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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.

Court Rules On Soldier’s Hospital Bill

MCG Health sued Sergeant Braxton Morgan and put a lean on the settlement money to pay for his hospital bill. MCG did not file a claim with his military insurance provider TRICARE.

Hope Dwindles for Car Jobs

Despite hopes a new car plant just over the Tennessee border would bring jobs to Georgia, that apparently hasn’t happened. People in North Georgia thought Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant would bring jobs to the area, according to Dalton’s Daily Citizen.

McDonough Bank Is State’s 2nd In 2011

Georgia had its second bank failure of 2011 late Friday, with the closure of Enterprise Banking Company in McDonough.

Economic Development Agency Hires Marketer

The state Department of Economic Development will spend more than $13 million over the next five years on a contract aimed at promoting tourism, film and global commerce.

Bids, Again, For Music Hall Of Fame

The four cities that want to house the Georgia Music Hall of Fame were in Macon today to plead their case to museum officials. Athens, Dunwoody, Macon and Woodstock took tough questions.

Feds Deem Reactors Crash-Proof

Last month the Advisory Committee On Reactor Safeguards declared the Westinghouse AP1000 safe to build and operate as long as a separate review showed the design could withstand a plane crash.

SC Officials Wary Of Savannah Harbor Plans

A rift is widening on the Savannah River over the proposed Savannah harbor deepening. South Carolina officials worry, the planned harbor deepening could hold back development of a proposed port in Jasper County.

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.