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Construction Set For Army Base

Officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers say, they expect to bring $215 million worth of construction projects onto Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield over the next 12 months.

Mitsubishi Plant Nears Final Phase

Officials at Mitsubishi Power Systems have approved the third and final phase of a gas turbine manufacturing plant near Savannah. The company's board on Monday announced the last stage of the facility, which should be completed by 2012.

Doctors Work To Fight Scammers

Imagine your doctor checking your blood pressure, cholesterol and ... financial well-being. Georgia’s Secretary of State’s Office and the non-profit Investor Protection Trust are teaming up to train doctors to include financial questions during check-ups with older patients.

Tax Breaks Safe For Farmers

The Georgia Farm Bureau’s 72nd annual convention is underway on Jekyll Island. Governor-elect Nathan Deal told the group Monday he plans to cut state spending to keep within the state’s shrinking state budget.

Report: Georgia Needs Solar Growth

A study from Arizona State University’s school of business looked at how much solar energy a state can generate and how much it costs to do it. Georgia came in third behind Colorado and Arizona.

Diseases Hit Blueberries

Some blueberries in South Georgia are at risk of getting two new diseases. Ring Blotch and Leaf Scorch are becoming more prominent in Southern High Bush varieties. It is the most profitable fruit in Georgia and blueberry farmers worried these diseases could ruin their crops.

Savannah Dredging Gets Boost

Key political and business leaders are backing the dredging of the Port of Savannah to make it accessible to larger ships traveling through the Panama Canal.

Georgia's New Tax Code Still to Be Decided

The group charged with making Georgia’s tax code more business friendly met again Wednesday in Atlanta. With about a month left to make recommendations to lawmakers it still has no concrete ideas.

Rate Hike Still Pending

Testimony wrapped up Wednesday at the Public Service Commission about Georgia Power’s request to raise rates. Georgia Power wants approval to charge customers another $1.2 billion over three years. That breaks down to a $10.88 spike to the average customer’s bill each month.

Farm Income Up

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting a great year for farmers. Many in Georgia are expected to benefit.