In a press conference, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hopes that an effort to expand the curbside recycling program in Atlanta makes not only the city of Atlanta greener but transforms the state of Georgia into the leading state in the nation with the smallest carbon footprint.
Starrsville United Methodist Church Pastor Susan Taylor, the church's first female pastor, recently packed her bags and joined a team of eight people to travel to Nairobi, Kenya, and help train a group of Kenyan pastors. Almost 100 miles away from the capitol, Taylor and her team reached Nakuru where the United Methodist training actually took place.
The newest set of phone numbers about to crop up using the new metro Atlanta 470 area code will seem strange at first, but for residents in the greater Atlanta area setting up a brand new phone number, they will only have to accept that as the other area codes, 770, 678, and 404 are no longer available.
While the area code 470 first appeared to me on a personal level this weekend, 470 is actually not so new, having been first activated in 2010.
Most people, when they first meet me, automatically assume that I was born and raised here in America because I do not speak with an accent - except for a slight Southern one. I also pause when someone asks me where I am from, not knowing if they're inquiring about my origins or my nationality. So then, I usually break out into the Cliff Notes' summary of where I was born and how I came to Atlanta. Then the usual response in return is, "Oh. I was just wondering if you're from Georgia. That's all..."
A lot of who we are today can be traced back to who our ancestors were. The quest of delving into the past to find our ancestors is not a new activity but genealogy as a hobby has definitely gain popularity with such easy access to records and archives that can be found on various Internet databases and other genealogy websites dedicated to helping people trace their lineage.
Adrian and Elaine Brown and their three youngest children were one of the first families that entered the Newton/Rockdale (NewRock) network of the nationwide Family Promise program, which involves a network of 13 churches in Newton and Rockdale counties taking turns to house families in need a week at a time.
Rockdale County parks and recreations offers great amenities and with the recent construction of the South Rockdale Community Park of East Fairview and soon to be completed Lorraine Trailhead, there's more reason to explore the new trails and get a little closer to nature.
The South Rockdale Park, which officially opened last September, features three Adirondack shelters that are available for rental year round.