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Georgia jobless rate up 0.3% in May at 7.2% | VIDEO & CHARTS

Year-to-year, the state unemployment rate for May is down 1.2 percent

Labor officials say the period from April to May usually sees an uptick in unemployment as college graduates try to enter the work force.

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Marcus A. Wellons executed for murder, rape of Georgia teen | POLL

Marcus A. Wellons is the first to receive the death penalty since a botched excution in Oklahoma in April

In 1989, Marcus A. Wellons raped, cut and strangled his 15-year-old neighbor, India Roberts, in Cobb County.

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Iraqi violence likely to send retail gas prices up

Motorists should prepare for a 10- to 15-cent increase soon, experts warn

Concerns over violence in Iraq, OPEC’s No. 2 oil producer, are expected to bring to an end the declining fuel prices U.S. motorists have experienced so far this summer.

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FRIDAY JAM: Rodney 'Jaxon Riley' Rouse nominated for Georgia Radio Hall of Fame

Local DJ has worked in radio industry for 41 years

Rodney Rouse, known to Southwest Georgia radio listeners as Jaxon Riley, is up for a spot in the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.

Jaxon's Top Songs

DJ picks his favorites over a four-decade career

A selection by Grateful Dead is his all-time favorite song.

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Curtain rises on 'The Marvelous Wonderettes' | VIDEO

The Theatre Albany musical begins its two-weekend run tonight

The musical punctuates the experiences of four women with the sounds of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Luke Bryan shares two wins at CMT Music Awards

The Leesburg native wins for videos with Lionel Richie and Florida Georgia Line

Leesburg native Luke Bryan says he was “speechless” to share the stage and an award with music legend Lionel Richie.

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U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop concerned over potential impact of new carbon emission rules

Enviornmental regulations also should take into account the economic impact, congressman says

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop said he has asked the EPA to extend the commenting period on its new carbon emission regulations for 120 days to give all sides a chance to give their views on the rules and their impact.

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Former Albany mayor, businessman arrested in gambling bust

GBI officials say Dr. Willie Adams and Bob Brooks were among the 13 people accused of gambling

The gambling bust in the 2500 block of North Jefferson Street on Monday night was the result of an extended investigation, GBI officials say.

Retail gas prices sliding slowly

Metro Albany has lowest average pump price of Georgia metro areas Monday

While gas pump prices in Albany and statewide are beating the national average, they are up from what motorists were paying a year ago.

Wetherbee Foundation announces scholarship winners

The scholarships are annually awarded to a student from each of five public schools in Dougherty and Lee counties

The trustees of the Harold and Sara Wetherbee Foundation have announced the recipients of its scholarships for 2014.

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Albany-based Carpenter's Kitchen cooks on site for disaster victims

Albany volunteers convert a semitrailer into a mobile disaster kitchen

Roy Downs and a group of Albany volunteers bring the kitchen to hungry folks who need it.

The deadline for voting for GA Music Awards is fast approaching

GA Music Awards fan voting deadline June 2

Fans hoping to cast a GA Music Awards vote for their favorite local musicians have until June 2 to make their voices heard.

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Riverfront BBQ closing its doors

Riverfront Entertainment District is set to open in the barbecue restaurant site this summer

After nearly seven years serving hungry citizens in downtown Albany Riverfront BBQ is closing its doors Thursday afternoon.

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Luke Bryan makes double-play on Billboard chart

Luke Bryan nabs the top two spots on the Billboard Country Airplay chart

Leesburg’s Luke Bryan is up for four awards and Bronwood’s Cole Swindell is up for breakthrough video at the fan-voted CMT Music Awards next week.