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Red Cross of Central Ga. Deploys for Hurricane Irene

The Red Cross of Central Georgia moves volunteers, vehicles and supplies in order to respond to what is predicted to be the largest storm to hit the East Coast in more than 70 years.

Photos: A watch on the beaches in Jacksonville.

That's according to a Red Cross news release.

 

A hurricane watch has been issued for the North Carolina coast and the Red Cross has opened shelters in the state as evacuation orders go into effect.

In addition, more than 200 Red Cross mobile feeding vehicles are heading towards the coast to help people in the path of the storm, the release says.

Be Sure to Vote in the Georgia License Plate Contest

Voting reopened today for the Georgia License Plate design contest.

You can vote for one of the eight designs.

Voting ends August 8, 2011 at 3 p.m.

The winning license plate was to be announced Friday, July 15, but there was confusion surrounding the "in God we trust" label on some of the designs.

License Plate Revote Opens Monday

 

ATLANTA (AP) -- The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design. 

Online voting will reopen at 3 p.m. Monday.

Gov. Nathan Deal had planned to announce the winner of an earlier design contest last Friday, but the state scrapped its plans over public confusion on whether the motto "In God We Trust" would be on the plate.

10 Tips To Help Parents & Teens on Facebook

10 Tips To Help Parents &  Teens on Facebook

Until last year, I had thought facebook was a tool for just teenagers and young adults.  They grew up with technology that we (40’s-ish) cannot comprehend.  Before I got the “aha” about Facebook, I thought that it was for people who wanted to vent about their day.  To our teens it’s so much more than that- It’s about identity (their own and everyone else’s).  Their Facebook page is an extension of their personalities, with games, pictures (and lots of them), status, friends, a place to vent, likes and dislikes. 

 What we (40’s-ish) do not understand is how to protect them.  They have so much information out there on the net that it could come back to haunt them one day.  So I began to look into this and this is what I found:

If I Can Do It, Anyone Can

If I Can Do It, Anyone Can

Many of you might have seen me on the 5 p.m. news yesterday. I was there to talk about blogging, but how much can you say when you’re scared stiff and have 60 seconds.

I write a Blog for Juliette Opry in Juliette, Georgia. It’s a little music venue that does bluegrass and country music once a month, but yesterday I didn’t feel like I got my intended message across.

13 wants to hear your stories.

What can you blog about? Anything: your church, little league team, hobbies, history, whatever is on your mind. Most people are hesitant, as you can probably tell I ain’t exactly Hemmingway myself.  

But I promise, it’s easy.

Just pick a topic, type it up on word and then follow the instructions to upload to the web page.

It even lets you upload pictures with posts or create photo galleries.

The page is pretty self-explanatory and the staff will walk you through any problems that you might encounter.

What is your birthday wish for America?

What is your birthday wish for America?

Happy Birthday America!

...now that you've blown out the candles, what is your wish for America this year?

Georgia Towns to Celebrate Independence Day

Georgia Towns to Celebrate Independence Day

Fourth of July activities include fireworks, parades and homegrown fun

 

ATLANTA, June 29, 2011 – All over the state, hometowns and parks are bringing out the red, white and blue for the Fourth of July weekend as tourists and Georgians plan to celebrate Independence Day in Georgia.