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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.

Columbus Courts Pratt-Whitney Jobs

The scheduled closure of two Pratt and Whitney plants in Connecticut could be west Georgia’s gain.

Neighbors Criticize Coal Plant Plan

The plant proposed by Power 4 Georgians would pump about 13 million gallons a day from the Oconnee River to be used in the Ogeechee River Basin. Any extra water would be returned.

New Data On Lake Lanier’s Impact

A new report says Georgia’s historic drought of 2008 took a disastrous toll on the economy of Lake Lanier north of Atlanta. The non-profit 1071 Coalition” spent $180,000 on the independent study to provide hard data on Lake Lanier’s economic importance to North Georgia.

Georgia Has Gone 4G

Georgia has stepped into the world of 4G. Governor Sonny Perdue and officials with wireless provider Verizon announced the launch of the most current innovation of high-speed wireless access.

Cold Temps Bring Pros & Cons

As Georgians worry about keeping warm through the current freezing temperatures, some farmers are concerned about their crops. But there can be pros and cons to cold weather.

Work Begins On Jekyll Convention Center

State officials marked the official start of construction on the centerpiece of Jekyll Island's multi-year revitalization project. The Jekyll Island Convention center will cost the state about $50 million.

UPS Boosts Package Security

The world’s largest package delivery company is stepping-up security measures for customers mailing packages. The move comes after explosives were discovered on a UPS plane over a month ago.