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More Port Traffic A Concern For Some

A project to deepen the Savannah harbor is expected to put lots more trucks on Georgia's highways. Highway safety advocates say, the state should think about passing stonger trucking regulations to prepare for them.

Some Kia Sorento Models Under Recall

More than 35,000 cars made by Kia are under a recall. It involves two models -- the Kia Soul and Kia Sorento -- the latter of which is manufactured at Georgia’s West Point plant.

Georgia Has 9th Best Road System

Georgia has the nation’s ninth best road system according to a report released Thursday. The annual study by Reason Foundation compares state’s Interstate highways and roads in a range of categories.

Savannah Harbor Will Miss Deadline

The head of the Georgia Ports Authority says, a critical harbor deepening project won't be finished by 2014. That's when larger ships will be sailing through the Panama Canal.

State Eyes Lead Paint Regulation

If approved by the EPA, the state’s Environmental Protection Division will begin regulating contractors working on old houses built before the use of toxic lead paint was stopped.

Businesses Get Help On Health Care

Georgia State University has a new way for small businesses to calculate their benefits under health reform. It’s called the “50-State Health Reform Calculator for Small Businesses.”

South Ga. Businesses Defend Tax Breaks

South Georgia business interests told members of a state tax revision committee last night to keep their tax exemptions alive.

Bidding Opens For Highway Rest Areas

In a cost-saving measure, the state opened bidding Monday for private organizations to manage highway rest centers.

Private Prison Breaks Ground

A private prison broke ground Monday in middle Georgia. The 1,000-bed facility in Milledgeville is expected to employ 235 people when it opens in 2012. Governor Sonny Perdue was on hand for the ceremony. GEO Group is building the prison.

AAA Predicts More Labor Day Travel

AAA says, the number of Georgia travelers hitting the road this holiday weekend will jump 7% from last year. Nearly 6 million people are expected to travel in the South Atlantic region next weekend.