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ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta has set a record for total jobs, reaching 2.76 million for the first time. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler on Thursday announced the record-setting number for August. Butler said the August unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, down from 4.8 percent in July.

FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia woman is accused of exploiting and neglecting at least 14 elderly and disabled people in unlicensed personal care homes. The Telegraph of Macon reports 39-year-old Michelle Oliver was booked into the Monroe County Jail on Tuesday on charges including felony exploitation of disabled or elderly persons, felony neglect of a disabled or elderly persons and a misdemeanor charge of operating an unlicensed personal care home.

ATLANTA (AP) - Accenture, a professional services company, is adding 800 high-tech jobs in Atlanta. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Gov. Nathan Deal made the announcement Wednesday, along with officials from Accenture. Deal says Accenture has a longstanding commitment to advancing Atlanta's technology ecosystem and has secured Georgia's status as the Silicon Valley of the South.

RHINE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia pilot was killed in a crash after takeoff from a private airstrip early Wednesday. The Telegraph of Macon reports that Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson says the Cessna 150 piloted by 44-year-old John Kyle Barron went down into the woods around 6:15 a.m.

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