Be prepared for state troopers on the roadways this holiday weekend who urge you to click it or ticket.
Buckle up everyone. 'Operation Click It or Ticket,' is Georgia’s high-visibility safety belt enforcement program. The Thanksgiving holiday period is one of the heaviest-traveled in Georgia each year and this year covers 102 hours which began Wednesday and ends Sunday night, Nov. 25. According to Colonel Mark McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, impaired drivers, drivers traveling too fast for conditions and the lack of safety belt use are the leading contributing factors to fatal crashes. “Reducing the number of crashes involving speed, alcohol and seat belt violations will save many lives each year in Georgia,” he said. “That’s why we patrol–to save lives.” Georgia State Troopers will be patrolling …
Online ticket sales are expected to begin this fall for Powerball, Mega Millions and Fantasy 5.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Last week, lottery officials approved an online system for selling tickets for the Powerball, Mega Millions and Fantasy 5 Georgia lottery games, as reported by several media outlets. The new system, which is expected to go into effect in the fall, would require that ticket purchasers be at least 18 years of age and reside in Georgia. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the new system is expected to increase Georgia Lottery revenue by millions and open the lottery to more players. “I think that is a useful area to explore,” Gov. Nathan Deal told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It does open the participation up to a generation of younger citizens of our state who might not take the time to go to a store to physically purchase a…