Sept. 1 Homecoming

Pleasant Hill CME Chuch will celebrate Annual Homecoming Day. Rev. Leon Moore Jr., their newly appointed pastor, will be the speaker. Dinner will be served. Everyone is welcome. Pleasant Hill CME Church is located at 1201 Pleasant Circle in Conyers.

Sept. 28 Rivers Alive

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful is looking for volunteers to help clean up local lakes and rivers as part of the Rivers Alive! event. Volunteers should register by Sept. 20. Volunteers will be asked to meet at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington at 9 a.m. on Sept. 28 to get free T-shirts, breakfast and supplies. Visit for registration and more information.

ONGOING Macedonia Baptist Church

Services are held at 10 a.m. Sundays with the Rev. Billie Cox. The church is located at 1052 Barton St. in Conyers.

Haven Fellowship Church

Services are held at 10 a.m. Sundays with Senior Pastor Ernie Forrester. The church is located at 2240 Smyrna Road in Conyers.

Purses with a Purpose

The Non-Profit Consortium is collecting new or gently used handbags filled with toiletries, socks and washcloths through Oct. 19. The goal is to collect more than 300 handbags to help women in Rockdale and surrounding counties who are victims of domestic violence or who are transitional women. Purses can be dropped off in Conyers at Excel Church, 1151 Flat Shoals Road, at Hotlanta Signs, Ga. Highway 138 or at 1229 Royal Drive, Suite E. For more information, call 678-463-7725.

Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.