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Hospitals Push Expansions

Despite a still shaky economy, multi-million dollar hospital expansion projects are moving ahead across the state. For some hospitals, there’s no choice.

WORKING: Handling An Unproductive Co-worker

Workplace consultant and career coach Brandon Smith chats with us regularly about issues we all face in our work lives and careers. This week, he answered this question from one of his blog readers:

Roofing Maker Adds Third Location

State officials say a roofing manufacturer will open a new facility in Bulloch County, creating about 50 full-time jobs. Building materials maker GAF will produce insulation in Statesboro. The company already has two other Georgia locations, in Savannah and Cumming.

Georgia Gets New Superfund Site

A middle Georgia site is now on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund list. The listing makes cleaning up the Armstrong World Industries site in Macon site a priority to protect people’s health and the environment.

Route Change For Highway 411?

People in northwest Georgia have been waiting on an extension to Highway 411 for three decades. It would relieve congestion and create better access to Interstate 75. The state is ready to move forward.

Delta To Trim Flights

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines plans to further reduce its flights by about two percent next year.

Utility Regulator Speaks To Congress

A Georgia utility regulator will tell Congress that more time and study is needed before coal-fired power plants should be forced to meet stricter environmental rules.

Tourism Conference Opens

Four hundred tourism professionals from across the state are in Macon. They’re learning about ways to bring visitors to Georgia. The Governor’s Tourism Conference is in Macon for the first time in 29 years. It’s where industry experts get updated on trends and forecasts.

World Trade Center Coming To Savannah

Savannah is seeking to become Georgia's second World Trade Center designated city. The affiliation could boost the city's international recognition. The New York-based World Trade Center is a non-profit association for promoting trade.

Tainted Turkey Recall Expands

Cargill Inc. announced a second recall of ground turkey products Sunday after a test showed salmonella in a sample from the same Arkansas plant tied to a recall issued last month.

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