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Farmers Scramble To Replace Pesticide

Georgia agriculture officials say the early shut down of a Georgia pesticide factory early is bad for the state’s largest industry. Others say it’s good to force farmers to innovate.

Investors Ask Southern Company About Water Use

Under pressure from investors the Southern Company has agreed to share environmental impact information about water use at power plants. Requests for environmental impact data are up 50-percent this year.

Japan Crisis Cuts Delta Revenues

The nation’s second-largest airline says it will lose between $250 million to $400 million this year due to the crisis in Japan. Due to that and higher fuel costs, Delta is again scaling-back its flight schedules.

Plan Could Save Weather Stations

There’s hope a funding plan might soon be in-place to keep a network of weather monitoring stations running across Georgia. It involves bringing all interested parties together to pay their fair share.

New Graduates Reign In Expectations

The job market for new college graduates appears to be reviving. After two years of grim forecasts, employers say, they'll be hiring more new grads this year. But the newly-graduated might have to reign in their expectations.

SunTrust to Repay Nearly $5M in Federal Aid

Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks outlined Friday its plan to repay nearly $5 billion in federal aid it received during the financial bailout.

Nuclear Inspections Coming To GA

Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are planning to inspect all 104 U.S. nuclear plants including two in Georgia.

Milledgeville Getting More Jobs

A Milledgeville manufacturing facility is expanding, and adding up to 300 jobs. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle the expansion is worth 36-million dollars.Triumph Aerostructures Vought Aircraft Division makes parts for aircraft manufacturers like Boeing, Gulfstream and Sikorsky.

Cherry Festival Blossoms In Macon

Macon's annual Cherry Blossom Festival has opened for a 10-day run that features music and a lion and tiger show. The popular festival opened Friday, with country singer Tanya Tucker as the featured performer.

Leaders Talk Broadband, Jobs

North Georgia has seen major population gains over the last decade. But parts of the region north of metro Atlanta have been playing catch-up with technology. The area's now in the middle of a big push to get plugged-in for the economic benefits.