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PSC To Hold Hearings Over Rate Hike Requests

The Public Service Commission wants to know what people think about Georgia Power and Atlanta Gas Light’s recent rate hike requests. They’re holding public hearings in Macon, Savannah, Rome and Atlanta over the next few months.

75-thousand Rural Georgians Getting Broadband

Seventy-five thousand rural customers will get broadband. The 13-million dollars comes from federal stimulus funds. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture says more needs to be done.

Savannah, On Your Mark! 30,000 Visitors Coming

Savannah has landed a spot in a 14-city marathon and half-marathon event, with music, called Rock-and-Roll Marathon. The San Diego-based company putting on the event says, hotels and restaurants should expect 20,000 runners, with their friends and family members. The contract is for three years beginning in November 2011.

Bioenergy Conference Underway

Renewable energy experts are in Tifton. Bioenergy part of growing industry in Georgia. State poised to become a leader in the field.

Flip To Coins For Debt Relief?

A South Georgia lawyer has been on a one-man mission to get his friends and neighbors to switch to dollar coins in an effort to reduce the national debt. Now he's joining up with dollar coin advocates from around the country in a meeting with the U.S. Treasury Department.

Cool Air Comes at a High Price

There’s a high cost to keeping cool, and Georgia Power customers have really felt the heat with bills that have doubled or even tripled this summer. This season’s usage peaked on Thursday at 17,014 megawatts. But that number is still far behind the all-time record of nearly 18,000 megawatts in August 2007.

Savannah Contracts Cruise Study

The city has been playing catch up to Charleston, since the South Carolina port started getting cruise ship tourism earlier this year. The city is splitting the cost of a cruise ship feasibility study with the state and the Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The interim City Manager said the study should take 3-6 months to complete.

Tiya Comes To Fort Benning

A Louisiana-based company has landed a nearly $118 million contract.

Grant Will Redevelop Cotton Mills

Macon and Bibb County leaders say they've been awarded $1.5 million Community Block Development Grant. The city and the county applied jointly for a grant in the federal 2009 disaster recovery competition.

Chemical Fire Poses No Risk

Emergency management officials say a fire at an Athens chemical plant poses no public health risk. Chuck Gulley, coordinator of the Athens-Clarke Emergency Management Agency, told the Athens Banner-Herald that samples taken from the air and water near the blaze at J&J Chemical Co. showed safe levels of chemicals from the fire.