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WORKING: The Pendulum Swing - Labor Shortages Coming Soon?

Economists have long been talking about the day when the bulk of the baby boomer generation finally retires.

Retired General: Middle Georgia Must Work Together To Retain Robins Air Force Base

The former top general at Robins Air Force Base believes Middle Georgia has to confront negative stereotypes about the region. Retired Gen. Bob McMahon stepped down Sunday as head of the 21st Century Partnership, a nonprofit that works to protect the base from closure.

$9 Million Cocaine Stash Discovered At Savannah Port

Authorities are investigating the discovery of nearly 350 pounds of cocaine at the Port of Savannah. Officials say they found 133 packages containing white powder during a routine inspection on April 14. The powder tested positive for cocaine.

Environmentalists Object To Plant Vogtle Water Use Permit

Environmental groups say Southern Company wants to take too much water from the Savannah River for two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle. The power company is asking for a permit to withdraw up to 74 million gallons a day.

Georgia's Leading Role In Reality TV

It’s no secret that a lot of reality TV shows are filmed right here in Georgia. Thom Beers, the brains behind action-packed programs including Deadliest Catch and Monster Garage, got his start in Atlanta working for Ted Turner.

Goodwill Hosts Ten Job Fairs In Coastal Region

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will host 10 job fairs this week to connect residents with job opportunities and training services in the region. The first is Tuesday in Jesup, with others to follow throughout the region.

Savannah Carriage Companies 'Upgrading' Policies After Runaway Horse Incident

Carriage company owners in Savannah say they’re taking steps to better prepare their drivers for emergencies, after a runaway horse tore through downtown traffic last week while carrying several passengers.

Georgia Ports Authority Touts Wetlands Creation On Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, the Georgia Ports Authority is highlighting a new wetland area constructed for stormwater treatment. The 14 acres of man-made wetlands lie between the storage and dock facilities and a container transfer facility at GPA’s Garden City Terminal.

Vidalias: The Conversation Around Georgia's Sweetest Onion Turns Sour

Vidalia onion growers can legally pack and ship onions this week. But so far the state’s agriculture commissioner doesn’t appear to be doing anything to punish a Georgia grower who admits to packing ahead of that date.

The Atlanta Beltline: Transforming Atlanta's Urban Culture

"Mommy says nobody walks the streets of downtown Atlanta anymore. You’re either riding in a car, or walking across a bridge between the buildings and the sky.”