Creativity comes from a place within. It has the power to heal the deepest wounds by transforming immense pain into raw beauty. When we create, something in each of us comes alive. It allows us to reach past the mundane to produce exquisite masterpieces. So many of us have wandered away from creative and meaningful pastimes- when what we need is a little more creativity in our lives and a little less of the repetitive, ordinary routine.Read More
For the majority of young adults and college students, the leap from the classroom to the marketplace is one of uncertainty. Most discover that they are unprepared. Our modern higher education system’s format consists mainly of lectures, papers, and classrooms.Read More
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.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
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.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
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
The discovery of great food is always a worthy venture. After all, cuisine is an excellent expression of local culture. When traveling, it’s always nice to find a fun way to check out the food scene. A great way to connect yourself to this food adventure nationwide is to attend a “Taste of” festival.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.
Tuesday 11/13 100%
Rain. High 53F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Wednesday 11/14 90%
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.