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Georgia Lags In Energy Efficiency Programs

A new report shows there are big gaps in energy efficiency programs that utility companies are providing for customers.The Southeast trails the rest of the nation.

Iconic Music Venue Sold

Concert producer Alex Cooley is buying the popular music venue Eddie's Attic in downtown Decatur. The listening room founded by Eddie Owen in the 1990s has over the years provided early opportunities for such successful performers as the Indigo Girls, Sean Mullins and Sugarland.

RAFB Employees Take Buyout

Around 200 employees at Robins Air Force Base have accepted offers to voluntarily leave their jobs or retire. The Middle Georgia base is in the process of cutting 600 positions as the Department of Defense slashes $400 million dollars from its budget.

Nuclear Regulator Tells Industry To Fix Issues

The country's top nuclear safety regulator warned the industry against complacency and said it must resolve several long-running issues, including fire protection and a new analysis of earthquake risks.

Georgia Mortgage Delinquencies Rise

Georgia mortgage delinquencies are rising, according to research released by credit agency TransUnion. The agency listed Georgia with the ninth highest 60-day mortgage loan delinquency rate in the nation.

Compromise Approved On Port Dredging

The board that oversees South Carolina's environmental agency has approved a compromise with the Army Corps of Engineers over a permit to dredge the Savannah River.

Insurers Get Waiver On Deadline

Health insurance companies offering Georgians individual plans are getting more time before they have to spend 80 percent of the money they collect from customers on insurance claims.

Twelve Rivers Make 'Dirty' List

Southeast Georgia's Ogeechee River tops a new list of dirty Georgia waterways. The Georgia Water Coalition is highlighting a dozen threatened rivers. A coalition spokeswoman says, a massive fish kill on the Ogeechee in May cinched the river's place at the top.

Restaurants Face Surprise Probes

Starting this month, the U.S. Department of Labor is stepping up enforcement of labor laws in Georgia.

Isakson Wants Atlanta Airport Probe

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is asking the Transportation Security Administration to investigate an alleged security breach at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.