Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity dedicates 200th home

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Lovejoy’s new Hannah Springs subdivision on East Lovejoy Road was a place of great rejoicing Saturday morning as Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity staff, volunteers, community supporters and homeowners celebrated the dedication of the organization’s 200th home since its inception about 30 years ago.

Habitat in fact dedicated five new homes Saturday morning, handing the keys to new owners Sheneshia Anderson, Toni Tayborn, Melisa McKoy, Ashley Patterson and Ashley Buffington.

The event was also one of the first to be overseen by new Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity CEO Cynthia Jenkins, who joined the organization this summer. Lovejoy City Councilwoman Mary Ann Carp welcomed the crowd on behalf of the city, which has been a big supporter of Habitat since they began building their first neighborhood in Lovejoy a few years ago.

When the Hannah Springs subdivision is complete, it will have 28 homes in it. Four are located along East Lovejoy Road facing the Rockspray Court intersection. The fifth is located on the corner of East Lovejoy and Rockspray, and funding for five more on Rockspray is already lined up through a Clayton County Community Development grant. Fund raising efforts by Habitat have begun to help fund the remaining 18 homes.

The purpose of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is to help low-income families in the area secure high-quality, affordable homes while learning home repair skills and financial literacy. For more information, visit www.schabitat.org or call 770-477-2367.

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LHS Homecoming Court honored at Wednesday evening ‘coronation’

Lovejoy High School will crown a Homecoming Queen and a Homecoming King during halftime of Friday night’s football game at Twelve Oaks Stadium, but the rest of the Homecoming Court was crowned during a special coronation ceremony at the school Wednesday evening. Here are those photos.

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Lovejoy FallFest 2017 is Saturday, Sept. 9

Fallfest 2017 Front Proof

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Wayne Woods named Lovejoy Chief of Police

Lovejoy Mayor Bobby Cartwright (left) and newly-appointed Police Chief Wayne Woods (photo/City of Lovejoy)

Lovejoy Mayor Bobby Cartwright (left) and newly-appointed Police Chief Wayne Woods (photo/City of Lovejoy)

Interim Lovejoy Police Chief Wayne Woods is now the city’s permanent chief after the mayor and city council made the announcement at their June meeting.

According to Mayor Bobby Cartwright, the city advertised the position in April and received eight applications. An extensive interview process included help from Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill, Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner and Hampton Police Chief Derrick Austin, Cartwright said with gratitude.

Woods’ 21-year law enforcement career led him to Lovejoy in Nov. 2014 when he became a detective for the department. He was named interim chief in Feb. 2017.

Mark Harris had been chief since the Lovejoy Police Department was started in 2010.

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Cauchy named Lovejoy Police ‘Officer of the Month’ for June

Pictured (l-r) are Lovejoy City Council members Tommy Green and Marci Fluellyn, Mayor Bobby Cartwright, Officer Pat Cauchy, Councilwoman Mary Ann Carp, Police Chief Wayne Woods and

Pictured (l-r) are Lovejoy City Council members Tommy Green and Marci Fluellyn, Mayor Bobby Cartwright, Officer Pat Cauchy, Councilwoman Mary Ann Carp, Police Chief Wayne Woods and Lieutenant Michael Gaddis. (Photo/Danny Harrison)

Lovejoy Police Officer Pat Cauchy was named “Officer of the Month” for June 2017, receiving the award at the June meeting of the Lovejoy City Council.

At that same meeting, Interim Police Chief Wayne Woods was named Police Chief by the mayor and council, dropping the “interim” title.

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Mayor Cartwright honored by Kiwanis

Lovejoy Mayor Bobby Cartwright (left) and Kiwanian John Holley

Lovejoy Mayor Bobby Cartwright (left) and Kiwanian John Holley (Photo/Danny Harrison)

Mayor Bobby Cartwright was honored at the June Lovejoy City Council meeting for his contributions to and support of the Kiwanis International organization and its campaign to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide. John Holley, Georgia district chairman for Kiwanis International’s Eliminate Project, presented the award.

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Public Notice 7017-06-28, Habitat for Humanity

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

 June 13th, 2017

 Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
9570 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, GA, 30236
(770)477-2367

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity. Continue reading

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Cow Appreciation Day returns to Chick-fil-A July 11

Chick-fil-A will celebrate Cow Appreciation Day this year on Tuesday, July 11. (PRNewsfoto/Chick-fil-A, Inc.)

Chick-fil-A will celebrate Cow Appreciation Day this year on Tuesday, July 11. (PRNewsfoto/Chick-fil-A, Inc.)

Chick-fil-A is issuing a cattle call. The restaurant company, known for its iconic “Eat Mor Chikin” Cows, will celebrate the 13th annual Cow Appreciation Day on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. On that day, Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide will offer a free entrée to any customer who visits a restaurant dressed as a cow.

Lovejoy’s Chick-fil-A is located in the Lovejoy Station shopping center at the corner of Tara Boulevard (Hwy. 19/41) and McDonough Road. Continue reading

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AMS announces 2018 NASCAR lineup

Atlanta Motor Speedway LogoNASCAR racing will make its thunderous return to Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2018 with the three straight days of high-speed action Feb. 23-25.

Once again, Atlanta’s traditional XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series same-day doubleheader, featuring the back-to-back Rinnai 250 and Active Pest Control 200, returns on Saturday, while the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 headlines the weekend with 500 miles of edge-of-your seat racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

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Public Safety Memorial Wall to be unveiled in Jonesboro Thursday

CCPD patchOn Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., The Clayton County Police Department will host a ceremony for the unveiling of a newly constructed “Public Safety Memorial Wall” on Thursday, May 25, at their headquarters, 7911 North McDonough Street, Jonesboro.

The wall will serve as a permanent reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by the Clayton County public safety officials who have been killed in the line of duty. Continue reading

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