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Governor signs benefits for service personnel

Albany- Georgia troops and their families make major sacrifices to serve our country.

Thursday, Governor Sonny Perdue signed several bills that give them needed benefits. Many South Georgia National Guard members are still training to head Iraq soon.

The new laws include tax credits, exemptions from jury duty for soldiers and their spouses and exemptions from any contract or license that lapses while they're serving.

"It's the state's way of saying we're dedicated to helping support the soldiers and the families that have made the sacrifices," said Melissa Dalton, a Family Assistance Center Coordinator for the National Guard.

One law also allows them to get out of their cell phone contracts without expensive penalties.

posted by brannon.stewart@walb.com