Statewide jobless rate fell 2 percentage points in August to 5.6%

Atlanta Business Chronicle 9/18 9:11A Jessica Saunders
Georgia's unemployment rate dropped 2 percentage points in August to 5.6%, below the national average for the past month of 8.4%, the Georgia Department of Labor reported. Also in August, initial unemployment claims were down by 50% since July to...

Fallen trees, wires cause road closures across north Atlanta cities

Dunwoody Reporter 9/18 7:45A Erin Schilling
Local cities saw road closures from flooding or fallen trees and wires Sept. 16 and 17 as Hurricane Sally made landfall at the Alabama-Florida border. No injuries were reported in Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. According to the National...

Bang Energy to invest $145 million in Lithia Springs facility

Atlanta Business Chronicle 9/18 5:20A Eric Mandel
Sports beverage company Bang Energy picked Lithia Springs as the site of its first Southeastern manufacturing and distribution facility. The Weston, Fla.-based manufacturer will invest $145 million to build a 644,000-square-foot facility at 7705...

Viewpoint: Jack Portman was Atlanta’s own modern day explorer

Atlanta Business Chronicle 9/17 11:45P A.J. Robinson
"Perhaps we can now look back on Jack’s work over the past 40 years with an appropriate amount of respect and appreciation for how and what he accomplished," writes A.J. Robinson of Central Atlanta Progress.
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