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Flags Fly Half-Staff on Patriot Day

September 11, 2012

In memory of those who died during the September 11, 2001 attacks, residents around the state this morning observed a moment of silence, and flags at state buildings will fly at half-staff throughout the day.

Film Production in Georgia

September 10, 2012

Georgia has been the set for hundreds of films, commercials, photo shoots, music videos, television shows and series. The state’s diverse demographics, geography, moderate climate, production resources, and financial incentives have made it a desirable location for many producers.

Waiver for Summer Gasoline Requirements

September 7, 2012

With Gulf-area refineries struggling to meet fuel supply demands in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, the Environmental Protection Agency this week announced that it would temporarily waive Clean Air Act requirements that states sell only low volatility gasoline during the summer.

September Is National Preparedness Month

September 4, 2012

Every season brings a new threat: Snow and ice in winter, tornadoes in spring, wildfires in summer and hurricanes in the fall. If you and your family are prepared, you will know what to do in any emergency.

Labor Day 2012

September 3, 2012

In honor of Labor Day, all state offices will be closed today, September 3. If you need assistance, all government agencies will reopen on Tuesday, September 4.

Share Your Stories About State Parks and Historic Sites

August 31, 2012

Whether you're an avid kayaker or Civil War buff, you likely have stories to share about your experiences in state parks. Aiming to collect many of these stories, the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites invites you to enter its annual video contest.

North Georgia Receives Faster Internet Connections

August 30, 2012

The high speed broadband project bringing over 1000 miles of fiber-optic connections to the North Georgia mountains is not yet complete, but has already brought internet speeds 20 to 50 times faster than before to the local area schools and businesses

Clean Air Campaign Commuter Rewards

August 29, 2012

As the summer vacation season nears an end, and schools open their doors to students, the promise of more traffic on Georgia’s roads comes back as well.

Good News for Loggerhead Lovers

August 28, 2012

After years of protecting loggerhead nests from predators and hatchlings from commercial fishing, wildlife researchers last month reveled in a new finding - nest numbers on Georgia’s beaches are the highest they've been in 20 years. As of July 30, researchers had spotted more than 2,000 nests.

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.

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