NEW YORK (AP) - A big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to a record high.
The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time, and the Standard and Poor's 500 index, a broader market measure, rose above 1,600.
In the first hour of trading Friday, the Dow Jones industrial average jumped 173 points to 15,004, a gain of 1.2%.
The S&P 500 index surged 20 points, or 1.3%, to 1,618. It has been thirteen years since the broad stock-market index broke through 1,500.
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A former jailer in the Coffee County Sheriff's Office has lost his job and his freedom, after a drug sting that happened Tuesday in Douglas.
J. L. Lomax Elementary School is raffle get off a car to get more technology in the school.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is encouraging more hunters to participate in the "Coyote Challenge."
Americus runner Charlene Pennymon is getting ready for yet another exciting adventure in Boston. Pennymon is preparing to run in her fifth consecutive Boston Marathon.
City commissioners have denied a rezoning proposal from a Valdosta developer who wanted to put in a 75-unit apartment complex in Albany.