SAVANNAH - Gov. Nathan Deal would deny a tax break for tourist attractions to a planned convention hotel on Jekyll Island because it would be unfair to competing hotels in the area, the governor's spokesman said Tuesday.
KINGSLAND - A developer says it plans to build a $100 million resort with built-in tourist attractions on a site along Interstate 95 near the Georgia coast.
BRUNSWICK - Georgia's ports chief says $14.7 million in improvements at the state's shipping terminals in Brunswick are paying off in higher cargo volumes.
ATLANTA - The increasingly bitter fight in Georgia over a constitutional amendment to allow more state charter schools isn't likely to play out in expensive television ads before the Nov. 6 referendum.
SAVANNAH - A tax break to promote new Georgia tourist attractions remains unavailable to businesses more than 16 months after the governor signed it into law, and the prolonged wait already has caused Jekyll Island to lose convention business after taxpayers spent $50 million to lure groups back to the island state park.
CHARLESTON - Attorneys on both sides of a lawsuit over dredging the Savannah River shipping channel want a federal judge to rule in their favor quickly and without a trial.
LOS ANGELES - Kirk Douglas has doubled his Los Angeles Skid Row pledge for homeless women to $10 million - surprising even his wife, for whom the effort is named.
SAVANNAH - The Navy can build a $100 million offshore range for submarine warfare training, despite environmentalists' fears that war games would threaten endangered right whales, a federal judge ruled.
SAVANNAH - Officials say U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has cut short a study of whether the federal government should crack down on pollution of the Ogeechee River.
The nation's oil and gas hub along the Gulf Coast is slowly coming back to life in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.
SAVANNAH - Savannah's city council is considering the next phase of a study exploring what it would take to bring a cruise ship terminal to the city's riverfront.
SAVANNAH - Backyard chickens, bees and other creatures could soon be legal residents in Chatham County near Georgia's coast.
ATLANTA - Georgia students' overall performance on the ACT college-entrance exam rose slightly this year, as the number of students taking the test continued to increase.
ATLANTA - Georgia Power has launched a new consumer website as part of the company's solar energy initiatives. The site, found at www.georgiapower.com/solar, is intended to help business and residential consumers decide whether solar energy is "right for them," according to the company's announcement last week.
ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate rose to 9.3 percent in July, which is up from 9 percent in June.
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Claggett and her horse won several awards Labor Day weekend in the Georgia Federation Horse Show.
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