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Sherriff's Office Opens New Law Enforcement Substations

On November 8th, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office will open law enforcement substations, utilizing school system trailers that formerly housed classrooms.  The substations will be manned by administrative civilian staff, uniformed supervisors and deputies.  These substations have been strategically placed on school grounds, in highly visible and travelled community areas.

According to Sheriff Kimbrough and Dr.

Remote Control Car Track Debuts in McDonough

Atlanta, GA--  From a disc golf course and BMX track to paint ball and even a Bark Park, Henry County Parks & Recreation is known for its numerous innovative programs and variety of amenities, and opening of the Remote Control Racing Track in Windy Hill Park is no exception.

The red clay track is 860’ long with sharp, winding curves,  jumps that enable the cars to shoot 20’ through the air and reach heights of 10’ and a 40’ pit lane for refueling the gasoline-powered vehicles.  It was built using donated materials and labor, as well as recycled lumber from the dugouts that used to stand where the track now does.  The remote control vehicles zooming around the track can complete a lap in 34 seconds.

Overlooking the track is an elevated drivers’ stand/observation tower, giving participants unobstructed views of the entire track.  It cost approximately $24,000 and was constructed using funds from the SPLOST II Windy Hill park renovation

Register Early for Hands On Atlanta Day and Win a Chance to Work with Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta, GA--  Registration for 20th Annual Hands On Atlanta Day, one of the largest single-day volunteer efforts in the country, is now open to individuals, families and groups. As many as 10,000 volunteers will participate in service projects throughout metro-Atlanta, renovating public schools, taking part in environmental projects, making much needed repairs to seniors’ homes, and much more. This year’s Hands On Atlanta Day is presented by GE.

Registration is $5 for adults and is free for youths under 18 years of age.  Event proceeds support Hands On Atlanta’s volunteer programs.

Registrants who sign up by September 17 and are at least 18 years old will be entered in a drawing from which 25 lucky participants will be randomly selected to participate in an additional service day with the Atlanta Falcons this spring.

In addition, two of the winning 25 will each receive two round-trip, coach tickets to anywhere AirTran flies.

A Mysterious Outdoor Adventure Returns to Georgia

McDonough, GA--  

With 7 acres of planted corn and some talented Holstein dairy cows on at Southern Belle Farm, the Carter family is bringing back the corn maze to Georgia.  The popular McDonough labyrinth, that drew thousands of visitors last Fall, will once again get curious maze-goers lost when it opens to the public on September 18th.  Visitors will be amazed at the one-of-a-kind design the cows have ‘chomped’ down and made in the cornfield.

 

The dairy cows at Southern Belle Farm must have been secret fans of the Atlanta Braves because this year’s cornfield maze design features the image of retiring Braves Manager Bobby Cox.  The 2010 season marks Cox’s 29th as a Major League manager and his 25th at the helm of the Braves.

Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards Announces 2010 Ceremony

ATLANTA, GA -- Nearly 300 local theater leaders, supporters and fans from all throughout the Atlanta area will be on hand to recognize this year's nominees and winners at the Annual Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center in Roswell.

The ceremony will once again be headed up by one of Atlanta's most loved and acclaimed actors, Jeff McKerley, and punctuated with musical performances from this year's nominees for Best Overall Musical.

Since 2004, the Metropolitan Atlanta Theater (MAT) Awards has celebrated the talents of Atlanta's community theaters and small professional theater companies. The 2010 season brought 24 productions for consideration of awards, resulting in 108 nominees in 29 categories.

For more information about the 2010 MAT Awards Ceremony, please visit http://www.matawards.com/AwardCeremony.html.

Main Street McDonough Hosts Facade Grant Presentation at PJs Café

The Main Street McDonough Program held a Facade Grant Presentation on Wednesday, August 4, for PJs Café located on the McDonough Square at 30 Macon Street. Those gathered for the presentation include: (Front, L-R) Vanessa Merritt; Lisa Bishop; Owner Paul Gaffney; Mayor Billy Copeland; Councilmember Wayne Smith; Vicki Myers; and Mayor’s Assistant Leslie Balog; (Back, L-R) Hailey Everett, Mixx Vinson, and Main Street Director Linda Schenk.

The Facade Grant Improvement Program is a reimbursement grant offered to businesses and commercial property owners located within the Main Street District. Through this program, applicants may be reimbursed up to 50% of the cost of improved renovations not to exceed a maximum amount of $2500 per applicant.