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Georgia Set Records in Employment in 2017

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Georgia set employment records in 2017. That’s according to numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor. Commissioner Mark Butler says last year was a banner year for job creation, employment, and work force gains in the state.

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Atlanta has made the shortlist for Amazon’s second headquarters. 

 

This morning Amazon announced that it has narrowed the highly anticipated search for a second headquarters down to 20 locations. There were 238 proposals that were originally submitted. Atlanta made the cut, along with many other major metropolises across the country, including Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. Toronto also made the list.

 

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The University of Georgia School of Social Work is holding the second annual Athens Social Justice Symposium Saturday. The day-long public event is organized by graduate students and will feature free workshops and panel discussions aimed at creating a more inclusive and prosperous local community.

The University of Georgia Athens campus will delay its opening until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The first classes will begin at 11:00 a.m.

As you plan your travel for Thursday, please keep in mind the following suggestions: 

•Travel to campus is likely to take longer than normal, so plan accordingly.

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The first of two ceremonies recognizing the Athens Regional Library System takes place this weekend.

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A powerful storm that brought hurricane-force winds to parts of Western Europe, bringing floods, causing downed trees and halting public transport, has been blamed for at least nine deaths in four countries.

The Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium got the brunt of the unusual storm system, known in Germany as "Friederike." Some areas saw winds up to 126 mph.

Two boys have been charged with killing a half-million bees after they allegedly vandalized a honey farm in Sioux City, Iowa, knocking over hives and exposing the bees to deadly winter temperatures.

The alleged vandals are 12 and 13 years old and their names are not being released due to their age.

The Justice Department late Thursday announced that it has asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that prevents President Trump from ending the Obama-era program that shields certain young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

That program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, also grants work permits to about 700,000 immigrants brought to this country illegally by their parents.

The prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has announced that she is pregnant with her first child and will take a six-week break from her official duties to give birth.

In what may be a groundbreaking move, Ardern's plan follows what was already shaping up to be a different approach to both political power and motherhood.

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