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The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the new March jobless metro Atlanta was 5.9 percent. That is down from 6.1 percent in February and 7 percent from March 2014.
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State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped to 4.8 percent — the lowest level since September 2007.

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The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the June unemployment figure. It is the fifth month in a row that the state's jobless rate has declined.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a statement that Georgia's unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in almost 10 years because employers continue to create jobs.

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Forecasters say summertime heat is reaching dangerous levels in parts of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Thursday for northwestern Alabama, northern Louisiana and western and northern Mississippi.

Forecasters say a strong ridge of high pressure will produce a dome of heat and humidity across the central United States that includes the Deep South.

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The Georgia Department of Veterans Service has been awarded a $2.4 million grant to help expand the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville.

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Officials say the project will develop about 15 acres and ultimately serve 105,326 veterans and their families.

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In a lawsuit, Georgia's ACLU is accusing Fulton County's Board of Registration and Elections of breaking state law.

But whether or not the board did is complicated.

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The Fulton Elections Board voted last Thursday to tweak certain precinct boundary lines and change some polling locations. The ACLU says the board didn't provide enough public notice before making the changes, and that violates state law.

Atlanta Beltline
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Officials with the Atlanta BeltLine are seeking statements of qualifications and proposals from companies interested in helping with an Art and Culture Strategic Implementation Plan.

“The goal of the engagement is an actionable plan created in partnership with the arts, public and private sectors, and nonprofit and other sources,” the announcement from Atlanta BeltLine Inc. says.

According to ABI, the plan should ...