ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly last month.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the rate fell to 10.2 percent in February, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.3 percent in January. Georgia's jobless rate was also 10.3 percent in February 2010.
ATLANTA - In a battle of morality versus modernism, the state Senate signed off on a bill that would allow local governments to ask voters whether to allow the sale of alcohol at grocery and liquor stores on Sundays.
The Senate voted 32-22 in favor of the measure, which languished in committee for weeks before finally making it to the floor on Wednesday - the crossover day deadline by which bills must pass at least one legislative chamber to have a shot at becoming law. Lawmakers faced a marathon session with the Senate and the House plowing through nearly 100 bills before ...
Former track standout and Covington resident Chris Woods is passing along his knowledge at the collegiate level. Woods, who went to Newton High School before transferring to Benjamin Mays, is the head cross country and assistant track coach at Abilene Christian University in Texas.
Choir performance: A 50-member choir sponsored by Newton County Senior Services will perform at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 20.
The average age of members of "Voices of Wisdom" is 70, with the youngest being 61 and the oldest 84. Most members perform in their local churches, but some sing only with the Voices of Wisdom. The group debuted in a September 2010 play entitled "I Simply Say Thank You."