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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.

Video: Jellyfish Industry Meets Resistance In South Carolina

If you’ve ever been to the beach in Georgia or South Carolina, you’re familiar with the large, round globs called cannonball jellyfish - or jellyballs. You’ve probably also noticed there are a lot of them.
Atlanta Falcons Stadium

Final Budget For Atlanta Falcons Stadium Grows To $1.4 Billion

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority has approved a $1.4 billion budget for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium. The congress center's board of governors approved the budget after a presentation on Tuesday. The cost was previously expected to be roughly $1.2 billion.

Why Delta Supports President Obama's Executive Order On Immigration

Atlanta-based Delta Airlines is among the supporters of President Obama’s executive order on immigration. The President’s order shields about 5 million people at risk of deportation. Some will also be allowed to apply for work permits.
Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines Backs Executive Order On Immigration

Delta airlines supports President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Last week, the President announced an executive order to shield about 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
Port truck

Port Profiles: Truck Driver Hauls Savannah's Cargo

The Port of Savannah is about to get bigger, to make room for bigger ships. That will mean more containers full of cargo coming in and out of the port. Those containers reach their destinations by rail – and by trucks. As many as 2000 drivers service the Port of Savannah, by some estimates.
Aboard a ship

Port Profiles: Pilots Bring Container Ships Safely Up Savannah River

The captain of a container ship leads an international crew delivering cargo to ports all over the world. But when it comes to pulling that ship up to a dock like the Port of Savannah, the job takes more of a local touch.
Home Depot

Home Depot's Profits Rise In Spite Of Data Breach

Home Depot's third-quarter profit rose 14 percent as comparable-store sales climbed in the U.S., suggesting that a huge data breach announced exactly two months ago has not shaken the faith of its customers.
Herman J. Russell

Construction Business Icon Herman J. Russell Passes Away

One of Atlanta's most prominent African American businessmen has died. Herman J. Russell passed away Saturday, at the age of 83.

Historic Macon House Demolished

After months of wrangling and attempts to save it, a historic Macon home is being demolished. The Douglass House is coming down after months of attempts at finding a way to both save it and make parking space for the doughnut shop planned for the historic church building next door.