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Free Standardized Test Prep

According to a report released Monday, the average score for the state’s public, private and home school students fell for the fourth straight year.

To try and intercept this issue, the Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell and Kaplan are offering a free college entrance exam preparation series. This year is the programs 9th year.

This year Georgia saw its largest and most diverse group ever of graduating seniors take the SAT, the most widely used entrance exam for in-state colleges and universities. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 was 74 percent, ranking Georgia among the top 10 in the nation, state officials said.

Zoo Atlanta Recieves Final Inspection

 ATLANTA - September 14, 2010 - Zoo Atlanta has received the final inspection report from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) following a September 9 assessment of the circumstances surrounding a tiger rattlesnake’s escape from quarantine on August 27, 2010. During a thorough examination of all Zoo Atlanta facilities, DNR inspectors noted the three points below as the only areas requiring correction.


As to the cause of the snake’s escape, the DNR report validated the original conclusion made by Zoo Atlanta officials during a previous internal investigation, attributing the incident to human error.

Ken Follett to speak at Carter Center

Best-selling author Ken Follett has a new epic novel, Fall of Giants and the day after it hits the bookstores, he’s coming to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. The Carter Library, Acappella Books and WABE are proud to welcome Ken Follett for this special event on Wednesday, September 29th at 7pm at the Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel.

WABE’s Valerie Jackson will interview Follett before a live audience for her program “Between the Lines.” Following the taping, the audience will have an opportunity to ask their own questions.

The event is free, but because of the large expected turnout, tickets will be required for admission. Tickets can be picked up at Acappella Books (484-C Moreland Ave. NE) or reserved at the store by calling 404-681-5128. Limit 4 tickets per name. A book signing will follow the discussion. In order to have Mr.

Happy Birthday, Atlanta Pet Rescue!

This Sunday, from 4-7pm, Alpha and Omega are celebrating the 10th Birthday of the Atlanta Pet Rescue at the Bow Wow Meow Birthday Bash at the Grant Park Pavilions (625 Park Avenue SE).  

Bring the whole family for a fun, dog filled party.  Kids 12 and under and dogs are free! 

The celebration festivities will include: Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Coloring Stations, Celebrity Judged Dog Contests, Prizes and more!  Celebrity Judges include Q100’s Melissa Carter, WSB-TV’s Heather Catlin, Fox 5’s Karen Graham, Jessica Dauler of Jessica Shops and John Crow of the Georgia Lottery. 

Attendees also have the chance to win a five night/six day trip for a family of four to Jasper, Alberta, Canada!

Atlanta Audubon Society’s 2010 Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

Attend the Atlanta Audubon Society’s 2010 Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour.

You can also meet Georgia authors Charles Seabrook and John Yow, and learn about their most recent publications.

Date and time: Saturday, September 11, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Event will be held rain or shine.

Locations: Four private gardens and the Blue Heron Nature Preserve.

For more details, go to the Atlanta Audubon Website: 

AAS encourages you to purchase tickets in advance…

Advance tickets: $12. Available July 1 until noon September 1.

Call the AAS office at 678-973-2437 and pay by credit card. Tickets will be mailed or e-mailed.

Day-of-tour tickets: $15 at sites #1 (570 Valley Lane) and #5 (3003 Howell Mill Road).

Free admission if you sign up to join the Atlanta Audubon Society on the tour date! Children under 12 can get in free with adults!


World Cup In Atlanta? Maybe.

Atlanta, GA – Mayor Kasim Reed and a delegation of sports enthusiasts and community leaders gathered with international and national soccer officials in New York City on Monday to support the United States’ bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. The group was also there to promote Atlanta as one of the potential 18 host cities.  Joining the Mayor in New York were Gary Stokan, Atlanta World Cup organizing committee chairman, Frank Poe, Georgia World Congress Center executive director and Rich McKay, Atlanta Falcons president. 

The U.S. Bid Committee hosted a reception in New York City to welcome the FIFA Inspection Delegation to the United States.  FIFA, the world soccer federation, visited New York City to examine America’s bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.  The United States is among 10 nations bidding for the World Cup.  The announcement is expected to come on Dec. 2, 2010.  If the U.S.