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Ga. jobless rate unchanged

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 10.1 percent from August to September. According to a press release, the August rate had been reported at 10.2 percent, but was revised downward slightly. The ...

10/15/09 - 5:35am

Parents protest when child brings Bible home from school

CRAWFORD, Ga. -- An Oglethorpe County Elementary School parent has complained after his daughter came home from school with a Bible, but school officials say they don't discriminate and let students decide whether to accept free reading material. Fifth-grade students at the end of the school da...

10/15/09 - 5:30am

Siler sees action in Hawks’ road victory

After failing to play in the previous two preseason games, Atlanta Hawks rookie Garret Siler played six minutes in Atlanta’s 111-96 road victory over Memphis on Wednesday night. Siler, the former Augusta State center who is trying to make the team as a free agent, had two rebounds, one block, ...

10/14/09 - 9:56pm

Three arrested in motel holdup

Three men were arrested today in connection with an armed robbery and carjacking at the Ramada Limited at 2154 Gordon Highway on Tuesday night.

10/14/09 - 9:42pm

Former Atlanta NAACP head accused of theft

ATLANTA — The Atlanta NAACP has accused its former executive director and her assistant of stealing more than $275,000 over six years. In a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the organization accuses Judith Withers-Hanson and Saundra Douglass of applying for company cr...

10/14/09 - 7:43pm

Group to move forward

ST. LOUIS - Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams. Limbaugh was to be a limited partner in a bid led by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts, but Checketts said in a statement today that Limbaugh's participation had co...

10/14/09 - 6:43pm

Petty, Earnhardt among honorees

The first induction class for NASCAR’s Hall of Fame included the man who founded the organization, the son who carried the sport to unparalleled highs, a pair of seven-time champions and arguably the greatest car owner-driver of all time. Bill France Sr., whose vision to organize a group of ra...

10/14/09 - 5:43pm

Appearance dependent on health

MADRID – Seve Ballesteros is hopeful that his health will allow him to play a round at next year's British Open at St. Andrews. Ballesteros, who is recovering from brain cancer that has left him partially blind in his left eye, said today that he is considering an appearance at the event h...

10/14/09 - 4:58pm

Status for Sunday not clear

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Matt Stafford took his first step toward returning from a knee injury. The Detroit Lions quarterback now has to wait to see if he took it too soon. Stafford, the former Georgia quarterback, returned to practice today after missing Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh with a knee...

10/14/09 - 4:54pm

UGA football players in trouble for driving infractions

ATHENS, Ga. -- Two Georgia football players are facing legal trouble for driving violations. A bench warrant was issued for linebacker Rennie Curran last Wednesday after the junior failed to appear in court in Franklin County for a speeding ticket issued on July 4, according to a clerk in Franklin ...

10/14/09 - 7:51pm
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