Governor Declares State of Emergency After Violent 4th in Atlanta Leads to Child’s Death

Following weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta, the July Fourth weekend saw over thirty Georgians wounded by gunfire, including five confirmed dead. Over the weekend in Atlanta, an 8-yr old girl, Secoriea Turner was shot during a confrontation on Saturday night. Then on Sunday a 53-year old man was shot and killed […]

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Proposed Franklin County Building Inspection Program Would Conform to State Standards

A town hall/public hearing is set for next Monday, July 13 at the Justice Center in Carnesville for Franklin County citizens to ask questions about the new proposed County Building Inspection Program. The County has been working on the program for the past couple of years. The 49-page building inspection program outlines the new policies and procedures for inspecting new […]

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Corps’ Drought Study Ends Leaving Other Issues Unanswered, And Plan Unchanged

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District ended the second phase of the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Drought Study due to inadequate analysis, a lack of full partnership concurrence on the recommendation, and insufficient funding. The draft of the report tentatively recommended further restricting the flow of water from Thurmond Dam earlier during drought; this recommendation was identified in […]

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U.S. Dept of Labor Hiring Wage and Hour Division Inspectors

If you’re looking for work, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is hiring. The U.S. Labor Department announced they plan to hire an additional 55 investigators and 8 technicians to assist employers and ensure compliance with federal requirements. Recruits will join 92 investigators recently hired or awaiting placement and 28 technicians that WHD hired earlier in 2020. […]

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