ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.9 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in March.
The state's jobless rate was 10.1 percent in April a year ago.
The Covington City Council had several contentious split votes Monday night regarding parking rules on the square, more land purchases in the Walker's Bend subdivision and even a fireworks bid for the July 3 celebration.
Students looking for summer employment or adults looking for a job-hunting edge can attend seminars on dressing for success and customer service from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Nelson Heights Community Center at the intersection of Laseter and Puckett streets.
Newton County officials and residents are in for a tough decision this budget year: Should the county cut services or choose some combination of raising the property tax rate and implementing new fees for the right to own pets, to use parks or to use county recycling centers?