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GA Power: New Rules Could Cost Billions

Georgia Power says the cost of upgrading or replacing power plants to meet stricter environmental rules could cost $5 billion to $7 billion through 2020.

Airlines Earn Millions During FAA Shutdown

The shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration largely did not save consumers money because airlines hiked fares to offset the reduction in federal taxes air travelers would have paid.

FAA Shutdown Worries Rural Airports

Operators of small rural Georgia airports are getting increasingly worried over the Congressional stalemate of FAA funding. And those worries go beyond furloughs and expansion projects.

Feds Schedule Vogtle Reactor Approval

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a license to build one of the nation's first nuclear power plants in a generation could come by December.

Savannah Area Courts Major Warehouse

Savannah-area officials are courting another giant warehousing firm. If the efforts are successful, the unnamed company would add to the port region's dominance in logistics. Logistics is the business of moving things around.

No Cost-Sharing For Nuclear Plant

In a unanimous vote, utility regulators rejected a plan Tuesday that would have tied Georgia’s Powers profits to its ability to stay within budget for its nuclear expansion project. The Public Service Commission will rely on regular reviews to monitor costs.

Drought Eases Slightly

Despite the dangerously hot weather, drought conditions are actually improving in some parts of the state. The changes are slight but welcome.

Food Recall Expands

A company in Lawrenceville that supplies foods for some retail outlets has recalled numerous products, including sandwiches, parfaits, wraps, plates and salads, because of potential listeria contamination.

Mexico Opens to Southern Peaches

Mexico is reopening its trade markets to southern peaches. The deal comes after years of negotiations but a little late in the season for Georgia growers.

Fish Kill Spawns Second Lawsuit

This year's massive fish kill in the Ogeechee River has spawned a second lawsuit against a Screven County textile factory. The Ogeechee Riverkeeper has filed an intent to sue King American Finishing.