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Film Industry Lobbies For Tax Credit

Georgia’s film and TV industry tax credit is on shaky ground as the state looks to raise revenue. And other states could benefit from just the rumor of eliminating the credit.

Brunswick Jail Won't Expand Downtown

Officials in coastal Glynn County have narrowed their options for a jail expansion project. The possible locations appears to end years of bitter controversy. County officials need more jail space and so three years-ago they embarked on jail expansion in downtown Brunswick.

Indian State OK's Coke Lawsuit

An Indian state has passed a law allowing residents to seek compensation from soft drink giant Coca-Cola for alleged environmental damage from a former bottling plant.

Flooring Business Grows Despite Industry Struggle

One of the world’s largest flooring companies doubled its 4th quarter earnings. Mohawk Flooring’s success is a needed boost for a struggling Georgia industry.

House OK's Cutting Trees By Billboards

The state house passed a bill that would allow the clear-cutting of trees in front of billboards. It's a measure bill board companies have been trying to pass for years. The bill lets companies cut trees on state right of way property obscuring motorists’ view of the signs.

Earnings Improve for Georgia’s Banks

After a rough 2009, the Georgia banking industry is seeing signs of improvement.

Heinz Ketchup To Use Coke's Bottle

H.J. Heinz Co. says it is making its iconic ketchup bottles a bit more green. The food maker announced Wednesday that it will use Coca-Cola Co.'s plant-based plastic bottle technology for its ketchup.

Two More Georgia Banks Fail

Regulators have shut down two small banks in Georgia, making six banks that have failed in the state this year.

Delta Fined For Treatment of Disabled

Delta Airlines is facing a $2 million fine by U.S. Department of Transportation. The sanction is a result of poor treatment of disabled travelers and lax response to written complaints about the incidents. They occurred in 2007 and 2008.

Warm Temperatures Put Crops At Risk

By then end of the week some parts of the state could see temperatures in the 70’s. The early warm-up could put blueberry and peach crops at risk if temperatures go back down.

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