Despite the rain, volunteers with the Atlanta Track Club have been working around the clock to prepare for 44th running of the Peachtree Road Race. Organizers have added extra security to the event in the wake of April's Boston Marathon bombings.
Federal immigration authorities plan to welcome 55 new U.S. citizens at a special ceremony at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta Tuesday. The 55 citizenship candidates come from 33 countries.
One Georgia lawmaker believes the state is missing out on millions of dollars in potential tax revenue this Independence Day. Senator Jeff Mullis, R–Chickamauga, proposed legislation this year that would legalize the sale of fireworks in Georgia. The bill did not make it past the Senate, but Mullis said he plans to pick the issue up again during the 2014 session.
Georgia transportation officials are restricting road construction during the Fourth of July holiday period to make travel easier. The state Department of Transportation says the construction-related lane closures will be restricted from noon Wednesday through 5 a.m. July 8.
State officials say they're taking a zero tolerance stance on drunk drivers and boaters during the Fourth of July. Officials from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Public Safety will tour the state Monday to remind Georgians that police will be on high alert for drunk drivers and boat operators this week.