The Leader Heraldhttp://www.leaderherald.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 19 Apr 2014 00:24:29 EDTSat, 19 Apr 2014 00:24:29 EDT rates show improvement unemployment rates have declined by more than 1 percent since February 2013, but the rates are still among the highest in the state, according to state Department of Labor data. In Fulton County, the unemployment rate dropped 1.Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTAgency to seek new leader - The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth plans to go national in its search for the county's new economic development leader. "We'll certainly do a national search," CRG board Chairman Dustin Swanger said Thursday.Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTCongressional races taking shape are shaping up in two Montgomery County congressional districts. Major-party candidates submitted petitions to run for seats in the 19th and 20th congressional districts. The petition deadline was April 10.Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTWaiting period sought - The Fulton County Board of Supervisors wants a residency waiting period in New York state for people to qualify for welfare benefits. Supervisors also oppose mandated early voting in the state.Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTChamber planning membership drive - The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a membership drive for Thursday through May 9.Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT