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Conyers Police to Host Firearms Training

Conyers, GA - The Conyers Police Department has scheduled two Firearms training classes designed for Conyers/Rockdale County residents. The classes will take place on March 10, and April 17, 2018. Both classes will begin at 9:00 am and will take place at the Conyers Police Department, 1194 Scott Street. Participants will receive classroom instruction on firearms safety and safe shooting techniques followed by live fire at the range.

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Love of Learning

Being both a teacher and a mom, I found myself combining learning opportunities into household commands. Brush your teeth. Take a Bath. Do your homework. Read a book. Though my children love reading, after a while, I began to get grunts from them because of the authoritative way in which they were asked to read. One day while researching online, I stumbled on an article entitled, “10 Ways to Inspire a Love of Learning” by Carri Schneider. After reading the article, I began to ask myself, “Has learning become a chore for my little ones?” I knew that my heart’s desire was to instill a love of life-long learning in my children.  Here are Schneider’s helpful tips to building a love of learning:

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Dear Dave, I have cousins who are thinking about moving back to Connecticut from Virginia. They’ll be renting for a while, and I have an unoccupied rental house. Do you think renting to family is a bad idea?

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Preparation

Where to Begin? Preparation for your tax appointment should begin in January. Right after the New Year, set up a safe storage location, such as a file drawer, cupboard, or safe. As you receive pertinent records, file them right away, before you forget or lose them. Make this a habit, and you’ll find your job a lot easier on your appointment date. Other general suggestions to prepare for your appointment include…

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The Ultimate Love Letter

When you love someone, it’s the big and the little things that make it last. Whether you are unclogging the toilet, earning money for the mortgage, washing the dishes and dirty clothes, listening to their day, their challenges or managing investments for a long-term payoff, to name a few. These are some of the ways to say ‘I love you’ in a practical way. Loving someone is about keeping their best interests in mind. Love chases away fear. Love does everything it can to protect and preserve.

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Tax Refund

You may not get much of a thrill from filing your taxes, but the process becomes much more enjoyable if you’re expecting a refund. So, if one is headed your way, what should you do with the money? The answer depends somewhat on the size of the refund. For the 2017 tax year, the average refund was about $2,760 – not a fortune, but big enough to make an impact in your life. Suppose, for example, that you invested this amount in a tax-deferred vehicle, such as a traditional IRA and then did not add another penny to it for 30 years.

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Deon’s DOs and DON’Ts for Real Estate

There will always be debates about hiring a full-time real estate agent or one who works part-time. While there may be some significant reasons you want to hire a part-time agent think about some of the following questions that really come down to just a few key issues, which I will summarize…

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Write the Vision, and Make it Plain!

Not too long ago I was asked to attend a Vision Board Party. Usually, toward the end and beginning of the year, you can see them popping up. Now, everyone has their own special twist, but to me, it’s all the same – cutting out magazine pictures and posting them on a poster board. I’ve done one before several years ago, and it ended up shoved under my bed collecting dust until it ended up in the trash can. As invitations come in to join the ‘best ever’ vision casting party, I usually politely decline. It’s not that I’m opposed to doing arts and crafts, but the process has never felt actionable enough for me. And, with me being a ‘so what are you going to do about it’ kind of girl, I struggle with ambiguity. But, this time was different. This invitation was extended to my family. I gave it a try and was amazed at the outcome.

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Everyone Valued and Welcomed

Local Outreach, Relationships, and Community. That is the heart of what we do at AWAKE. We work towards showing love in practical ways. Being in Olde Town, we have the privilege of getting to know our community and all the different people who make it up, on a personal level. Whether it’s a judge from across the street at the courthouse or the man who lives under a nearby bridge and walks to his job daily at Goodwill, we try to make everyone feel welcomed and valued.

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Who can think of a better topic to discuss on Valentine's Day than chocolate and wine? I know I can't. Corks and Cuvée will be opening on February 24th in Olde Town Conyers.

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End of Season Party

February 24, 2018, 6:00pm - February 24, 2018, 10:00pm

It’s Party time! We are having an end of season skating party and everyone is invited. DJ Life will be spinning the tunes. We will have games, discounts and giveaways all night long! Discounted pre-sale tickets available! Buy one get one 50% off! Online only!

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Who wants to teach their kids to love learning? Dr. Nadra Powell is cultivating this love at High Achievers Education Center in Olde Town Conyers. In this season of love, make your way over to this cozy little schoolhouse to see what they're all about.

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Deon Cannon always gives us great advice! Contact Deon Cannon Realty for all of your real estate needs.

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Life insurance is the ultimate love letter! Will you call a professional and let them help you write a new type of love letter this month. Contact Andrew Jernigan if you are interested in getting life insurance to take care of the people you care about!

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We're just warming up for the No Greater Love event @awakecoffeeco! Stay tuned! . . . . . . #singles #valentinesday #february #february14th #nogreaterlove #closertoeden #closertogether

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Yes, tax season is upon us! Butler-Davis gives us some good tips for getting ready for your tax appointment. Always be prepared and contact Butler-Davis for all your tax needs!

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Forgot to plan something for Valentine's Day? No worries, Tin Plate has you covered. Psychology studies have found that couples who compete together are stronger! Come strengthen your relationship with the one you love by taking part in a little healthy competition at Tin Plate tomorrow night! ... See MoreSee Less

Tin Plate Valentine's Day Couples Trivia

February 14, 2018, 7:00pm - February 14, 2018, 9:00pm

COUPLES ONLY TRIVIA! Otherwise, same trivia as usual with Danny B. The winning couple will get a Tin Plate gift certificate to use on your next time in! Half Price wine all day Wednesday too! Come join in the fun! No reservations. Sorry.

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