WASHINGTON (AP) - Double-digit unemployment rates hit more states in February, with North Carolina and Rhode Island seeing their rates hit record highs.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Two DeKalb County schools were on lockdown after a shooting in the neighborhood that left one man dead.
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.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Legislature is seeking to soften mandatory buffers aimed at protecting Georgia's waterways from pollution and development.
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.
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.
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.
MIAMI (AP) - Derek Graner can scan a crowd of veterans and pick out those needing help.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) - Plans to raise the sales tax to pay for transportation projects in Georgia have hit a speed bump.
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.
Oct. 17-19: Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival - The festival features coastal seafood vendors, arts and crafts booths and carnival rides. This year's entertainment includes the Blues Traveler, Swingin' Medallions, Jake Miller and more. For more information, call 756-3444 or go to www.goseafoodfestival.com or goseafood.net.
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.
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