Category: eMetro News

Choose Joy! A Local Community Newspaper Brings Hope and Joy

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.” The Metro Times’ team exists to drive out darkness with light. You may have heard the old saying that, “bad news sells.” From my experience as the Editor in Chief, over the last eight months, I have found this to be wrong. Since we began seeking out the good news in the surrounding Metro Atlanta area, we have seen people come alive from the positivity in our pages.

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Summer Reading

Raise your hand if you and your children are irritated about summer reading…you are not alone! One of my least favorite end-of-the-year rituals in high school is the annual signing of the roster as evidence that each child received his summer reading instructions.

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The Personality of Roadside Litter

The streets and roadsides of Rockdale County are interesting places to observe the personality of litter. The county is beautiful with its trees, pastures, bodies of water and rock formations. The sad part is that the roadsides reflect a personality that can be seen in its litter.

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Who is Awake?

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.

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Rockdale County to Hold Public Comment Meeting for Comprehensive Plan

Conyers, Ga. – The Rockdale County Planning Department will be holding a public meeting to receive comments on the draft of the Comprehensive Plan. This meeting will be held Thurs., June 7, 4:30 p.m., at J.P. Carr Community Center, located at 981 Taylor St., Conyers. The meeting begins with a brief presentation, followed by activities for citizens to give strategic feedback on new development.

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Publix Brings Nutritious Food to Rockdale Families with RER

Publix Super Markets, Inc. with the extraordinary generosity of their customers and Publix associates is helping children and families have the nutritious food they need by providing Rockdale Emergency Relief with a $26,550 grant from the Food For All Campaign. Publix raises funds to support agencies that fight hunger while advocating self-sufficiency at the local level.

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3 Little Things Campaign Kickoff

I am using this little space in this friendly little newspaper to try and do something that hopefully will have a not-so-little impact. A community is not only made great by natural beauty, proximity to desirable areas and existing capital base. A community is made enjoyable by the people who live there. It is how they approach their daily lives. Do they know and love their neighbors, despite the flaws?

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