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November Is National Adoption Month

October 25, 2012

November is National Adoption Month – a time to raise awareness about the need for adoptive families for the children in Georgia’s care. There are an estimated 7,600 foster care children in Georgia that are in need of loving homes and families.

Find Your Early Voting Locations

October 24, 2012

Since early voting began last week, more than 500,000 voters have cast ballots either in person or by absentee ballot. To join these early voters, find polling locations near you by logging into My Voter Page or visiting the poll locator.

October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 22, 2012

The opportunity to earn a living and be self-supporting is a broadly held goal by Americans. Work is a foundation of stability for individuals and can give one’s life meaning and purpose. Unfortunately, the rate and level of employment for people with disabilities is staggeringly low. Labor force participation is 22% for people with disabilities as compared to 69% for people without disabilities.

Preparing for Flu Season

October 18, 2012

During an average flu season, the Department of Public Health reports, 36,000 Americans die and more than 200,000 suffer complications that lead to hospital visits. With flu season starting this month, the department offers you tips to keep your family healthy.

Career Centers Help Both Job Seekers & Employers

October 17, 2012

The Georgia Department of Labor manages more than 50 career centers around the state, assisting job seekers find employment and employers hire skilled workers.

Military & Overseas Voters Receive Ballots Electronically

October 16, 2012

In these weeks leading up to the general election, military and overseas voters can receive ballots electronically when they log into My Voter Page.

Early Voting Begins Today

October 15, 2012

Early voting for the November 6 General Election begins today. Log into My Voter Page to find polling locations near you.

More Online Businesses to Collect Sales Taxes

October 12, 2012

In an effort both to make the retail market fair for all business owners and to draw more revenue for state programs, the General Assembly passed legislation that requires more online retailers to collect sales taxes starting this month.

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 11, 2012

To promote cyber security throughout the state, the Georgia Technology Authority's Office of Information Security has assembled online resources for homes, schools and offices.

Understanding & Curbing the Effects of Drought

October 10, 2012

As the cool, crisp season of fall settles across the state with its vibrant color collages, it’s hard to reminisce over a summer filled with images of drought across the United States. Pictures of damaged crops and withering fields flashed across our television screens, as many people wondered, “What is a drought?” or “When will it end?”

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