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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
“Teen Sex Trafficking: How to Spot It, How to Stop It” is a community-wide event being sponsored by the St. Pius X Women’s Jail & Prison Ministry on Thursday, February 1, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2621 Highway 20, Conyers.Read More
Rockdale County Department of Planning and Development, with the Atlanta Regional Commission, will hold an open house event to kick off the County’s Comprehensive Plan for the next 20 years. The Rockdale 2040 Plan first Open House will be held Thurs., Jan. 25, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Rockdale County Government Annex Building, 1400 Parker Road SE, Conyers, GA. The public is invited to attend anytime during the hours of the open house, as there will be multiple sessions to give feedback on the economic and infrastructure development for Rockdale County.Read More
Kidney stones can develop in anyone; however, these painful stones are more prevalent in those who live in warm, wet climates like South Georgia. Gilbert Gonzalez, M.D, of Piedmont Physicians Urology in Covington, offers tips to prevent kidney stones. “Kidney stones are hard mineral deposits that form inside your kidneys, and can be very painful,” Dr. Gonzalez said.Read More
Every day is a day for celebration and I think a toast and cheers is always in order. As you cozy up with your loved ones to ring in the new year, why not pop open a bottle of wine! What better way to celebrate any occasion than with a glass of bubbly? Which one to choose? Well, I’m glad you asked. There are three popular types of sparkling wine and these are; Champagne, Cava and Prosecco.Read More
Just days after the disciples of Jesus were empowered by the Holy Spirit in the upper room on the day of Pentecost, miracles were happening and the church was exploding with new life. The new believers began meeting together on a daily basis. They had true community and they had all things in common.Read More
Alcohol is a social drug because it reduces inhibitions and allows for conversation and camaraderie to spring forth. One would argue that this is alcohol’s main contribution towards human society. Dating back thousands of years, humans have gathered and experienced the shared euphoria of alcohol ingestion. However, the effects of alcohol do vary based on the other constituent parts of the vehicle.Read More
“I am so excited to file my taxes,” said no one ever! Yet, here we are again with another filing season upon us. As you begin to take part in the devastatingly long process of filing your taxes, there are a few things you may want to know. There are two bills in the air regarding tax reform. By the time you file your taxes either it will be law, or it will still be in the reconciliation process.Read More
Monday 02/19 20%
Overcast. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 74F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 02/20 20%
Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High near 75F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 02/21 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then cloudy skies late. Record high temperatures expected. High 76F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.