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7 states see jobless rate top 10 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - Double-digit unemployment rates hit more states in February, with North Carolina and Rhode Island seeing their rates hit record highs.

March 27, 2009 | By Jeannine Aversa AP Economics Writer | State, National News

Georgia Capitol notes through Day 37


March 27, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News

Two Atlanta-area schools on lockdown after shooting

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Two DeKalb County schools were on lockdown after a shooting in the neighborhood that left one man dead.

March 27, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News

Administration unveils financial system overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the financial system designed to impose greater regulation on major players like hedge funds.

March 26, 2009 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | State, National News

Jobless claims top 5.5 million

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of laid-off Americans filing initial jobless benefit claims rose slightly last week while the number of people continuing to claim benefits set a record for the ninth straight week, the Labor Department said Thursday.

March 26, 2009 | By Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer | State, National News

State seeks to remove stream buffers

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Legislature is seeking to soften mandatory buffers aimed at protecting Georgia's waterways from pollution and development.

March 26, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News

17 injured after tornado rips through Mississippi

MAGEE, Miss. (AP) - Severe weather across the South unleashed tornadoes in rural Mississippi, including one that shattered dozens of homes, flattened a church and injured at least 17 people, authorities said Thursday.

March 26, 2009 | By Holbrook Mohr Associated Press Writer | State, National News

Panhandling meters raise $500

ATLANTA (AP) - A campaign to cut panhandling across Atlanta by directing would-be donations to "giving meters" has raised around $500 over the past six months.

March 26, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News

Mortgage rates drop to record low

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell this week to the lowest level on record after the Federal Reserve launched a new effort to assist the staggering U.S. housing market.

March 26, 2009 | By Alan Zibel AP Real Estate Writer | State, National News

VA hiring vets to find comrades who need help

MIAMI (AP) - Derek Graner can scan a crowd of veterans and pick out those needing help.

March 24, 2009 | By Lisa Orkin Emmanuel Associated Press Writer | Military

Stronger seat belt law hits a pothole

ATLANTA (AP) - A bid to require adults in pickup trucks to buckle their seat belts was narrowly defeated by a House panel Tuesday, defying supporters of stronger safety standards that have been adopted by much of the nation.

March 24, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Asssociated Press Writer | State, National News

Stocks surge on bank plan, rise in home sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street got the news it wanted on the economy's biggest problems - banks and housing - and celebrated by hurtling the Dow Jones industrials up nearly 500 points.

March 23, 2009 | By Tim Paradis AP Business Writer | State, National News

Georgia among states missing out on extra unemployment benefits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More than a half-million unemployed workers in Ohio and several other states are missing out on extended federal benefits because of the way laws in their states are written.

March 23, 2009 | By Stephen Majors Associated Press Writer | State, National News

Transportation plan hits speed bump

ATLANTA (AP) - Plans to raise the sales tax to pay for transportation projects in Georgia have hit a speed bump.

March 23, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News

In some places, 4-day school weeks are becoming an option

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the nation's school districts strapped for cash, more are considering a schedule that delights students and makes working parents cringe: Class only four days a week.

March 22, 2009 | By Christine Armario Associated Press | State, National News

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October 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill

Stadium should carry Dooley legacy

Last Saturday, while the Bulldog nation sweated out a 35-32 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers that should not have been as hard as our scholar-athletes made it, former head football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley's first team at UGA was recognized on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. As nice as that was, more - much more - needs to be done to honor the legendary Hall of Fame coach.

October 01, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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