Category: eMetro Life
Summer Slide! It sounds like a fun and entertaining game children play during the summer. However, this term refers to the academic loss and regression that many children experience during the 8-10 weeks of summer vacation. Even though Summer break is here, that does not mean that children cannot continue learning. “According to National Summer Learning Association, all students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months, and most lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in mathematical computation skills” (Fleming, 2017).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
As day breaks, I realize that I am not the first to have awakened by far. The birds have risen hours before me, along with many other woodland creatures beginning their morning routine with loud and vigorous gusto. The loud morning cries outside my tent are the most peaceful noises I’ve heard in months. There are no beeping alarm clocks or email notifications greeting me as I reluctantly enter a lucid state of mind and begin my daily rituals. No, this is camping, and it is full of its own beautiful routines: pancakes and eggs over the fire, hiking until you drop, scarfing down dinner, and collapsing beside the campfire before bed.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
My strongest childhood memories involve my family and food. Summer nights, holidays, and vacations all created reasons to try new foods, prep dishes together, and enjoy each other’s company around the table. It’s no wonder that I ended up in a job that combines nutrition, family, and community!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
This month, we are highlighting a pair of therapy dogs: Simba and Zuri. Simba has received the gold award, the highest honor offered by Therapy Dogs International. He is a Disaster Stress Relief dog. Zuri is close to reaching her 150 visit mark.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
One Heart Ministries, Inc. in partnership with First Baptist Church of Conyers proudly sponsors the second annual “A Night to Remember” prom for special needs middle and high school students of Rockdale County. This event will take place on the night of April 28th, which is a Friday.Read More
A Newton County resident, Brooks is a retired administrator with many published works to her credit including a biocritical study, training materials, and book reviews; however, Treasures in Secret Places is her debut into the religious genre. Treasures in Secret Places bridges the gap in the devotional niche by addressing both universal issues of faith and real issues of unique concern to women of color, such as racism, sexism, and politics.Read More
The Hoops and Health Celebrity Basketball Show is Friday, March 16 at Salem High School, 3551 Underwood Road. The VIP meet & greet with the Harlem Legends is at 6:00 p.m. $25. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. General admission is $10.
Tickets can be purchased at Johnson Park 1781 Ebenezer Road, or online: https://secure.rec1.com/GA/rockdale-county/catalog.
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Wednesday 07/18 20%
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 07/19 60%
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Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High around 85F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Friday 07/20 40%
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Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 86F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.