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An Historic Macon Steam Engine Has A Savannah Suitor

The 509 steam engine sits less than a quarter mile east from the Central Georgia Railroad tracks in Macon. The locomotive is one of the few remaining steam engines that traveled the rail lines in central Georgia.

All Aboard: Atlanta Streetcar Begins Service

The Atlanta Streetcar is set to welcome its first group of passengers. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and other officials will be on hand for a grand opening ceremony Tuesday morning at Woodruff Park. Reed has said passengers are invited to ride for free for the first three months of service.

Final Flight For AirTran

AirTran Airways is no more. The airline’s final flight departed from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Sunday night. The airline was known as ValuJet when it was founded in Atlanta in 1992. The company changed its name in the late 90s, following a pair of serious accidents.
Armstrong Inn, Savannah

Sounds Of East Broad: Armstrong Inn And Perc Coffee

This week as we continue our series on Savannah’s East Broad Street, we’ll hear from a couple who opened a Bed and Breakfast on East Broad and young entrepreneurs who chose to locate their new business in this historic corridor
Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines: No Immediate Flights To Cuba Planned

Atlanta-based Delta Airlines says it has no immediate plans for flights to Cuba. But a company spokesman tells the Associated Press there is groundwork to offer service in the future.

Grady Hospital Takes Fight With BlueCross To The Public

Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital is locked in a bitter dispute with the state’s largest health insurance company. Grady’s agreement with BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia expired last month. That means the hospital is now outside of BlueCross’ network.

VIDEO: Will Solar Power's Surge In Georgia Make It To Homeowners?

Early adopter Creighton Rosental of Macon is what you’d call a solar pioneer. The early adopter said that he had the 4-kilowatt panels installed on the backyard side of his roof about five years ago.
Nzinga Shaw

Hawks Name Shaw As Diversity And Inclusion Officer

The Atlanta Hawks have hired Nzinga Shaw as the team's first chief diversity and inclusion officer.
Switchpitch

Switchpitch Flips The Script On Startups And Big Companies

It starts off like any other business-related event in Atlanta: about 100 people slowly trickle into the Terminal West building and take their seats in front of a stage.

Fight For Paulding County Airport Is Far From Over

2015 could be the year that a second airport in the Atlanta area offers passenger flights. Officials in Paulding County, about an hour northwest of the city, have been working for several years to lure commercial service to their airports. But the fight isn’t over.

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