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Get Out to Vote

July 31, 2012

Voters head to the polls today to weigh in on political party questions, the transportation referendum, and their candidates for local, state and congressional seats.

Deal Announces End of Georgia 400 Toll in 2013

July 30, 2012

Governor Deal recently announced his plan to remove the Georgia 400 toll at the end of 2013. The announcement detailed to have the state pay off its bond debt on December 1, 2013, and move quickly to eliminate the unpopular toll by the end of that year, stopping collection 4 years earlier than previously planned.

Shuttling Scientists, Students and Veterans Through the City

July 27, 2012

Among the projects dependent on the coming T-SPLOST vote, the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative aims to help scientists, students and veterans move just a bit more quickly through Atlanta.

Governor to Speak About Technology in the Classroom

July 26, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal will speak directly with teachers and education advocates when he visits The Ignite Show on Tuesday, August 14. Focused on how technology affects teachers and students, the show will explore the benefits and detriments of the now high-tech, connected classroom.

Joining AmeriCorps

July 25, 2012

Much like its international variant, the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps recruits volunteers from across the country to help support education, clean up parks and streams, keep neighborhoods safe, and increase awareness of public health issues.

Early Voting for July 31 General Primary Still Underway

July 24, 2012

With the July 31 General Primary just a week away, you can still get out to vote early. To find your closest polling location, log in to My Voter Page

Georgia Lottery to Sell Tickets Online

July 23, 2012

Among the vanguard of state lotteries expanding into Internet sales, the Georgia Lottery Corporation announced last Thursday that it will sell tickets online for Powerball, Mega Millions and Fantasy 5 as early as this fall. 

Dealing With Dangerous Dogs

July 20, 2012

In response to an alarming series of dog attacks on children and neighborhood residents reported during the last several years, the General Assembly last legislative session passed and Governor Nathan Deal approved House Bill 685, which, with its Responsible Dog Ownership Law, now holds owners more deeply accountable for their dangerous or vicious dogs.

Applications for Alligator Quota Hunt Due July 31

July 19, 2012

With alligators now routinely growing between 11 and 13 feet, this season's alligator harvest promises to be a good one.

Envisioning the Atlanta BeltLine

July 18, 2012

In 1999, Georgia Institute of Technology graduate student Ryan Gravel completed his master's thesis, a plan for a 22-mile loop that would connect 45 historic Atlanta neighborhoods, promoting in each greater access to mass transit, public parks and recreational trails.

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