]> The Citizen Online - Stuff you might want to know http://archive.thecitizen.com/taxonomy/term/22/0 Items selected by our editor. en BBB receives more than 1,200 complaints and reports against Extended Auto Warranty Company and NASCAR sponsor US Fidelis http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/36486 <p><strong >Consumers in all 50 states report company used misleading tactics to sell vehicle service contract of dubious value</strong></p> Stuff you might want to know Wed, 29 Apr 2009 16:48:13 -0400 Selling gold jewelry for cash? Appraisers say be cautious http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/35251 <p>RESTON, Va. — The price of gold is once again selling at near all-time high prices. That combined with tough economic times has many people anxious to take advantage of high prices by selling their gold for scrap. The American Society of Appraisers cautions consumers to learn the ropes before jumping into a gold marketplace that may not offer the best deal.</p> Stuff you might want to know Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:52:32 -0500 Renew Ga. driver’s license online or via mail and get $5 discount http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/35250 <p>The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) will help you save time and money when renewing a license or ID by mail or online. A $5 discount is given to those who choose to use the automated renewal application to renew without visiting a customer service center in person.</p> Stuff you might want to know Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:45:55 -0500 DCH unveils partnership with Georgia Public Library Service http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/35112 <p><strong >Partnership to educate all Georgians about new tool to compare health care</strong></p> <p>Dr. Rhonda Medows, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) on Feb. 19 announced a partnership with the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) that will promote georgiahealthinfo.gov to Georgians across the state. The partnership announcement kicks off DCH’s statewide grassroots educational campaign to promote the new Web site.</p> Stuff you might want to know Thu, 19 Feb 2009 14:52:50 -0500 Tax rebate letter is scam http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/35108 <p><strong >SBA warns of fraudulent attempts to obtain bank account information from small businesses</strong></p> <p>WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a scam alert Feb. 19 to small businesses, warning them not to respond to letters falsely claiming to have been sent by the SBA asking for bank account information in order to qualify them for federal tax rebates.</p> Stuff you might want to know Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:47:36 -0500 Gov. Perdue announces legislation to encourage economic development http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/35107 <p><strong >New and enhanced incentives could bring large projects, high-paying jobs to Georgia</strong></p> <p>ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue announced Feb. 18 that House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Larry O’Neal has introduced a legislative package that will position Georgia as a more aggressive competitor for economic development projects that grow jobs and investment in the state. The proposed changes to the “Business Expansion Support” Act (BEST) legislation in House Bill 438 and House Bill 439 would enhance and update existing tax credit programs for qualified businesses, including both new and existing companies.</p> Stuff you might want to know Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:16:11 -0500 Smart retirement savings steps to take now http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/35099 <p>Atlanta, GA — The recent turmoil in the financial markets has touched virtually every sector of the economy. One great source of anxiety for many people is the state of their retirement savings.</p> Stuff you might want to know Wed, 18 Feb 2009 16:50:16 -0500 Beware of auto warranty scams, state warns http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/35097 <p>Atlanta, GA — Deceptive solicitations for extended vehicle warranties are rampant. They may take the form of telemarketing calls or postcards that appear to come from the vehicle manufacturer warning that your warranty is on the verge of expiring.</p> Stuff you might want to know Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:49:52 -0500 New, improved fishing prospects equip anglers with know-how http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/35096 <p>Aimlessly casting a line and hoping for a bite is history thanks to Georgia’s new and improved online fishing prospects. Anglers of all skill levels can benefit from the newly-enhanced fishing prospect guides which detail the state’s 31 reservoirs and 18 rivers and include maps, local weather forecasts, best bets and species-specific techniques, all in one convenient location — www.gofishgeorgia.com .</p> Stuff you might want to know Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:43:15 -0500 Trout-filled mountain streams a winter fishing destination http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/35095 <p>The crisp, swift-flowing waters of north Georgia’s rivers and creeks offer an abundance of trout angling opportunities this winter.</p> Stuff you might want to know Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:41:06 -0500 Georgia’s 2009 fishing regulations now available http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/35094 <p>The new 2009 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations are now available. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division recently distributed printed versions of the regulations to all division offices and facilities, a number of state parks and fishing license retailers statewide. An online version of the new regulations will be available at www.gofishgeorgia.com.</p> Stuff you might want to know Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:36:10 -0500 DOT: Get ready for congestion, lower speeds on I-85 http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/34687 <p>COWETA County – The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a southbound traffic shift on Interstate 85 beginning at Exit 51 (State Route 154/McCollum-Sharpsburg Road) and extending to Exit 47 (State Route 34) beginning Sunday, Feb. 8. This traffic shift is subject to change based on weather conditions.</p> Stuff you might want to know Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:03:55 -0500 Wild Wings days and free trees at nearby Roosevelt State Park http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/34684 <p>EVENT TITLE:<br /> Wild Wings Weekend &amp; the Great Backyard Bird Count</p> <p>DATE:<br /> Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 through Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009</p> Stuff you might want to know Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:12:53 -0500 What to do if your wallet is stolen http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/34559 <p>Atlanta, GA — You check your purse or pocket and discover the worst has happened — your wallet has been stolen. What should you do first?</p> Stuff you might want to know Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:31:09 -0500 Ga. updates 'Lemon Law' http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/34548 <p><strong >Expands protections for consumers and small businesses</strong></p> <p>ATLANTA, GA – Georgia consumers who buy or lease a new car after Jan. 1, 2009 will have greater protections against recurring problems with their vehicle, thanks to an update of the Georgia Lemon Law. The revised law offers broader protections, a more streamlined process and is more consumer-friendly.</p> Stuff you might want to know Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:18:24 -0500