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This Week in GeorgiaGov

Keeping Bears At Bay

July 17, 2012

With camping season well underway, the Department of Natural Resources shares some simple tips about how to keep black bears away from your camp.

Early Voting for July 31 General Primary Underway

July 16, 2012

If you'd like to vote early in the July 31 General Primary, log in to My Voter Page to find your closest polling location or to request an advance ballot.

Starting a Small Business in Georgia

July 16, 2012

Starting a small business in Georgia has recently become more attractive due to new tax breaks, loan guarantees, and new partnerships with the state. These business incentives have helped Georgia earn top rankings in the number of new small businesses started and increases in entrepreneurial activity during the past decade.

New Secure Drivers’ Licenses and IDs

July 12, 2012

Launching its Secure ID program, the Department of Driver Services early last week began issuing new drivers' licenses and identification cards. Marked with a gold star in the upper right corner, these cards should enhance your license security and help protect you from identity theft.

Would You Like Better Roads for Georgia?

July 10, 2012

You can now do your part to make Georgia roads better. Voters will go to the polls on July 31 to vote on a 1% regional sales tax referendum.

Summer Safety for Kids

July 6, 2012

With temperatures hovering in triple digits, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Family & Children Services offer tips to help you keep your children safe this summer.

Fourth of July 2012

June 29, 2012

This Wednesday, July 4, is a federal and state holiday. All state offices will be closed. They will resume full operation Thursday, July 5. Be sure to keep this in mind regarding business requiring government assistance. 

Governor Deal Stops Increase in State Gasoline Tax

June 19, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal has issued an executive order to prevent the increase in the state’s gasoline tax scheduled to go into effect July 1.

Shrimp Season is Now Open!

June 15, 2012

Shrimp harvesting season has officially begun as of 6 a.m., May 30, 2012, according to the Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division. This applies to both companies and individual fishermen.

Confronting Childhood Obesity

June 12, 2012

To confront increasing incidence of childhood obesity, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Public Health have introduced Georgia SHAPE, an initiative that promotes childhood wellness.

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