Monday, January 21, 2013
The holiday brings some changes.
Monday, January 21
The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department will suspend garbage and recycling collections on Monday, Jan. 21, because of the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday. Residential garbage and recycling materials which are normally collected on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday, Jan 22. All other collection days stay the same. Customers in the downtown district will have their garbage and recycling picked up according to the regular schedule. All other commercial curbside and commercial dumpster garbage and recycling services normally collected on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday, Jan 22. All other collection days are the same. Leaf and limb collections will begin on Tuesday, Jan 22 in the Newtown and Boulevard area. Solid Waste Offices …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Hands On Northeast Georgia offers many ways to help others on Monday.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Is it a day to celebrate, a day to give back or the last day of a long weekend?
Monday, Jan. 21, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, it is a day to honor the prominent civil rights activist by giving back to the community, like these opportunities chronicled in Athens Patch and Oconee Patch. For others, it is a day of celebration, a way to celebrate the unity in the community, like the second annual Martin Luther King Jr., Day Parade that will take place in the city of Snellville on Monday. And for others, it is the final day on a long weekend and an opportunity for a day off work. So which is it for you? A day to give back, a day to celebrate or the last day of a vacation weekend? A little history, courtesy of Wheaton Patch Martin Luther King Jr. Day, now a U.S. holiday, took 15 years to create. Legislation was …
Monday, January 16, 2012
At Brooklyn Cemetery, it's really a day on.
En route to Brooklyn Cemetery Monday morning, Monica Graham and Sophia Oakley came up with a funny: "Drink milk," they said, "just leave out the i!" Accompanied by Sophia's parents Angela and Brian Oakley, and her 4-year-old brother Willson, the two little girls were part of a large group of volunteers who went to Brooklyn Cemetery on Monday for the 10th Annual Athens MLK Jr. Day of Service. The event is sponsored by Hands on Northeast Georgia, a progam of Community Connection of Northeast Georgia. This year's day drew more than 700 volunteers to 36 sites scattered primarily in Athens. Coordinator Dawn Aiello said many people "just showed up," like the members of the AKA sorority who went to Brooklyn Cemetery.. People planted flowers at …