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News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Fire investigators say a house fire in Lawrenceville appears to be an arson blaze. Gwinnett County fire officials say the fire was reported by a neighbor, who saw smoke pouring from the single-store home, on Monday afternoon.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - A Sandy Springs police officer hurt in a traffic accident while on duty is expected to recover from his injuries. Sandy Springs police say the two-car wreck happened in the southbound lanes of Georgia 400 near Northridge Road in Sandy Springs shortly before 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in June. The new figure was announced early today by the Georgia Department of Labor.

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia health officials are seeking public input on an assistance program.

The annual public comment period for the Department of Public Health's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, will run from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31.

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