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Vermont artist: I'll fight Chick-fil-A for my kale

A folk artist expanding his home business built around the words "eat more kale" says he's ready to fight root-to-feather to protect his phrase from what he sees as an assault by Chick-fil-A, which holds the trademark to the phrase "eat mor chikin."

Georgia man not hiring until Obama leaves office

A west Georgia business owner has been deluged with calls and emails after posting signs on his company's trucks that say he's not hiring anyone until President Barack Obama leaves office.

Occupy Atlanta to hold free market in downtown

Occupy Atlanta demonstrators say they plan to hold a "really, really free market" in downtown Atlanta to give an alternative to Black Friday shopping.

Georgia EPD re-issues final Plant Washington permit

The state's Environmental Protection Division has re-issued the air permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant in Georgia after the plant addressed issues identified earlier by a judge.

Bed Bath & Beyond bringing 900 jobs to Jackson Co.

Bed Bath & Beyond is expected to bring up to 900 jobs to Jackson County next year when it opens a service center that will handle the company's expanding online sales operations.

Sugar canisters instead filled with coffee creamer recalled

Georgia-based Diamond Crystal Brands Inc. is recalling sugar canisters that were inadvertently filled with non-dairy coffee creamer.

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USPS may move Athens mail processing to Duluth

The U.S. Postal Service is planning a public meeting on its proposal to move mail processing operations from an Athens facility to its North Metro Processing and Distribution Center in Duluth.

Cox kills Sprint-based cellphone service

Cox Communications, the country's third-largest cable company, stopped offering cellphone service Wednesday, saying it's too small to compete with the big cellphone companies.

Bibb County commission OKs Sunday sales start for Dec. 4

Bibb County commissioners have voted informally to begin Sunday sales of alcohol both by the package and by the drink beginning Dec. 4.

LaHood: Deeper Savannah harbor 'has to happen'

Georgia's 15-year push to deepen the river channel to the booming Port of Savannah got a big endorsement Tuesday from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet who finished a port tour by throwing his support behind the $600 million project and saying: "It has to happen."

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Home Depot's 3Q net rises on storm boost

Spending on home projects and storm-related repairs helped boost Home Depot Inc.'s third-quarter net income 12 percent, the home-improvement retailer said Tuesday.

Southeast Georgia explored as possible zircon source

An official with a mining company says it's exploring in southeast Georgia's Brantley and Charlton counties for the mineral zircon and could eventually turn its attention to Glynn County.

Georgia AG pleased by high court's health law review

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens said he's pleased that the Supreme Court will hear arguments over President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul.

Ceremony to mark new burial method in Ga. forest

A Methodist church leader and representatives of a Virginia company are in the north Georgia town of Dahlonega to launch an alternative burial method in which memorial trees are chosen as a final resting place for cremated ashes.

Atlanta mayor, Gov. Deal to tour Port of Savannah

Atlanta's mayor and the Georgia governor have announced plans to tour the Port of Savannah as state leaders continue pushing for an expansion project they say is critical to the region's economy.

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