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Deputies to ride school buses to monitor traffic safety

Some Richmond County school buses will carry a deputy this year as the sheriff's office cracks down on motorists who fail to yield for stop signals.
New act designed to further develop state's work force work force as the cornerstone to Georgia's continued economic growth. (The writer is deputy commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.)
Longtime commissioner of Georgia Department of Veterans Service dead at 92

ATLANTA - Pete Wheeler, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service, died Tuesday as the longest-serving state agency head after holding the job for more than six decades...
'Cathedral of golf' helps showcase state to business prospects

Augusta and the Masters Tournament became a marketing tool for the state Thursday for the Red Carpet tour.
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.
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.