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    • 1 to 3 days

      Atlanta

      24/7 Voicemail Reception

      9 – 5 Live Answering

      24/7 Custom Solutions

      Starts at $20/month

  • ATLANTA

  • ABBEVILLE

  • ACWORTH

  • ADAIRSVILLE

  • ADEL

  • ADRIAN

  • AILEY

  • ALAMO

  • ALAPAHA

  • ALBANY

  • ALLENHURST

  • ALLENTOWN

  • ALMA

  • ALPHARETTA

  • ALSTON

  • ALTO

  • AMBROSE

  • AMERICUS

  • ANDERSONVILLE

  • APPLING

  • ARABI

  • ARAGON

  • ARGYLE

  • ARLINGTON

  • ARMUCHEE

  • ARNOLDSVILLE

  • ASHBURN

  • ATHENS

  • ATTAPULGUS

  • AUBURN

  • AUGUSTA

  • AUSTELL

  • AVERA

  • AVONDALE ESTATES

  • AXSON

  • BACONTON

  • BAINBRIDGE

  • BALDWIN

  • BALL GROUND

  • BARNESVILLE

  • BARNEY

  • BARTOW

  • BARWICK

  • BAXLEY

  • BELLVILLE

  • BERLIN

  • BETHLEHEM

  • BISHOP

  • BLACKSHEAR

  • BLAIRSVILLE

  • BLAKELY

  • BLOOMINGDALE

  • BLUE RIDGE

  • BLUFFTON

  • BLYTHE

  • BOGART

  • BOLINGBROKE

  • BONAIRE

  • BONEVILLE

  • BOSTON

  • BOSTWICK

  • BOWDON

  • BOWDON JUNCTION

  • BOWERSVILLE

  • BOWMAN

  • BOX SPRINGS

  • BRASELTON

  • BREMEN

  • BRINSON

  • BRISTOL

  • BRONWOOD

  • BROOKFIELD

  • BROOKLET

  • BROOKS

  • BROXTON

  • BRUNSWICK

  • BUCHANAN

  • BUCKHEAD

  • BUENA VISTA

  • BUFORD

  • BUTLER

  • BYROMVILLE

  • BYRON

  • CADWELL

  • CAIRO

  • CALHOUN

  • CALVARY

  • CAMAK

  • CAMILLA

  • CANON

  • CANTON

  • CARLTON

  • CARNESVILLE

  • CARROLLTON

  • CARTERSVILLE

  • CASSVILLE

  • CATAULA

  • CAVE SPRING

  • CECIL

  • CEDAR SPRINGS

  • CEDARTOWN

  • CENTERVILLE

  • CHATSWORTH

  • CHAUNCEY

  • CHERRY LOG

  • CHESTER

  • CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN

  • CHICKAMAUGA

  • CHULA

  • CISCO

  • CLARKDALE

  • CLARKESVILLE

  • CLARKSTON

  • CLAXTON

  • CLAYTON

  • CLERMONT

  • CLEVELAND

  • CLIMAX

  • CLINCHFIELD

  • CLYO

  • COBB

  • COBBTOWN

  • COCHRAN

  • COHUTTA

  • COLBERT

  • COLEMAN

  • COLLINS

  • COLQUITT

  • COLUMBUS

  • COMER

  • COMMERCE

  • CONCORD

  • CONLEY

  • CONYERS

  • COOLIDGE

  • COOSA

  • CORDELE

  • CORNELIA

  • COTTON

  • COVINGTON

  • CRANDALL

  • CRAWFORD

  • CRAWFORDVILLE

  • CRESCENT

  • CULLODEN

  • CUMMING

  • CUSSETA

  • CUTHBERT

  • DACULA

  • DAHLONEGA

  • DAISY

  • DALLAS

  • DALTON

  • DAMASCUS

  • DANIELSVILLE

  • DANVILLE

  • DARIEN

  • DAVISBORO

  • DAWSON

  • DAWSONVILLE

  • DE SOTO

  • DEARING

  • DECATUR

  • DEMOREST

  • DENTON

  • DEWY ROSE

  • DEXTER

  • DILLARD

  • DIXIE

  • DOERUN

  • DONALSONVILLE

  • DOUGLAS

  • DOUGLASVILLE

  • DOVER

  • DRY BRANCH

  • DU PONT

  • DUBLIN

  • DUDLEY

  • DULUTH

  • EAST DUBLIN

  • EAST ELLIJAY

  • EASTANOLLEE

  • EASTMAN

  • EATONTON

  • EDEN

  • EDISON

  • ELBERTON

  • ELKO

  • ELLABELL

  • ELLAVILLE

  • ELLENTON

  • ELLENWOOD

  • ELLERSLIE

  • ELLIJAY

  • EMERSON

  • ENIGMA

  • EPWORTH

  • ESOM HILL

  • ETON

  • EVANS

  • EXPERIMENT

  • FAIRBURN

  • FAIRMOUNT

  • FARGO

  • FARMINGTON

  • FAYETTEVILLE

  • FELTON

  • FITZGERALD

  • FLEMING

  • FLINTSTONE

  • FLOVILLA

  • FLOWERY BRANCH

  • FOLKSTON

  • FOREST PARK

  • FORSYTH

  • FORT BENNING

  • FORT GAINES

  • FORT OGLETHORPE

  • FORT STEWART

  • FORT VALLEY

  • FORTSON

  • FOWLSTOWN

  • FRANKLIN

  • FRANKLIN SPRINGS

  • FUNSTON

  • GAINESVILLE

  • GARFIELD

  • GAY

  • GENEVA

  • GEORGETOWN

  • GIBSON

  • GILLSVILLE

  • GIRARD

  • GLENN

  • GLENNVILLE

  • GLENWOOD

  • GOOD HOPE

  • GORDON

  • GOUGH

  • GRACEWOOD

  • GRANTVILLE

  • GRAY

  • GRAYSON

  • GRAYSVILLE

  • GREENSBORO

  • GREENVILLE

  • GRIFFIN

  • GROVETOWN

  • GUYTON

  • HABERSHAM

  • HADDOCK

  • HAGAN

  • HAHIRA

  • HAMILTON

  • HAMPTON

  • HARALSON

  • HARDWICK

  • HARLEM

  • HARRISON

  • HARTSFIELD

  • HARTWELL

  • HAWKINSVILLE

  • HAZLEHURST

  • HELEN

  • HELENA

  • HEPHZIBAH

  • HIAWASSEE

  • HIGH SHOALS

  • HILLSBORO

  • HINESVILLE

  • HIRAM

  • HOBOKEN

  • HOGANSVILLE

  • HOLLY SPRINGS

  • HOMER

  • HOMERVILLE

  • HORTENSE

  • HOSCHTON

  • HOWARD

  • HULL

  • IDEAL

  • ILA

  • IRON CITY

  • IRWINTON

  • IRWINVILLE

  • JACKSON

  • JACKSONVILLE

  • JAKIN

  • JASPER

  • JEFFERSON

  • JEFFERSONVILLE

  • JEKYLL ISLAND

  • JENKINSBURG

  • JERSEY

  • JESUP

  • JEWELL

  • JONESBORO

  • JULIETTE

  • JUNCTION CITY

  • KATHLEEN

  • KENNESAW

  • KEYSVILLE

  • KINGS BAY

  • KINGSLAND

  • KINGSTON

  • KITE

  • KNOXVILLE

  • LA FAYETTE

  • LAGRANGE

  • LAKE PARK

  • LAKELAND

  • LAKEMONT

  • LAVONIA

  • LAWRENCEVILLE

  • LEARY

  • LEBANON

  • LEESBURG

  • LENOX

  • LESLIE

  • LEXINGTON

  • LILBURN

  • LILLY

  • LINCOLNTON

  • LINDALE

  • LITHIA SPRINGS

  • LITHONIA

  • LIZELLA

  • LOCUST GROVE

  • LOGANVILLE

  • LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN

  • LOUISVILLE

  • LOUVALE

  • LOVEJOY

  • LUDOWICI

  • LULA

  • LUMBER CITY

  • LUMPKIN

  • LUTHERSVILLE

  • LYERLY

  • LYONS

  • MABLETON

  • MACON

  • MADISON

  • MANASSAS

  • MANCHESTER

  • MANOR

  • MANSFIELD

  • MARBLE HILL

  • MARIETTA

  • MARSHALLVILLE

  • MARTIN

  • MATTHEWS

  • MAUK

  • MAXEYS

  • MAYSVILLE

  • MC CAYSVILLE

  • MC INTYRE

  • MC RAE

  • MCDONOUGH

  • MEANSVILLE

  • MEIGS

  • MELDRIM

  • MENLO

  • MERIDIAN

  • MERSHON

  • MESENA

  • METTER

  • MIDLAND

  • MIDVILLE

  • MIDWAY

  • MILAN

  • MILLEDGEVILLE

  • MILLEN

  • MILLWOOD

  • MILNER

  • MINERAL BLUFF

  • MITCHELL

  • MOLENA

  • MONROE

  • MONTEZUMA

  • MONTICELLO

  • MONTROSE

  • MOODY A F B

  • MORELAND

  • MORGAN

  • MORGANTON

  • MORRIS

  • MORROW

  • MORVEN

  • MOULTRIE

  • MOUNT AIRY

  • MOUNT BERRY

  • MOUNT VERNON

  • MOUNT ZION

  • MOUNTAIN CITY

  • MURRAYVILLE

  • MUSELLA

  • MYSTIC

  • NAHUNTA

  • NASHVILLE

  • NAYLOR

  • NELSON

  • NEWBORN

  • NEWINGTON

  • NEWNAN

  • NEWTON

  • NICHOLLS

  • NICHOLSON

  • NORCROSS

  • NORMAN PARK

  • NORRISTOWN

  • NORTH METRO

  • NORWOOD

  • NUNEZ

  • OAKFIELD

  • OAKMAN

  • OAKWOOD

  • OCHLOCKNEE

  • OCILLA

  • OCONEE

  • ODUM

  • OFFERMAN

  • OGLETHORPE

  • OLIVER

  • OMAHA

  • OMEGA

  • ORCHARD HILL

  • OXFORD

  • PALMETTO

  • PARROTT

  • PATTERSON

  • PAVO

  • PEACHTREE CITY

  • PEARSON

  • PELHAM

  • PEMBROKE

  • PENDERGRASS

  • PERKINS

  • PERRY

  • PINE LAKE

  • PINE MOUNTAIN

  • PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY

  • PINEHURST

  • PINEVIEW

  • PITTS

  • PLAINS

  • PLAINVILLE

  • POOLER

  • PORTAL

  • PORTERDALE

  • POULAN

  • POWDER SPRINGS

  • PRESTON

  • PULASKI

  • PUTNEY

  • QUITMAN

  • RABUN GAP

  • RANGER

  • RAY CITY

  • RAYLE

  • REBECCA

  • RED OAK

  • REDAN

  • REGISTER

  • REIDSVILLE

  • RENTZ

  • RESACA

  • REX

  • REYNOLDS

  • RHINE

  • RICEBORO

  • RICHLAND

  • RICHMOND HILL

  • RINCON

  • RINGGOLD

  • RISING FAWN

  • RIVERDALE

  • ROBERTA

  • ROCHELLE

  • ROCK SPRING

  • ROCKLEDGE

  • ROCKMART

  • ROCKY FACE

  • ROCKY FORD

  • ROME

  • ROOPVILLE

  • ROSSVILLE

  • ROSWELL

  • ROYSTON

  • RUPERT

  • RUTLEDGE

  • RYDAL

  • SAINT GEORGE

  • SAINT MARYS

  • SAINT SIMONS ISLAND

  • SALE CITY

  • SANDERSVILLE

  • SAPELO ISLAND

  • SARDIS

  • SARGENT

  • SASSER

  • SAUTEE NACOOCHEE

  • SAVANNAH

  • SCOTLAND

  • SCOTTDALE

  • SCREVEN

  • SEA ISLAND

  • SENOIA

  • SEVILLE

  • SHADY DALE

  • SHANNON

  • SHARON

  • SHARPSBURG

  • SHELLMAN

  • SHILOH

  • SILOAM

  • SILVER CREEK

  • SMARR

  • SMITHVILLE

  • SMYRNA

  • SNELLVILLE

  • SOCIAL CIRCLE

  • SOPERTON

  • SPARKS

  • SPARTA

  • SPRINGFIELD

  • STAPLETON

  • STATENVILLE

  • STATESBORO

  • STATHAM

  • STEPHENS

  • STILLMORE

  • STOCKBRIDGE

  • STOCKTON

  • STONE MOUNTAIN

  • SUCHES

  • SUGAR VALLEY

  • SUMMERVILLE

  • SUMNER

  • SUNNY SIDE

  • SURRENCY

  • SUWANEE

  • SWAINSBORO

  • SYCAMORE

  • SYLVANIA

  • SYLVESTER

  • TALBOTTON

  • TALKING ROCK

  • TALLAPOOSA

  • TALLULAH FALLS

  • TALMO

  • TARRYTOWN

  • TATE

  • TAYLORSVILLE

  • TEMPLE

  • TENNGA

  • TENNILLE

  • THE ROCK

  • THOMASTON

  • THOMASVILLE

  • THOMSON

  • TIFTON

  • TIGER

  • TIGNALL

  • TOCCOA

  • TOCCOA FALLS

  • TOOMSBORO

  • TOWNSEND

  • TRENTON

  • TRION

  • TUCKER

  • TUNNEL HILL

  • TURIN

  • TURNERVILLE

  • TWIN CITY

  • TY TY

  • TYBEE ISLAND

  • TYRONE

  • UNADILLA

  • UNION CITY

  • UNION POINT

  • UPATOI

  • UVALDA

  • VALDOSTA

  • VARNELL

  • VIDALIA

  • VIENNA

  • VILLA RICA

  • WACO

  • WADLEY

  • WALESKA

  • WALTHOURVILLE

  • WARESBORO

  • WARM SPRINGS

  • WARNER ROBINS

  • WARRENTON

  • WARTHEN

  • WARWICK

  • WASHINGTON

  • WATKINSVILLE

  • WAVERLY

  • WAVERLY HALL

  • WAYCROSS

  • WAYNESBORO

  • WAYNESVILLE

  • WEST GREEN

  • WEST POINT

  • WESTON

  • WHIGHAM

  • WHITE

  • WHITE OAK

  • WHITE PLAINS

  • WHITESBURG

  • WILDWOOD

  • WILEY

  • WILLACOOCHEE

  • WILLIAMSON

  • WINDER

  • WINSTON

  • WINTERVILLE

  • WOODBINE

  • WOODBURY

  • WOODLAND

  • WOODSTOCK

  • WRAY

  • WRENS

  • WRIGHTSVILLE

  • YATESVILLE

  • YOUNG HARRIS

  • ZEBULON
  • Does Phone Answering USA provide Automated Reception Services in Georgia?

    Phone Answering USA provides Automated Reception Services in Georgia. This package is simple and cost effective. This package includes a local phone number, unlimited calls, unlimited local & long distance minutes (in the continental US), unlimited call forwarding and up to 7 extensions.

    This package can be purchased on our website or by calling 702.943.0315

    Does Phone Answering USA provide Live 9am to 5pm Live Answering in Georgia?

    Phone Answering USA provides a Pay Per Call Live 9-5 Answering Service in Georgia. These call packages are designed for the company that does not need 24/7 phone answering and wishes to pay per call not per minute. It is a simple way to understand what your monthly cost will be month in and month out.

    Live 9am – 5pm Standard and Premium Package Differentiated:

    Standard Live Answering

    Calls personally answered/ Live Message Receiving/ forwarding call to voice mail, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm local time (except holidays). $1 per call over allotted package.

    Premium Live Answering

    Calls personally answered/ screened/ forwarded per your instruction, allowing you to decide whether to accept the call, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm local time (except holidays). $1 per call over allotted package.

    Find-Me / Follow-Me: Live efforts to forward your calls, allowing you to not miss that important call.

    Both Standard and Premium packages provide:

    • Off-hour automated reception with up to 7 extensions – Auto-attendant answering of calls in your company’s name with up to 3 dialing options for callers external client number(s). Unlimited Long Distance Continental U.S.
    • Custom greeting for Off-hours – Your company branding when your line is answered.
    • Flat Rate Monthly Call Bundles – You choose the amount of bundled calls monthly for your services and receive one-set price.
    • Local Number – Local Number that is uniquely yours while employing our services.
    • Voice-mail Message to Email – Receive Voice-mails to email and hear it as a .wav file, saving long-distance charges in lieu of calling in to check your messages.
    • Music on Hold – Callers hear music when on hold or while waiting to connect.
    • Text Message Notification to Cell Phone – Receive your messages taken live by receptionist and sent by text to your mobile phone.
    • Call Time Scheduler – Calls can be routed a certain way during business hours (9-5) and a different way after-hours.

    This Package can be purchased on our website or by calling 702.943.0315

    Does Phone Answering USA provide 24/7 Phone Answering services in Georgia?

    Phone Answering USA provides a suite of Phone Answering 24/7 Services in Georgia. All the service packages are custom to fit any companies’ needs.

    Categories:

    • Answering Services
    • Live Receptionist
    • Order Entry
    • Scheduling
    • Call Center
    • Help Desk

    24/7 Service Defined:

    • Absentee Reporting – Agents can answer your employee reporting line and document employee absences at a minimal cost of hiring full or part-time staff.
    • Ad Response – Agents can service and manage the responses to targeted advertising campaigns, website advertising, newspapers, radio, and direct mailings.
    • Answering Service – Experienced agents can answer your line 24/7; collect the information you require; and promptly forward it to you.
    • Directory Service – Provide your callers with the nearest location of your store, service center, or dealer.
    • Disaster Recovery Back-up – Prevent your phones from being unanswered during crisis by utilizing our answering service.
    • E-Mail Read & Response – Agents ca read and respond to your e-mail in a prompt and professional manner using your templates or scripted guidance.
    • Help Desk – Utilizing the information you provide, agents will answer your line and help the caller get the right information for their questions or concerns.
    • Insurance – Professional Agents will answer your line and collect the claims information you require.
    • Marketing Collateral Request Service – Professional agents will answer your line and record the name and address of the caller requesting your catalog, literature, or other information.
    • Medical Answering – Courteous Agents will provide answering for doctors, clinics, and hospitals. HIPAA compliant.
    • Order Entry – Professional agents can take orders for your products and services.
    • Overflow – Outsource your office phones to relieve overburdening your in-house resources.
    • Property Management Services – Agents can handle property inquiries and maintenance dispatching 24/7.
    • Scheduling – Agents will answer your line and schedule appointments and/or provide reminder follow-up calls. Agents can answer your line to schedule your seminar, class, conference, or event.

    These packages can be purchased by contact us through our website or calling 702.943.0315

    State of Georgia

    Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. Named after King George II of Great Britain, Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. It declared its secession from the Union on January 21, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Georgia is the 24th most extensive and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia’s counties ranked among the nation’s 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta is the state’s capital and its most populous city.
    Georgia is bordered on the south by Florida; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina; on the west by Alabama; and on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina. The northern part of the state is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the Appalachian Mountains system. The central Piedmont extends from the foothills to the fall line, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the continental coastal plain of the southern part of the state. The highest point in Georgia is Brasstown Bald, 4,784 feet (1,458 m); the lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean. Georgia is the most extensive state east of the Mississippi River in terms of land area, although it is the fourth most extensive (after Michigan, Florida, and Wisconsin) in total area, including expanses of water that are part of state territory.

    History

    Before discovery and settlement by Europeans, Georgia was inhabited by the mound building cultures. The British colony of Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe on February 12, 1733 (February 1, 1732 O.S.). The colony was administered by the Trustees for the Establishment of the Colony of Georgia in America under a charter issued by (and named for) King George II. The Trustees implemented an elaborate plan for settlement of the colony, known as the Oglethorpe Plan, which envisioned an agrarian society of yeoman farmers and prohibited slavery. In 1742 the colony was invaded by the Spanish during the War of Jenkins’ Ear. In 1752, after the government failed to renew subsidies that had helped support the colony, the Trustees turned over control to the crown. Georgia became a crown colony, with a governor appointed by the king.
    Province of Georgia was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution by signing the 1776 Declaration of Independence. After the war, Georgia became the fourth state of the Union after ratifying the Constitution on January 2, 1788.
    In 1829, gold was discovered in the North Georgia mountains, which led to the Georgia Gold Rush and an established federal mint in Dahlonega, which continued its operation until 1861. The subsequent influx of white settlers put pressure on the government to take land from the Cherokee Nation. In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law, sending many eastern Native American nations to reservations in present-day Oklahoma, including all of Georgia’s tribes. Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling in Worcester v. Georgia that states were not permitted to redraw the Indian boundaries, President Jackson and the state of Georgia ignored the ruling. In 1838, his successor, Martin Van Buren, dispatched federal troops to gather the Cherokee and deport them west of the Mississippi. This forced relocation, known as the Trail of Tears, led to the death of over 4,000 Cherokees.
    In early 1861 Georgia joined the Confederacy and became a major theater of the Civil War. Major battles took place at Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, and Atlanta. In December 1864, a large swath of the state from Atlanta to Savannah was destroyed during General William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea. 18,253 Georgian soldiers died in service, roughly 1 of every 5 who served. In 1870, following reconstruction, Georgia became the last Confederate state restored to the Union.

    Geography

    Boundaries

    Beginning from the Atlantic Ocean, the state’s eastern border with South Carolina runs up the Savannah River, northwest to its origin at the confluence of the Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers. It then continues up the Tugaloo (originally Tugalo) and into the Chattooga River, its most significant tributary. These bounds were decided in the 1797 Treaty of Beaufort, and tested in the U.S. Supreme Court in the two Georgia v. South Carolina cases in 1923 and 1989.
    The border then takes a sharp turn around the tip of Rabun County, at latitude 35°N, though from this point it diverges slightly south (due to inaccuracies in the original survey). This originally was the Georgia and North Carolina border all the way back to the Mississippi River, until Tennessee was divided from North Carolina, and the Yazoo companies induced the legislature of Georgia to pass an act, approved by the governor in 1795, to sell the greater part of Georgia’s territory presently comprising Alabama and Mississippi.
    The state’s western border then departs in another straight line south-southeastward, at a point southwest of Chattanooga, to meet the westernmost point of the Chattahoochee River near West Point. It continues down to the point where it ends at the Flint River (the confluence of the two forming Florida’s Apalachicola River), and goes almost due east and very slightly south, in a straight line to the origin of the St. Mary’s River, which then forms the remainder of the boundary back to the ocean.
    It should be noted that the water boundaries are still set to be the original thalweg of the rivers. Since then, several have been inundated by lakes created by dams, including the Apalachicola/Chattahoochee/Flint point now under Lake Seminole.
    Georgia state legislators have claimed that in an 1818 survey, the state’s border with Tennessee was erroneously placed one mile (1.6 km) further south than intended, and they proposed a correction in 2010. The state was then in the midst of a significant drought, and the new border would allow Georgia access to water from the Tennessee River.

    Geology and terrain

    Each region has its own distinctive characteristics. For instance, the Ridge and Valley, which lies in the northwest corner of the state, includes limestone, sandstone, shale and other sedimentary rocks, which have yielded construction-grade limestone, barite, ocher, and small amounts of coal.

    Flora

    The state of Georgia has approximately 250 tree species and 58 protected plants. Georgia’s native trees include red cedar, a variety of pines, oaks, maples, cypress, sweetgum and scaly-bark and white hickories. Palmettos and other subtropical flora are found in the southern and coastal regions. Yellow jasmine, and mountain laurel make up just a few of the flowering shrubs in the state.

    Fauna

    White-tailed (Virginia) deer are in nearly all counties. The northern mockingbird and Brown Thrasher are among the 160 bird species that live in the state.
    Reptiles and amphibians include the eastern diamondback, copperhead, and cottonmouth, salamanders, frogs, alligators and toads. There are about 79 species of reptile and 63 amphibians known to live in Georgia.
    The most popular freshwater game fish are trout, bream, bass, and catfish, all but the last of which are produced in state hatcheries for restocking. Popular saltwater game fish include red drum, spotted seatrout, flounder, and tarpon. Porpoises, whales, shrimp, oysters, and blue crabs are found inshore and offshore of the Georgia coast.

    Climate

    The majority of the state is primarily a humid subtropical climate. Hot and humid summers are typical, except at the highest elevations. The entire state, including the North Georgia mountains, receives moderate to heavy precipitation, which varies from 45 inches (1143 mm) in central Georgia to approximately 75 inches (1905 mm) around the northeast part of the state. The degree to which the weather of a certain region of Georgia is subtropical depends on the latitude, its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico, and the elevation. The latter factor is felt chiefly in the mountainous areas of the northern part of the state, which are farther away from the ocean and can be 4500 feet (1350 m) above sea level. The USDA Plant hardiness zones for Georgia range from zone 6b (no colder than -5 °F (-21 °C) ) in the Blue Ridge Mountains to zone 8b (no colder than 15 °F (-9 °C) ) along the Atlantic coast and Florida border.
    The highest temperature ever recorded is 112 °F (44.4 °C) in Louisville on July 24, 1952, while the lowest is -17 °F (-27.2 °C) in northern Floyd County on January 27, 1940. Georgia is one of the leading states in frequency of tornadoes, though they rarely are stronger than F1. A tornado hit downtown Atlanta on March 14, 2008, causing moderate to severe damage. With a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia is also vulnerable to hurricanes, although direct hurricane strikes were rare during the 20th century. Georgia often is affected by hurricanes that strike the Florida panhandle, weaken over land, and bring strong tropical storm winds and heavy rain to the interior, as well as hurricanes that come close to the Georgia coastline, brushing the coast on their way north.

    Economy

    Georgia’s 2010 total gross state product was $403.1 billion. Its Per Capita personal income for 2007 puts it 37th in the nation at $33,499. If Georgia were a stand-alone country, it would be the 28th largest economy in the world.
    There are 15 Fortune 500 companies and 26 Fortune 1000 companies with headquarters in Georgia, including such names as Home Depot, UPS, Coca Cola, Delta Air Lines, Aflac, Southern Company, and SunTrust Banks. Georgia has over 1,700 internationally headquartered facilities representing 43 countries, employing more than 112,000 Georgians with an estimated capital investment of $22.7 billion.
    Atlanta has a very large effect on the state of Georgia and the Southeastern United States. The city is an ever-growing addition to communications, industry, transportation, tourism, and government. Atlanta has been the site of growth in real estate, service, and the communications industries.
    Tourism makes an important contribution to the economy.

    Agriculture

    Widespread farms produce peanuts, corn, and soybeans across middle and south Georgia. The state is the number one producer of pecans in the world, with the region around Albany in southwest Georgia being the center of Georgia’s pecan production. Gainesville in northeast Georgia touts itself as the Poultry Capital of the World.
    Georgia’s agricultural outputs include poultry and eggs, pecans, peaches, cotton, peanuts, rye, cattle, hogs, dairy products, turfgrass, timber, particularly pine trees, tobacco and vegetables.

    Mining

    Major products in the mineral industry include a variety of clays, stones, sands and the clay palygorskite, known as attapulgite.

    Industry

    Industry in Georgia is diverse. The textile industry is located around the cities of Rome, Columbus, Augusta, Macon and along the I-75 corridor between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee, to include the towns of Cartersville, Calhoun, Ringgold and Dalton (the Carpet Capital of the World). In November 2009, Kia started production at the first U.S. Kia Motors plant, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia in West Point.
    Industrial output includes textiles and apparel, transportation equipment, cigarettes, food processing, paper products, chemical products, and electric equipment.

    Energy use and production

    Georgia’s electricity generation and consumption are among the highest in the United States, with coal being the primary electrical generation of fuel. However, the state also has two nuclear power plants which contribute less than one fourth of Georgia’s electricity generation. The statistics are 75% coal, 16% nuclear, 7% oil and natural gas, and 1% hydroelectric/other. The leading area of energy consumption is the industrial sector because Georgia “is a leader in the energy-intensive wood and paper products industry”.

    State taxes

    Georgia has a progressive income tax structure with six brackets of state income tax rates that range from 1% to 6%. In 2009, Georgians paid 9.1% of their income in state and local taxes, compared to the US average of 9.8% of income. This ranks Georgia 25th among the states for total state and local tax burden. The state sales tax in Georgia is 6.875%, but there is no sales tax on prescription drugs, certain medical devices, or food items for home consumption.
    The state legislature may allow municipalities to institute local sales taxes and special local taxes, such as the 2% SPLOST tax and the 1% sales tax for MARTA serviced counties. Excise taxes are levied on alcohol, tobacco, and motor fuel. Owners of real property in Georgia pay property tax to their county. All taxes are collected by the Georgia Department of Revenue and then properly distributed according to any agreements that each county has with its cities.

    Tourism

    In the Atlanta area, Zoo Atlanta and Stone Mountain are important tourist attractions. Stone Mountain receives several[quantify] million tourists per year. The Georgia Aquarium is in Atlanta.
    Callaway Gardens, in western Georgia, is a family resort. The area is also popular with golfers.
    The Savannah Historic District attracts over eleven million tourists each year.
    The Golden Isles are a string of barrier islands off the Atlantic coast of Georgia near Brunswick that include beaches, golf courses and the Cumberland Island National Seashore.
    Several sites honor the lives and careers of noted American leaders: the Little White House in Warm Springs, which served as the summer residence of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt while he was being treated for polio; President Jimmy Carter’s hometown of Plains and the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta; the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site in Atlanta, which is the final resting place of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King; and Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King preached.