Federal officials say that street gangs are responsible for about forty-eight percent of violent crimes in the majority of jurisdictions in the state and up to ninety percent in other areas.
Law enforcement officers in Georgia are putting the hammer down on drivers who are hammering down on their gas pedal during the second annual "Operation Southern Shield" speed enforcement operation.
Gas prices are trending lower after refinery issues sent pump prices higher last week.
Gas prices in Georgia increased 3 cents since last week
The 30-hour Independence Day Holiday ends at 11:59 p.m. tonight.
As the July Fourth holiday approaches, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging residents to use extreme caution to avoid fires and severe injuries when using fireworks.
Motorists will find the most expensive Independence Day gas prices in four years.
"The Mule" also stars Bradley Cooper.
Gas prices in Georgia declined for the 28th consecutive day on Sunday. However, higher oil prices may soon put the brakes on that downward streak at the pumps.
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.