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Kemp headed to Italy on trade mission

ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp will lead a weeklong trade mission to Italy to strengthen existing economic ties with Italian businesses and develop new partnerships, the governor's office announced Friday. Kemp, Georgia First Lady Marty Kemp, and representatives of the...

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State rolls out $1.5B transportation projects list

ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp Thursday announced how the state plans to spend $1.5 billion in surplus funds the General Assembly earmarked earlier this year for transportation infrastructure improvements. The one-time infusion of transportation dollars will raise spending...

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Georgia sees slight rise in unemployment

ATLANTA - Georgia's unemployment rate rose slightly last month to 3.3%, up from 3.2% in May, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. Commissioner of Labor Bruce Thompson said joblessness typically rises during the summer when school is out. "Our students...

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Plant Vogtle nuclear reactor back in service

ATLANTA - A nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle that operators shut down last week is back in service and sending power to the electric grid, Georgia Power officials reported Wednesday. Unit 3 at the nuclear plant south of Augusta, which went into full commercial...

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