Stories by Ray Henry

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

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

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More Americans traveling this holiday season

You might want to get a head start to Grandma's house this year. It appears more Americans - 98.6 million - will be traveling this holiday season than ever.
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