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Court Rejects Coal Plant Permit

The Longleaf Power Plant in Early County was first proposed in 2001. In November the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to issue tighter regulations on air pollution.

Vidalia Onions Ship Worldwide

A swath of 20 southeast Georgia counties is the only region in the world that grows the sweet vegetable.

State To Study Farm Workers

Georgia has launched an aggressive ad campaign for its vidalia onions that ship out today. The state's Agricultural Chief says that may help address a possible boycott of Georgia’s farm goods which some groups are threatening in light of an immigration reform bill that awaits the governor’s signature.

Joblessness Down, Employers 'More Confident'

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says includes the words "encouraging" and "economy improving" in his comments Monday concerning the latest Georgia unemployment report. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 10.0 percent in March, down two tenths of a point from February's 10.2.

Savannah Film 'Conspirator' Opens

A Savannah-shot film gets its national debut this weekend. Robert Redford's "The Conspirator" tells the story of the lone woman charged in President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Savannah stands in for Civil War era Washington D.C. and gets a lot of screen time. So do extras like Philip Aultman, who appears about a dozen times.

Foreign Business Leaders Tour Towns

Nearly 70 countries represented on economic development tour. Organizers say it's a chance to see what's outside Atlanta. Local leaders hope it spurs investment.

Georgia Loses Transportation Bid

The recent Congressional budget deal includes a pullback of nearly $1.5 billion in money meant for nationwide high speed rail projects. Whether there's fallout on money tied to Georgia remains to be seen.

Kia Welcomes Major Shipment

Equipment to build a new stamping press begins final phase of journey from Korea

Flowers Foods Takes Over Competitor

Thomasville-based bread products company Flowers Foods is buying a major snack cake company. The purchase price is $165 million.

Oglethorpe Power Buys Gas Plant

Oglethorpe Power buys plant in Murray County. Company puts off biomass plants until federal government firms up rules. Permits and studies will continue on Warren County site.

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