LHS graduation rate well above state average

Release: Lowndes High School’s Class of 2020 graduation rate is 94.1%, which is well above the state average of 83.8%. This is the fourth consecutive year that Lowndes High School’s graduation rate has exceeded 90%.…

GA unemployment rate now beats national average

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a statement following the Georgia Department of Labor's announcement that Georgia's unemployment rate had fallen to 5.6% in the month of August, down from 7.6% in July. The national…

GDOL reports on Valdosta’s increase in labor force

Release: Valdosta’s Labor Force Increases in July Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Valdosta’s labor force increased in July. Additionally, Valdosta saw monthly increases in employment and monthly decreases in initial claims in…

Georgia’s unemployment rates lower than national avg.

Release: Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Outperforms National Percentage Atlanta, GA – Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Georgia’s unemployment rate remains at 7.6 percent in July, which is two and six-tenths lower than the national rate of…

Valdosta census response rate at 44.7 percent

VALDOSTA, GA - On Wednesday, the City of Valdosta posted to their official Twitter account that Valdosta's current response rate to the government 2020 Census is at 44.7%. The city encourages citizens to complete the…

Unemployment Benefits Expands as Claims Increase

ATLANTA, Ga. — Unemployment claims have nearly doubled in the past week in response to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Henry Herald, Governor Brian Kemp has responded to the claims spike by allowing the…

New Bill Could Help Lower Dropout Rates in…

ATLANTA, Ga. - Georgia State Representative Erica Thomas introduced a bill that would raise the current high school dropout age of 16-years-old to 17-years-old, according to 11Alive. Thomas believes that with the passing of House…

Georgia Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.4 Percent

ATLANTA, GA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.4 percent in December, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Georgia had 90,000 more jobs in December than…