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Pineygrove Baptist backpack give away
Pineygrove Baptist backpack give away
Pineygrove Baptist backpack give away
Pineygrove Baptist backpack give away

Pineygrove Baptist backpack give away

On Aug.1, the ladies of Pineygrove Baptist Church, just outside of Atlanta on Highway 77, gave away dozens of backpacks filled with school supplies. Parents with school-aged children could either sign up beforehand or sign up on-site to receive the much-appreciated supplies. A special helper was on hand as well. Hayze McLaurin, a soon to be kindergartener at Atlanta ISD, helped to hand out the backpacks. A backpack giveaway wasn’t the only special thing going on at Pineygrove Baptist Church Saturday. McLaurin not only helped spread some kindness through their backpack giveaway, but he also got the chance to get behind the lens, providing two pictures for this story.

Linden officials match donations

Linden officials match donations

Linden Mayor Clarence Burns and City Manager Bob Swisher present a matching donation from the City of Linden July 29 to Byron Williams and founder of the HOPE Initiative, Dr. Robert Harper. The donation matches that which was donated on behalf of NFL player partner Williams. The summit is only the first in a series of programs. The second program, which will take place after the start of the school year, will have the teens interact with local law enforcement to aid in building trust, educate them on community policing, and afford law enforcement the opportunity to better understand how the teens view them.

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