DECATUR - The DNA Database at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) crime lab or CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) has reached over 1,500 hits to unsolved cases. The total number of hits is now 1,511.
Effingham County commissioners are set to approve their fiscal year 2010 budget next week. But what that final budget will look like - nearly a month after it was going into effect - remains a question.
State traffic enforcement officers in Georgia are working with their counterparts in four other southeastern states this week for a traffic safety campaign that targets traffic violations most commonly identified as contributing factors in fatal traffic crashes.
Chatham County Mosquito Control has received notification that a chicken used for disease surveillance tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in the first of two tests for the virus. The chicken was exposed near the Ogeechee River in Chatham County.
USDA Farm Service Agency Georgia Acting State Executive Director David Laster announced that Georgia's farmers and ranchers will receive approximately $1.8 million in Emergency Conservation Program funds to repair farmland damaged by natural disasters that happened in 2008 and 2009.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $760 million from the Supplemental Appropriations Act signed by President Obama is available for approved but previously unfunded USDA direct farm ownership and operating loans throughout the country.
With the exception of 1992, more than 40,000 people throughout the U.S. died each year as a result of traffic crashes - 1.6 million deaths throughout the past four decades. With the Safe Summer Campaign, AAA wants to spark a change in the status quo of benign acceptance of such casualties and reduce their number through substantial education and awareness of driving behaviors to improve traffic safety.