Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Do You Know Where the H1N1 Vaccine Will Be?

The Georgia Division of Public Health is listing the health providers who will be giving the H1N1 flu vaccine as it becomes available. While the site doesn't say if the provider currently has any vaccine, it does provide locations and phone numbers. For further ease of use, just put in the desired zip code.

Check it out:!immuprov_track.h1n1_prov_locator

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Today is the Day to Use Your Right to Vote!

Today, November 3rd, is election day across our great country. Please take the time to drop by your local voting precinct and let your voice be heard by casting your vote. America depends on you!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fall Back Tonight for the Time Change

Don't forget to change clocks tonight before going to bed. Be sure to fall back one hour or risk being off kilter for the morning.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Paulding County SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Close October 30

According to the U. S. Small Business Association, the Disaster Loan Outreach Center located in Paulding County, Georgia will stop operations on Friday, October 30, at the close of the business day.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

H1N1 Flu Declared as National Emergency

According to the White House, President Barack Obama has declared the H1N1 flu outbreak as a National Emergency.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Get Ready - Atlanta Gas Light Approved to Add Recovery Fee

The Public Service Commission authorized Atlanta Gas Light to implement recovery for the STRIDE program. The initial charge, expected to begin in late October, will increase rates for all firm customers by an additional $0.39 per month. Beginning October 2010, the rates will be $0.78 per month, and beginning in October 2011, the rates will be $1.18 per month.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

First Doses H1N1 Vaccine Should be in Georgia by Tuesday

It is expected the first doses of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine will be delivered to Georgia by Tuesday. These doses are to be used on school age children and will be the nasal mist vaccine.

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Olympics Not Coming to Chicago in 2016

Despite presentations by President Obama and Michelle Obama, the International Olympic Committee eliminated Chicago as the site for the 2016 Olympic Games during the first round.

Publix Pharmacies to Compound Tamiflu into Oral Suspension

(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to the shortage of Tamiflu in liquid form, all 795 Publix Pharmacies will offer to compound Tamiflu into an oral suspension.

Tamiflu, a drug often prescribed to treat flu-like symptoms, is typically available in two forms - capsule or liquid form. The liquid form is generally prescribed to children and adults unable to swallow the capsule form.

"Due to a heavy flu season and heightened awareness of flu-like symptoms, liquid Tamiflu is in short supply," said Maria Brous, Publix director of media and community relations. "The ability to compound Tamiflu for our pharmacy customers is just one example of our continued commitment to the health and wellness of the entire family this flu season. We remind our customers that the best defense of the flu is to plan ahead and have a flu vaccine administered at your local Publix Pharmacy."

There is no additional charge to compound Tamiflu and currently there is an ample supply of the capsule form needed to formulate the oral suspension.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Government Bans Federal Employees from Texting While on Business

Federal employees have been banned from texting while driving government vehicles, while using government equipment or on government business. The ban was signed by President Obama last night according to ABC news.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

President Declares Federal Disaster for 4 Georgia Counties

According to the Governor's Office, President Obama has declared four counties in Georgia a federal disaster in the wake of the flooding earlier this week in the metro Atlanta area.

These counties are: Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas and Paulding.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I-20 is Open Again!

Finally, some good news for the metro Atlanta area. The GA DOT has reopened I-20.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Georgia State University Cancels Evening Classes due to Weather

From the Georgia State University Website:

Sep-21-2009 04:11PM
Students, Faculty and Staff - Due to continued rain and degrading road conditions this afternoon, all classes on all campuses beginning at or after 5:30 PM this evening are canceled. Normal operations will resume tomorrow, September 22, unless otherwise noted.

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MARTA Halts Train Service

It is now being reported that MARTA has halted train service due to the weather.

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Downtown Connector Under Water

Reports are coming in from our readers that the downtown connector is now under water and several people in cars are awaiting rescue.

If at all possible, please stay off the roads tonight.

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Douglas County Closes Schools Tuesday and Wednesday

From the Douglas County School System:

All Douglas County Schools will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 22nd and 23rd. The closings are necessary due to road conditions including bridges and roads that are not usable and storm damage to water mains that prevents the water system from being able to maintain pressure and deliver water to schools and homes. A public health issue arises when schools are unable to flush toilets due to lack of water pressure and a boil water advisory prevents appropriate hand washing at sinks and makes food service preparation difficult.

A decision regarding potential additional closings will be made Wednesday after consultation with Public Safety and Water Authority Officials.

Make up dates will be determined at a later time.

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Heard County and Bridge at Hwy 34

It's being reported that a "large" object is on the way down the Chattahoochee River which could impact the Hwy 34 bridge.

Be careful driving!

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Cobb County Middle Schools to Release Early due to Weather

Due to weather conditions and road closures that have occurred today, Monday, Sept. 21, all Cobb County middle schools will dismiss at 1:15 p.m. Elementary schools and high schools will dismiss at regular times.

For students in the after-school program, the after-school program will remain open until parents are able to pick up their children, but we encourage parents to do so as soon as possible. All athletic and extracurricular activities have been canceled.

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Douglas County Issues Boiled Water Notice

The Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority has experienced numerous main breaks and water outages throughout the county, causing pressure to drop below 20 psi. As a precautionary measure, a boiled water notice has been issued at this time.

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UWG in Carrollton Classes are On Schedule Today

The University of West Georgia in Carrollton has not experienced any flooding during recent storms that have hit the region. Campus is open, and classes will go on as scheduled.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Traffic Death Predictions

The Georgia Department of Transportation predicts up to 18 traffic related deaths over the Labor Day Weekend. Please be careful and drive safely.

Georgia's Crackdown on Drunk Drivers Starts Today

The official holiday travel period begins at 6pm this Friday, September 4th and runs through midnight Labor Day, September 7th, 2009. Be warned that Georgia's Highway Safety Office will have sobriety checkpoints across the state as they try to keep drivers safe.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Revolution Ends

On September 3, 1783, the American Revolution was formally over as the Treaty of Paris was signed.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Congressman Tom Price Holds Town Hall Meeting Tonight

Congressman Tom Price will hold a Healthcare Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, September 1, 2009
from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Roswell High School Auditorium
11595 King Road
Roswell, GA 30075

Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday evening town hall meeting with Rep. Gingrey‏

Congressman Phil Gingrey will hold a Healthcare Town Hall Meeting
Monday, August 31, 2009 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Cobb Civic Center
548 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060

Friday, August 21, 2009

Barnes Still the Leader of the Pack for Democrats

According to a new Rasmussen Report poll out today, former Governor Roy Barnes is still the leader with 42% of the vote for the upcoming 2010 Georgia gubernatorial nomination for the Democratic party.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Feds Dropping Cash for Clunkers Program August 24

It has been confirmed that the Cash for Clunkers Program will expire at 8 pm on Monday, August 24.

Warner Robins Changes Location for Monday's Town Hall Meeting

Due to a higher than expected turnout, the Health Care Town Hall Meeting set for Monday, August 24, has changed locations.

The new location where Representative Jim Marshall will speak is the Homer J. Walker, Jr. Civic Center, 702 Watson Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., according to

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Join Congressman David Scott at his Office Saturday, August 22

Saturday, August 22 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Congressman David Scott's Office
888 Concord Road
Suite 100
Smyrna, GA 30080

Let him know your thoughts.

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Support Life

Give the gift of life by donating blood to the American Red Cross.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Gingrey to Host Town Hall Meeting on Healthcare August 20

Cobb County's Congressman Phil Gingrey is holding a town hall meeting on healthcare
Thursday, August 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Here is your opportunity to ask questions and express your views on this important issue.

The town hall will be held at:
Ben Robertson Center
2753 Watts Drive, NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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More Furlough Time on the Books for University System of GA Employees

The Georgia Board of Regents approved a mandatory six day furlough for University System of GA for faculty and staff at its meeting August 12. Also on the cutting board are changes to the health care plan for employees. The Governor and General Assembly will have the final say on the proposed reductions for the FY2010.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Georgia University System Braces for More Cuts to Budget

The Georgia Board of Regents is meeting today and tomorrow. On the agenda are recommendations for the FY2011 budget requests and FY 2010 budget reductions.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Congressman David Scott in Jonesboro August 15 for Health Fair

Mr. Scott will be available to take questions about health care according to the AJC.

Congressman David Scott’s Fifth Annual 13th Congressional District Health Fair

Saturday, August 15, 2009
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Mundy’s Mill High School
9652 Fayetteville Road (Hwy. 54)
Jonesboro, GA 30238

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Auditions Scheduled for Powers Crossroads Festival Vocal Talent Competition

The annual Powers Crossroads Festival will be featuring a "Rising Star" Vocal Talent Competition again this year. Auditions will be held in Newnan at The Boardroom on August 22.

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Clarkston Town Hall Meeting on Health Care is Tonight

On July 31, Representative Hank Johnson (GA-04) said he wanted to hear from his constituents.

Town Hall Health Care Meeting Info in Clarkston for Monday, August 10, 2009
7 to 9 pm

Georgia Perimeter College's Cole Auditorium, 555 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, Ga. 30021.

Georgia Perimeter College's Cole Auditorium and Fine Arts Center is at the corner of North Indian Creek Drive and Memorial College Avenue in Clarkston. Driving south on I-285, take the East Ponce de Leon exit toward Clarkston, exit 40 -- turn left. At North Indian Creek, turn right and take it to Memorial College Ave; take a left. The Cole Fine Arts Center is on your right. Driving north on I-285, take a right at the Memorial Drive exit, exit 41. Turn left on Rockbridge Road, right on North Indian Creek Drive and a right on Memorial College Ave. The Cole Fine Arts Center is on your right.

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson
Michael Young, Grady Hospital CEO
Dr. Sandra Ford, District Health Director for DeKalb County
Dr. Arthur Kellermann, Emory University
Moderator: DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

700 Post Offices are on the Chopping Block

Nationwide, 700 post offices are on the list to be closed at the end of September.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

More Teacher Furloughs in the Works?

Teachers have contacted the Georgia Front Page to say there is a rumor Georgia will soon ask teachers to take three more furlough days this school year. If this is true, that will mean six days total. The teachers we have spoken to have indicated their furloughed pre-planning days just means they work for no pay as teachers must prepare their classrooms for upcoming parent visits.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Pano's and Paul's Closed? OK Cafe tidbit...

I went to dinner at the OK Cafe yesterday and was surprised, shocked, to see that Pano's and Paul's was gone... It's one of my favorite "very nice" places to eat.

I hated to think that the economy had taken down such a great restaurant.

Did a quick search this morning to see when it closed and was happy to find that it's only a temporary closing. They are moving to St. Regis Atlanta and will re-open later this year.

Here's a link if you'd like to keep up with the move and check out some of the other excellent restaurants in the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group (been to almost all in the group and can highly recommend them):

Quick note on the OK Cafe --- another of my favorite places! Excellent food, reasonable prices, great service. It's an eclectic menu with plenty of fresh-cooked veggies, sandwiches of all sorts (love the egg salad), outstanding crab and crawfish cakes, etc., etc. Extra healthy food all the way to the sinful real milkshake and yummy desserts.

Found out yesterday that they were named after the OK Cafe in To Kill a Mockingbird. I've been eating there since forever, never knew that little tidbit. They opened in 1987. They're on Paces Ferry & Northside, north Atlanta off I-75.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Governor Asks for More State Budget Cuts

The Georgia Front Page has confirmed that the Governor has asked for more budget cuts due to the economy. Teachers will be asked to take three days of furlough time over the next school year. His hope is the days will be staff days so the children will not lose any instructional time.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Teachers Get Time Off, Thanks to GA

The word on the street is Georgia's teachers will soon be experiencing three day furloughs. We don't know the details yet nor has the Department of Education sent us any information on this. We'll stay on it and let you know if and when we hear the official word.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Recall of Commissioner Horgan Heats Up

A Fayette County group has formed to recall Commissioner Robert Horgan.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Interesting story re: GA mental health care costs...

Ga. hotline aims to cut mental health costs

Even as the recession chips away at mental health services across the country, Georgia’s around-the-clock psychiatric hotline is finding a way to weather the storm — and other states are watching closely.

The Peach State’s Crisis and Access Line’s philosophy is simple: By making it easier and faster for patients to get the psychiatric care they need, states can address problems before they potentially lead to expensive hospitalizations and even incarcerations.

Fayette: Kimbo in "Drop Dead Diva"

There’s a new show coming to Lifetime TV called “Drop Dead Diva”. They shot parts of it at Starr’s Mill High School in Peachtree City. Fayette's own Kimbo Daniel was an extra and will be in episode # 7 (or whichever one is at the High School Reunion).

The show started July 12th.

Watch for Kimbo, she'll be dancing, walking, sitting and/or standing at tables - no speaking part. She's wearing a teal/aqua blue green wrap around her shoulders over a black top & skirt and has a bright medallion teal/aqua blue green necklace on.

GASnippets note: Very cool Kimbo!

Kimbo Daniel is a professional artist / designer and owns Kimbo's Frame & Design at 415 S. Glynn St., Fayetteville, GA 30214. Check out her website: