SOCIAL CIRCLE - What do you know about life jacket safety, the 100-foot law, minimum age limits for boat operators, boating under the influence? These are just a few examples of things you should know before operating a vessel on public waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division.<br />
How important is boater education? So important that beginning July 1, completion of a boater education course will become mandatory for all vessel operators born on or after January 1, 1998. <br />
"In an effort to provide a mechanism for ensuring that Georgia boaters are knowledgeable, boaters will be required to complete a boating education course," says DNR Lt. Col. Jeff Weaver, assistant director of Law Enforcement. "After all, tragedy can happen quickly and making an effort to learn boating laws, rules and regulations can potentially save a life
Ten Republican governors - including Georgia's Nathan Deal - want the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy to apply technology that can stop prison inmates from using smuggled cellphones.
The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one. Atlanta will host the game in 2019, followed by Miami (2020) and Los Angeles (2021), it was announced Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings.