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DOT Privatizes Road Maintenance

A private contractor begins maintenance work Friday for the state’s Department of Transportation on Interstate-95 along Georgia’s coast. It’s the first project of what might be several more to come, in a plan to save the agency money.

$1.4 B Solar Project May Land In Ga.

Two south Georgia counties are among seven sites being considered for construction of what would be the world’s largest solar farm.

Caterpillar Expansion Adds 200 Jobs

200 jobs and $120 million in investment is on the way to Spalding County, south of Atlanta.

Plant Vogtle Area Shows Little Growth

When Plant Vogtle went online in 1987 Burke County was home to just over 20,000 people. Dotted with scrub oaks and cow pastures, the 800 square mile county looks much the same today as it did then.

Rise In Coke Prices Worries Retailers

Coca-Cola has announced it will raise prices this summer. And some retailers are worried. The Atlanta-based beverage giant says prices will spike 3 to 4 percent. The company cites higher prices for corn, oil, aluminum, and plastic.

Regulator: More Room For Georgia Solar Power

A state utility regulator said he sees more room for solar power in Georgia.

Expert Predicts Vogtle Overruns

Georgia Power and its partners are trying to build two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. Early site preparation started in 2009. But the company can't get the federal license to build the units because manufacturer Westinghouse keeps re-designing them.

Military Training Center Brings Jobs

Up to 200 new jobs are on the way to southwest Georgia. And an economic official calls it the region’s biggest economic announcement in decades.

Watchdogs Say Coal Plant Will Hike Rates

A Georgia consumer advocacy group says a new coal-fired power plant near Sandersville will significantly increase consumers’ power bills.

U.S. Considers Private Nuclear Fuel Reuse

Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Augusta Wednesday took public comment in an early effort to draft licensing rules for commercial reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel.