Stories by Ray Henry

Monday, Sept. 15, 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

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Hawks, civil rights leaders to discuss email

ATLANTA - Hawks officials agreed to meet with civil rights leaders after a team owner disclosed that he wrote a racially charged e-mail.
By Ray Henry

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Ex-plant manager 'scared' by salmonella test

ALBANY, Ga. - The former manager of a peanut processor linked to a deadly outbreak of salmonella testified Tuesday he was "scared to death" the first time he saw a lab test had identified the ...
By Ray Henry

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Georgia plant manager testifies to mildew, mold

ALBANY, Ga. - A Georgia food processor linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak shipped thousands of peanut products after learning its products were contaminated.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA - The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at Emory University Hospital. 
By Ray Henry

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Critics pushing back against climate rule

ATLANTA - In the Republican Southeast, critics are pushing back against President Obama's plan to cut pollution from power plants.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Easier nuclear construction falls short

WAYNESBORO, Ga. - The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising ...
By Ray Henry

Monday, July 7, 2014

1 worker hurt in chemical leak at Dalton plant

ATLANTA - An accident at a chemical plant in Dalton injured a worker and briefly caused authorities to close roads and warn residents nearby apartments to stay inside.
By Ray Henry

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Deal wins GOP primary

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal handily won the GOP primary on Tuesday, earning more than 70 percent of the vote in early returns. 
By Ray Henry

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Deal's GOP rivals for governor debate without him

Two longshot candidates in the Republican primary for Georgia governor disagreed Saturday on whether to participate in a national health insurance overhaul and whether to expand the places people ...
By Ray Henry

As rural hospitals fail, Ga. considers downsizing

MONTEZUMA, Ga. - As rural hospitals struggle, Georgia is letting stand-alone emergency rooms treat people in the countryside who would otherwise have to drive far away when they break an arm, need ...
By Ray Henry

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Feds orders Georgia to fix dust plans at power plants

ATLANTA - Federal environmental officials are requiring that Georgia regulators better explain how a major utility will prevent dust from escaping coal-fired power plants.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Nuclear plant owners in Georgia avoid loan subsidy fee

ATLANTA - Two major utility companies building a nuclear power plant in Georgia will not pay a fee to secure billions of dollars in government-subsidized loans, records show.
By Ray Henry

Vogtle owners avoid loan fee

ATLANTA -- Two major utility companies building a nuclear power plant in Georgia will not pay a fee to secure billions of dollars in government-subsidized loans, records show.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Archbishop to sell mansion, live modestly

SMYRNA, Ga. - Trying to appease angry parishioners, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta said Saturday that he will sell a $2.2 million mansion just three months after he moved in.
By Ray Henry

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Atlanta archbishop: Mansion likely to be sold

SMYRNA, Ga. - After strong objections from local Roman Catholics, Archbishop Wilton Gregory said in an interview Wednesday that he believes the church will probably sell a $2.2 million mansion ...
By Ray Henry

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Georgia lawmakers get ready for end-of-year rush

ATLANTA - With just one day of voting left, state lawmakers face decisions on whether to expand where people can carry guns, whether to create a medical marijuana program and how to overhaul the ...
By Ray Henry

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bill restricting Medicaid expansion passes

ATLANTA - Republican lawmakers in Georgia would get the final say on whether to expand a government health insurance program for the poor under a bill passed Tuesday, making it even less likely ...
By Ray Henry

Friday, March 7, 2014

Woman doubted man was threat before shooting

ATLANTA - The girlfriend of the man who mistakenly shot and killed a disoriented Alzheimer's patient in North Georgia warned her boyfriend that the stranger appeared to be an old man and did not ...
By Ray Henry
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