ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate rose to 9.3 percent in July, which is up from 9 percent in June.
SAVANNAH - Police in Savannah-Chatham County have launched a 90-day blitz to crack down on traffic violations.
SAVANNAH - Organizers of Savannah's second Rock 'n' Roll Marathon are seeking local bands to provide the event's live
ATLANTA - The Home Depot Inc. is feeling more optimistic about the recovery of the housing market after customers spent more on remodeling and repair projects in the second quarter.
MIAMI - The Atlantic hurricane season got off to an early start and will likely stay busy, producing a few more storms than originally predicted, which could come early before tapering off, U.S. forecasters said last week.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal judge says that both the Georgia Ports Authority and a South Carolina agency overseeing activities in the Savannah River may take part in a $650 million lawsuit challenging the deepening of the river shipping channel.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. - The Point Pleasant Beach Council unanimously voted against a request to tape the "Jersey Shore" spinoff featuring Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jennifer "JWoww" Farley.
DALLAS - The JetBlue Airways pilot of Richmond Hill who disrupted a cross-country flight by leaving the cockpit and yelling about religion and terrorists has had a psychotic episode in prison and requires further mental evaluation, a judge said Wednesday.
ATLANTA - Chick-fil-A set a one-day sales record on Wednesday amid an ongoing controversy over a company executive's public stance against same-sex marriage, company officials said Thursday.
ATLANTA - Voters have rejected a penny sales tax referendum to pay for transportation projects in nine of 12 regions in Georgia, including in metro Atlanta, unofficial returns show.
ATLANTA - A federal judge on Thursday ordered Georgia's secretary of state to extend the deadline to accept absentee ballots from military service members, their families and citizens living overseas in the event of a primary runoff election on Aug. 21.
ATLANTA - A new requirement for those seeking to get or renew a Georgia driver's license is causing long lines in some places.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has applied for a permit to bring 18 beluga whales into the country.
ATLANTA - Opponents of Georgia's immigration law are hopeful that Monday's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court tossing out key provisions of Arizona's law means they can eventually win their legal challenge.
ATLANTA - A federal agency says it has the legal authority to give Georgia more water from a disputed reservoir, though it has not made a final decision on how much to release.
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Claggett and her horse won several awards Labor Day weekend in the Georgia Federation Horse Show.
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