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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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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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The 2018 Taste of Conyers

Come hungry to this annual signature event showcasing restaurants in Conyers and the Olde Town district! Purchase samples of restaurant specialties from dozens of restaurants ranging in price from $1-$3. Admission is free! Enjoy the Conyers Car Show while you sample savory and sweet treats. Enjoy a children’s area for the little ones! Live music and fun for all ages! For more information, call 770-602-2606.

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High Priority Plumbing Sponsors The Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

Conyers, GA – High Priority Plumbing is the presenting sponsor at the 2018 Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival and they invite you to the festival on March 24 and 25, 2018. The festival will be held from 10 am to 5 pm at the Georgia International Horse Park at 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway in Conyers, GA. Admission is free with $5 daily parking or an $8 weekend parking pass. There will be fun for the entire family with live music and entertainment, kids’ activities, hundreds of art and craft exhibits, and multiple food courts. …

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A Celebration of Community, an Armadillo Race and the Mayoral Address

On the night of Wednesday, January 10th, I walked into a room full of beautifully dressed businessmen and women, government officials and their families. People were talking and laughing while drinking their beverages and enjoying the event hall of the Cherokee Run Club House. The event, A Celebration of Community was exactly that, Community. The community came out to celebrate the people who have worked hard to make Conyers a thriving city. The night began with Mayor Randy Mills saying that he had the “dubious honor for the last time to call this meeting to order.” Highlights of the night included the transition of the mayor, new council members, honoring outgoing council members and honoring the outgoing mayor.

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Write the Vision, and Make it Plain!

Not too long ago I was asked to attend a Vision Board Party. Usually, toward the end and beginning of the year, you can see them popping up. Now, everyone has their own special twist, but to me, it’s all the same – cutting out magazine pictures and posting them on a poster board. I’ve done one before several years ago, and it ended up shoved under my bed collecting dust until it ended up in the trash can. As invitations come in to join the ‘best ever’ vision casting party, I usually politely decline. It’s not that I’m opposed to doing arts and crafts, but the process has never felt actionable enough for me. And, with me being a ‘so what are you going to do about it’ kind of girl, I struggle with ambiguity. But, this time was different. This invitation was extended to my family. I gave it a try and was amazed at the outcome.

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Everyone Valued and Welcomed

Local Outreach, Relationships, and Community. That is the heart of what we do at AWAKE. We work towards showing love in practical ways. Being in Olde Town, we have the privilege of getting to know our community and all the different people who make it up, on a personal level. Whether it’s a judge from across the street at the courthouse or the man who lives under a nearby bridge and walks to his job daily at Goodwill, we try to make everyone feel welcomed and valued.

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