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Atl. Mayor Optimistic On Port Money

Atlanta's mayor says he believes a $600 million project to deepen Savannah's harbor will receive a "significant appropriation" this year from Washington, where he just paid a visit to the White House.

Plant Bowen Wins GE Award

One of Georgia Power's electrical plants has won an environmental award. Plant Bowen in Northwest Georgia's Bartow County won the award from General Electric. The national company cited the plant for reducing how much water it takes from the Etowah River.

Regulators Close 13th Georgia Bank

Regulators shut down another small bank in Georgia Friday, lifting to 13 the number of Georgia bank failures this year in the wake of economic distress and mounting soured loans. Across the country, 47 banks have closed this year.

Nuclear Site Plans Emergency Drill

Officials at the Savannah River Site near Augusta are working on a facility-wide emergency drill. The goal is to gauge how effectively workers can respond during a natural disaster.

Upping Augusta's 'Cool Factor'

GHSU President Ricardo Azziz wants his university to have a major impact on Augusta’s economy by 2020. To do that, he says, the school needs to add 100 research positions.

Costs Rising For Fuel At Nuclear Site

A congressional committee is expressing concern over rising costs and potential delays at the U.S. Energy Department's mixed oxide fuel project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina.

Jobless Rate Holds At 9.8 Percent

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stayed at 9.8 percent last month, and there was a slight increase in payroll jobs.

Textile Plant Sued Over Fish Kill

People living along the Ogeechee River are suing a southeast Georgia fabric plant. They're blaming the company for causing the deaths of more than 33,000 fish last month.

Survey: GA Agriculture Needs Workers

A Georgia Department of Agriculture survey has revealed a shortage in farm labor. But the question is, why aren't those jobs filled? The farmers surveyed report a need for 11,000 workers this year. That’s despite a state unemployment rate of 9.9 percent.

Nuclear Reactor Gets Redesign

Westinghouse Electric Co. has submitted revisions to the proposed design of a new nuclear reactor after the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission raised concerns last month.

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