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Analyze the role of local governments in the state of Georgia.

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Explain the origins and purposes, of city, county, and special-purpose governments in Georgia.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Georgia

The average American generates four pounds of garbage a day, and collectively that adds up to 180 million tons of solid waste per year. Nearly 75 percent of it goes to landfills, but space is...

When the Smoke Has Cleared: Behind the Scenes with Georgia's Firefighters

Firefighters Capt. Billy Shoemaker, Steven Woodworth, and Roderick Smith go behind the scenes of firefighting in Atlanta to show what it takes to do an often overlooked but necessary job.

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Describe how local government is funded and how spending decisions are made.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Georgia

The average American generates four pounds of garbage a day, and collectively that adds up to 180 million tons of solid waste per year. Nearly 75 percent of it goes to landfills, but space is...

When the Smoke Has Cleared: Behind the Scenes with Georgia's Firefighters

Firefighters Capt. Billy Shoemaker, Steven Woodworth, and Roderick Smith go behind the scenes of firefighting in Atlanta to show what it takes to do an often overlooked but necessary job.

Where Does Your Tax Money Go?

In 2016, the federal government collected more than $3 trillion in taxes. In Georgia the same year it was nearly $21 billion. That money funds a variety of projects and programs used by Georgia...