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Ga. jobless numbers expected to rise on Friday announcement

ATLANTA -- State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond expects Georgia will see a "significant" increase in its unemployment rate when new figures are released this Friday. Thurmond made the comment to the online political newsletter InsiderAdvantage moments before he gave the Democratic Party's ...

01/14/10 - 5:42am

Lawmaker proposes ethics reform

ATLANTA — A Democratic lawmaker is unveiling an ethics proposal that would have the state Supreme Court — not state political leaders — appoint members of the state Ethics Commission. State Rep. Rob Teilhet said he will introduce legislation on today that would put the state Ethics C...

01/14/10 - 5:34am

Old law helps new campaign for Roy Barnes in governor's race

Roy Barnes backed a 2000 law that let him raise almost an additional $1.6 million more last year for his ongoing campaign for governor. The measure lifted the old lid of $1,000 on contributions in non-election years; it's now $6,100 per election, regardless of the year. The former Democratic g...

01/14/10 - 5:26am

Clemson dominates UNC

CLEMSON, S.C. – Trevor Booker scored 21 points, Demontez Stitt added 20 and No. 24 Clemson broke a 10-game losing streak to No. 12 North Carolina with a 83-64 victory tonight. The Tigers (14-3, 2-1 ACC) hadn't beaten the Tar Heels (12-5, 1-1) in nearly six years, but used a first-half blit...

01/13/10 - 11:30pm

Georgia falls by four

ATHENS, Ga. – Eniel Polynice scored off an inbounds pass to himself with 11.3 seconds remaining, and No. 21 Mississippi handed Georgia another tough loss, 80-76 tonight. The Bulldogs had several chances to reclaim the lead in a seesaw second half before Ole Miss (13-3, 1-1 Southeastern Confere...

01/13/10 - 11:05pm

Guard scores 29 vs. LSU

COLUMBIA, S.C.— Devin Downey scored 29 points and had seven rebounds to lead South Carolina to a 67-58 win over Louisiana State Univer­sity tonight. The Gamecocks (11-5, 2-0 Southeastern Con­ference) trailed for most of the game before going on a 17-1 run that started when Lakeem Jacks...

01/13/10 - 11:03pm

Newt Gingrich considers himself a top 2012 president prospect

He thinks there will be plenty of GOP options for voters to consider in the next election.

01/13/10 - 10:12pm

Candidate drops out of race for Congress seat in north Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Former state Transportation Board chairman Mike Evans has announced he is dropping out of the 9th congressional district race. Evans issued a statement today saying he has "struggled to hang on financially" and that continuing to campaign full time will cause "irreparable f...

01/13/10 - 10:07pm

Armstrong pulls away in 2nd half

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Armstrong Atlantic State pulled away in the second half to beat Augusta State 61-51 tonight and send the Lady Jaguars to their 11th con­secutive defeat. Augusta State (1-14, 0-6 Peach Belt Conference) trailed only 28-27 at the half but was outscored 33-24 over the final 20 ...

01/13/10 - 9:40pm

USC Aiken falters late

AIKEN — A single bad possession trumped an otherwise high-quality performance by the USC Aiken women’s basketball team tonight in a 79-77 loss to Francis Marion. In a game that saw 13 ties and 12 lead changes, the Lady Pacers faltered in the final 27.5 seconds, and it cost them the game. ...

01/13/10 - 9:48pm
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