You are here

This Week in GeorgiaGov

State Employees Key to Georgia DOD Success

February 26, 2013

More than 500 state employees work for the Georgia Department of Defense in jobs ranging from sanitation services to human resources and public affairs.

The Legislative Process: Boating Safety in Georgia

February 22, 2013

To combat several incidences of boating while intoxicated on Lake Lanier recently, Governor Nathan Deal and several state legislators are working to strengthen public safety on the waterways.

Amber Alert Technology Helps Bring Children Home

January 10, 2013

Amber Alerts have proven to play an important and effective part in returning abducted children safely to their families.

Understanding Mental Illness

December 27, 2012

Following the tragedies in Newtown, Conn. and Webster, N.Y., there has been an increase in discussion of mental health and illness.

Responding to the Newtown Tragedy

December 17, 2012

Georgians grieve with and pray for the families and friends of those affected by Friday's senseless tragedy. Schools across the state have taken various approaches to assess and step up their safety and security.

Zero Tolerance During the Holidays

December 13, 2012

The end of 2012 has brought a new sense of urgency for Georgia besides battling the Christmas shopping crowds and making New Year’s resolutions. For the first time in 6 years, Georgia is on track to experience an increase in traffic fatalities.

Buckle Up During the Holidays

November 16, 2012

Here in Georgia we’re about to enter one of the busiest travel seasons of the year. That’s right - it’s time to pack up the kids and the pumpkin pie and hit the road for Thanksgiving with the family.

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Violence

September 27, 2012

A partnership between the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, the 2012 Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence aims to educate Georgians about the best methods of prevention for and response to a widely unreported crime.

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.

Strengthening Boating Safety Through Licensing

August 7, 2012

As families and state officials reflect on this year's fatal boating accidents on Lake Lanier, public safety advocates have begun calling for stricter regulation of recreational waterways. By requiring boaters to apply for licenses, much in the same way drivers do, advocates hope to curb boating accidents.