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Georgia unemployment rate declines again in July 0

July 6, 2017

Georgia’s unemployment rate decreased in July for the sixth straight month, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. Joblessness last month stood at 4.7 percent, down from 4.8 percent in June, Georgia’s lowest unemployment rate in more than a decade. The unemployment rate in July of last year was 5.3 percent. “Our rate continues to decline as more Georgians go back to work,” state Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler said. “It’s great to see our economy growing. Since July 2016, we’ve gained…

Deal signs firefighter cancer insurance bill, calls it ‘a great solution to the situation’ 0

May 5, 2017

About 125 people, many of them firefighters from around the state, were part of an audience here Thursday who witnessed Gov. Nathan Deal sign House Bill 146, also known as the firefighter cancer insurance bill.Sitting at Deal’s side was Gilmer County firefighter Brian Scudder, who at one time was diagnosed with the “last stage” of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, stage 4-B, that his doctors say he contracted from his work battling fires. “It was in my neck and in my stomach, the…

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