Stories by Ray Henry

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

US firms watch delays in China's nuclear projects

U.S. power companies struggling with the escalating costs of building nuclear plants are closely watching similar efforts in China, where officials are expecting delays.
By Ray Henry

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Southern Co.'s Vogtle costs could top $8 billion, analysis says

ATLANTA - Southern Co. might spend more than $8 billion to finish adding two new reactors at Plant Vogtle, or roughly 30 percent more than it originally budgeted, according to a recent analysis ...
By Ray Henry

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

No violent past for Ga. police chief who shot wife

ATLANTA - The man who dialed 911 to report accidentally shooting his wife as she slept in their suburban Atlanta home early New Year's Day waited nearly two minutes to mention where he worked.
By Ray Henry

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

More being limited in job choice by non-compete agreements

ATLANTA - Fast food worker Caitlin Turowski had this much in common with high-paid CEOs: When she quit her job, she couldn't work for a competitor.
By Ray Henry

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Police chief said he shot wife while moving gun in bed

ATLANTA - Peachtree City's police chief told a 911 dispatcher that he accidentally shot his sleeping wife while moving a handgun that was in their bed, according to a recording released Friday.
By Ray Henry

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Police chief says he accidentally shot wife

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - A police chief told a 911 operator that he accidentally shot his wife early New Year's Day inside their suburban home southwest of Atlanta, investigators said Thursday.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

No struggling Georgia hospitals create stand-alone ERs

ATLANTA - Months after Georgia allowed struggling rural hospitals to scale back their operations to save money, not a single facility has signed on.
By Ray Henry

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

1-year delay possible at Plant Vogtle, watchdog says

Finishing two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle might take a year longer than expected, a government monitor said in testimony, possibly costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
By Ray Henry

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Men open fire on officers answering call; four hurt

DECATUR, Ga. - Two men accused of invading a home outside Atlanta opened fire on two police officers with an AK-47 assault rifle Friday morning, causing a gunbattle that left four people injured.
By Ray Henry

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Atlanta readies for reaction to Ferguson case

ATLANTA - Leaders in the Atlanta area were preparing Thursday for protests and possible unrest as a grand jury in Missouri weighs whether to criminally charge a white officer who fatally shot an ...
By Ray Henry

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Developer tries building coal-fired power plant

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Majority of Georgia voters back raising minimum wage

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans are hostile to raising the minimum wage, but a majority of voters favor increasing it.
By Ray Henry

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Nurse who had Ebola being released from Emory hospital

Spokeswoman: Dallas nurse who had Ebola will be released from Atlanta hospital.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

New gas line proposed for Alabama, Georgia, Florida

ATLANTA - A proposal to build a $3.7 billion pipeline system carrying natural gas is raising complaints from Georgia residents who say they'd face environmental costs while others get the benefits.
By Ray Henry

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

SC nuclear plant could grow by $1 billion

ATLANTA - The cost of a new nuclear power plant in South Carolina could grow by more than $1 billion, utility officials said Thursday, in a blow to a nuclear industry hoping to prove it can ...
By Ray Henry

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Nuke supplier agrees to changes after cheating

ATLANTA - A manufacturer making parts for two nuclear plants in the Southeast has promised to better train its employees after investigators accused three workers of cheating on a qualification ...
By Ray Henry

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Highway officials buy image-boosting radio ads

ATLANTA - Georgia's highway department is spending thousands of dollars in taxpayer money for rush-hour radio ads that brag about the department but provide little practical information to the public.
By Ray Henry

Ga. agency's image ads questioned

ATLANTA - Georgia's highway department is spending thousands of dollars in taxpayer money for rush-hour radio ads that brag about the department but provide little practical information to the public.
By Ray Henry

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Income inequality complicates Georgia consumption tax

ATLANTA - A new study suggests the growing share of income paid to the rich could raise the costs of a proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Georgia Power price plan rattles solar companies

ATLANTA - A plan by Georgia Power to change the way it pays for solar electricity from small- and medium-sized projects is worrying developers just a year after they pushed the monopoly to use ...
By Ray Henry
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