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Turning Farmland Into Solar Fields

Georgia’s largest solar farm to date is heating homes in north Georgia. It's the second major project to turn farmland into solar fields.

Iconic Music Studio Gets Second Chance

One of Macon’s most iconic music sites is getting a second chance. Newtown Macon and the Peyton Anderson Foundation have purchased the old Capricorn Recording Studios in Downtown Macon.

Deal, Chambliss Urge Federal Port Dollars

Governor Nathan Deal made his first trip outside Metro Atlanta since becoming Governor. And it should come as no surprise that he visited the Port of Savannah.

Music Hall Board Needs More Time

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame’s future is uncertain after its authority board failed to approve a plan for the museum Wednesday. Macon is vying to keep the hall, while Athens, Dunwoody and Woodstock are trying to lure it to their communities.

Unions Protest Outsourcing Conference

Georgia union leaders protested a conference on outsourcing, being held in Atlanta. They say the event is for executives who want to learn more about how to outsource services overseas. Unions say it's an affront to Georgia workers.

Music Hall Board Needs More Time

Members of a board trying to decide whether to keep a Georgia music museum in Macon or move it somewhere else were unable to decide, and members say they want to learn more about potential sites.

Southern Company Reports Earnings

Atlanta-based Southern Company, which owns Georgia Power, earned nearly 2-billion dollars in 2010. Company officials say it’s because of increased sales and revenues.

State Among Worst in Nation for Construction Job Losses

The construction industry in Georgia lost 7.5 percent of its jobs last year, the fifth highest construction job-loss rate in the nation, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.

More Hurdles For Harbor Deepening

A comment period for the Savannah harbor deepening project ended Tuesday. But it won't be the last and the project still has several more hurdles.

Retailers Want Sales Tax Holiday

Georgia retailers are fighting to bring back the sales tax holiday this year. The lobbying effort comes despite state lawmakers’ reluctance, and the Tax Reform Council’s recommendation, to not bring it back.