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3 months ago

SOUTH CAROLINA UNEMPLOYMENT HOLDS STEADY AT 6.6 PERCENT

SOUTH CAROLINA UNEMPLOYMENT HOLDS STEADY AT 6.6 PERCENT South Carolina’s unemployment rate is still holding steady at 6.6%.  The Department of Employment and Workforce said today the state’s jobless rate was again unchanged in February.  It was the third month in a row that state unemployment remained at that level. National unemployment was 5.5% in […]

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS TO BE HELD AT FORT GORDON

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TO BE HELD AT FORT GORDON The Georgia Area 9 Special Olympics will be held at Fort Gordon next Wednesday, April 1 on Barton Field. Activities begin at 10 a.m. with the lighting of the torch and the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band playing the Special Olympics opening theme song. About 900 Special […]

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SENATE’S HARRY REID WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION

SENATE’S HARRY REID WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term. The 75 year old Reid says in a statement issued by his office today that he wants to make sure Democrats regain control of the Senate next year and that it would be “inappropriate” […]

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HOUSE APPROVES GOVERNOR DEAL’S FAILING SCHOOLS AMENDMENT

  HOUSE APPROVES GOVERNOR DEAL’S FAILING SCHOOLS AMENDMENT The Georgia House has approved Governor Nathan Deal’s plan allowing a state takeover of chronically failing schools, setting up a statewide vote in 2016. Lawmakers voted in favor of the measure. Deal’s plan would allow an appointed superintendent to select up to 20 schools deemed failing each […]

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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IMPROVES IN THE CSRA

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IMPROVES IN THE CSRA The unemployment rate dropped in the CSRA last month, according to figures just released today by the Georgia Department of Labor. The jobless rate in Augusta dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.7% in February.  That compares to 7.5% a year ago. For the CSRA, the unemployment rate […]

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MCDUFFIE COUNTY ACCIDENT LEAVES ONE DEAD

MCDUFFIE COUNTY ACCIDENT LEAVES ONE DEAD A woman was killed when her car crossed the center line and hit a semi head-on this morning on Highway 17 South in Thomson. The accident was reported around 8:20 a.m. The woman’s name hasn’t been released pending notification of family members, according to the McDuffie County coroner’s office. […]

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TIP LEADS TO ARREST IN MONDAY HOUSE FIRE

TIP LEADS TO ARREST IN MONDAY HOUSE FIRE Aiken County authorities have made an arrest in connection with a house fire Monday in Warrenville. Kenneth William Treadaway was taken into custody Wednesday on Carline Road, thanks to a tip on who was possibly responsible for the fire in the 1700 block of Augusta Road. A […]

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3 months ago

Attorney General Olens Adds the State of Ohio to List of States Entitled to Georgia’s Firearm Permit Reciprocity

Attorney General Olens Adds the State of Ohio to List of States Entitled to Georgia’s Firearm Permit Reciprocity Attorney General Sam Olens announced today an addition to Georgia’s program of reciprocal recognition to firearms permit holders from other states. Legislation initially passed in 1996 allows Georgia to grant this privilege to citizens of states which […]

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