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USA Television, Maxair Media acquire California TV stations

USA Television and Maxair Media acquire TV stations in Chico-Redding, Calif., market.

Georgia gas prices up a nickel in last week

Sunday’s national average is $2.70, while Georgia’s average was $2.60 — five cents higher than a week ago, and 30 cents higher than a month ago. Both of those prices are the highest since December, 2014.

Metro unemployment rate hits 8 percent

The July rate was up half a percentage point from 7.5 percent in June.

Time of change — and crisis — in the hospital world

Financial turmoil shows no signs of fading

Hospitals across the state and nation are being squeezed by several major factors, including lower reimbursements from insurers, fewer inpatient visits, and more pressure to update their technology, including information technology, said Tom Sims, a health care consultant with Stroudwater Associates.

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Deal extends tax-free holiday weekends

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

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Chick-fil-A’s new grilled recipe, entrée lineup set to “transform” menu

Chick-fil-A is introducing a new lineup of grilled chicken entrees that will give the chain a more nutritious and expansive menu.

Georgia unemployment claims in January at lowest point since ‘06

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced a 7.3 percent unemployment rate for January, continuing a seven-month drop in the rate.

Georgia reaches record numbers in international trade

Georgia moves up in Census rankings of imports and exports in 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday.

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J. Mack Robinson remembered for kindness, humility

J. Mack Robinson’s business ventures included car sales, insurance, banking and fashion industries, died late Friday night. He was 90.

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Gov. Nathan Deal announces record job creation in Georgia

Officials announced the state’s most recent fiscal year saw a 10 percent increase in job growth.

Ga. 400 toll to end Friday

After $300 million in collections over two decades, the toll will end along Ga. 400.

Unemployment rate on the rise in June

Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate increased by seven-tenths of a percentage point between May and June, which officials attribute to a loss in education jobs over the summer and new graduates entering the workforce.

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Coca-Cola gives Albany State $50,000 scholarships grant

The Coca-Cola Foundation on Friday presented Albany State University President Everette Freeman with a $50,000 check to be split among four ASU students as First Generation Scholarships.

Covington DDA approves loan for restaurant based on 'Vampire Diaries'

COVINGTON -- The Covington Downtown Development Authority has given its blessing to the initial project assessment for the proposed Mystic Grill restaurant.

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Restaurant coming to Covington sharing name with 'Vampire Diaries' eatery

The Mystic Grill, the fictional cafe where characters in "The Vampire Diaries" gather, will soon be a real restaurant.


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