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Prosecutors Eye Gambling Cafes

The cafes are legal. But Winters and others are concerned a proposed law, created to deal with the café’s, would actually make it easier for them to spread. It limits the number of machines and prizes given to winners.

Gambling Fears Cloud Indian Claim

A band of Oklahoma-based Creek Indians wants to move to Georgia. Members of the Kialegee tribe are asking US Indian Affairs officials to declare part of St. Simons Island Georgia's first federally-approved indian reservation. Some local officials would welcome local development as long as it doesn't mean gambling.

Funds Could Boost Freight Network

Nearly $2.5 billion in new federal transportation money has opened-up, and Georgia’s one of two dozen states bidding for a slice. If Georgia wins some of the cash, the state’s freight transportation network could benefit.

Changes Would Have Little Impact on Meat Industry

Newly proposed food inspection regulations will likely have little impact on Georgia’s meat industry. Georgia farmers raise a million head of cattle a year.

Can You Quack “Aflac”?

Columbus-based Aflac is having open casting calls for the voice of its famous spokesduck. The auditions are scheduled in six cities, including a casting call in Atlanta earlier this week on Monday and Tuesday. The company also solicited video and audio auditions through April 1.

Police Target Masters Scalpers

Augusta police are cracking down on scalpers trying to sell tickets to the Masters Golf Tournament. With demand for the Masters up this year, tickets are worth more on the black market.

GA's Farming Future Not So Gloomy After All

It's never been more expensive to be a farmer in Georgia, but the opportunity to make money is also rising.

PSC Delays Vote on Nuclear Cost Check

State regulators have delayed vote on a plan to protect consumers from cost over-runs at Plant Vogtle. The proposal would tie Georgia Power’s profits to its ability to come in on time and at cost for its estimated 14 billion dollar nuclear expansion project.

Augusta Readies For Busy Masters Week

It’s Masters week in Augusta. Last night, the city welcomed golf fans from around the world for the sport’s biggest event. City officials say more people are coming to the tournament this year which means more money for the local economy.

Government Spotlights Pipeline Safety

Georgia has 78-thousand miles of natural gas pipelines. PSC has eight inspectors that look after them. Federal government proposes changes to increase oversight.

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