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Atlantic Bottom Fishing Ban Cancelled

Federal fisheries managers have abandoned plans to ban bottom-fishing off much of the Georgia coast. The proposal was the most controversial idea in an effort to protect the over-fished red snapper population. It's still illegal to catch red snapper.

Reynolds Homeowners Consider Buying Assets

Developers of the exclusive Reynolds Plantation golf community want to get out of debt by selling assets to their residents.

Delta Lands Hefty Tax Break

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a hefty tax break for Delta Air Lines. The bill Deal signed into law on Wednesday will save the Georgia-based airline up to $30 million on jet fuel taxes over two years.

Southwest Airlines Buys Airtan

U.S. antitrust regulators say Southwest's purchase of AirTran Airways isn't likely to hurt airline competition, clearing the way for the deal to close next week.

Savannah Ambulances Get Green Lights

Savannah officials Tuesday marked the completion of a project to synchronize traffic lights with emergency vehicles. Eighty Savannah intersections can now tell when ambulances, police cruisers and fire trucks are approaching -- so they get the green light.

Aflac Quack Is Back

The quack is back. After six weeks of silence, the Aflac duck has a new voice. Following a nation wide search for new talent, Aflac announced Tuesday that Minnesotan Dan McKeague will be the new voice of the company.

Music Industry Wants Tax Breaks

People that make music in Georgia want their own tax breaks. They’ve put out a study to drum up support for them.

Synovus Posts Improved 1Q

Synovus released its first quarter earnings report today, detailing a net loss of $93 M, both an improvement over a year ago and beating industry expectations.

Nuclear Reactor Starts After Shutdown

Authorities say a nuclear reactor that unexpectedly shut down in eastern Georgia was back online and running at partial power Monday after being restarted Sunday night.

Deal Hints At State Paying Port Project

Governor Nathan Deal says, Georgia should be ready to ante up if the federal government doesn't come through on funds for the Savannah harbor deepening project. Deal's comments came this week at a meeting of reporters.