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ATLANTA — A recent court ruling awarding monetary damages to neighbors of a North Carolina industrial hog farm is stirring interest among Georgia agribusiness organizations in renewing a push to update the state’s Right to Farm Act.

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Hard times have returned to the nation's toilet paper aisles. With coronavirus cases and lockdowns once again on the rise, shoppers are reverting to the panic-buying patterns of the early days of the pandemic. In response, grocery companies such as Target, Kroger and Albertsons have reinstated purchase limits on toilet paper, paper towels and cleaning supplies. But this time, the grocery ...

ATLANTA — Georgia’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5% last month, the lowest since the coronavirus pandemic broke out last March, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.

ATLANTA — First-time unemployment claims in Georgia fell significantly last week, continuing a downward trend that has helped the state Department of Labor catch up with a backlog of claims.

A ride over the backroads in western Floyd and Polk counties as well as sections of Cherokee, DeKalb, Calhoun and Jackson counties in Alabama makes it pretty clear it’s cotton pickin’ time. The 2020 crop looks like it’s going to produce a bumper harvest.

ATLANTA — Georgia tax collections rose by 1.8% in October, building on a positive first quarter for the state as businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic continued to reopen.

A Bartow County developer, Dennis Graham of Graham Commercial Contractors, is seeking to build 519 single-family homes as Phase 2 of The Stiles community, which is nestled between Cartersville and Euharlee.

ATLANTA — First-time unemployment claims in Georgia declined by 1,197 last week to 43,605, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.

ATLANTA — Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO Paul Bowers will retire next April after more than a decade leading the Atlanta-based utility, the company announced Thursday.

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The U.S. economic recovery's strength has consistently surprised over the past several months, thanks in part to steadfast consumer finances that were underpinned by robust government aid and ultra-low interest rates. Three months ago, economists were penciling in third-quarter growth at an annualized 18%. The latest Bloomberg survey of economists now shows a median projection almost double that ...

Unemployment in Rome and Floyd County ticked back up to an even 5% in September, according to data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.

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