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Airline Exits Before Arrival

Atlanta-based Vision Airlines has scrapped plans to fly out of Macon. The carrier is blaming poor ticket sales. Vision planned to fly between Macon and Destin, Florida. The company chose the route because of the number of people from Middle Georgia who vacation in Destin.

House Backs Harbor Deepening

The Georgia House has adopted a resolution supporting the deepening of the Port in Savannah as well, as one across the state line in South Carolina. The House endorsed the measure 167-3 on Tuesday. It already passed the Senate.

Harbor Project Delay Until 2016

An official with the US Army Corp of Engineers says, it now will be at least 2016 before the Savannah harbor deepening project can be completed. And the Corp's Savannah District Commander, Colonel Jeff Hall says, that's "if" final approval and funding come next year.

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.

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