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Flashlights, Batteries and Other Essential Items to Survive a Power Outage

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 4:43am

Are you prepared for Snowpocalypse 2.0? (We gave you some initial advice on how to be prepared in this post.) Forecasters predict there may be widespread power outages as a result of the ice and falling tree limbs...

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The Amish Shunned

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 2:00am

The Amish Shunned, which airs on GPB television tonight starting at 8 p.m., is about the community’s practice of completely cutting off loved ones once that have decided to leave the faith. The documentary chronicles...

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Snowmageddon 2014 2.0? Be Prepared

Heather Neal - Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:08am

The Internet is a great source of information… accurate or otherwise. I follow a couple of news outlets around town (including our own GPB Facebook page). This afternoon on my lunch break, I checked to see if my...

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A GPB Staffer Recounts How Kind Strangers Saved Him During Snowstorm

Tom Barclay - Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 11:20am

When the snow started Tuesday, I was debating whether to leave early or hang around to see what was happening with traffic. Since the road outside GPB was already bumper-to-bumper, I decided to wait. Around 4pm, that...

Snow Brings Out the Heroes Among Us

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 7:23am

While Georgia’s winter storm brought out the complainers, it also brought out the heroes among us. Many lent a helping hand to those stranded in cars, schools, firehouses and gas stations. Some of those efforts were...

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Georgia Schools Closed Due to Snow

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 2:00am

Some students and teachers had to spend the night at school on Tuesday because their school buses couldn’t make it through the slippery and backed up roads. Many school systems are making sure that won’t happen today...

Five Party Ideas to Celebrate New Year’s With the Family

Heather Neal - Friday, December 27, 2013 - 6:36am

This very happy “Happy New Year!” card from Sesame Workshop got me thinking. Why not have a Happy New Year party that my kid can enjoy, too? At only five years old, time has little meaning outside the bounds of “a...

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4 Ways to Use the Cranberry Sauce You Forgot to Serve

Heather Neal - Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 11:41am

It’s as much a part of our holiday tradition as eating turkey. After seeing several Facebook statuses (stati?) about it and having the same conversation over and over with friends, I knew I was far from alone. At this...

Books Your Kids Want to Read Over the Holidays

Heather Neal - Monday, November 25, 2013 - 5:29am

Kati Gardner told us about the merits of NaNoWriMo and is back to share her insights for books your kids will want to read over the holidays. Kati is an aspiring author, former middle school teacher, and book previewer...

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10 Common Sense Halloween Safety Tips

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 2:00am

Going trick or treating with the kids on Halloween night is the highlight of the holiday. Here are 10 common sense tips to help everyone keep safe. 1.) Go at a set time for a determined period of time. Typical hours are...

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