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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?”

Last Day to Register to Vote

October 9, 2012

If you'd like to vote in the November 6 General Election, you'll need to register by today. To register, you must be a U.S. citizen and a legal resident of the county you're registering in, and by election day, you must be at least 18 years old. You can register online, fill out and send in a Voter Registration Application, or visit your county voter registration office.

Energy Saving Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

October 4, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal recently announced this weekend as the sales tax holiday for all ENERGY STAR and WaterSense products across the state.

Power to the Pedals: Atlanta’s First Bike to Work Challenge

October 3, 2012

This October, The Clean Air Campaign, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and local transportation management associations have organized the first-ever Bike to Work Challenge. The Bike to Work Challenge encourages current and new bicycle commuters to compete as individuals or on teams with other cycling enthusiasts in the metro Atlanta area.

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