Announcements - 08/14/09


4Sarah offers weekly life skill classes, mentoring and a resource program for women in need. Call 770-788-8584 or visit www.4Sarah.net.


Recycle household electronics and paint and dispose of pesticides the first Saturday of each month, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Newton County Landfill. Ink cartridges, NiCad and household batteries and televisions also accepted. No commercial wastes accepted. The service is free to Newton County residents only. Info: 770-786-5808.

Heartland Hospice

Heartland Hospice, formerly Portsbridge Hospice, is seeking volunteers to spend time with terminally ill patients. Training will be provided. Activities include listening, reading and praying or, if preferred, office or maintenance duties. Especially needed are donations of twin bedding and volunteers who can assist with office duties, mail-outs, filing and receptionist duties. Call 770-922-8767.

Submarine Veterans

The U.S. Submarine Veterans Grayback Base meets monthly. Call 678-517-1441 for more details.

Library Volunteers

The Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., in Covington, is looking for volunteers to assist in the library. Areas in need of services are Heritage Room, Computer Area, Check-Out Services and the Children's Room. Call 770-787-3231 and ask for the volunteer coordinator for more information.

Creative Volunteers

Creative Ministries Thrift Store, 1279 Green St. in Conyers, is seeking donations of working appliances and furniture in good condition. Call 770-929-1000 for pickup of large items. Donations of clothing and small items may be dropped off at the store. The ministry assists troubled youth. Also, volunteers are needed to help receive, sort and price clothing two days a week. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Covington AA

The Covington Group-Alcoholics Anonymous meets seven days a week at noon, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Serenity House, 10150 Atlanta Road in Covington. Newcomers are welcome. Call 770-289-2820.

Meals on Wheels

The Rockdale Senior Services needs Meals on Wheels Volunteers to run a route once a week or once every other week. Routes average about 30 to 45 minutes. Please call Connie Rae at 770-922-4633.

Willing Helpers Food Pantry

Willing Helpers Food Pantry, located behind Solid Rock Baptist Church at 8111 Brown Bridge Road, is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. The ministry also supports a thrift shop and a free medical clinic for the uninsured. Call 678-342-3434 for information.

Cell Phones

Project ReNeWal DVIP, a battered women's shelter serving Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties, is collecting used cell phones. The local drop off location is Conyers Travel, 1540 Ga. Highway 138, Suite 1-A, located in the Bank of America building.

Special Needs Coaches

Rockdale County Therapeutic Recreation needs energetic, sports-minded individuals to help instruct and train youth and adults with special needs in sporting activities. Current areas of need are wheelchair basketball, power soccer and tennis. Contact 770-918-6306 or tom.mcpike@rockdalecounty.org for more information.

Emergency Relief

Rockdale County's Emergency Relief provides food to low-income families. Call 770-922-0165 for details or to drop off donations.

The Olde Jail Museum

The Olde Jail Museum, located on Milstead Avenue, will be open to the public on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Private and group tours are available. Please contact Jean Hambrick at the Rockdale Historical Society, at 770-483-3715 or hambrickhill@aol.com.

Mother's Morning Out

Life Church, located at 3130 Salem Road, has openings for their Mother's Morning Out program. The program is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is required. Please contact Trish Barnes at 770-787-0486 for more information.

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful

The Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful office has moved to the second floor of the Newton County Administration Building, 1113 Usher St., Covington. Info: 770-784-2015.

Conyers Presbyterian Preschool

Conyers Presbyterian Church Weekday Preschool is now accepting registration for the 2009-10 school year. Classes are for ages 1 to 4. Info: 770-929-0700.

Child Abuse

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale County needs facilitators for its Nurturing Program and Active Parenting classes. Call Diane Howington today at 770-483-7333 to help build stronger families with positive parenting.

Become a Parent

Foster parents are special people, who provide a safe and nurturing environment for children. Rockdale and Newton counties need foster care for abused, neglected or abandoned children. Call 1-877-210-KIDS.

Abbey Hospice

Abbey Hospice, 215 Azalea Court in Social Circle, is seeking volunteers to help by reading and talking to patients, doing office work and running errands. Call 770-464-5858.

Hospital Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks, especially individuals to work at the information desks. Duties include greeting patients and visitors, answering phones, delivering flowers, assisting with mailings and miscellaneous clerical support Call the Rockdale Medical Center's Auxiliary office at 770-918-3007.

Special Olympics

Rockdale County Special Olympics is seeking volunteers. Coaches, coaches assistants and helpers are desperately needed. Call Cecilia Hart at 770-378-1318 or Stephanie Harris at 770-761-9513 to volunteer.

Pet Food Drive

Rockdale County Animal Care and Control is collecting donations of canned dog and cat food, as well as used bath towels. The shelter is located at 1506 Rockbridge Road. Call 770-785-5927 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Attn. Veterans

To schedule a free van ride to the VA Hospital on Tuesdays or Thursdays when drivers are available, call Bobby Huggins at 770-787-7698 at least two days prior to any appointment.

Habitat Store

Habitat for Humanity Conyers-Rockdale operates a surplus store, located at 1117 West Ave. in the Rockdale Plaza Shopping Center. Habitat sells used appliances, electrical and electronic devices in working order, furniture, lamps, tools, etc. The store is open on Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 770-785-7675 to request information or to schedule a donation or pickup.

Newton Reads

Volunteers are needed to help an adult learn to read or improve their math skills. Training and materials will be provided. Call Newton Reads at 678-342-7943.

Literacy Action

Anyone interested in teaching an adult to read, please contact The Church at Covington at 770-786-7293, ext. 21. Child care will be provided for children, ages newborn through first grade.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Nancy Guinn Library are accepting book donations at their new location at 1329 Portman Drive. Clean books in good condition are requested. The entrance to the Friends' bookstore is in the rear of building, near the ramp.

Host Families Needed

Host families are needed for international exchange students. Students are high school males and females from 15 to 18 years of age. Students will arrive in August. For more information contact Adrian Ogletree, the Social Circle FACE Area Coordinator at 1-800-527-2664.

Class of 1979

The Newton County High Class of 1979 is preparing for its 30th class reunion. Visit www.ncchs79.org to register.

Breakfast Volunteer

Olivia Haydel Senior Center is seeking a volunteer to assist with the breakfast program at the center. The hours are 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call Connie Rae at 770-922-4633.

Class of 1985

The Newton County High Class of 1985 is seeking alumni for their 25 year reunion. Contact Sharon Dennison-Bell at 770-788-3697 or at shay4uga34@bellsouth.net.

Computer Recycle

Tech-Able in Conyers is an authorized Microsoft refurbisher and adheres to strict reformatting of systems to remove all data from the systems to protecting personal information. To make a donation of a used computer, all 770-922-6768 for eligible components, drop off information and next collection date.


Newton County residents only may recycle household electronics, paints and dispose of pesticides on the first Saturday of each month. No TVs or commercial wastes accepted. The Newton County Landfill will accept these items from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 770-786-5808 for more information.

Six Flags/White Water Tickets

The Rockdale County Cooperative Extension Service at 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C, is offering discount tickets and passes. Six Flags tickets are $29 and Six Flags passes are $52. White Water tickets are $28 and White Water passes are $52. No checks or credit cards please. Sale of the tickets benefit the Rockdale County 4-H Club. Info: 770-278-7373.

Preschool Registration

Conyers Presbyterian Church has openings in their preschool program. The church is located at 911 North Main St. in Olde Town Conyers. Please call Nancy at 770-929-0700.

Rockdale CASA

Volunteer to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate - for abused and neglected children, training classes starting in August. Contact Sarah at 770-760-0202 for more information.