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This Week in GeorgiaGov:

More School Nurses On Hand for 2012 School Year

August 8, 2012

Starting this year, students will see more school nurses in their front office clinics. Under new legislation, public schools must now supply at least one nurse for every 750 elementary school students and one for every 1,500 middle and high school students.

The Future of T-SPLOST

August 8, 2012

As debate about the recent T-SPLOST vote winds down across much of the state, discussion is still lively for the three districts that approved the tax — the Central Savannah River Area, River Valley and Heart of Georgia Altamaha.

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.

Plan Ahead Before Getting a License or ID

August 6, 2012

The Department of Driver Services now requires first time and renewing license holders to provide original documentation to prove identity, social security number and 2 proofs of residency.

New Georgia Hunting Guide Published

August 2, 2012

The new Georgia Hunting Seasons & Regulations Guide is now available both online and in print. The magazine-style publication provides useful information on current laws, new hunting opportunities, discounts on gear from popular vendors and more.

First Looks at the General Primary Election Results

August 1, 2012

More than 1.6 million voters sent in advance ballots and headed to the polls for yesterday's general primary, one that saw the defeat of the T-SPLOST and the approval of Sunday liquor sales in select counties.

Shuttling Scientists, Students and Veterans Through the City

July 27, 2012

Among the projects dependent on the coming T-SPLOST vote, the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative aims to help scientists, students and veterans move just a bit more quickly through Atlanta.

Joining AmeriCorps

July 25, 2012

AmeriCorps recruits volunteers from across the country to help support education, clean up parks and streams, keep neighborhoods safe and increase awareness of public health issues.

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

The Responsible Dog Ownership Law, passed in 2012 legislative session, holds owners more accountable for dangerous or vicious dogs.

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