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Senoia ranks the richest of Georgia towns, study finds

Senoia was ranked the richest town in Georgia in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

Georgia ranks 23rd highest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

Georgia finished 23rd in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.

Georgia ranks 9th lowest for state tax collections per capita

Georgia finished 42nd in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

Brunswick ranks the poorest of Georgia towns, study finds

Brunswick was ranked the poorest town in Georgia in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

By the Numbers: Georgia is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Georgia, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

By the Numbers: University of Georgia ranks 48th best in the nation for its graduate fine arts program, study finds

University of Georgia finished in a tie for 48th in a peer-assessment ranking of the best fine arts schools by U.S. News that examined 229 campuses around the nation in areas such as graphic design and painting.

By the Numbers: University of Georgia ranks 5th best in the nation for its public affairs program, study finds

University of Georgia finished in a tie for fifth in a peer-assessment ranking of the best public affairs schools by U.S. News that examined 285 campuses around the nation.

Georgia ranks 15th in hospital safety analysis

Georgia finished 15th in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

University of Georgia ranks 36th best in the nation for its graduate education program, study finds

University of Georgia finished in a tie for 36th in a ranking of best education schools by U.S. News that examined 258 campuses around the nation.

Telfair County ranks the poorest of Georgia counties, study finds

Telfair County was ranked the poorest county in Georgia in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: Forsyth County has fastest growing local economy in Georgia

Forsyth County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Georgia in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Emory University ranks 26th best in the nation for law schools, study finds

Emory University finished 26th in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

Walmart rated top employer in Georgia, study finds

Walmart employs 59,922 workers in Georgia, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Valdosta State University ranks in the bottom tier for library studies, study finds

Valdosta State University finished in the bottom six in a ranking of best library and information studies programs by U.S. News that examined 51 campuses around the nation.

Georgia ranks 8th lowest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Georgia finished 45th among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

Georgia finishes 17th on best state ranking

Georgia was ranked the 17th best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Average teacher salaries in Georgia rank 23rd highest in nation

The average Georgia teacher’s 2018-19 salary is estimated to be $57,137, the 23rd highest in the nation, according to annual rankings and estimates released last month by the National Education Association (NEA).

Analysis: Newton County posts 34th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 352 properties in Newton County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 34th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Georgia Institute of Technology's engineering program ranks 7th best in the nation, study finds

Georgia Institute of Technology finished seventh in a ranking of best engineering programs by U.S. News that examined 199 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: Augusta area posts 31st highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 548 properties in the Augusta area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 31st highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

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