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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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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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Rockdale Planning & Development to Hold Comprehensive Plan Open House

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.

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Georgians are at Increased Risk for Developing Kidney Stones, says Covington Physician

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.

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Happy Holidays and Cheers

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.

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Devotional by Noelle Cosby

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.

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“I’ll Take the Same, Please”

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.

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The Ugly Truth about Tax Reform

“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.

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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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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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