Voter registration drives under way across the Metro
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Voter registration drives under way across the Metro
Tuesday, Sept. 23, marked National Voter Registration Day and in DeKalb County, Pastor LaSalle Smith was joined by gospel radio personality K.D. Bowe to get the word out about the importance of voter registration. They led a registration drive at the Wal-Mart parking lot on Fairington Road in...
Stan Watson presents Deacons in Devotion
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Stan Watson presents Deacons in Devotion
A packed house turned out for DeKalb Commissioner Stan Watson’s “Fourth Annual Deacons in Devotion” gospel music program on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in Decatur. Watson provided a dessert reception and good old-fashioned gospel music from deacons representing...
Lego Day brings fun and “master builders” to Decatur
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Lego Day brings fun and “master builders” to Decatur
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Lithonia seniors ready to showdown with Motown
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Lithonia seniors ready to showdown with Motown
There will be plenty of platform shoes, bell-bottoms and singing seniors on Sept. 19 in Lithonia. The young at heart will be competing for bragging rights, prizes and the title of best retro costume at the Lou Walker Senior Center’s first “Showdown with Motown!” Read more at www.ocgnews.com.
Target donates $10,000 in school supplies to Kelley Lake Elementary
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Target donates $10,000 in school supplies to Kelley Lake Elementary
DECATUR—It felt like Christmas at Kelley Lake Elementary School. Through a partnership with the school and Kelly Lake Church of God in Christ, Target donated educational supplies and other goods totaling $10,000 to the school this week. Read more at www.ocgnews.com
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Gwinnett Federal Credit Union changes name to Peach State Federal Credit Union

LAWRENCEVILLE—Gwinnett Federal Credit Union is undergoing changes that include a new name, new logo and the relocation of one of its DeKalb County branches.

 

The 52-year-old credit union is now named Peach State Federal Credit Union. Officials say the new name better reflects the credit union’s growing membership base and footprint in Georgia. Over the last 20 years, the credit union, which has assets of $231 million, has expanded from Gwinnett County to include a total of 13branches in its seven-county radius: Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Jackson, Oconee, Walton and DeKalb.

 

The Avondale Estates branch is relocating to North Decatur Square Branch, 2899 N. Decatur Road. The credit union plans to close the Avondale Estates location on Friday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m., and open on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the new North Decatur Square branch.

 

“We now serve more than 41,000 members, 26,000 of whom live outside Gwinnett County,” said Peach State’s President/CEO Marshall Boutwell. “The name Peach State not only acknowledges our entire membership base, but it also allows for future growth without geographic constraints.”

 

Even though the credit union has rebranded itself with a new name and logo, it plans to continue its commitment to its members and support to school systems.

 

“Our underlying dedication to education is part of our foundation. We will continue to support education in our service areas through sponsorship of the Teacher of the Year awards, and awarding student and career advancement scholarships because we believe this tradition should be maintained,” Boutwell said.

 

Boutwell also said the credit union remains committed to excellence: “Members can expect the same friendly, personal service, the same value and the same dedication to excellence.”

 

For more information, visit www.peachstatefcu.org

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