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Scuttlebiz: Georgia's banks see profits rise in third quarter

Banks are earning some serious cash. In Georgia, the state's 203 FDIC-insured banks earned a combined $684 million in the second quarter, a 34.9 percent increase over last year.
Workers ready for danger

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is proud to salute these unsung heroes who exemplify everything that is great about our state.
Georgia banks perform well at the start of the year

The Georgia Bankers Association was excited about the first three months of 2014. The association added up the financial performance for 219 state-based banks for the first quarter and it turns out it was better than 2013. The exciting part was that it was the best since 2007. Remember that Georgia was a wasteland of banking in the recession with more bank closings every year than David Ortiz home runs. So when Georgia banks are doing better than before the recession, it is cause for balloons and cake.
Georgia lottery names new president

ATLANTA - The Georgia Lottery has named a new president, ending a process that drew controversy.
Civil War sesquicentennial events slowly starting to take shape around state

Civil War sesquicentennial events are off to a slow start in Georgia, much like the Civil War itself 150 years ago.
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2011-12 Arts Season Preview

Find everything from dance and music to art and theater in our Arts Season Preview.
Saving Our Children

We hope voters approve the amendment in November. It's about school choice for parents and basic freedoms for all.
Truck cargo thieves targeted

Georgia is a major hub for shipping companies, and that's an attractive lure for thieves, who break the locks on trailers or force drivers to open them at gunpoint.
Metro | Richmond County Crime | Crime & Courts
Georgia studies truck-only lanes

ATLANTA - With more tractor-trailers expected to be traveling Georgia's highways in the future, transportation officials are considering building separate lanes to give truckers - and motorists - a little more space.
Cancer center opens at MCG

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and former state Sen. Don Cheeks had a reunion of sorts Friday at the opening of the Medical College of Georgia Cancer Research Center.
Metro | Deke Copenhaver