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Savannah Airport Lands New Airline

In November, the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport will expand flight services to Fort Lauderdale. The new carrier is Allegiant Air based in Las Vegas. The low-cost airline is the first new carrier for Savannah in nine years.

Sunken Boat Costs Coastal City

The city of Brunswick is paying $67,000 to remove a sunken shrimp boat from its dock. The boat owners cannot afford the cost of removal and are leaving it completely to the city. This is just one of 33 boats in Glynn county waters that are waiting to be cleaned up.

Stimulus Boosts Rural Internet

More federal stimulus money is coming to Georgia to improve Internet access in rural areas.  

Georgia Peach Season Booms

It has been an extraordinary Peach Season in Georgia. The state is third in peach production behind California and South Carolina. Georgia’s 6 large growers reported yields up by 25% and some of the best tasting peaches they have had in years.

Judge Rejects Sea Island Bid

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge refused to permit a late bid of about $199 million for the Sea Island Co. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge John Dalis on Thursday rebuffed the offer by Starwood Capital Group, which dropped out of the initial bidding.

Tire Plant To Add 200 Jobs

A tire plant in north Georgia'a Bartow County is expanding operations. The move will add another 200 jobs. The Toyo Tires plant in White has been in operation for more than four years, and currently employs 650 people. It's the Japanese company's only plant in North America.

Legal Challenge For Georgia Coal Plant

Several environmental groups are gearing up to challenge the building of a new coal-fired power plant in Washington County.

State's High Court OK's Hall Co. Hospital Plan

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center's plan to build a hospital in south Hall County. The court gave its approval on Tuesday for the facility planned for Braselton.

Food Company Brings Jobs To NE Ga.

A maker of dinner, sandwich and snack rolls will open a plant in northeast Georgia—bringing with it new jobs. California-based King's Hawaiian will build a bakery and distribution facility in Oakwood in Hall County.

Delta Flies Direct Into Liberia

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has flown a direct flight from the U.S. to Liberia. It represents the first U.S. carrier to do so since the end of more than a decade of civil war there.

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