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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Dirty license plate leads to $1,590 fine for motorist

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A dirty license plate cost Linda Ford $1,590 that she can't afford.

June 02, 2016 | Associated Press | State


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Georgia implodes well-known building in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal was one of the onlookers for an implosion of an Atlanta building often known as the "White Ice Cube."

March 06, 2017 | Associated Press | State


Hice Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced today that he invites students in grades nine through 12 to participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The winning artist will receive roundtrip tickets to attend a national reception in Washington, D.C., and his or her artwork will be on display for one year in the U.S. Capitol.

March 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Advance in-person voting starts today for March 21 special elections

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgia voters that the polls open today for advance in-person voting leading up to the March 21 special elections in 56 counties. Secretary Kemp encourages all voters to take advantage of Georgia's advance voting period, which also includes absentee voting by mail, in these upcoming March contests.

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Freeway patrol service begins in east central Georgia

Motorists in east central Georgia today began experiencing the benefits of a new statewide Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP). This operation is the nation's first statewide freeway patrol service.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Deal signs for building of $50 million cyber center

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal approved the building of the $50 million Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center on the banks of the Savannah River.

February 18, 2017 | Associated Press | State


How old? Georgia celebrating its 284th birthday

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Happy 284th birthday, Georgia.

February 14, 2017 | Associated Press | State


FBI continues efforts to identify Alpharetta/Tifton bank robber

Atlanta David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, continues to request the public's assistance in his efforts to identify the individual responsible for a October, 2016 bank robbery in Alpharetta, and a November, 2016 bank robbery in Tifton.

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Deal highlights Georgia tourism, unveils 2017 travel guide

Gov. Nathan Deal today was joined by leaders from Georgia's tourism industry for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to recognize the $59 billion impact of tourism on Georgia's economy. Representatives from the tourism industry presented Deal with a check representing the $3 billion in state and local tax revenue generated by tourism-related expenditures.

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Super heavy shipment moving from Columbia County to Alabama tomorrow night

Currently a 656,000-pound shipment sits off Interstate 20 at the Columbia County Scales awaiting a tactical route to Alabama starting at 7 p.m. tomorrow night.

January 30, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Georgia company gets $4.4M for electric school buses

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) - A Central Georgia bus manufacturer has received $4.4 million from the federal government to develop a zero-emission, vehicle-to-grid electric school bus.

January 30, 2017 | Associated Press | State


2017 Georgia Travel Guide unveiled as Year of Film

Members of Hospitality and Arts, and Tourism Directors representing all 159 counties of Georgia met on the North Steps of the Georgia State Capitol to await keynote speakers and Governor Nathan Deal.

January 28, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Kemp warns storm victims to be wary of unlicensed contractors

In the aftermath of violent tornadoes in South Georgia, Secretary of State Brian Kemp warns affected property owners to be wary of unlicensed contractors once rebuilding is underway.

January 28, 2017 | Staff Report | State


President Trump declares Major Disaster for Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Georgia to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds during the period of Jan. 21-22.

January 27, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Georgia Lottery Corp. raises over half-billion dollars for HOPE, Pre-K

Georgia Lottery Corp. officials announced today that fiscal year 2017 first-half and second-quarter profits have reached their highest since inception in 1993. Georgia Lottery profits for the first half of fiscal year 2017 soared to $541 million – $24.5 million ahead of last year's record. Second-quarter profits transferred to the State Treasury's Lottery for Education Account will amount to $267.4 million, surpassing last year's second-quarter transfer by more than $4.8 million.

January 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Senators Isakson, Perdue lead Senate in moment of silence for Georgia tornado victims

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today led the U.S. Senate in a moment of silence to reflect on the lives lost over the weekend during the deadly tornadoes that touched down in south central Georgia.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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