announced the company’s $33.5 million dollar plan on Monday. The investment is expected to create more than 400 jobs over the next four years.