Never underestimate the power of a wide open door beckoning you to enter. Sometimes when we embrace an excellent opportunity, we’re given more than we thought we would ever receive. Last year a woman in our community asked Janelle Brown to consider going to the We3 Women’s Conference. She accepted though she was unsure of what would await her. At the conference, a woman felt compelled to tell Janelle that she saw her having some speaking engagements in the future. Now, may I present to you, the keynote speaker of this year’s We3 Women’s Conference, Janelle Brown.Read More
Imagine feeling like a stranger in a foreign place full of people who don’t look like you and speak another language. You may want to isolate yourself because of the fear of what it might be like if you stepped out into that unfamiliar world. In Clarkston, Ga, 1,500 refugees a year are welcomed into the city, relearning how to live in a completely different culture. Some even seclude themselves in their houses out of fear and still, a longing for relationship remains.Read More
If you haven’t heard, The Metro Times is hosting two writing workshops this Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 909 Commercial Street NE in Olde Town Conyers. There will be a writing workshop for Business Leaders at 8:30 am and a writing workshop for Creatives at 3 pm.Read More
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jason Witcher recently received the firm’s Eagle Award for “clear vision of both client and business goals” over the past year. Only 1,607 of the firm’s more than 16,000 financial advisors received the award.Read More
Martin Luther King Jr. once said he had a dream “…that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” Brotherhood is another name for community and it is a need at the core of every human being. That is precisely what the team at The Mayor’s House in Stone Mountain Village is fighting for. Stone Mountain is a city unfortunately known for its racial divide, but that will all change soon as this powerful group of young leaders takes on a city to transform it into one of brotherhood.Read More
You have asked, and we are answering. “Who is AWAKE Communities International and what do they have to do with The Metro Times?” In short, we are a young community of passionate leaders dedicated to seeing communities and individuals thrive through training and inspiring youth and young adults to pursue their God-given destinies while learning to serve the cities they live in. How we do that is the real news.Read More
This month, we visited the Georgia International Horse Park during the Georgia Quarter Horse Association’s Summer Kickoff. We caught up with this beautiful thirteen-year-old horse, Flippin Good Times, and his owner, Maggie Bellville.Read More
We are all growing older. If we are blessed with old age and the wisdom that comes with it, we will need to have enough funds set aside to sustain when we quit working, or when those who provide for us no longer can do so.Read More
If you love dogs, why not start a dog grooming business or any business for that matter. Starting a small business is a great way to possibly reduce taxable income. Statistically, most businesses do not turn a profit for several years.Read More
On March 8, we observe International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Press for Progress,” and events around the world will celebrate women’s advancements in the political, social and cultural arenas. But right here in the United States, women still face barriers to their financial progress. If you’re a woman, you need to recognize these challenges – and respond to them.Read More
It’s in our nature to search high and low for a good deal, especially in real estate and the stock market. We’ve all heard the comment, “Buy low, and sell high.” Of course, that’s just common sense. In real estate, whether it is a place to call home, investment property or a business location, everyone wants a good deal when it’s time to buy. Conversely, property sellers are looking for the best margins too, unless perhaps they are overly extended and cash flow is shrinking. That’s the time many sellers who are holding multiple properties may be more inclined to accept a lower purchase price.Read More
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Monday 11/12 70%
Periods of rain. High 46F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch. Locally heavier rainfall possible.
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Rain. High 53F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
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Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 47F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.