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Advocates Look To Solar-Powered Budget

A pair of Southeast Georgia solar energy advocates has a novel idea for cash-strapped counties looking for new revenues. A demonstration project aims to make rural Georgia rich again -- with help from the sun.

SC Denies Savannah Harbor Deepening Permit

Environmental regulators for South Carolina have denied a permit sought by the Army Corps of Engineers to deepen the river channel to Savannah's booming seaport in Georgia.

WORKING: Unemployed Need Not Apply

Georgia’s unemployment rate ticked back into double digits in July and August. It’s been close to 10 percent for at least two years now.

Georgia Capitalizes On Wind Power

A new factory that makes parts for wind turbines opened in north Georgia Tuesday. Although the state has no large-scale wind project of its own, it's capitalizing on the manufacturing end of renewable energy production.

Safety, Industry Collide On Truck Weight

A group representing Georgia truckers is staying on the sidelines of a fierce debate in Congress over truck weight limits. Some shippers and business groups want Congress to let states allow heavier trucks on highways.

Savannah Port Expands Refrigerated Space

The Georgia Ports Authority is expanding the Port of Savannah's refrigerated storage space for poultry and other cargo that needs to be kept cold.

Lockheed Cuts To Hit State

Airplane-maker Lockheed Martin Corp. is laying-off 540 employees at three nationwide locations—including in Marietta, Ga. The company says it expects most of the affected workers to leave by year end.

Nuclear Hearing 'Historic'

The country's top nuclear regulators have started a first-of-its-kind meeting before deciding whether to allow construction of a new nuclear plant in Georgia.

Cities Regulate 'Sweepstakes Centers'

Local communities are taking matters into their own hands to slow the spread of so-called "sweepstakes centers." Governor Nathan Deal in May vetoed a bill targeting the centers, which officials say, are stealth casinos.

Another Year Delay In Port Deepening

It'll be another year before the Georgia Ports Authority can expect major funding for a long-sought Savannah harbor deepening project.

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