Storm causes major power outage
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
A thunderstorm Wednesday night caused power outages to thousands of area meters served by the Gilmer-based Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative and Shreveport-based Southwestern Electric Power Company...
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Woman fills out a job application as she attends a job fair in New YorkPrivate job gains in June were 281,000, which was the strongest reading since November 2012. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast that the ADPNational Employment Report would show a gain of 230,000 jobs. "The July employment gain was softer than June, but remains consistent with a steadily improving job market," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics. "If current trends continue, the economy will return to full employment by late 2016." U.S. companies slowed the expansion of their payrolls from June's blistering pace with goods-producing firms adding 16,000 jobs compared with 43,000 in June.


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CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday.
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'Christmas in July' as Gilmer bond rating improves two notches
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
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The city of Gilmer has received an unexpected two-step improvement in its bond rating for general obligation debt, a move which could save the city interest when it borrows, City Manager Jeff Ellin...
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