August is National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Month. Department of Public Health officials are encouraging adults and children to get vaccinations. Getting immunizations and keeping all records updated is important as vaccines protect against potentially life-threatening diseases such as tetanus, shingles, and measles.

More specifically, parents of college students should make sure their child is up-to-date with immunizations to protect them against mumps; they should also be current on other appropriate vaccines.

For additional information about immunization, click here.

Mark your calendars for the annual Shrimp & Grits Festival!

A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival, presented by Southern Living, combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, more than 100 art and craft vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations, and more. Mark your calendars for this annual three-day event, which will be held on September 15-17, 2017.

The festival is free and open to the public once you’re on Jekyll Island. However, there is a fee for parking.

2017 Dates & Hours

Friday, September 15:  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 16:  10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 17:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Click here for more information about the festival.

Human Trafficking Hotline Notice

Human Trafficking Hotline Notice

A State law revision goes into effect on July 1, 2017, which requires State and Local government entities to post a notice containing human trafficking hotline information. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has developed a poster which can be used to meet this obligation.

The notice must be posted within government buildings with public access, specifically in every public restroom and in a conspicuous location either near the public entrance to the building or where similar notices for the public are customarily posted. Agencies/entities are also to include on their web homepage a link to the GBI poster.

Click here to access the GBI model notice.