Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says he supports allowing the Southern Co. and its partners to build a new nuclear power plant near Augusta. If approved, the expansion at Plant Vogtle would represent the first groundbreaking on a nuclear plant in a generation.
The Commerce Department is still waiting to sign off on a plan to deepen the Savannah harbor. Georgia officials want a deeper port to serve larger ships. But the federal Marine Fisheries Service has concerns about habitat loss for endangered shortnose sturgeon. An official says, there's no timeline, but a report to make a decision is coming.
Project wish lists for Georgia’s 12 transportation regions are almost complete. In 2012, voters will decide whether to pay a penny sales tax to fund the work. The process of whittling-down the lists -- and convincing voters to support them -- is a challenge for municipalities trying to serve voters locally, and support the region.
New federal water regulations could cost the City of Savannah $25 million. City officials say, they'll have to upgrade wastewater facilies when the Environmental Protection Agency finalizes rules on waste in the Savannah River. The city will pass on its costs to water users.
A tougher law goes into effect in South Carolina this week that targets metal thieves. Whether that sends more criminals Georgia’s way is hard to gauge. Metal theft, especially of copper, is a growing and expensive problem in Georgia, South Carolina and states nationwide.
A researcher at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta is studying how green tea can help treat conditions ranging from dry mouth to cancer. The GHSU cell biologist has published papers on the healing properties of green tea in dozens of scholarly journals.
A green jacket that belonged to Masters Tournament co-founder Bobby Jones will be up for auction next month, and auction officials say they expect it to go for more than $100,000. The jacket will be put up for bid Aug. 4 in conjunction with the Chicago National Sports Show in Rosemont, Ill.
A new smart phone app will give tourists at the Augusta Canal a closer look at a Civil War factory. Visitors can look through their phone’s camera view finder to see buildings that haven’t stood in more than a century.