COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More than a half-million unemployed workers in Ohio and other states including Georgia are missing out on extended federal benefits because of the way laws in their states are written.
The economic stimulus package allows states with high unemployment to provide up to 20 weeks of extended federal benefits to workers who have exhausted other government benefits. But 13 states and the District of Columbia have laws written in a way that prevent them from qualifying for the money, according to a study by the National Employment Law Project, which promotes policies and programs that assist workers.
LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours at the board office on March 17.
There will be a workshop on how to get contracts and work on Fort Stewart on the post on Tuesday.
ATLANTA – The arrival of March signaled the start of Kroger's Atlanta Division annual Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser, where customers are encouraged to purchase $1 green shamrocks or $5 gold shamrocks at their local stores' cash registers. The fundraiser ends April 4 with a goal of raising $410,000.
ATLANTA - The state Labor Department says Georgia's unemployment rate in February was 9.3 percent, the highest since rate-keeping was standardized by the federal government in 1976.
The department said Thursday that the previous record in Georgia was a revised 8.5 percent in January.
ATLANTA - More than 30 Georgia gas stations have paid fines to the state Office of Consumer Affairs over alleged price gouging in the wake of Gulf Coast hurricanes last fall.
Some stations have to pay up to $10,000 in fines to the state, while others must refund money to customers who can prove they bought gas during the price spike. The list includes a $20,000 fine against nine Tennessee-based Pilot Travel Center stations.
Developers, builders and real estate professionals pushed chairs into a circle Monday morning to discuss preparing for the new brigade coming to Fort Stewart.
Interstate Paper is supporting another credit union set to open in Midway by the first week in April.
IDI, a national industrial real estate developer consistently ranked in the top five industrial developers in the United States, recently received silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its 502,854-square-foot speculative building in Tradeport East Business Center.
SAVANNAH - Savannah State University will offer a free seminar for individuals who want to learn more about investing in
Badcock Furniture & More had a grand reopening and ribbon cutting Wednesday at its Hinesville
Downtown Hinesville is attracting new business, just as new city signs identifying the business district advertise.
When it comes to a job, something is better than nothing for David Turner.
MONROE, La. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ announced that the Georgia, Mississippi and Nebraska Public Service Commissions and the Minnesota and Ohio Public Utilities Commissions have each granted approval of CenturyTel's pending acquisition of EMBARQ. CenturyTel operates with 31,500 access lines in Georgia.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's June Progress Through People Luncheon, including the State of the County address, will be at noon Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington. Tickets are $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Believing in the NuYu mentoring program May 29 at the Chamber office at 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
Angler's Edge will not be turned into a mobile-home subdivision.