Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.9 in May

The Georgia Department of Labor announces the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in May, setting a new record for the number of Georgians employed. The last time the state recorded a jobless rate as low as 4.9 percent was in October 2007. There were 9,685 more Georgians employed in May than in April, pushing the total number to […]

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Toccoa City Commission Approves Film-Friendly Proclamation

The Toccoa City Commission approved a proclamation that Toccoa is a film-friendly city at their meeting Monday. Toccoa Mayor Jennette Jameison read the proclamation, saying that the city supports and encourages ongoing efforts to increase additional film production in the area. INSP Films has filmed two productions here in Toccoa and their most recent release, “County Line,” is premiering this […]

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Breaking News: Escaped Inmates Captured

The two inmates who escaped from a Georgia state prison Tuesday after overpowering and killing two prison guards are back in custody in Tennessee. 24-year old Ricky DuBose and 44-year old Donnie Russell Rowe were spotted this evening in the Shelbyville, Tennessee area. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles announced Thursday night Rowe and DuBose were apprehended Thursday in Christiana, Tennessee. A […]

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Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White Warns DuBose is “A Monster”

Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White says his office contributed to the reward fund that brought it up to $130-thousand dollars and higher. “My office has put up $10,000 of that,” he said. “It’s from our 5-percent money.” White prosecuted escappee Ricky Dubose in 2015 in Elbert County Superior Court for shooting and robbing a homeless elderly veteran. White […]

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Reward for two Escaped Inmates Rises to $130,000

The reward for two escaped inmates from the Baldwin State Correctional Facility in middle Georgia is now up to $130-thousand dollars for information leading to their whereabouts and capture. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said the search for 24-year old Ricky DuBose and 44-year old Donnie Russell Rowe has expanded nationwide and they have […]

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Representative Collins Praises Passage of VA Accountability Act

U.S. Representative Doug Collins is praising the House passage of the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. The bill passed Tuesday with a 368-55 vote. Collins, who voted in favor of the legislation, said the bill’s passage is a win for veterans. He said veterans deserve outstanding service from the VA but too many egregious exceptions to this standard have come […]

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U.S. Army Corps Seeking Public Input on Drought Management Plan

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District are seeking public input on their draft revision of their Drought Management Plan. The drought plan directs water managers and others on how to use and conserve resources when drought strikes the region. Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell said the report contains recommendations to improve management of water resources in the […]

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