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North Meets South, But It’s No Civil War

North Meets South, But It’s No Civil War

Michigan-based History Site Forms Alliance with Georgia-based Test Creation Site and Everybody Wins

If you remember anything about history class, hopefully you know about that little scuffle between the North and the South called the Civil War.  But what about the details, and how much do you remember about the people who were part of this history?  Chances are, not much.  Learning history used to mean reading copy-heavy textbooks, highlighting in yellow, memorizing dates and dry facts, and then hoping you could remember what you highlighted long enough to take a test.

Thanks to “at your fingertips” knowledge made possible by technology, many schools are either doing away with hard copy textbooks or relying on them a lot less. With the abundance of learning tools now available on the Web, textbooks are taking a back seat, in some cases, to educational web sites and hands-on activities.

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NASA selects Cartersville museum to Tweet Mars rover launch

NASA selects Cartersville museum to Tweet Mars rover launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA will launch an SUV size rover to explore the Martian surface on Saturday, and Georgia's Tellus Science Museum will have a front row seat inside Kennedy Space Center this week to "tweet" about the flight.

Selected by @NASA on Twitter, @TellusMuseum will join 149 space enthusiasts who use the social media service to discuss prelaunch activities and the behind the scene's work of the space agency.

To "tweet" is to type out up to 140 characters and send to a chat-style thread on Twitter.com. Images and links to specific web sites can also be used in a tweet.

Tellus' Director of Marketing, Joe Schulman, will be the person in the field representing the Cartersville museum -- taking pictures and describing the sights and sounds around the Florida spaceport as the launch nears.

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CUMMING: President signs Peace Corps Protection Act

ATLANTA (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill named for a 24-year-old Peace Corps volunteer from Cumming killed in 2009 in West Africa.

The Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act is aimed at providing better security and protection for Peace Corps volunteers and was introduced by Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson. Puzey was killed in Badjoude, Benin, soon after she reported a colleague for allegedly molesting some of the young girls they taught. Isakson, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on African Affairs, introduced the legislation with California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in July.

The legislation provides whistleblower protection for Peace Corps volunteers and requires the Peace Corps to develop sexual assault risk-reduction and response training and protocol.

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ADOPT A PET: Meet Zippy

ADOPT A PET: Meet Zippy

 

ATLANTA - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a companion for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Casey McEwen Joins Envolve, Inc. as Chief Development Officer

Casey McEwen Joins Envolve, Inc. as Chief Development Officer

Industry Veteran to oversee new business development, strategic planning,
and account service operations for Atlanta-based consulting firm.

Envolve, Inc. a consulting services provider specializing in SAS (Statistical Analysis Software) solutions for enterprise companies, is pleased to announce that Casey McEwen has joined the firm in the position of Chief Development Officer.  

McEwen joins the Envolve team with more than 25 years of broad executive and consultant experience for national food and retail brands, companies, advertising, and marketing agencies in need of growth leadership. 

Dense fog blankets North Georgia

ATLANTA -- Even though fog continues to cover Metro Atlanta, a dense fog advisory has been lifted for North Georgia. Fog advisories are issued when visibility is reduced by fog.

Visibility was down to less than a mile in some spots Monday morning, making driving potentially hazardous. Drivers are urged to use caution and not turn on their headlights in fog.

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The fog also affected flights in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. At one point departures were delayed by up to 30 minutes and arrivals were delayed by up to an hour.

Monday's unseasonably warm temperatures -- warm air mixing with cooler surfaces -- contributed to the fog.