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Million Dollar Thrift Store Celebrates 50 Years

This Georgia Thrift Shop Gives Away Free Clothes and Still Manages to Make a Million. The recently renovated NFCC Thrift Store:photo by author. The NFCC Thrift Store did not start out bringing in a million dollars a year. It did not even start out as part of North Fulton Community Charities.
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Georgia congressman arrested in Washington voting law protest

ATLANTA (AP) — A suburban Atlanta congressman was among nine people arrested in Washington while protesting inaction on Democratic voting law proposals. Democratic U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson says in a statement that he was protesting Senate inaction Thursday. Johnson and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke outside the...
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‘Reimagine The Legacy’ events to honor memory of John Lewis on July 30

On Friday, July 30, Downtown’s business community, along with civil rights leaders, grassroots organizations, and luminaries will convene for a day in celebration and memory of Congressman John Lewis. The public is strongly encouraged to participate in this inaugural event, “Reimagine The Legacy,” which will return annually on the same day in Downtown Atlanta. Schedule… The post ‘Reimagine The Legacy’ events to honor memory of John Lewis on July 30 appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
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Rep. Hank Johnson Arrested In Washington Voting Law Protest

A suburban Atlanta congressman was among nine people arrested Thursday for blocking the door of a Senate office building in Washington while protesting inaction on Democratic voting law proposals. U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Lithonia Democrat, said in a statement after his arrest that he was protesting “Senate inaction on...
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RONDA RICH: The gift of Mrs. Wanda Parks

This is the first of a two-part series about an exceptional Southern woman. Several years ago, my niece, Nicole, called to ask a favor. This is something she rarely does. Nicole is a talented and smart physical therapist. She is so smart, in fact, that she earned a seven-year degree in six. In science. The only ancestors in my family who knew anything about science used that knowledge to make moonshine. And, to be honest, they didn’t realize science had anything to do with fermenting.
Conyers, GArockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Col. John McIntosh Chapter NSDAR in Conyers celebrating 100th anniversary in 2021

Colonel John McIntosh Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the organization of the chapter this year -1921-2021. The chapter was chartered October 11, 1921. A display of the chapter scrapbooks and a book about the chapter are located in the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library at 864 Green St SW in Conyers.
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Community Highlight: Dress for Success Atlanta Inc

ATLANTA, GA - People who are doing good for others will reduce their stress and improve their emotional wellbeing. As we have so many problems to face in this life, moreover currently we have to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The activities to help each other will make it easier to get through this difficult year.
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Reimagine Democracy: Art & Justice Festival

The Arts Xchange is proud to present their first annual Reimagine Democracy: Art & Justice Festival. For two days, July 24 & 25, 2021, festival goers will be treated to skilled artists in artistic mediums including painting, ceramics and sculpture, jewelry design, and many other art forms. Reimagine Democracy festival takes place at one of the largest and most enthusiastic artist-run venues in metro Atlanta, ArtsXchange Community Cultural Center in East Point, Georgia, blocks from Tyler Perry Studios. With an expected audience of 2,000 in person guests and 20,000 virtually over the 2 days, Reimagine Democracy is a celebration with exciting activities for adults and children.
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Hank Aaron, the legendary baseball player of Atlanta Braves and racial equality activist

ATLANTA, GA — Hank Aaron was a legendary baseball player of Atlanta Braves and one of the activists that fight for racial equality, especially in sports. Other than attending school, he also had to work as a child to support his family. But whenever he has free time, he used it to mastering his batting skill. As he wanted to keep playing baseball, he decided to attend Central High School where he can play football and baseball in a small, independent league.
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Cobb to hold ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’ special event

Join the Honorary Commanders Association, in partnership with CobbCounty Government, for a special event featuring Col Patricia Blassie, USAF (Retired) on July 29. Col Blassie will share the story of her brother, 1st Lt Michael Blassie, a USAF pilot who was killed in action during the Vietnam War in May 1972.