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Celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Olde Town Gallery

Celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Olde Town Gallery

CONYERS – On tomorrow, Fat Tuesday, the Olde Town Gallery and Studio Culture Center are presenting their 1st Annual Mardi Gras Celebration.

The event will begin at 6PM. This night of New Orleans style jazz will feature assorted coffees and beignets with musical selections performed by local saxophonist Raiff Ellis.

The Olde Town Gallery is located at 901 Railroad Street Northwest in Conyers.

Conyers Historical Society to host Olde Town Jail Tour

Conyers Historical Society to host Olde Town Jail Tour

CONYERS – This weekend, the Conyers Historical Society will hold their “Olde Town Jail Tour” from 10:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. This tour, which is held on the first Saturday of the month, is an exhibit of what the jail looked like in the late 1800’s. The jail doubles as a museum, which displays different Conyers artifacts.

The tour includes starts downstairs I the sheriff’s house and ends upstairs in the prisoner’s dormitory. The museum is home to many artifacts from Conyers and Milstead: like the first electric stove or the first TV/radio in Conyers.

The jail is located on Milstead Avenue.

 

2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced Ten Teachers Chosen from 154 Applications

2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced Ten Teachers Chosen from 154 Applications

ATLANTA – (Office of State School Superintendent) Recently, Dr. John Barge announced the finalists for 2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year. The 10 finalists were chosen from a pool of 154 applicants who were selected as the Teacher of the Year in their school districts. The applications were read by a panel of judges that included teachers, past Georgia Teacher of the Year winners and finalists, administrators, community leaders and others. The finalists were chosen based on the strength of their essay responses.

Over the next several weeks, a panel of judges will observe and interview each of the finalists. The finalists will also give a speech at a luncheon sponsored by Georgia Power on April 1. The winner will be announced at the Georgia Teacher of the Year banquet on May 6, 2011, at the Georgia World Congress Center. The banquet, paid for through donations from sponsors, will honor each local district Teacher of the Year.

Rockdale Trail Blazers Hold Their Annual Wellness Clinic and Vet Day

Rockdale Trail Blazers Hold Their Annual Wellness Clinic and Vet Day

CONYERS – The Rockdale Trail Blazers will be holding their Wellness Clinic and Vet Day on Saturday, February 19th starting at 2:00 p.m. This event will be held at the International Horse Park in the Blue Parking Lot. During the clinic, equine owners will have the opportunity to receive routine vaccinations and testing for their animals, at a fraction of the original price.

As opposed to paying a veterinarian about $50 to come out and vaccinate their animals, equestrians are encouraged to bring their animals to the horse park, for treatment. Vets will be drawing blood for the Coggins Test and vaccinating horses for West Nile Virus and a number of other ailments.

The Rockdale Trail Blazers have been hosting their Wellness Clinic and Vet Day for about four years and they plan on expanding to hold it twice, annually. Tomorrow, the Trail Blazers will meet at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Center at 6:00 p.m.

Cherokee Run Golf Course, Soon to be Municipal Golf Facility

Cherokee Run Golf Course is an Arnold Palmer-designed course located adjacent to the Georgia International Horse Park that was built by the city and opened to the public in 1995.  And today, as of 9:00 a.m. the city of Conyers and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court have ordered the owner of Cherokee Run Golf Course, to surrender the property.