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Department of Revenue and Department of Driver Services award DRIVES Project

GEORGIA - The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) have awarded the Driver Record and Integrated ...

July 18, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Former FBI Agent Enters Guilty Plea in Federal Court in Georgia

COLUMBIA, S.C. ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Kenneth W. Hillman, III, age 47, formerly of Dalton, Georgia, has entered a guilty ...

July 14, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Female Bank Robber hits again

ATLANTA - David J. LeValley, special agent in charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, continues to request the public's assistance in its efforts to identify and ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Congressman Johnson celebrates students picked for international program

GEORGIA - Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), is pleased to announce that two students from Georgia's Fourth Congressional District have been selected to participate in the ...

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | State


UPDATE: Mom charged in kids' deaths in country illegally

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on the deaths of a man and four children outside Atlanta (all times local):

July 06, 2017 | Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press | State


Hudgens urges caution with fireworks

GEORGIA - As the July Fourth holiday approaches, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging residents to use extreme caution to avoid fires and ...

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


GBI Crime Lab Identifies Two New Fentanyl Analogues

CLEVELAND, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Crime Lab in Cleveland, GA has identified two new fentanyl analogues, acrylfentanyl and tetrahydrofuran fentanyl. Both of ...

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


New ignition interlock device limited permit available July 1

GEORGIA - Persons who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia and whose Georgia driver's license is subject to an administrative ...

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Historic Fourth of July Weekend travel congestion relief

GEORGIA - To ease Fourth of July holiday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is suspending construction-related interstate lane closures from noon Friday ...

June 30, 2017 | Staff Report | State


New ignition interlock device limited permit available July 1

Persons who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia and whose Georgia driver's license is subject to an administrative license ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Inmates accused of killing prison guards face murder charges

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - Two inmates accused of killing their guards on a Georgia prison bus have been brought before a judge on charges including murder ...

June 21, 2017 | Associated Press | State


UPS adds new fee up to $1 for holiday-season deliveries

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS is adding a new charge of under $1 for shipments to residential customers during peak delivery periods in November and December.

June 19, 2017 | Associated Press | State


CAPTURED: Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee after 3-day manhunt

Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday after they were held at gunpoint by ...

June 18, 2017 | Erik Schelzig, Kate Bumback Associated Press | State


1976 skeletal remains could be local

GREECE, N.Y. - Investigators with the Greece Police Department in Greece, New York are asking for your help to identity an unknown child found in ...

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


UPDATE: Authorities: Inmates captured after chase, crash

UPDATE, 9:10 p.m.:

June 15, 2017 | Associated Press | State


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Memorial Day Holiday closures restricted

TENNILLE, Ga. - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday, May 26 through 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 30 on interstates and also state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | State


DDS motorcycle safety program urges motorists to share the road for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Mont

May 1 officially kicked off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an initiative by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – and during the rest of the year - The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP) and the Department of Driver Services (DDS) are reminding all motorists to safely "Share the Road" with motorcycles, and to be extra alert to keep motorcyclists safe.

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Kemp: New record set for annual business registrations filed in Georgia

Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced a new Georgia record in the Corporations Division. During this year's annual registration season from January 1 to April 4, staff processed an all-time high of 588,427 annual business registrations, up from the previous record of 532,062 registrations in 2016, in the Peach State. Kemp attributes this success to the office's eCorp platform, rolled out in 2015 as a user-friendly and easily navigable interface for electronic filings.

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


GBI issues synthetic opioids alert

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is issuing a public safety alert regarding illegal synthetic opioids. In the last four months, 17 deaths have been caused by the drugs U-47700 and/or furanyl fentanyl, equal to the number for all of 2016. U-47700 and furanyl fentanyl are both Schedule I drugs and used in the same manner as heroin. Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical treatment use in the United States. The drugs are distributed in either powder or tablet form.

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia to open next week

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta drivers can resume their commutes on a heavily used interstate by early next week at the latest, Georgia's governor and state transportation officials announced Wednesday, about six weeks since a bridge on the highway collapsed because of a large fire.

May 10, 2017 | Kathleen Foody Associated Press | State


I-85 to reopen by Memorial Day Weekend

ATLANTA – With work progressing quickly, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) provided an update Monday on the I-85 bridge construction and resurfacing projects, and announced I-85 is expected to reopen to motorists by Memorial Day weekend.

May 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


North Georgia burn ban to boost air quality

COVINGTON, Ga. - A ban on outdoor burning begins May 1 in 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern half of the state.

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | State


UPDATE: Additional arrests made in Banks County deputy shooting incident

Commerce/Atlanta, Ga. – Two additional arrests were made as a result of the investigation into the shooting of a Banks County Deputy. Dustin Terrell Heuatt, age 29, was charged with numerous felony charges to include aggravated assault on a peace officer, aggravated assault, and armed robbery. James Hall Askew, age 26, was charged with aiding and abetting.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Driver Services Commissioner welcomes new board member

ATLANTA – Commissioner Spencer R. Moore, Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), is pleased to announce the appointment of the newest Board Member by Governor Nathan Deal. Gwinnett County resident Jennifer Britt Fleck (Britt) will assume her new role at the Agency's May Board Meeting. The DDS Board is the general policy-making body for DDS, approving all rules and regulations endorsed by the Commissioner.

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Public voting open for Art Contest

MONROE, Ga. - Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced that he is inviting the public to cast their vote for the People's Choice Award in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | State


FBI seeking public’s assistance to ID four-time serial bank robber

ATLANTA – David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, requests the public's assistance in its efforts to identify a metro Atlanta area serial bank robbery that has also struck in the Jacksonville, Florida area.

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | State


GBI announces recruitment of Forensic Pathology Fellows

DECATUR, Ga. – On Tuesday, April 11, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Medical Examiner's Office (GBI ME) after receiving approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), announced the recruitment efforts for two Forensic Pathology fellows.

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Georgia Power warns customers of bill payment scam

ATLANTA – Georgia Power is issuing a renewed warning for customers of criminal "scam artists" attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone.

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | State


City, State Officials urge motorists to consider travel alternatives

ATLANTA – In the eight days since the I-85 bridge fire, Georgia motorists have taken advantage of a variety of commute options, helping to reduce congestion.

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Storm safety, outage resources available from Georgia Power

ATLANTA – As severe weather continues to move through the state this afternoon, Georgia Power is prepared and responding to power outages as quickly and safely as possible.

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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