Candlelight vigil held for Southwest DeKalb High graduate
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Candlelight vigil held for Southwest DeKalb High graduate
Family, friends and teammates of Lauren Jones, the former captain of Southwest DeKalb High School's varsity gymnastics team, held a candlelight vigil on Feb. 21 to remember her. Jones, 18, died of meningococcemia while attending the University of Oregon on a partial scholarship for acrobatic...
Hearses fill the streets for “Stop the Violence” parade in Decatur
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Hearses fill the streets for “Stop the Violence” parade in Decatur
A severe message was sent loud and clear to youth in South DeKalb, “Stop the Violence.” A motorcade of hearses went up and down Flat Shoals Parkway on Feb. 22 to show youth where they could end up if they make the wrong decisions and participate in violent acts. Read More at www.ocgnews.com.
GPTC President: New campus coming to Wesley Chapel Road
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GPTC President: New campus coming to Wesley Chapel Road
At the Feb. 19 State of the College address, Georgia Piedmont Technical College President Jabari Simama announced plans for a new campus that will open this summer on Wesley Chapel Road in Decatur. Read more at www.ocgnews.com.
Lou Walker seniors celebrate black history through dance
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Lou Walker seniors celebrate black history through dance
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Rockdale State Court Judge Nancy Bills honored for decade of service
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Rockdale State Court Judge Nancy Bills honored for decade of service
Rockdale State Court Judge Nancy N. Bills was honored recently for 10 years of service on the bench by the Rockdale Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Oz Nesbitt thanked Bills for her service and presented a proclamation on behalf of the three- member board declaring Feb. 10 as “Nancy Bills...
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Rockdale Probate Judge Mays spearheads ‘Share the Warmth’ coat drive

CharlesMaysCONYERS–Probate Judge Charles May invites Rockdale County residents to join him this winter in helping with a coat drive for the needy. 


Mays has joined forces with the Hero Foundation, Inc. a local nonprofit, to collect and distribute clean, gently-used winter coats to Rockdale residents.

“This coat drive offers a unique and rewarding way for all of us to come together as a community and contribute to the health and well-being of our neighbors. Every coat helps—and everyone who gives one discovers how great it feels to provide that help,” said Judge Mays. “I challenge other leaders and civic organizations to join us this winter as we Share the Warmth throughout this county. As more and more children and adults experience economic challenges, the need for warm coats grows. As those with extra coats in their closets help their neighbors in need, the community becomes a warmer place for all.”

Donated coats should be clean, with zippers and fasteners present and in good working condition. Donors can drop off coats at the following location: Providence Church International, 1240 Hwy 138, Conyers. Collection hours are generally Thursdays through Saturdays, 1 – 5 p.m.

Residents seeking warm coats can call 404-593-0040.

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