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Expert Predicts Vogtle Overruns

The nation's first new nuclear reactors in a generation risk coming in over budget and after deadline. That's according to expert testimony presented today to state utility regulators.

Military Training Center Brings Jobs

Up to 200 new jobs are on the way to southwest Georgia. And an economic official calls it the region’s biggest economic announcement in decades. A new military and para-military training center will call Early County home. The American International Marksmanship Academy could be open by the fall with 100 jobs. Another 100 could be in place within two years.

Watchdogs Say Coal Plant Will Hike Rates

A new report from Georgia Watch says customers of the electric cooperatives who buy power from Plant Washington could see a 10 percent to 20 percent jump in their monthly bills. That would mean, on average, an additional $200 per year. The group building the plant, Power4Georgians, said the report makes too many assumptions about rising construction costs.

U.S. Considers Private Nuclear Fuel Reuse

Georgia’s nuclear plants one day could have more options for disposing the tons of spent reactor fuel they create. Federal regulators are considering letting private companies recycle the fuel.

Cruise Ships Worry Preservationists

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is placing Charleston on a first-of-its-kind "Watch List" because of cruise ship tourism. The Trust says, Charleston could harm its historic character if it doesn't consider how cruise tourism changes a city's society and culture. Savannah wants to follow Charleston in luring cruise lines.

Deal Addresses India Summit

Business relationships are growing between the United States and India.

Slow Rebound For Georgia Jobs

It will be a slow return to pre-recession job levels for Georgia’s capital city and other major metro areas in the state. That's the conclusion of a recently-released national study.

Atl. Mayor Optimistic On Port Money

Atlanta's mayor says he believes a $600 million project to deepen Savannah's harbor will receive a "significant appropriation" this year from Washington, where he just paid a visit to the White House. Mayor Kasim Reed declined to give specifics about why he's so optimistic. He spoke with reporters Tuesday after addressing a seminar of port officials in Savannah.

Plant Bowen Wins GE Award

One of Georgia Power's electrical plants has won an environmental award.

Regulators Close 13th Georgia Bank

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized McIntosh State Bank in Jackson Friday. The bank’s deposits of $324 million will be taken over by Hamilton State Bank in Hoschton.

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