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Confederate flag rally in Minnesota

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 7:43am

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota-based group plans to hold a rally in support of the Confederate battle flag at the Minnesota State Capitol.

A permit application for the Sept. 5 rally was approved Wednesday. The application from a group called “Minnesota 10,000 for Southern Heritage” estimates about 25 people will be there.

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Georgia unemployment 7-year low

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 7:39am




ATLANTA — State labor officials say Georgia’s unemployment rate is down to 6 percent, its lowest mark in more than seven years but still above the national average.


The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the new seasonally adjusted figure for July. It is down from 6.1 percent in June and 7.2 percent from July 2014.


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Georgia State Patrol Grovetown post still undermanned despite higher patrol output

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 8:42pm

The undermanned Georgia State Patrol Grovetown post has grown – barely – over the past six months.

In February, the post announced that it had seen its staff decrease from the ideal size of 17 sworn personnel to just 11 while the Atlanta area bulked up in an initiative with the Georgia Department of Transportation to place more troopers along the Interstate 85 and Interstate 75 corridors, Troop E Capt. Allen Marlowe said.

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China gets disaster medicine course from Georgia Regents University foundation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 6:16pm

A foundation at Georgia Regents University soon could be spreading training across the most populous country in the world about how to respond to disasters.

Officials with The National Disaster Life Support Foundation at the Medical College of Georgia at GRU are scheduled to sign an agreement today with the Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in Shanghai and Xingcheng Medical Consulting & Services Co. to teach its courses on disaster medicine.

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Local goverment e-mail domains turn up in hacked cheating web site data

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 5:50pm

While several local government e-mail addresses were used to create accounts on the extramarital affair dating site, a hacking group’s data dump appeared not to expose any government officials’ infidelities.

A group known as the Impact Team released a 10-gigabyte trove of data Tuesday that included site users’ full names, e-mail addresses and other information, making good on a threat to expose unfaithful partners across the world.

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