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Deal announces new program to honor Vietnam veterans

ATLANTA - In an emotional ceremony in the Capi­tol, Gov. Nathan Deal announced a new program aimed at honoring the state's 234,000 Viet­nam veterans.
Georgia economic development leader speaks to Augusta chamber members

Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr spoke Thursdsay during the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce quarterly economic luncheon.
Red Carpet Tour brings industrial site consultants to Augusta

The Red Carpet Tour, now in its 55th year, switches to site consultants, not business owners, to tout Augusta and state.
International travelers, movie fans offer big gains in Georgia's tourism economy

THOMSON - When the Georgia Department of Economic Development spends $1 on marketing to international travelers, it is the biggest bang for that buck.
Georgia, South Carolina authorities to target impaired drivers during Labor Day weekend

Authorities in Georgia and South Carolina are teaming up this weekend to target impaired drivers.
Authorities join forces for July Fourth land, lake patrol

Authorities announced this week that they are joining forces to keep all roads and waterways safe during the Independence Day holiday, which statistics show is one of the deadliest weeks of the year.
South Carolina, Georgia troopers boost traffic enforcement

If you're traveling through South Carolina or Georgia this Thanksgiving weekend, expect to see the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Georgia State Patrol out in full force.
Georgia taxpayers billed $12,000 for Gov. Nathan Deal's press flight to Augusta

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal spent more than $12,000 in taxpayer funds to fly members of the media with him to Augusta to survey ice damage.
Ga. explores private management of Medicaid

...residents are enrolled."The current Medicaid program design cannot be sustained," David Cook, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health, told the newspaper. He expects an annual Medicaid deficit of more than $600 million...
Gov. Deal tells agencies to brace for more cuts

Gov. Nathan Deal is asking state agencies to find an additional $553 million in reductions through June 2014.