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School system to hold college athletic recruiting seminar

School system to hold college athletic recruiting seminar

CONYERS, Ga. -- High school athletes in Rockdale County are invited to bring their parents and coaches to an information session about the college recruitment process.

Get in the Game: College Athletic Recruiting 101 will be hosted by recruiting expert Joe Burns and will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 at Rockdale Career Academy.

The information session will cover a number of topics, including NCAA requirements for recruitment, the rules of the process, and ways to create a game plan to become a college student-athlete.

Rockdale Career Academy is located at 1064 Culpepper Drive SW in Conyers.

Veterans' career expo set for Apr. 19

Veterans' career expo set for Apr. 19

CONYERS, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Labor and the American Legion will co-sponsor a veterans' job fair in Rockdale County later this week.

The career expo will be held Thursday, Apr. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at American Legion Post No. 77. It will feature a number of local employers, educational institutions and resource agencies who will have both immediate and future positions available.

"As more of our veterans end their terms of service, I want to ensure that we welcome them back home properly and that we acknowledge what they did for our country," Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a statement.

For more information about the veterans' job fair, contact Willard Johnson with the GDOL Covington Career Center at 770-784-2455 or willardjohnson@dol.state.ga.us.

American Legion Post No. 77 is located at 674 Legion Road NE in Conyers.

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

Where can I give blood in Conyers?

Where can I give blood in Conyers?

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta residents have plenty of opportunities to give blood to the American Red Cross between now and the summer.

An up-to-date list of donation times and locations can always be obtained by entering a zip code at redcrossblood.org. Several blood drives have already been scheduled in Conyers:

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Rockdale Medical Center East Tower
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 27
American Legion Post 77, 674 American Legion Road
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 8
Conyers First United Methodist Church
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

BEST SPOTS: First Date Spots

BEST SPOTS: First Date Spots


ATLANTA – Tired of dinner and a movie? Looking to spice up your dating life in the New Year? Well, we’ve got some new ideas for you.  

Karaoke at Pal’s Lounge

Explore the Historic Sweet Auburn district of downtown Atlanta at Pal’s Lounge on Auburn Ave. According to some, the restaurant is the epitome of a “juke joint”; Pal’s is a dimly-lit, vintage storefront bar complete with “burglar bars”, a genuine spirit and a cute door lady. On Wednesday nights, the lounge hosts their popular, YO! Karaoke event which is well attended and a guaranteed good time. Pal’s boats a full bar and enough tunes to sing yourself into oblivion, take a date. They’re located at 254 Auburn Ave in O4W.  

Holeman and Finch Burger

Boat lovers invited to see the annual Atlanta Boat Show, Jan. 12-15

Boat lovers invited to see the annual Atlanta Boat Show, Jan. 12-15

Downtown Atlanta - Hundreds of exhibits have been loaded into the Georgia World Congress over the past few days, and now the highly attended Atlanta Boat Show is ready to get started on Thursday, January 12th.

The show will run all weekend.  The actual schedule is:


                        Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12-13: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

                        Saturday, Jan. 14: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.   

                        Sunday, Jan. 15: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Town hall meeting to address 2012 legislative session

Town hall meeting to address 2012 legislative session

CONYERS, Ga. -- The Rockdale County Legislative Delegation will hold a town hall meeting in early January to discuss the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly.

Attendees include:

* Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D-Lithonia)
* Rep. Pam Dickerson (D-Conyers)
* Sen. Rick Jeffares (R-Locust Grove)
* Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia)
* Sen. Ronald Ramsey (D-Decatur)
* Rep. Pam Stephenson (D-Decatur)

All Rockdale County residents are encouraged to attend this important meeting, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5.

It will be at the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive in Conyers.