Monday, January 21, 2013
Take a look at some of the closings in Smyrna-Vinings and Cobb County on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Monday, January 21
City of Smyrna administrative offices are closed today in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The Community Center and Wolfe Adult Recreation Center as well as as the Smyrna Public Library will be closed. The Smyrna City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 22, and here's the holiday sanitation schedule: The Cobb County Public Library System and county government offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
There are many ways to honor the memory of Dr. King. Here are some suggestions.
Here are some options for celebrating the life and work of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.: Martin Luther King Jr. Day at The King Center Events include the the Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday morning and a march on Auburn Avenue. Hands on Atlanta Day of Service Hands on Atlanta is coordinating service projects across the Atlanta area in honor of Dr. King's call that "Everybody can be great...because everybody can serve." Check the Hands on Atlanta website for projects that fit your interests and your schedule this weekend. Join a Family-Friendly MLK Project Saturday in Kirkwood The Kirkwood Neighbors Organization's Martin Luther King Day service project for 2013 will …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Forty-eight years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his most famous speech, has the country moved any closer to realizing his dream?
Monday, January 16, 2012
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is today, Monday, Jan. 16. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing grafiti or picking up litter in a local park. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work. And for others, it’s a time to just kick back and enjoy the prolonged weekend. So tell us -- What does Martin Luther King, Jr. Day mean to you? What are you doing to commemorate King’s legacy? Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, now a U.S. holiday, took 15 years to create. Legislation was first proposed by Congressman John Conyers (D-Michigan) four days after King was assassinated in 1968. The bill was stalled, but…
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Martin Luther King, Jr. rallied for peace in the world, but what about the peace, or lack thereof, within ourselves?
The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an advocate for peace. About a year before his assassination, the famous civil rights activist gave one of his most famous speeches entitled “A Time to Break Silence,” which outlined reasons the United States should withdraw from the Vietnam War. Ultimately, he longed to see a world at peace — peace within our borders and beyond. While peace between individuals, and certainly nations, is imperative to life as we know it, many people forget about the importance of finding peace within ourselves. For some, though, acquiring a peace with the life that we’ve been given can seem as much a lost cause as a world without the war that King rallied against. Not having inner peace can make everyday life difficult…
Friday, January 13, 2012
See what's going on around the area in honor of the civil rights leader.
Here are upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 16) events and closures. If we missed your event or closure, please post it in the comment box below or email it to Smyrna@patch.com. More than 200 Lovett School students, faculty, including headmaster Billy Peebles, and parents of Lovett and Breakthrough Atlanta communities will show their MLK support by participating in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Rally. Many of the students will meet at the school first, where they will be a part of an inspiring tribute to Dr. King’s legacy at noon. Those who meet at Lovett, will travel by bus downtown to a specified meeting location. Other Lovett supporters will meet the group downtown so they can all march together. Lovett has been …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Also news and opportunities surrounding next Monday's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The Smyrna Public Library will welcome Townsend Prize nominated author Ann Hite for a discussion of her novel Ghost On Black Mountain on Thursday night at 7. No books will be sold at the discussion held in the Smyrna Meeting room, but Hite will autograph books for anyone that brings them. A Georgia native, Hite's first book is one of 10 finalists for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, which is awarded every other year to a Georgia writer for an outstanding novel. Ghost On Black Mountain was the alternate pick of the month of October at the following book clubs: Doubleday Book Club, Literary Guild, Mystery Guild, and Doubleday Book Club LP. Ghost On Black Mountain was released by Gallery Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster this past September…