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ATLANTA — First-time unemployment claims fell again in Georgia last week, mirroring a decline in jobless claims nationwide as more and more businesses shut down by the coronavirus pandemic reopen.

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week in a sign that layoffs may have eased, though applications for aid remain at a historically high level.

Renovations are being made to Griffin Waffle House No. 694, at 1702 N. Expressway, Griffin. “Generally, this occurs once a restaurant has reached a certain age and a ‘redo’ is deemed to be an appropriate step in the life of the restaurant,” explained Njeri Boss, Waffle House vice president o…

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week to 861,000, evidence that layoffs remain painfully high despite a steady drop in the number of confirmed viral infections.

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During a Rotary Club of Griffin virtual meeting Thursday, Atlanta Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Brandon Hutchison updated the club on what the track is doing as far as community service, events, and business/tourism.

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ATLANTA — First-time unemployment claims in Georgia rose slightly last week, even as claims nationwide declined, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.

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WASHINGTON — Hiring has weakened for six straight months. Nearly 10 million jobs remain lost since the coronavirus struck. And this week, the Congressional Budget Office forecast that employment won't regain its pre-pandemic level until 2024.

BELLE PLAINE, Kan.  — After Gil Alexander's death left no active Black farmers in a historic Kansas community once home to hundreds, Alexander's nephew and his wife gave up their jobs in Arizona to try and save the family farm.

ATLANTA — First-time unemployment claims in Georgia continued to decline last week, as the state Department of Labor worked to implement system changes allowing benefits authorized by legislation Congress passed in December.

ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, through the Securities Division, has worked with several other states and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to stop a $1.8 billion Ponzi Scheme that duped over 900 Georgians who invested over $78 million dollars total.

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined to 779,000 last week, a still-historically high total that shows that a sizable number of people keep losing jobs to the viral pandemic.

LONDON  — The price of silver is rallying as the online trading movement fuelling the rise of unloved shares like GameStop took a shine to the precious metal.

Upson Regional Medical Center has announced that Sherida Lynn Williams, M.D., to Upson OB/GYN will join the Thomaston and Barnesville locations beginning Feb. 1.

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Cronic Chevrolet Buick GMC continues to support youth sports in Griffin and Spalding County — this time with a $1,500 check for the athletic teams at Griffin Christian High School.

General Motors has set a goal of making the vast majority of the vehicles it produces electric by 2035, and the entire company carbon neutral, including operations, five years after that.

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WASHINGTON  — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell but remained at a historically high 847,000 last week, a sign that layoffs keep coming as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage.

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Surrounded by a few dozen family, friends and former co-workers, Nalan Deal was presented with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Charles Taylor Master Mechanics Award and Wright Brother’s Master Pilot Award during a luncheon ceremony Friday in the Precision Avionics hanger at the Griffin…

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Ports Authority Monday reported modest growth for 2020 despite the economic slowdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The Port of Savannah moved more than 4.68 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) last year, up 1.8% over its 2019 total of 4.59 millio…

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday approved President Joe Biden’s nomination of Janet Yellen to be the nation’s 78th treasury secretary, making her the first woman to hold the job in the department's 232-year history.

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BALTIMORE — President Joe Biden plans to sign on Monday an executive order that aims to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers, according to administration officials.

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CONYERS — A Conyers nursing home where 22 people died from COVID-19 has been faulted by state inspectors for failing to control infections, but relatives of people who died say they can't sue because Georgia lawmakers last year blocked lawsuits unless plaintiffs can prove the difficult-to-me…

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BALTIMORE  — President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Friday to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans while Congress begins to consider his much larger $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, 370 entries were submitted in the 2020 Southeastern Hay Contest (SEHC), just below the record-setting number of submissions for 2019.