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

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ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008. The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new seasonally adjusted jobless rate today.

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves will no longer allow some off-duty police officers to carry guns at Turner Field, which has prompted objections. Under the team's new policy, off-duty officers from jurisdictions that don't include Turner Field will no longer be allowed to take firearms into the stadium.

CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - The National Park Service says its acting superintendent on Cumberland Island will keep the job on a permanent basis. Gary Ingram has been filling in as the Park Service's top official for the Cumberland Island National Seashore since January, following the retirement of former superintendent Fred Boyles.

OSSABAW ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - A former meat processing plant on a Georgia island has been transformed into a laboratory for scientists and students at Armstrong State University. The renovations to the 400-square-foot building on Ossabaw Island were recently completed by the Ossabaw Island Foundation.

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