Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 60, the "guns everywhere" bill, on Wednesday.
Starting July 1, guns will be allowed in bars (unless the owner specifically, uh, bars them), schools (if school boards arm employees), churches (if congregations say so) and government buildings (unless local governments provide security). And convicted felons who are carrying guns illegally can invoke "stand your ground" if they shoot you.
The University of Georgia will raise its lowest-paid employees' salaries by $500, administrators said today.
UGA's minimum salary for fiscal 2015, which starts July 1, will be $22,750, up from the current $22,250, Vice President for Finance Ryan Nesbitt told reporters this morning.
Georgia has joined the more than 40 states where lawsuits seeking to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage have been filed.
Lambda Legal, a nonprofit devoted to gay rights, filed suit this morning in U.S. District Court challenging the amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage and civil unions that passed in 2004.
When the Oconee County Board of Commissioners began its overhaul of its farmland protection program 15 months ago, it did so, County Attorney Daniel Haygood said at the time, to make the process more transparent and to make sure the county was following state open records and open meetings laws.
Since that time, the board assembled two different committees, one of which replaced a citizen committee that had been screening farms for the county’s program.
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