A five state crackdown on speeding kicks off today. Georgia along with Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee are holding a week long speed prevention and enforcement initiative. Officials say speeding is the leading cause of traffic fatalities and is associated with other factors including distracted driving, reckless driving and D.U.I.’s.
Georgia Film Academy helps fill TV and film industry’s workforce gap
Georgia is a hot spot for film and TV production and last year the state opened the Georgia Film Academy to train enough crew and production workers to work on the movie sets. The campus sits on the Pinewood Studios Atlanta lot in Fayetteville. Georgia’s HOPE program covers tuition cost for those who qualify.
Monument honoring Maynard Jackson unveiled at Oakland Cemetery
A 14ft memorial for the late former Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson is up in SE Atlanta at his grave sight of Oakland Cemetery. It honors him as the first black Mayor of Atlanta also as his work to boost the economics of the black community and his work to expand Hartsfield-Jackson airport.