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How much do you really know about misdemeanors?

As in most other jurisdictions, the state of Georgia breaks crimes down into felonies and misdemeanors. For those somewhat unfamiliar with these terms, the former typically includes more serious offenses punishable by one year or more in a state prison, while the latter includes less serious offenses punishable by one year or less in a county jail.

Feds selling wedding dresses? Less unusual than you might think

Brides-to-be search for the perfect dress. They know that everyone will be looking at them, and the dress they are wearing, the entire evening. Of course, the perfect dress doesn't always fit the budget. If you are a bride-to-be in Atlanta, you are in luck. Dozens of dresses originally priced at around $2,000 are selling for as low as $175.

The employment problems faced by those with a criminal past

When it comes to the rate of incarceration here in the U.S., the numbers are nothing short of staggering. Indeed, the nonprofit group Pew Charitable Trusts found that our nation had the highest rate of incarceration in the world back in 2008 with roughly 2.3 million people -- more than one in 100 adults -- behind bars.

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