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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.

Rome Plant Laying Off Workers

State officials have been notified that a northwest Georgia firm is laying off 67 employees at its Rome plant.

Ga. No.1 In Women-Owned Business Growth

A new report ranks Georgia first in the growth of women-owned businesses. Researchers looked at business growth over the last 14 years. The study was commissioned by American Express and uses Census data.

PSC Could Check Vogtle Costs

State regulators are considering a plan to protect energy consumers. It has to do with potential cost-over runs on Georgia Power's 14 billion dollar expansion of Plant Vogtle.

Nuclear Plant Funding Deal Stalls

Georgia Power says it's been unable to reach a deal on sharing the financial risk of building a new nuclear power plant.

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