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.
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.
As counties across the state celebrate Independence Day with professional fireworks displays, local police are on the lookout for people setting off illegal fireworks. But law enforcement officials say the ban can be tough to enforce.