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Georgia State War Veterans Homes to Charge Daily Fees

September 27, 2012

Starting in January 2013, Georgia State War Veterans Homes will charge veterans a reasonable, daily fee of $22.42 to cover medical and nursing care expenses. The local veterans’ service offices in Augusta and Milledgeville will help veterans apply for federal benefits to defray these costs.

Increase in Georgia Student's SAT Scores & Participation

September 27, 2012

According to the College Board’s 2012 SAT report, the SAT scores of Georgia’s 2012 senior class increased seven points from year’s past. This year, students averaged an SAT score of 1452, compared to 1445 from the 2011 scores.

Electronic Speed Limit Signs Approved

September 26, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently approved plans to install electronic speed limit signs on parts of Interstate 285, allowing for variable speed limits during the day.

Visit State Parks & Historic Sites for Free This Weekend

September 25, 2012

This Saturday, Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites invites all Georgians to get out and experience state parks. Friends will be providing free parking and free admission at participating parks all over the state for Your State Parks Day.

Job Seeker Beware: Work-at-Home Scams

September 21, 2012

Working from home has become increasingly popular due to its flexible schedule, low overhead costs, and commuting cost and time savings.

Tax Credits for Film & Entertainment Industries

September 19, 2012

Georgia is providing up to 30% in tax credits for companies producing feature films, television series, music videos and commercials, as well as interactive games and animation.

Setting Up a Health Insurance Exchange

September 18, 2012

By November 16, state officials will need to inform the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services whether Georgia plans to establish its own health insurance exchange, a decision that will at last offer some clarity about the Affordable Care Act's implementation.

Forestry Commission Joins Task Force to Prevent Arson

September 17, 2012

The Georgia Forestry Commission is joining with 13 other states to launch the Southeast Arson Task Force, the first of its kind in the nation. A federal grant is funding the project, which will advance the training for fire investigators in member states, most of which are understaffed and underfunded.

Vote for New Wildlife License Plates

September 14, 2012

To support conservation and habitat restoration efforts, the Wildlife Resources Division, Department of Natural Resources will soon be introducing new wildlife license plates and invites you to vote for your four favorite designs.

Child Bullying and Prevention

September 13, 2012

With the school year started again, child bullying has become an increasing concern among most parents and education leaders. Bullying is a well-known act among children of all ages, and can happen at any grade with both genders.

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