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The City of Riverdale’s Citizen Public Safety Academy, Enrolling Now

The City of Riverdale’s Citizen Public Safety Academy, Enrolling Now

Be sure to enroll in The City of Riverdale’s Citizen Public Safety Academy which will be held from February 24, 2011 – May 5, 2011 on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. This course is being offered by The City of Riverdale’s Public Safety Department.

This program is open to: residents and workers of the City of Riverdale, people in that demographic who are, at least, 18 years old and have no felony convictions. Classes will be taught by Riverdale police officers, fire fighters, supervisors, civilian instructors and command officials.

The city believes that education is a significant factor in gaining understanding and support from the community. The purpose of the Citizen Public Safety Academy is to foster better communication between citizens and the public safety departments through education and citizen feedback.

This course is being held free of charge.

Missing Person: Donald Acree

Clayton County Police are seeking your help in locating Donald Acree. Acree was last seen on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at approximately 1:00 p.m. Donald Acree was seen in the parking lot of America’s Best Value Inn and Suites at 6358 Old Dixie Hwy, Jonesboro, GA 30236, Clayton County. He was sitting on the side walk. He has not been heard from since.

Family members indicate that Donald may be suicidal, he has medical and psychiatric problems and it is unknown if he is taking his medications. When he left his residence he was in possession of a handgun.

If anyone has any information on Donald Acree they are requested to contact Detective C Helton at the Clayton County Police Department at 770-477-3781.

SPARC at the Frank Bailey Senior Center, October 29th

C-Tran may be a thing of the past but Clayton County’s plan to promote wellness is here to stay. On October 29th, at the Frank Bailey Senior Center (6213 Riverdale Road, Riverdale), the Clayton County Senior Services Department are hosting “Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration” (SPARC).

Seniors aged 55 and older are invited to take advantage of flu, tetanus and pneumonia shots, blood pressure, foot, and cholesterol screenings, along with mammography scheduling.

SPARC is an evidence base program that works in partnership with community organizations and healthcare providers to promote disease prevention by providing screenings and immunizations in places that are convenient for senior citizens, it likes to act as a “one stop shop for wellness”.

There will be lots of give-a-ways, door prizes, fruits and vegetables for attendees.

Women in Power Multicultural Forum, Saturday Oct. 16

This weekend, Atlanta area college students and women from across the state will assemble for “,” a nonpartisan, intergenerational event hosted by SCLC/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc. and the Georgia Coalition of Black Women (GCBW). 

The public is invited to attend on Saturday Oct. 16, 10 -12 noon at the Atlanta Civic Center (395 Piedmont Avenue NE).  

The ballot power of women will be the focus this Saturday’s forum.

Clayton County Gets New Police Chief

Recently, Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted to name Deputy Chief Gregory Porter as the county’s new Police Chief. Porter was officially installed as Clayton County’s new chief during a pinning ceremony, this morning; at 9:00am. Chief Porter was selected over two other finalists, Hogansville Assistant Police Chief John E. Pearson, Sr. and Clayton County Deputy Chief Timothy R. Robinson.

Riverdale co-workers win $5,000, each

Miguel Steele and Clifton Popay of Riverdale will have a chance to win $5 million Friday in the Georgia Lottery’s World Class Millions Event. The Riverdale co-workers are among 73 finalists who also won $5,000 in weekly second chance drawings for the instant game, World Class Millions.

The $5 million grand prize winner will be selected randomly as finalists gather at viewing parties at Georgia Lottery offices, across the state. The winner will be announced following Friday’s Cash 3 evening drawing.

Steele, who was selected in the Sept. 3 weekly drawing, entered at the urging of Popay, who won a weekly drawing in February.

“He turned me on to World Class Millions,” Steele, 38, said of Popay. “He congratulated me after I won.”

 

 

Rex Middle Dance Dept. to Dance at Orange Bowl

Via The Daily View:

The Rex Mill Middle dance department has been invited to perform at half-time of the nationally televised Miami Orange Bowl football game on Jan. 3, 2011, announced Heather A. Keilwitz, dance director.
 
Twenty Yellow Jackets will visit Miami, Fla., from Dec. 31 - Jan. 4. "We have been busy raising funds for the girls to attend," Keilwitz said. "The department has been collecting money from school dances and selling concessions." 
 
Proceeds from this Saturday's Family Fun day also will be used to support the trip. "The girls are making their goal of performing at the half time of the Miami Orange Bowl a reality! Keilwitz continued.
 
The Orange Bowl trip also will be a pleasant reminder for Keilwitz.