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Georgia Power wants a rate hike. Some of its customers wonder why.

by Emma Hurt Oct 25, 2019
The utility's parent company brought in more than $2 billion in profits last year.
Dozens of people gathered outside the Georgia Public Service Commission building to protest Georgia Power’s proposal to raise electric rates.
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Netflix, Disney, WarnerMedia threaten to leave Georgia

by Sabri Ben-Achour May 30, 2019
Hollywood is concerned about the state's restrictive abortion bill.
The Netflix offices in Los Angeles.
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A rural community loses its hospital — a standalone ER fills the gap

by Sam Whitehead May 14, 2019
Quick thinking and a $2.2 million investment preserved the emergency room.
A standalone emergency room in Georgia.
Sam Whitehead

Stalled federal storm relief hurts communities of southwest Georgia

by Emma Hurt May 13, 2019
An impasse in Congress has life difficult for farmers and businesses serving them.
Seminole County, Georgia, Nov. 2018.
Emma Hurt

Movie industry puts pressure on Georgia's abortion bill

by Susanna Capelouto Apr 18, 2019
The industry's clout in the state is being put to the test.
Actors like Alyssa Milano, who is currently working in Georgia on the Netflix series "Insatiable," have spoken out against the state's so-called "heartbeat bill" and threatened not to work in Georgia if the bill is made into law.
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Federal loan guarantees boost nuclear energy projects

by Scott Tong Mar 27, 2019
The Vogtle project is three years overdue and vastly over budget.
Aerial view of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant.
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Georgia experiments with food stamp work training program

by Susanna Capelouto Aug 13, 2018
But state's training program spends much more per person than the figure Congress might allocate if it decides to pass a SNAP work requirement
A welding student at Goodwill Industries.
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Georgia has looked at what it takes to train some food stamp recipients to meet work requirements

by Susanna Capelouto Jul 30, 2018
The House version of the proposed federal farm bill would require parents with children over 6 years old to fulfill a 20-hour work or training requirement to receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps.…
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Georgian pecans are popular in China, where tariffs just shot up

by Daisy Palacios and Kai Ryssdal Jul 5, 2018
We visit a farm in Georgia that sells 60 percent of their nuts to China.
Lamar Pecan Company in Hawkinsville, GA.
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A tourism-driven building boom threatens the architecture that makes Savannah a destination

by Emily Jones Jul 4, 2018
Like many old cities, Savannah, Georgia stakes a lot on its history. In fact the National Park Service calls Savannah’s downtown one of the largest urban Historic Landmark Districts in the country — a big draw for tourists and residents alike.…