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Savannah police chief Jack Lumpkin with business leaders

Savannah Business Leaders, Police Say They're Concerned About False Crime Reports

Savannah business and tourism groups say false crime reports could be bad for business. Leaders of several tourism and business organizations joined police at a press conference Feb. 6, where authorities promised to prosecute people who file false reports.
Atlanta Airport

Atlanta Airport Retains Title As World's Busiest

Atlanta city officials say the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has again been named the world's busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic.
Mercedes-Benz Logo

Mercedes-Benz USA To Develop Headquarters In Sandy Springs

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon says the company's corporate headquarters will be located in the metro Atlanta city of Sandy Springs.
Electric car charging stations

Georgia Power Installing Public Car Charging Stations Across State

Georgia Power is offering a boost to electric vehicle charging.
Coastal Georgia could open up to oil drilling under Obama's proposal.

Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan Gets Mixed Reactions On Georgia's Coast

As President Obama announces a move toward opening up federal waters in the Southeast U.S. to oil drilling, the mayor of one coastal Georgia city says he wants to see regulations aimed at protecting the coast.
A Google Fiber box

Google Fiber Expanding To Atlanta

Google is bringing its ultra-fast fiber optic Internet service to four metro areas in the Southeast.
Port of Savannah

Georgia Ports Set New Records, Thanks In Part To West Coast Labor Fights

Georgia Ports Authority officials are predicting steady, but slightly slower, growth for the ports in 2015. The GPA reports that 2014 set new records, with 7.4 percent growth in the number of tons of cargo moved during the calendar year.
Atlanta Streetcar

AT&T Georgia Sues Atlanta, MARTA Over Streetcar Costs

A telecommunications company is suing the City of Atlanta and a public transit agency over streetcar construction costs it argues it should be reimbursed for.

Wal-Mart Launches Cash Pick Up Option For Tax Refunds

Wal-Mart is launching a service allowing customers to pick up their tax refunds in cash at its stores. It says the process will take the same time as if customers were to file their returns electronically and then get direct deposit, which could take just a week.
Savannah Civic Center

City Officials Probe Savannah Civic Center Finance Practices

City officials are conducting a follow-up review of the Savannah Civic Center after an internal investigation uncovered questionable cash-collection policies.