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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent in March and companies added workers at the fastest two-month pace since before the recession began. The economy added 216,000 new jobs last month, offsetting layoffs by local governments.read more
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Are you rooting for one of the "Cinderellas?" Or would you like to see one of the big programs add another title? It's time to state your preferences.read more
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By April McFaddenThe perennials are in bloom, spring rain makes grass and trees green, the smell of dogwoods pierces the air and some of Atlanta’s finest homes will be opening their doors for spring tours. Whether you are looking to renovate, to move or studying architecture and interior design home tours are a great way to see a well designed home or garden. We have compiled a list of tours that are worth your time.Buckhead in BloomThe Atlanta Preservation center’s Buckhead in Bloom features five revival style homes and their gardens. The tour is Sunday, April 17, from noon to 5 p.m., with houses varying from a 1910 Tudor-style to a 1952 Southern Classical revival home on display. The home
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By Brandon SuttonPhotos by Terrell ClarkOn April 20, 2010, life along the Gulf coast changed dramatically due to the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and ensuing oil spill. One year later, it can seem like a distant memory in the collective psyche. However, this oil spill and its impacts are ongoing and far-reaching.My passion for understanding oil dependence and alternative energy sources called me to service on this issue. The first images of oil erupting into the Gulf horrified me, and I knew I had to do something to help.I worked with Hub Atlanta to form a team of volunteers that visited the Gulf coast to document the oil spill and its impacts on local communities who depend on the healt
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From Emory's Clifton Community Partnership.  Contents: Welcome to the Sustainability & Clifton Community Partnership Update; Month-Long Celebrations for Mother Earth; Generating Ideas to Reduce Carbon Footprint; Sustainability Update: How is Emory Doing?;Additional Effort Underway to Achieve Sustainability Goal;'Green' Conference Focuses on Health Care; Reused Trees Serve as Kiosks in Lullwater Preserve; Students 'Get Hands Dirty' with Placed-Based Learningread more
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Demotions and promotions, transfers in progress. So far Major Steve Fore and Major T.D. Williams have been demoted to Captain.Ed Jones promoted to MajorCaptain Banks transferred from Tucker to NarcoticsStay tuned!
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Smalltowngal points out a call-to-action on the Oakhurst Message Board urging area residents to contact their local legislators about Georgia House Bill 274, which would lift the statewide ban on yard waste in landfills (with “linings”) under the premise that the additional garbage would increase methane captured as a renewable energy source.The AJC actually wrote [...]
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Citizens Bank of Americus will close its Plains and Leslie branches effective June 30, 2011, pending regulatory approval, according to Rick Whaley, the bank’s president and CEO, who blamed the “sluggish” economy for the decision, reports the Americus Times Reporter.Said Whaley: “We have evaluated every option for keeping these locations open, however with economy remaining sluggish, and with business at these locations having slowed significantly; we must continue to aggressively manage costs in order for Citizens Bank of Americus to remain a vibrant, competitive community...
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