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Macon Gets Second Airline

The Middle Georgia Regional Airport is getting a second airline. The announcement comes after the U.S. Department of Transportation ended federal subsidies for flights out of Middle Georgia.

Utility To Fight Profit Limits

Georgia Power is fighting a proposal that would cut its profits if the cost of building a nuclear power plant runs over-budget.

State Jobless Rate Climbs Again

Georgia’s unemployment rate is up again. The 10.2 percent mark for December is a two-tenths of a point rise over the previous month. For more than three years, the state’s jobless rate has topped the national rate, which is currently at 9.4.

Georgia Economic Outlook Mixed

When it comes to Georgia’s economy experts are seeing a mixed bag for 2011. The pace of the recovery has a lot to do with where you live.

Georgia Seceded 150 Years Ago

A new historical marker unveiled Wednesday marks the event that led Georgia into the Civil War. The sign in Milledgeville will tell the story of Georgia’s decision to secede from the Union.

Higher Costs Cut Delta Net Income

Higher fuel prices and plane repair expenses held-down net income growth for Delta Air Lines in the last quarter.

Bank Closure State's First Of '11

The state’s first bank failure of the new year came over the weekend. Georgia’s Department of Banking and Finance closed Brunswick’s Oglethorpe Bank late Friday. Deposits and assets were acquired by Bank of the Ozarks, a Little Rock, Arkansas-based institution.

Blasts of Snow Affect Local Businesses

The snow has kept much of the Northern half of the state paralyzed. Businesses are now weathering this second blast of winter. For this local Atlanta grocery store that has stayed open, business is better than ever. Chris Hutchens is the manager.

Golf Hall of Fame Site Up for Grabs

The Medical College of Georgia is eyeing the site of the state’s failed Golf Hall of Fame for a new biotechnology research park. More than 8 months have past since the state put the 17 acres of down town Augusta property up for auction.

Critics Challenge Port Project's Impact On Jobs

With about two weeks remaining in a public comment period for the Savannah harbor deepening project, some environmental groups are challening a key claim of the project's backers. They doubt it'll create jobs.