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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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A Celebration of Community, an Armadillo Race and the Mayoral Address

On the night of Wednesday, January 10th, I walked into a room full of beautifully dressed businessmen and women, government officials and their families. People were talking and laughing while drinking their beverages and enjoying the event hall of the Cherokee Run Club House. The event, A Celebration of Community was exactly that, Community. The community came out to celebrate the people who have worked hard to make Conyers a thriving city. The night began with Mayor Randy Mills saying that he had the “dubious honor for the last time to call this meeting to order.” Highlights of the night included the transition of the mayor, new council members, honoring outgoing council members and honoring the outgoing mayor.

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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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CASA Fights with YOUR Help

Mother Teresa once said, “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” Poverty starts in the homes when basic psychological human needs are not being met. When a child does not feel loved, they cannot thrive in their early development. A child must feel that they can trust their caregivers. A child must have their basic needs, such as water, shelter, food, sleep, air, and clothing.

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In Preparation for your Tax Appointment

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.

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Every Stranger has a Story

Human beings have been telling stories for thousands of years. Storytelling is an innate trait which humans have actually used to process life. Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist said, “The human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor.” Our minds were clearly created to tell stories and to hear stories.

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Rockdale Ruffin Reading Bowl Champions

Rockdale’s sharpest readers went head to head in the Rockdale County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl on January 27, 2018 at Rockdale Career Academy in Conyers, Ga. Lorraine Elementary won first place among 11 elementary school teams. Barksdale Elementary won second place and Shoal Creek Elementary won third place.

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RCPS STEM Strength at Rockdale Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Rockdale’s brightest young scientific minds and the research they conducted in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields were in the spotlight at the 2018 Rockdale Regional Science and Engineering Fair (RRSEF) Jan. 26 at Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology. Out of 186 participants, 49 Grand Champions (32 high school students and 17 middle school students) will advance to the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in March. More were chosen to advance to national and international competitions. This year’s RRSEF saw 177 projects submitted in 23 scientific categories evaluated by more than 70 STEM professionals. For the full list of first, second, and third place winners and Specialty Award winners, visit www.rockdaleschools.org/sciencefair2018 or http://rsef.webs.com. Students advancing to state, national and international events are:

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Sparkmon & Associates, CPAs, becomes Antares Group Inc.

Conyers, GA. – Longtime Rockdale County business, Sparkmon & Associates, CPAs, has changed its name to Antares Group Inc. Sparkmon & Associates, CPAs, has been serving quick-service restaurant owners, small business owners, and individuals since 1984 with a full range of accounting and business advisory services. In January, the firm changed its name to Antares Group Inc. Antares is one of the brightest stars in the galaxy and is used as a navigational tool. “Through much thought and consideration, we realized this name best illustrates who we are and what we do: We guide our clients to a brighter financial future,” said Emmitt White, CPA, CVA, and CEO of Antares Group Inc.

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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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Come on down to Awake for the No Greater Love event! Spoken Word and a panel to ask questions about relationships and love! ... See MoreSee Less

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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