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Georgia Lottery to Sell Tickets Online

July 23, 2012

Among the vanguard of state lotteries expanding into Internet sales, the Georgia Lottery Corporation announced last Thursday that it will sell tickets online for Powerball, Mega Millions and Fantasy 5 as early as this fall. 

Dealing With Dangerous Dogs

July 20, 2012

In response to an alarming series of dog attacks on children and neighborhood residents reported during the last several years, the General Assembly last legislative session passed and Governor Nathan Deal approved House Bill 685, which, with its Responsible Dog Ownership Law, now holds owners more deeply accountable for their dangerous or vicious dogs.

Applications for Alligator Quota Hunt Due July 31

July 19, 2012

With alligators now routinely growing between 11 and 13 feet, this season's alligator harvest promises to be a good one.

Envisioning the Atlanta BeltLine

July 18, 2012

In 1999, Georgia Institute of Technology graduate student Ryan Gravel completed his master's thesis, a plan for a 22-mile loop that would connect 45 historic Atlanta neighborhoods, promoting in each greater access to mass transit, public parks and recreational trails.

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.

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