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Emory University Opens Exhibit on Coca-Cola Founder

ATLANTA -- Emory University is opening an exhibit on the life of Coca-Cola Co. founder Robert W. Woodruff.

The exhibit at the university's library named for the business pioneer runs Thursday through March 25. It features photographs of Woodruff by photographer Jay B. Leviton, documents from his years at Coca-Cola and a collection of Woodruff's home movies from the 1920s to the 1960s.

The movies give rare glimpses of downtown Atlanta in the 1920s, including the Terminal train station.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, which are generally 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

 

 

 

Former President Carter Book Signing, today

Today, President Jimmy Carter will sign copies of his new book, White House Diary at a special book signing at the Carter Presidential Library (441 Freedom Pkwy, Atlanta) on Wednesday, October 13th. The book signing will begin at 6pm in the museum lobby. Copies of White House Diary and other books by President Carter are available for purchase at the museum gift shop.

In order to greet as many people as possible, President Carter will be unable to personalize the books or pose for photographs. While President Carter will sign as many of his books as you have, there is a limit of ten books per person per trip through the line.

Towers High School Alumni Award Scholarship to Emory Student

The Towers High School Alumni Chapter of The Exposure Foundation recently sponsored a writing essay for the 2010 Graduating Seniors of Towers High School. The topic for the essay was, “What does Freedom mean to you? “

The scholarship was awarded to Ruthe Terfie in the amount of $1,000.00.

Presently, Ms. Terfie is a freshman at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. She aspires to be a medical doctor.

Saturday Voting for DeKalb Residents

In an effort to increase DeKalb County voter turnout, the DeKalb County Office of Elections (4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur) will be open for Early Voting on Saturday, Oct. 16 and 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The poll is currently open for early voting Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5p.m.

During Advance Voting week, Oct. 25-29, four additional sites with extended hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lee Walton's Presents: Momentary Performances

Check out Momentary Performances, a concept created by popular Atlanta experiementalist, Lee Walton.

Momentary Performances is a series of 8 different choreographed performances that will take place in 8 different locations in Atlanta. Over the course of a month, each performance will occur 4 times. 

This project stems from Walton’s interest in the subtle, everyday actions of public life.  Through the simple of use of vinyl text installed in public space, everyday actions are formalized and made able to taking on a new life.  Through this amplification, intimate everyday occurrences become celebrated events and blur the line between real-life and theater.

These performances will run through October 31st. Check for daily schedule, below:

Top Deals: 50% off Cafe, 50% off Shoes, 57% off Pet Boarding

ATLANTA --  The top daily deals on Atlanta.Momslikeme.com include a half off deal for Cafe Lapin in Buckhead, half off shoes at Sole Shoes in Edgewood, and 57 percent off pet boarding at Chateau Animalia on Monroe Drive.

Participating Quiznos restaurants are offering up two freebies -- a free cookie, no purchase required, and a free kidz meal, purchase required.

You can save half off Disney on Ice tickets, 65 percent off Dreamgirls tickets and 45 percent off the Thrashers opening night on Friday at Philips Arena.

Early Voting in Two Counties Bodes Ill for Democrats

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA -- Business has been brisk at this early voter precinct in Cherokee County, a reliably Republican Atlanta suburb. The director of elections says the governor's race between Republican Nathan Deal and Democrat Roy Barnes seems to have captured the imagination of the early-voting electorate.

The votes won't be counted until November of course, but the favorite here is no secret.

"Cherokee County is predominantly a Republican county," said Elections Director Janet Munda. She says early voters in Cherokee County are turning out at about two-thirds the level of early voting in 2008 -- a record year with a presidential election. It will be, she says, a strong turnout.

"We're looking at, I think, pretty much a 50 percent turnout," Munda said. "It's going to be an impressive turnout."