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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 metro Atlanta's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in June. The new jobless rate announced today is up from 7.2 percent in May but lower than the 8.6 percent rate in June of last year.

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.

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A Georgia man has died after falling from a water tower in Brookhaven, Mississippi, where he was working. The victim is identified as 41-year-old John Johnson of Du Pont in southeast Georgia. He was an employee of Southeast Tank and Tower.

ATLANTA (AP) - A new report says witnesses have differing accounts of the moments before a small plane crashed in west Georgia, killing two people on board. The preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says three witnesses reported that the engine of the amateur-built plane continued to run normally until it crashed near Carrollton July 13. The report says two other witnesses reported that the engine was sputtering or backfiring.

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