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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.

Fourth of July 2012

June 29, 2012

This Wednesday, July 4, is a federal and state holiday. All state offices will be closed. They will resume full operation Thursday, July 5. Be sure to keep this in mind regarding business requiring government assistance. 

Governor Deal Stops Increase in State Gasoline Tax

June 19, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal has issued an executive order to prevent the increase in the state’s gasoline tax scheduled to go into effect July 1.

Shrimp Season is Now Open!

June 15, 2012

Shrimp harvesting season has officially begun as of 6 a.m., May 30, 2012, according to the Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division. This applies to both companies and individual fishermen.

Confronting Childhood Obesity

June 12, 2012

To confront increasing incidence of childhood obesity, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Public Health have introduced Georgia SHAPE, an initiative that promotes childhood wellness.

Atlanta Public Schools Pre-K Registration

June 6, 2012

If you live in Atlanta and your child will be 4 years old on or before September 4, you should consider enrolling your son or daughter in the free, full-day pre-kindergarten program offered through Atlanta Public Schools.

Get Real-Time Traffic Updates Through Twitter

June 6, 2012

Stuck in traffic? Planning a trip? You can now receive live traffic updates from the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) through Twitter by simply following @NaviGAtor511.

Top Consumer Myths

June 1, 2012

Consumers can lose thousands of dollars a year due to common misconceptions about their rights.

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