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DOWNTOWN: Georgia commemorates Sept. 11 attacks

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal held a moment of silence for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which took place 10 years ago this Sunday.

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Deal led a brief memorial ceremony at the state Capitol Friday, flanked by Georgia's Chief Justice Carol Hunstein and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

Deal also paid tribute to members of the military that have served in the wars that have taken place since the attacks on New York and Washington.

Deal did not speak to reporters. Spokesman Brian Robinson said the state is taking increased security precautions due to the anniversary, but he said there has been no mention of Georgia as a potential target.

Flags will be flown at half staff at all Georgia government buildings through sunset on Sunday.

Fernbank Museum Hosts Island Adventure Night at Martinis & IMAX to Celebrate New Galapagos Film

Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® Makes Science Sizzle during Island Adventure Night


Just when you mistakenly thought Charles Darwin was a 19th-century bearded scientist with his nose stuck in a journal, Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® reveals that naturalists like Darwin live at the mercy of their adventurous spirit. Join Fernbank, along with “ship’s captain” Big Mike Geier and his musical crew from Tongo Hiti, for this special Island Adventure night of Martinis & IMAX® on September 30, 2011, from 6:30 p.m.

Ferst Center Welcomes PROJECT Trio

Ferst Center Welcomes PROJECT Trio



ATLANTAThe Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech 2011-12 season continues with high energy chamber music ensemble PROJECT Trio on Friday, September 30 at 12 p.m and 5 p.m.   Both shows are free and will be held outdoors in the amphitheater to the right of the Ferst Center, weather permitting.

PROJECT Trio is comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, NY.

Honoring Mother Nature

Honoring Mother Nature


Do you believe fish eat trash?  Does life come from water?  Kids think so.

You can come experience a glimpse of Mother Nature’s glory through the eyes of grade school children at the ‘River of Words’ exhibit in the Spouts Springs Library.  Clever award winning kids have created art and poetry that is sure to pique your interest about what is happening in Georgia’s waters. 

Mary Poland, Director of the library said, “Any student who is interested in caring for the environment, particularly the waters should come see this.” 

There’s the ‘Trash fish’ and the ‘Life comes from water’ paintings.  The ‘River of words’ exhibit is an arts and environmental education program.  Hurry though, it will only be at the library until Sept.

Cumming Authors Will be a Part of the Decatur Book Festival

Cumming Authors Will be a Part of the Decatur Book Festival

Cumming will be strongly represented at the Decatur Books Festival. Boutique of Quality Books Publishing Company, an independent publisher located in Cumming, will have in-booth book signings at booth #222 for the following local authors:

11-Year-Old Author Sarah Voskamp, author of "Filly Girls" - Saturday from 11:00-1:00 p.m.

Children's Author Cheryl Campbell, author of "Darling the Curly Tailed Reindoe," "Darling Saves Christmas," and "Billy Mouse's Christmas Stocking - Saturday from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

J.R. Hardin, author of "The Adventures of Little Dog Koko," and "Kudzu Monsters Versus the Creeper Horde,"  - Saturday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Children's Author Lisa Kelley - author of "The Lonely Parrot - Sunday from Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lori Beard-Daily, author of "Destination D, a Novel" - Sunday from 1:30 - 3:00

Business Author Jeffrey J.

Southeast's largest soccer tournament coming to Gainesville

Southeast's largest soccer tournament coming to Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Gainesville's own Allen Creek Soccer Complex is preparing to play host to the Southeast's largest youth soccer tournament for the 10th year in a row.

The Publix Atlanta Cup soccer tournament will feature 54 teams playing 91 games this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4.

Allen Creek is one of 20 venues throughout Metro Atlanta that will participate in the tournament.