Hart County Continues Work on Comprehensive Plan

Public comments are still being gathered in Hart County as the County works to update their Comprehensive Plan. Comprehensive Plans cover proposed county initiatives over a ten-year period and typically include topics such as plans for land-use development as well as public works projects. Georgia law dictates the plan must be updated every ten years and submitted to the State. […]

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Tax Deadline Less Than a Month Away

The Deadline for tax returns to be filed is fast approaching as most 2016 individual returns are due on Tuesday, April 18th. In Georgia the IRS estimates that 4.7 million residents will file a tax return this year, tho only around 2.3 million have been received so far. For those who may need more time an automatic six-month extension is […]

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Collins Goes to Bat for American Workers

On Thursday, District 9 Representative Doug Collins along with representative Derek Kilmer, a Democrat from Washington State, reintroduced a bill to prevent employers from sending jobs overseas by abusing a temporary visa program. Dubbed The Keeping American Jobs Act, the legislation would stop employers that are awarded temporary visas through the H-1B program from using them to train workers in […]

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Georgia Breaks Employment Record in February

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.3 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.5 percent in January. In February 2016, the unemployment rate was also 5.5 percent. “Our unemployment rate fell as Georgia set new record highs for the number of people employed and for the size […]

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St. Mary’s selects third class of residents for new Northeast Georgia program

For the third year in its three-year history, the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Internal Medicine Residency Program at St. Mary’s Health Care System has filled all openings for its new class of medical residents. The AU/UGA Medical Partnership Internal Medicine Residency Program is the first new graduate medical education program in Northeast Georgia in recent years and has […]

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