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Metro Jobless Rates Spike

Georgia labor officials say unemployment rates in the state's metro areas ranged from 12.1 percent in Dalton to 7.8 in Athens and Warner Robins.

$1 Million Settlement On Ogeechee

An East Georgia textile plant has agreed to pay a $1 million settlement of charges that it dumped illegal waste into the Ogeechee River. State environmental officials, however, aren't completely linking the plant, King America Finishing in Screven County, to a massive fish kill in May.

Columbus Whitewater Course Underway

Developers officially break ground on a white water course on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus Thursday.

Irene Brings Farm Workers

Georgia's fall vegetable harvest is underway. Farmers are hoping they’ll have enough workers to pick their crops.

Hospitals Push Expansions

Despite a still shaky economy, multi-million dollar hospital expansion projects are moving ahead across the state. For some hospitals, there’s no choice.

WORKING: Handling An Unproductive Co-worker

Workplace consultant and career coach Brandon Smith chats with us regularly about issues we all face in our work lives and careers. This week, he answered this question from one of his blog readers:

Roofing Maker Adds Third Location

State officials say a roofing manufacturer will open a new facility in Bulloch County, creating about 50 full-time jobs. Building materials maker GAF will produce insulation in Statesboro. The company already has two other Georgia locations, in Savannah and Cumming.

Georgia Gets New Superfund Site

A middle Georgia site is now on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund list. The listing makes cleaning up the Armstrong World Industries site in Macon site a priority to protect people’s health and the environment.

Route Change For Highway 411?

People in northwest Georgia have been waiting on an extension to Highway 411 for three decades. It would relieve congestion and create better access to Interstate 75. The state is ready to move forward.

Delta To Trim Flights

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines plans to further reduce its flights by about two percent next year.

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