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Georgians Start Shopping Early

Black Friday’s morning rush was busy but largely uneventful in Georgia.

Athens Has Lowest Unemployment

The Georgia Department of Labor reported Friday the lowest unemployment rate in Georgia is in Athens with 7.5 percent; the highest is Dalton with 12.7 percent.

Coalition Tackling Breast Cancer

The Georgia Department of Public Health is part of a group launching a pilot program focusing on people at high risk for developing breast cancer. Experts hope to develop referral networks, streamline screening, and potentially reduce insurance costs for breast cancer testing.

Green Energy Plant Brings 150 Jobs

A company says it will build a renewable energy electric generation plant in Twiggs County, creating about 150 jobs. The Telegraph newspaper reports that WGS Energy Group LLC has signed a purchase agreement for about 275 acres of land in the Interstate 16 South Industrial Park.

Coal Plant Nets Final Air Permit

The group of electrical cooperatives planning to build a $2.1 billion coal-fired power plant in middle Georgia has received the final go-ahead from state environmental regulators. The sign-off on Plant Washington comes after planners pledged to make the plant cleaner.

Coal Plant Gets New Air Permit

The state's Environmental Protection Division has re-issued the air permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant in Georgia after the plant addressed issues identified earlier by a judge.

Delta Boosts Attendants' Pay

Delta Air Lines Inc. says a federal board has upheld results from an election that blocked a union from representing its flight attendants.

State Awards Tourism Grants

A Georgia state agency is awarding $200,000 in grants to 23 Georgia municipalities, museums and other attractions that work to draw tourists to the state.

Savannah Eyes Film Studio

Savannah's growth in the film and digital entertainment industry is prompting local officials to consider building a large film studio. It's part of a new economic development mission.

WORKING: Don't Put It Off

A little or a lot, we all procrastinate about something. Workplace expert and career consultant Brandon Smith explains why we put off some things and how we can overcome that tendency.