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New Year's Day 2013

December 28, 2012

To encourage families to spend the first day of the new year together, state offices are closed today. If you need assistance, you can visit government agencies when they reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2.

Improving the Juvenile Justice System

December 28, 2012

The Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform for Georgians last week released its recommendations for saving money and reducing the number of repeat offenders within the juvenile justice system.

Understanding Mental Illness

December 27, 2012

Following the tragedies in Newtown, Conn. and Webster, N.Y., there has been an increase in discussion of mental health and illness.

February 5 Special Election

December 26, 2012

With Robert Stokley's departure from the State House District 71 seat, voters from Coweta and Fayette counties will head back to the polls on February 5.

Winter Holidays 2012

December 20, 2012

State offices will be closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 so that families can spend the winter holidays together. Offices will reopen Wednesday, December 26.

Take the Energy Challenge

December 20, 2012

Encouraged by the growing movement toward sustainability, all state agencies committed in 2008 to reducing energy consumption in office buildings some 15 percent by 2020.

Improving the Health of Georgia's Youngest Learners

December 19, 2012

Childhood obesity in Georgia is reaching an epidemic level. As many schools are scaling back their participation in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Georgia is providing incentives to schools to serve better food to students. 

Talking to Your Child About Traumatic Events

December 18, 2012

When children experience a traumatic event, see or hear media coverage of it or overhear people talking about it, they can feel anxious, worried, or confused. Some children react right away, while others may show signs later.

Responding to the Newtown Tragedy

December 17, 2012

Georgians grieve with and pray for the families and friends of those affected by Friday's senseless tragedy. Schools across the state have taken various approaches to assess and step up their safety and security.

Brookhaven Launches Into Cityhood

December 17, 2012

After electing their first mayor and city council less than two weeks ago, Brookhaven residents today see their city open municipal operations.

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