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State Cracks Down On Fake Vidalias

It’s harvest season for Georgia’s state vegetable and state agriculture officials say they are busy protecting the reputation of the Vidalia onion.

Bill Could Boost Convention Hotel

Governor Nathan Deal still is reviewing a bill that would give tax breaks to some tourism projects. The state incentives could benefit a taxpayer-backed hotel. The proposed hotel is near the Savannah International Trade Center.

Guardian To Oversee Reynolds Plantation

A court-appointed guardian is taking control of the assets of the developer of the luxury Georgia golf community Reynolds Plantation, a move aimed at helping the financially troubled company avoid bankruptcy or foreclosure.

Drug Maker Settles With State

A pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay Georgia about $400,000 to settle a fraud lawsuit over a prescription drug for treating multiple sclerosis.

Court Rules Against Gun Store

A Georgia gun store owner has lost another round in court against New York City. It’s the latest legal chapter over the issue of what the city called “rogue” dealers providing criminals easy access to guns.

Gulfstream Expansion Gets Corps OK

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers officials have given their approval for an 890-acre expansion at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

Salmonella Prompts Tomato Recall

A Florida tomato grower is voluntarily recalling its grape tomatoes after a sample tested positive for salmonella. Six L's Packing Company Inc. said in a statement Monday that no illnesses had been reported in connection to the recall as of April 29.

Southwest Closes On AirTran

Southwest Airlines Co. has closed its purchase of AirTran. For travelers, nothing much changes right away.

Storms Cost $75M So Far

Authorities estimate that a series of tornadoes that struck Georgia last week inflicted $75 million in insured losses.

Reynolds Homeowners Reject Buy-Out

Property owners at Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee have voted against buying golf courses, marinas, clubhouses and other community assets from its developer.

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