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Corps To Extends Harbor Comments Period

The US Army Corps of Engineers could extend the public comment period for the massive project to deepen the Savannah harbor. The Corps' District Commander says, the agency should announce an extension soon. Environmental groups praised the move.

Delta Eyes Future Growth

Delta says it wants to be a part of future consolidation in the airline industry.

Athens Considers 'River District'

Athens-Clarke County economic development officials are looking at a plan to encourage development on a swath of land between downtown and the North Oconee River.

Court Rules Against Oxendine

A Fulton County judge has ruled that state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine disregarded application requirements when awarding small-loan licenses. Superior Court Judge Marvin Arrington ruled that Oxendine was not requiring applicants for licenses to fill out required forms.

Onion Farmers Watch Drought More Than Cold

The cold weather is causing concerns for anyone who has freeze-sensitive plants. But farmers are more concerned about the lack of rain. It's rained just 18 inches since July in Toombs County, the heart of Georgia's $83 million a year Vidalia onion harvest.

State Tax Collections Rise in November

Fueled by property and corporate income tax collections, Georgia's revenues climbed in November for the sixth straight month. State officials reported Monday that tax collections for the month are up 6.7 percent from the same month a year before.

Film Industry Confident Tax Breaks Will Stay

While Georgia's overall economy remains stagnant, the state's film industry is booming. Film industry officials believe that will keep them in good stead with state lawmakers who are reviewing all of Georgia's tax credits next year.

Red Snapper Rules Reversed

Federal fishery managers have dropped plans to close about 5,000 square miles of Atlantic ocean to bottom fishing as part of a red snapper recovery plan.

Women-Owned Businesses Surge

The latest census data shows women-owned businesses in Georgia surged from 2002 to 2007. In 2007, women owned nearly 280,000 firms in Georgia. That’s up from about 200,000 five years earlier.

Cruise Ships Could Draw 350,000

Cruise ships could bring Savannah more passengers than originally estimated. That's the conclusion of the first phase of a cruise ship feasibility study.

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