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
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
The Nancy Guinn Memorial Library and the Rockdale County Chapter of the NAACP will host Reverend Aldren Sadler as the inaugural speaker for the library’s “Local Voices” program series on Saturday, February 3rd from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.Read More
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