****Unfortunately, we still suffer from Indictment and Arraignment Hangover so, today’s blog will feature lots of stuff related to both.
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🎂 Happy Birthday President Obama 🎂:
Hiring roughly held steady in July as employers added 187,000 jobs despite high interest rates and inflation.
The unemployment rate fell from 3.6% to 3.5%, the Labor Department said Friday.
Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had estimated that 200,000 jobs were added last month.
Average hourly earnings rose 14 cents to $33.74, keeping the yearly increase at 4.4%.
TFG’s Mounting Legal Woes:
Security will be tightened around the Fulton County Courthouse in coming weeks ahead of the possible local indictment of former President Donald Trump.
Pryor Street SW between MLK Jr. Drive and Mitchell Street will be closed to general traffic from 5 a.m. Monday through at least Aug. 18, with two right lanes on Pryor Street being designated as media parking, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
People can expect to see increased police presence around the courthouse and the sheriff’s office has canceled time off during the time period.
“Everyone is on 12-hours shifts,” spokeswoman Natalie Ammons said. “It is absolutely all hands on deck but the goal is to keep everyone safe around the courthouse.”