Job losses in July in state and local government were offset by slight gains in education, construction and manufacturing.
The seven-county Augusta metro area had a net loss of 500 jobs in July, according to data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.
The metro area lost 800 jobs in government, along with 100 jobs each in retail, transportation, and professional and business services. There were 400 jobs added in education and health services, the department reported, and 100 jobs each in construction and manufacturing.
ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer showed up in four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is “at ease with whatever comes.”
“I’m ready for anything and looking forward to a new adventure,” said Carter, appearing upbeat and making jokes as he openly talked about his melanoma during a news conference.
Columbia County received varying amounts of rainfall, from more than 3 inches to less than a half-inch Wednesday, when storms moved through the area.
According to Pam Tucker, director of Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division, most of the rainfall recorded between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday fell at Rivershyre Subdivision. The area measured 3.25 inches. Little River Wastewater Treatment Plant on Hardy McManus Road also received 3 inches, whereas Clarks Hill Treatment Plant only got 0.16 inches.