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While it's already against the law to text while driving, starting July 1, you will also no longer be permitted to even hold a cell phone while behind the wheel.
Motorists are getting some welcome relief from high prices at the pump.
The Summer Driving Season opens at highest prices in four years.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting six traffic fatalities so far during the 78-hour Memorial Day Holiday weekend.
There were two winning tickets in this past Sunday's Fantasy 5 drawing, and one of the tickets was sold in Rome.
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia set all-time highs again in April as the labor force and employed residents in the state continued to surge.
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced the launch of "See Something, Send Something," a smartphone app that directs citizen concerns to local law enforcement.
Early voting for the contest begins April 30, according to Floyd Elections Chief Willie Green.
First-time unemployment claims in Floyd County fell by 105 from February to March and by 46 over the year.
Labor Commissioner Mark Butler noted jobs, employed residents, and labor force all increased in February. At the same time, the unemployment rate inched up and unemployment claims dropped.
Miller Institute Foundation CEO Bryan Miller announced today that former Georgia Governor and U.S. Senator Zell Miller has died after being treated for Parkinson's Disease.
47-year old Darren Allan Vincent who is accused of leading police on a chase that ended with a crash involving a Floyd County Police car is also charged in a multi-state child exploitation operation.
The governor used the Polk County Airport as the backdrop for the signing ceremony.
The crimes alleged in the indictment range from wire fraud to murder.
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging everyone to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks to daylight saving time this weekend.