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Practical advice on navigating the government of Atlanta and surrounding areas featuring useful items like how to register to vote or how to get a driver's license. Also includes a guide to local schools.
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Register to Vote in Georgia
Instructions on how to register to vote in the state of Georgia

The Atlanta Beltline Project
An overview of the Atlanta Beltline project including a summary of goals, history and progress and what the project will mean to Atlanta.

City of Atlanta Online
Learn about issues affecting residents, businesses and visitors in Atlanta.

How to Get a Georgia Marriage License
How to obtain a marriage license in Georgia.

How to Change Your Name After Marriage in Georgia
Just got married? Congratulations! Learn everything you need to know about changing your name in Georgia.

2011 Snow Make-Up Days for Atlanta Georgia Metro Schools

The snowstorm that shut down Atlanta from January 10-14, 2011, has left metro school districts scrambling to make up days from the school closings. Georgia law allows schools to miss up to four days, but most districts have missed six days so far. Here's a list of make-up plans by county.

Proposed Changes to Georgia's HOPE Scholarship
Find out about the proposed changes to the HOPE scholarship. Read about Governor's Nathan Deal's changes to the HOPE scholarship.

Atlanta Schools: What Are the Consequences for Losing Accreditation?
Learn the consequences if Atlanta area schools lose accreditation.

2010 Atlanta-Area Schools of Excellence
Find information about the best schools in Atlanta. Learn which schools are high achieving in Atlanta.

Changes to Georgia's HOPE Scholarship
Find out about the changes to the HOPE scholarship. Read about Governor's Nathan Deal's changes to the HOPE scholarship.

Changes to Georgia Pre-K
Find out what has changed for Georgia Pre-K. Learn about changes to lottery-funded Georgia pre-kindergarten program.

What is the State Bird of Georgia?
The Brown Thrasher is the state bird of Georgia.

Homeschooling in Georgia
Learn the legal requirements for homeschooling in Georgia. Find the guidelines for homeschool families in Georgia.

The CRCT - Standardized Testing in Georgia
Learn answers to frequently-asked questions about the CRCT. What is the CRCT?

Do First and Second Grade Students Have to Take the CRCT in Georgia?
CRCT is a standardized test given in Georgia. Find out which grades take the CRCT. Learn about first- and second-graders taking the CRCT.

Kids' Summer Reading Programs in Atlanta
Find a summer reading program for your child. Encourage your children to read by enrolling them in a summer reading program.

Atlanta Area Public Libraries
Find links to Atlanta area public libraries. Get the link to your local library.

Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) Will Be Phased Out
Find out about the planned phase-out of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests. Read about plans to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Tests.

Atlanta Area Graduation Test Results By School District
Find out what percentage of students passed the Georgia High School Graduation Tests by school district in Atlanta. See a list of passing percentages for the Georgia High School Graduation Tests by Atlanta school districts.

2011-2012 Academic Calendars for Atlanta Area Schools
Find links to Atlanta area academic calendars for 2011-2012.

What Is the Kindergarten Cut-off Age in Georgia?
Find out the kindergarten cut-off age in Georgia. Learn the age children start kindergarten in Georgia.

2011 CRCT Results By County
Find your county's results for the 2011 CRCT test. Read the results for the 2011 CRCT test.

Will Georgia Have a Sales Tax Holiday in 2011?
Find out if there will be a sales tax holiday in Georgia in 2011. Learn about Georgia's 2011 sales tax holiday.

Standardized Testing in Georgia
Learn about standardized testing in Georgia. Read about the CRCT and Georgia High School Graduation Tests.

How to Get a Replacement Birth Certificate in Georgia
Learn how to replace a missing birth certificate in Georgia. Order a replacement birth certificate in Georgia.

What Are the Required Vaccination and Immunizations for Georgia Schools?
Learn which vaccinations and immunizations are required in Georgia. Read about Georgia's school immunization and vaccination requirements.

Tutoring Centers in Atlanta
Compare tutoring centers in Atlanta. Choose the tutoring center in Atlanta that is right for your child.

Support Groups for Moms in Atlanta
Find a support group for moms in Atlanta. Read about Atlanta's support groups for moms.

What is the Biggest and Best Baby Hospital in Atlanta?
Find out about the best place to have a baby in Atlanta. Learn about the biggest hospital for Labor and Delivery in Atlanta.

Enrichment Classes for Toddlers and Preschoolers in Atlanta
Preschoolers and toddlers can take enrichment classes in Atlanta.

Is Breastfeeding in Public Legal in Georgia?
Learn about Georgia's breastfeeding laws and recent controversy surrounding breastfeeding in Georgia.

Unemployment Benefits in Georgia
If you lost your job, you may be eligible to get unemployment insurance benefits from the state. Find out the requirements for claiming unemployment benefits in Georgia.

Smoking Laws in Atlanta
Find out the laws about smoking cigarettes in Atlanta bars, restaurants, and public places.

Domestic Partnerships in Georgia
Information about the benefits of a domestic partnership in Georgia, and where this program is available.

How to Apply for Food Stamps in Georgia
Need help affording fresh, healthy food for your family? Learn about applying for food stamps in Georgia.

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