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  1. Georgia jobless rate dips; Columbus adds 100 jobs year over yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Job creation across Georgia helped nudge the state's unemployment rate lower, from 5.5 percent in January to 5.3 percent in February, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday. "Our unemployment rate fell as Georgia set new record highs for the number of people employed and for the size of our labor force, which crossed the 5 million mark for the first time," said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

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  2. Georgia unemployment rate rises fourth month in row in DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Georgia's unemployment rate inched higher for the fourth month in a row in December, reaching 5.4 percent, up from 5.3 percent in November. The figure, released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor, compares to 5.5 percent in December a year ago.

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  3. 4 University System of Georgia institutions to consolidate into 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Today, the Board of Regents approved Chancellor Steve Wrigley's recommendation for two consolidations within the University System of Georgia: Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Bainbridge State College. The two new institutions, respectively, will be named Georgia Southern University, to be led by President Jaimie Hebert, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, to be led by President David Bridges.

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  4. More people seeking a job pushes Georgiaa s unemployment rate higherRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    A slight increase in the number of people seeking a job nudged up Georgia's unemployment rate to 5.3 percent in November, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. That compares to a rate of 5.2 percent in October and 5.5 percent in November a year ago.

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  5. Georgiaa s unemployment rate rises in October amid more job seekersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    "The rate increased slightly as our labor force grew by 27,795 as more job seekers began looking for work in October," Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a statement. "Since some new job seekers won't land a job immediately, they are counted as unemployed, which can result in a rate increase.

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  6. Where does Columbus rank among the a havesa and a have-notsa ?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    A major theme in this year's election cycle, especially on the Democratic side, is the issue of income inequality, especially when measured by the gap between the so-called "rich" and those who are "poor." A recent Pew Research Center poll, taken in January 2014, says 65 percent of voters believe inequality has increased and 69 percent favor some form of government action to reduce the income gap.

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  7. Georgia unemployment rate rises with surge of people seeking jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    More Georgians jumping into the labor force in September to find jobs pushed the state's unemployment rate up higher to 5.1 percent, the labor department said. That's up from 4.9 percent in August and compares to 5.6 percent in September of last year.

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  8. Is the Muscogee School Board really a a hostile environmenta ?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Muscogee County School Board members: top row, from left, John Thomas of District 2, chairman Rob Varner of District 5, superintendent David Lewis, board attorney Greg Ellington of the law firm Hall Booth Smith and Frank Myers of District 8; bottom row, from left, Mark Cantrell of District 6, Athavia "A.J." Senior of District 3, county-wide representative Kia Chambers, vice chairwoman Pat Hugley Green of District 1, Shannon Smallman of District 7 and Naomi Buckner of District 4. That's how the person who was hired last week as the Muscogee County School District's transportation director described the school board. And that's the reason he gave for resigning one day later. 1 comment

  9. School district transportation director resigns day after he was hiredRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Muscogee County School Board chairman Rob Varner confirmed John Lyles' sudden turnaround in an email Wednesday afternoon to the Ledger-Enquirer. Varner said he received the news in a voicemail from Superintendent David Lewis.

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  10. School board approves transportation director despite unanswered questionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    The Muscogee County School Board approved a new transportation director despite an unanswered question about his employment history, a land swap with the Columbus Consolidated Government and a new assistant principal during its monthly meeting Tuesday night. The board approved Muscogee County School District superintendent David Lewis' recommendation to hire former Columbus TV newscaster John Lyles and replace Frank Brown, who was MCSD's transportation director for four years before he was fired Aug. 19 for what district officials have called violations of ethics and purchasing policies.

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  11. Q&A with Jeanette Illidge, star of a Sister Acta at the Springer Opera HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    The musical is based on the classic '90s film starring Whoopi Goldberg, who plays nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier. In the story, Deloris witnesses a murder and is forced into protective custody where she literally goes undercover by hiding as a nun named Sister Mary Clarence.

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  12. Georgia unemployment rate falls to pre-Great Recession level of 4.9 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    But it has been nearly nine years since it was at the 4.9 percent mark reported Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor. For those who don't track the stats, that was in October 2007, just as the proverbial "housing market crash" was hitting the fan, spewing a financial crisis into the banking sector and spinning the U.S. into a Great Recession.

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  13. Muscogee County school transportation director firedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    The superintendent has asked the Muscogee County School Board to hire a new transportation director because the previous one was fired. Notice of Frank Brown's departure hasn't been included in any of the personnel reports on the board's monthly agenda and hasn't been publicly discussed during any board meeting, including Monday evening's work session.

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  14. Georgia unemployment rate takes a dip in JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Even with more people entering the labor force in Georgia, the state's job creation helped nudge the unemployment rate lower in July to 5 percent. That's down from 5.1 percent in June and compares to 5.7 percent in July a year ago, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.

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  15. Georgia unemployment rate slips to 5.1 percent, lowest since December 2007Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    The last time Georgia's unemployment rate was this low, the Great Depression had just begun and was just starting to fuel layoffs by employers across the nation. It was December 2007 when the Peach State's rate was at 5.1 percent, the same figure reported Thursday for the most recent June.

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