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Report: Savannah Leads In Growth

Savannah leads the state in employment and salary growth. The Milken Insitute ranked Savannah Georgia's best and the nation's 40th best-performing metro area for job and salary growth, using 2009 numbers that rely a lot the high-tech sector.

6,000 Apply For 200 Jobs At Metal Plant

With Georgia unemployment at 10% and still higher than the national average, any news of an opening is going to attract a crowd. In Liberty County, there's a rush of job-seekers to a metal forging facility opening soon.

Georgia's 'Places In Peril'

Eight historic buildings and two whole towns are on this year's list of Georgia Places in Peril. The annual list released by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes endangered places in Georgia history.

Savannah Ports Sets Record

The Port of Savannah has set a new record. On Thursday the Georgia Ports Authority announced a 20% jump in traffic between July and September. That’s over the same period last year.

Sea Island Sells For $212M

Bidders have agreed to join forces to buy the Sea Island Co. for $212.4 million in auction to settle the Georgia resort operator's bankruptcy case. Sea Island spokesman Mike Geczi said Monday evening that the deal was reached after eight hours of negotitions.

Macon Airport Could Lose Subsidy

The Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon could lose its federal subsidy. The U.S. Department of Transportation says none of the recent proposals by four airlines met federal cost guidelines.

Camera Ready Counties Welcome Film Crews

Sixteen Georgia counties are ready for their close-up. They’re being called camera-ready.The new designation could mean economic benefits for several communities.

Coke Finalizes Sale With Bottler

Coca-Cola has completed its $3.4 billion buyout of the North American operations of its largest bottler. The world's largest soft drink maker said Sunday it has closed the deal for the domestic unit of Coca-Cola Enterprises.

Imperial Sugar Wants Tax Break For Rebuilding

Imperial Sugar officials want Chatham County taxpayers to give the company an almost $3 million tax break for rebuilding parts of the sugar refinery that exploded two years ago. Fourteen people died in the blast.

Apparel Maker Expands To Henry County

A major apparel company is set to bring more jobs to Georgia. Phillips-Van Heusen makes clothes for major brands like Izod and Calvin Klein.