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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.

Columbus Buys Hybrid Buses

Columbus will get four new hybrid buses for METRA, the west Georgia city's public transportation system. The new 32-seat Daimler Chrysler buses will allow the system to replace four aging buses in 2013.

State Study Explains Fish Kill

Low pH balance levels killed fish in Reedy and Brier creeks in Jefferson and Burke Counties. That's according to a state investigation. According to a Georgia Wildlife Resources Division report, the source for the pH variance in the 18 miles of waterways is unclear.

Festival Adapts For Survival

Augusta’s Westobou Festival is trimming back its dates for 2012. The art, music, film and culture festival will enter its fifth year by halving the previous ten-day schedule to five.

Pecan Thieves Beware

Law officers in Peach County say they're cracking down on pecan thieves, which have been on the rise now that harvesting is in full swing. Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese tells The Macon Telegraph that most of the suspects are gathering large amounts of pecans to sell.

State Unemployment Down Slightly

State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.2 percent in October, down one-tenth of a percentage point from September. The Georgia Department of Labor said in a statement Thursday that the state added 26,500 jobs.