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Can You Quack “Aflac”?

Around the country, people are trying to quack their way to fame as the new voice of the Aflac spokesduck.

Police Target Masters Scalpers

This week, Richmond County sheriffs arrested 13 people for scalping tickets outside the Augusta National. Practice round tickets can sell for as much as $500 on the street. Scalpers lucky enough to get badges for the actual tournament can make thousands.

GA's Farming Future Not So Gloomy After All

It's never been more expensive to be a farmer in Georgia, but the opportunity to make money is also rising. That's according to Scott Angle, Dean of Agriculture and Environmental Science at the University of Georgia.

PSC Delays Vote on Nuclear Cost Check

State regulators have delayed vote on a plan to protect consumers from cost over-runs at Plant Vogtle. The proposal would tie Georgia Power’s profits to its ability to come in on time and at cost for its estimated 14 billion dollar nuclear expansion project.

Augusta Readies For Busy Masters Week

Each year the Mayor’s Masters Reception in down town Augusta marks the beginning of the city’s biggest tourist draw and golf’s most prestigious major tournament.

Government Spotlights Pipeline Safety

Georgia is assessing its aging network of oil and natural gas pipelines. It comes as the federal government announces tougher oversight of underground pipelines nationwide. The goal is to save lives.

Coming Soon: On-Site Poultry Processing

Small poultry farms will soon be able to process birds on-site. It’s one of many changes in the works from State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. Poultry farmers currently have to ship birds out of state for processing.

Georgia Included in Salmonella Recall

Jennie-O Turkey Store is recalling nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burgers that it says were sold at Sam's Club Stores in California and across the nation. The meat may be contaminated with Salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall Saturday.

Power Should Return By Midnight

More than 60,000 homes and businesses across Georgia remained without power Wednesday morning. It's the continued aftermath of the strong storms that rolled through the state Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

Corporate Spending Returns To The Masters

This year's Masters Golf Tournament could pack the biggest economic impact of any in recent memory. Officially, golf's most prestigious tournament has been sold out since the 70s.