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Record Peanut Crop Predicted for 2012

August 27, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has anticipated this year’s peanut growth in Georgia will not only be better than 2011, but could break records, despite the summer’s drought and increased fuel and fertilizer costs.

Recognizing Concussions

August 23, 2012

Concussions are among the most common sport- and recreation-related injuries reported in children and adolescents, and aggregate concussion cases number some 3.9 million per year throughout the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates.

First Looks at the General Primary Runoff Results

August 22, 2012

Thousands of voters turned out to the polls for yesterday's general primary runoff.

General Primary Runoff Today

August 21, 2012

Voters head to the polls today for general primary runoff elections. If you haven't already voted this morning, log into My Voter Page to find your polling location and review a sample ballot.

Banning Synthetic Marijuana

August 20, 2012

During the past several years, a surge of young adults and teens have skirted the illegality of marijuana by purchasing and smoking instead a synthetic form of the drug.

Ending the Annual Ad Valorem Tax

August 20, 2012

The unpopular “birthday tax” car owners pay ended when Gov. Nathan Deal signed the tax reform bill HB 386 earlier this year. The bill eliminates the annual ad valorem tax car owners pay and the sales tax manufacturers pay for future purchases.

Department of Juvenile Justice Introduces TIP Line

August 17, 2012

To promote the safety of both juvenile offenders and detention center staff, the Department of Juvenile Justice last week introduced its new online TIP Line.

Outdoors Guide Goes Smart

August 14, 2012

If you're an avid outdoor enthusiast, you can enjoy even easier access to state parks with the Georgia Outdoors Guide, a free smartphone application available in the iTunes App Store and for the Android market.

Applying for Child Care Assistance

August 13, 2012

To ensure that children around the state are well taken care of, the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program offers low-income families subsidies to pay for quality child care. CAPS covers costs for children 12 and younger; it also assists parents with special needs children up to age 17.

Sales Tax Holiday for Back-to-School Shopping Starts Today

August 9, 2012

Starting today parents can take advantage of sales tax free back-to-school shopping.

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