Stocks edge higher as European Central Bank says it's ready to provide more support if needed

...meeting begins Sept. 16.The Dow Jones industrial average added 23.38 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,374.76. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 2.27 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,951.13 and the Nasdaq composite fell 16.48 points...

Rants & Raves

...Jackson). THEY ARE TALKING about there (are) now 15 schools in Richmond County that they have deemed failing by state standards. I have a solution to the problem. It's time to shut down the failing schools and make the parents pay out of pocket...

Columbia County school system picks state model with flexibility, mandates

...is improving or maintaining a top tier standard under the CCRPI measuring stick.Lower...contract. If a school fails to meet standards, the system risks losing direct control...changes to schools that don't meet standards for three consecutive years.The law...

Savannah River Site lab achieves international accreditation

...Association for Laboratory Accreditation, is the single most important standard for calibration and testing services.Laboratories that are accredited to this international standard have demonstrated that they are technically competent and able to...

Georgia Tech's Justin Thomas confident he can lead inexperienced group

...they're confident of having another stellar season. Thomas certainly expects nothing less."I always hold myself to a high standard," the junior said, looking ahead to the opening game against lower-division opponent Alcorn State, which is coming off...

US markets rebound a day after plunge

...average added 293.03 points, or 1.8 percent, to 16,351.38. That index fell more than 470 points the day before. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose 35.01 points, or 1.8 percent, to 1,948.86, and the Nasdaq composite rose 113.87 points, or...

What Is It?

...the rear-end styling."The only available engines were V-8's, from the base 318-cubic-inch-displacement with standard three-speed-on-the-tree manual shift to the pavement-pounding 426 Hemi with a four-speed floor console-mounted...

Friday deadline to comment on overtime rule change

...Despartment estimates that 4.7 million white-collar workers who are exempt under current regulations would become entitled to minimum wage and overtime protection under the Fair Labor Standards Act. They would take effect in 2016.

Georgia Regents University advertises public safety chief vacancy

...bachelor's degree, a minimum of 10 years of related law enforcement experience and hold or be able to obtain Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council certification. Preferred qualifications include a master's degree and five years of experience in...

US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report

...with the Dow Jones industrial average falling as much as 548 points. No part of the market was spared. All 10 sectors of the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell more than 2 percent. Just three stocks in the S&P 500 closed higher."Monday's relatively...