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More jobs and fewer layoffs in most metro Atlanta counties helped push the state's unemployment rate down to 8.4 percent, it's lowest since December 2008.
Government, Police & Fire
Here is news from around the region for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
Elections, Public Safety
The race was one of only a few contested races in the county.
JoAnn Birrell was joined by Commissioner Bob Ott in opposition to the vote.
Due to the sale of alcohol to a minor, the commissioners voted to suspend the beer and wine license at the Kroger on Powder Springs Road for 60 days. They also asked for confirmation of various kinds of training for the Kroger employees.
The program brings home-bound, frail seniors hot food on a daily basis.
The commissioners had a very light agenda Tuesday, but made numerous proclamations. The Sons of the American Revolution were in attendance for the Patriot Day vote.
Because of county economic cutbacks, mowing medians and other areas has taken a backseat. The hiring of some part-time help is expected to remedy the situation.
The county commissioners spent more than an hour honoring volunteers and others in the county.
A Marietta lawyer says the ballots in the county's six municipalities should have included the option for unincorporated Cobb.
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