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Charting The Future Of Atlanta's Airport

Napa Valley, Sonoma...Hiwassee Highlands? Georgia Gets Its First "American Viticultural Area"

Georgia’s wine industry took a step forward last month, when the federal government recognized the state’s first American Viticultural Area, or AVA. There are over 200 such areas in the US (California’s Napa Valley is probably the best known).

The King Of Pops: From Indie Food Cart To Atlanta Icon

How do you create an Atlanta icon? For the owner of one of the city’s most venerable indie food businesses, it started with getting laid off. Steven Carse lost his job at an insurance company in 2009, and began working on his Plan B: an artisanal ice pop company called King of Pops.

Georgia Small Businesses Hope Tax- Free Weekend Will Give A Much Needed Boost

This weekend is the state’s sales tax holiday. On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, sales tax won’t be charged on clothing, school supplies and some computers. Small businesses are hoping it will provide the boost they need.

New Record For Georgia Ports

Georgia’s ports handled a record number of units during the last fiscal year, according to figures released Monday. The Port of Savannah moved more than 3 million container units for the first time ever, an increase of 6.3 percent over the previous year.

Nevada Judge Denies Former Medient CEO’s Request For Restraining Order, Sets Trial Date

A Nevada judge has denied a request by former Medient Studios CEO Manu Kumaran to extend a temporary restraining order against the Savannah-area film company.

Medient CEO Briefs Effingham County Officials On Studio Project

The new CEO of Medient Studios says the film company is “very much moving forward” following a shakeup in leadership last month. CEO Jake Shapiro attributes a lawsuit by the former CEO and co-founder, Manu Kumaran, to nothing more than “the griping of a fired employee” and “sour grapes.”

Shopping Scott Antique Market, 'America’s Favorite Treasure Hunt'

Persian rugs, a civil war era surgical kit, and paintings are just a few of the items visitors can find just a short drive south of Atlanta to Scott Antique Market.

Two 'Midnight Rider' Filmmakers Turn Themselves In To Georgia Authorities

Two California filmmakers facing criminal charges in Georgia in the death of a camera assistant are preparing to plead “not guilty” this week.

Nevada Judge Orders Medient Studios To Stop Doing Business, Schedules Hearing

A Nevada judge has ordered a Savannah film studio to stop operating for now, a month after a shakeup at the company. The judge in Nevada’s Second Judicial District Court has granted a temporary restraining order against Medient Studios at the request of ousted CEO Manu Kumaran.

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