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10 Tips To Help Parents & Teens on Facebook

10 Tips To Help Parents &  Teens on Facebook

Until last year, I had thought facebook was a tool for just teenagers and young adults.  They grew up with technology that we (40’s-ish) cannot comprehend.  Before I got the “aha” about Facebook, I thought that it was for people who wanted to vent about their day.  To our teens it’s so much more than that- It’s about identity (their own and everyone else’s).  Their Facebook page is an extension of their personalities, with games, pictures (and lots of them), status, friends, a place to vent, likes and dislikes. 

 What we (40’s-ish) do not understand is how to protect them.  They have so much information out there on the net that it could come back to haunt them one day.  So I began to look into this and this is what I found:

Georgia License Plate Winner to be Named

Three finalists have been named in the license plate design contest.

Governor Nathan Deal, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and State Revenue Commissioner Douglas MacGinnitie announce the winner Friday, July 15.

See How Twiggs Ranks Healthwise

Out of 156 counties in Georgia, Twiggs County ranks 128, according to a national health study.

You can see how Twiggs compares to the national percentile in areas such as mortality rates, health beavhior, social and economic factors, clinical care and physical environment.

 

What is your birthday wish for America?

What is your birthday wish for America?

Happy Birthday America!

...now that you've blown out the candles, what is your wish for America this year?

July 4th Safety Tips

The Office of Insurance & Safety Fire Commissioner reminds the public about safety tips when using legal fireworks.

The sale and use of most types of fireworks, including firecrackers, skyrockets, and cherry bombs are still illegal in Georgia and punishable by a maximum fine of up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail, the Office of Insurance & Safety Fire Commissioner news release says.

 

Tips to remember when handling legal fireworks:

  • Always read and follow label directions
  • Only use fireworks outdoors
  • Never experiment or attempt to make your own fireworks
  • Fireworks should only be used with close adult supervision
  • Never give fireworks to small children
  • Have water handy
  • Never throw fireworks at another person
  • Remember to call 911 in an emergency

Sen. Brown Calls for Repeal of HB 87

 

Sen. Robert Brown (D-Macon) says he is leery of the recent call for an investigation into possible farm labor shortages caused by House Bill 87, Georgia’s new immigration bill, primarily because lawmakers should already know this is a bad law that targets people of Hispanic descent.

That's according to a Senate Press Office news release.