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Family Day at the Georgia Museum of Art Saturday

Jul 22, 2017
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The Georgia Museum of Art is once again hosting family Day activities. Organizers say it’s a chance for children to learn about mid-century modern design it runs from 10 an until noon. No charge. Kids will do an art activity, go through the galleries and do activities, and have a   chance to learn about principles of design and elements of art. Hillary Brown is the Director of Communications for the Museum.

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The University of Georgia is hosting genealogy classes next week as well as a free family history expo for the community Sunday, July 23. The Family Search Family History and Genealogy Expo takes place Sunday from noon to 5 pm at the Georgia Center. The expo provides an opportunity for attendees and members of the community to explore genealogy resources, ask questions, and meet others interested in family history.

After nearly six decades at Samford College in Birmingham, Alabama, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research is coming to UGA.

Hiring Increases in 14 States, Including Georgia, in June

Jul 21, 2017

Hiring rose last month in 14 U.S. states in June, and the unemployment rate fell to record lows in two states, evidence that the job market is getting tighter across much of the country.
The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in 10 states and rose in only 2. Rates were stable in the other 38 states.

Reports Show Security Violations in Inmate Escape

Jul 21, 2017
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In  reports release today regarding a deadly escape in June, state officials say two Georgia prison guards violated several security procedures, including failing to properly search and secure their prisoners on a transfer bus.

Elberton Man Killed in Quarry Accident Identified

Jul 21, 2017
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The man killed in an accident Thursday at a granite quarry in Oglethorpe County has been identified. Coroner Howard Sanders says 36-year old Matthew Kantala of Elbertotn was drilling a section of granite at the Blue Sky Quarry in Elberton. While trying to avoid a large section of the stone which broke away, Kantala fell and the rock, weighing 16,000 pounds fell on him, killing him instantly. The incident is being investigated by the Oglethorpe Sheriff’s office, Coroner, Elbert County Granite Association, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA.

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