Check out some statistics and weigh in on those yearly commitments to achieve goals or reform bad habits.
You've had a week to recover from Christmas and think about the year ahead. Have you made any resolutions for 2013 or do you steer clear of do-or-die, once-a-year goal setting? What began as a tradition of performing simple, good deeds, according to 43Things.com, has become a modern-day practice of resolving to break bad habits, such as smoking, or eat healthier and exercise, or get out of debt—all tasks that are "easier said than done," according to some experts. After all, "The best laid plans o' mice and men [often go astray]," as Poet Robert Burns wrote in the ever-popular Auld Lang Syne. Maybe we should resolve to stop making New Year's resolutions. Of the 45 percent of Americans who usually make resolutions and the 17 percent who …
The GSP reports 12 traffic fatalities in Georgia over the New Year's holiday weekend, but no fatalities in Forsyth County.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
During the 78-hour travel weekend that began on Friday, Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. through Monday, Jan. 2 at midnight, there were 12 fatalities statewide over the New Year's holiday weekend, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. The fatalities over the weekend included one from the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) in Cartersville, three from Atlanta Police, one from GSP Atlanta, one from Macon Police, one from GSP Villa Rica, one from Walton County Sheriff's Office, one from GSP Thomasville, one from GSP Perry, one from Valdosta Police and one from GSP Hinesville. Last year during the New Year's holiday period, the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) reported 320 crashes, 270 injuries and seven fatalities. Statewide in 2010, with all agencies …