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Continental, United stockholders agree to merger

Stockholders of Continental and United on Friday agreed to merge the two airlines. The all-stock merger, which the two airlines announced in May, is expected to close Oct. 1. “This vote is a significant step toward closing our merger with Continental, creating the world’s leading airline and the industry’s best network for our customers, a strong company that provides career opportunity for our people and an airline that can deliver return for our shareholders,” Glenn

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Former Tampa airport chief named to Atlanta post

ATLANTA — Mayor Kasim Reed on Monday named the former executive director and CEO of Tampa International Airport to serve as the next general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Pending approval of the city council, Louis Miller will replace Ben DeCosta, who left at the end of June. Before his tenure in Tampa, Miller held a number of positions at the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. “Under the experienced leadership of Louis Miller,

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Op-Ed: Georgia’s southern hospitality is key to growing tourism

As autumn approaches, the North Georgia Mountains are gearing up for a busy fall season. Our beautiful mountain communities play host to a variety of activities in the fall, from the Ellijay Apple Festival, Oktoberfest in Helen, Gold Rush Days in Dahlonega and of course my personal favorite, the Dawsonville Moonshine Festival. These experiences are made all the more unique with Georgia’s touch of southern hospitality.

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Remembering Sept. 11

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – The events of Sept. 11, 2001, happened in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pa., but the day affected Americans nationwide. While there are monuments – or planned monuments – in all three locations, there are also memorials in countless cities nationwide, including Kennesaw (near The Andrews Raid monuments), Sandy Springs (at the Sandy Springs Historic Site) and Cartersville (in friendship Plaza) in Metro Atlanta. Sept. 11 “is a day of deep

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Boeing begins assembly of 1,000th 767

Boeing has started assembly of its 1,000th 767 airplane at a factory in Everett, Wash., the company said. Mechanics took the first step in major assembly by loading the wing spar into the assembly tool, Boeing said. The spar is the internal support structure that runs through the full length of the wing. “This is an important milestone for the 767, which has continued to evolve and improve since entering service nearly 30 years ago,”

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Rough tracks for Ohio railway museum

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — The Ohio Railway Museum appears to be facing rough tracks ahead. “Due to technical issues we are closed,” a sign at the museum reads. An article in today’s Columbus Dispatch indicates the museum is facing a number of problems, including a Memorial Day incident that occurred after a “trolley-car pole … snagged, bending the pole and taking down the lines,” the newspaper reported. “Trying to turn around 30 years of neglect with