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Georgia House approves small town tax credit

State representatives are aiming to boost investment in the empty Main Streets of rural Georgia by offering a tax credit for fixing buildings and creating jobs. A bill by state Rep. Penny Houston, R-Nashville, approved in the state House would do that, but it has to compete with other tax-credit proposals as it moves through the state Senate.

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New downtown parking decks could spur millions in development

The Macon-Bibb County Commission could vote on a resolution Tuesday related to a major downtown development that could feature hotels, retail space, housing and more. The resolution would allow the Urban Development Authority to look into issuing bonds to build two parking decks as part of the $55 million Exchange Block Project.

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Warner Robins Realtor loses lawsuit against ‘Ellen’ show

A federal judge has dismissed Warner Robins, Georgia, Realtor Titi Pierce’s lawsuit against the producers of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Pierce claimed defamation, invasion of privacy and emotional distress after DeGeneres mispronounced her name on a television segment called, “What’s Wrong with These Signs? Signs.”