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DOT Study Could Benefit GA Port

The Federal Department of Transportation is launching a 12-month study to determine which U.S. ports will get funding for improved road and railways.

Delta To Feature Georgia Produce

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will feature Georgia-grown produce this summer. Passengers on more than 17,000 flights in May and June will see a series of short videos about Georgia’s Vidalia onions, watermelons, peaches, and blueberries.

Full Steam Ahead At Mitsubishi Plant

Mitsubishi Power is ahead of schedule building its electrical turbine manufacturing facility on the coast. Company officials plan to celebrate their progress Wednesday.

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.