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New Rules for Solar Tax Credits

The state Department of Revenue is trying to make it easier for people applying for solar tax credits. They're taking public comment on new rules.The program maxed out in the past couple years and solar advocates say that created uncertainty around investment

Salmonella Outbreak In Papayas

Eight Georgians are recovering from salmonella poisoning after eating tainted papayas.

Georgia Bank Ranks Number One

State Bank and Trust ranked number one by industry magazine. Bank Director Magazine says the bank is strong in assets, capital and profitability. State Bank has taken over ten failed Georgia banks in the last two years.

Rural Post Offices May Close

Rural Georgia post offices could close as the U.S. Postal Service shutters locations nationwide due to low revenue.

Discussion Resumes for Savannah River Port

Georgia and South Carolina port officials have agreed to move forward with studying a proposal to build a shared shipping terminal on the Savannah River.

Long-Term Unemployment Rate Still High

The most recent unemployment numbers from the state labor commission show many Georgians still can’t find work. And about 250,000 residents have been out of work for at least seven months. That’s more than half of the unemployed worker pool.

Fuel Efficient Cars May Change Fuel Tax

Georgia pays for road projects with money from motor vehicle fuel tax. People are using more fuels efficient cars meaning tax collections are declining. Changes could be coming.

Georgia Airport Workers Stay Home

336 Federal Aviation Administration employees from the Atlanta-area have been forced to stay home following an imposed furlough. These employees include airport planners, engineers, and specialists from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Savannah Port Sets New Record

Savannah's booming seaport has set another record for the amount of cargo moving through its gates after posting double-digit growth in the past 12 months. Georgia Ports Authority executive director Curtis Foltz announced Monday that Savannah's port handled 2.9 million containers of imports and exports in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That's an 11 percent increase from fiscal 2010. It's also a record for Savannah, beating the port's previous peak in 2008 by about 240,000 containers.

Proposal To Help Boaters, Control Waste

Georgia marina owners want state officials to ease rules on coastal boaters who stay awhile. Right now, if someone wants to live on a boat on Georgia's coast, they're effectively barred from staying for more than a month. A proposed rule change would help local business and make it easier for the state to control waste water discharges.