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The Georgia Department of Corrections says that they are investigating the death of a Hays State Prison inmate last week as a suicide.
More than 400 have been hospitalized.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that 2017 was a banner year for job creation, employment and workforce gains in Georgia.
On New Year's Day, the Walker County Sheriff's Office requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate the shooting that resulted in the death of Mark Steven Parkinson.
The 78-hour New Year's Holiday Weekend runs from 6 p.m. Friday until 11:59 p.m. Monday.
Oil prices reached new heights yesterday, causing a bump in the road for falling gas prices.
102-hour Christmas holiday travel period ended at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.
The Department reminds travelers to exercise caution as crews may still work in proximity to highways, and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place.
The 102-hour Christmas holiday travel period began Friday at 6 p.m. and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Rome area has added 300 jobs over the year. However, first-time claims for unemployment insurance increased locally from 223 in October to 388 in November.
That suit alleges Centre Water continues to be damaged due to the release of toxic chemicals from their manufacturing facilities in and around the City of Dalton, Georgia.
3.1 million Georgians will travel 50 miles or more.
Hays State Prison has fired two employees in two separate incidents, one case involving sex with an inmate and the other bringing contraband into the prison.
The December discounts keep flowing at the pump. Gas prices have declined for 5 consecutive weeks, as refineries flood the market with more gasoline than is consumed.
While power has been restored to the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, the travel woes will linger for days.