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May 27, 2023

U.S. Senator Reverend Warnock Visits Rockdale County to Support County's Mental Health Initiative

On Monday U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock visited Rockdale County's future Restorative Justice Complex located in Conyers, Georgia. During the visit, Sen. Warnock met with the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners and staff members to learn about the county's Stepping Up Initiative which purpose is to add the new complex as an additional tool to help assist those experiencing mental health issues. The new complex will welcome features such as transitional housing, a crisis service center, addiction recovery center, and more. Sen. Warnock helped secure $1.9 million of congressional spending to aid the new facility. A recap video of Sen. Warnock's visit to the center can be found here.

From Left to Right: Chad Jones, Deedra Goldstein, Tanesha Character, Mary-Lou Snow, Commissioner Dr. Doreen Williams, Brenda Ernest, Bill Caruthers.

Sen. Warnock arriving at the Restorative Justice Complex in Rockdale County.

Calhoun County Congratulates Graduates of EMT Course

The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners recently congratulated the graduates of the EMT Course. The course was funded by a grant awarded by the Georgia EMS Association and the Georgia Trauma Commission and sponsored by the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners and Calhoun County EMS.

Baldwin County Awarded $6M in Grants by Gov. Kemp's Office

The Baldwin County Board of Commissioners was awarded $6 million in grants to improve local areas in the community. $2.2 million was awarded to the Baldwin County Aquatic Center, just over $1 million to the Harrisburg Park Revitalization Streetscape Enhancement Project, and just over $2 million to the Baldwin County Government Park.

Whitfield County Senior Center Host Annual Golden Gaiter Walk

The Whitfield County Senior Center was thrilled to hold the highly anticipated Golden Gaiter Walk. This annual event, now in its 30th year, brings together individuals aged 50 and above for an evening of food, fitness, and fun at the Rotary Pavilion in Heritage Point Park.

"Memorial Day isn't just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that's a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It's a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it."

- Pete Hegseth

ACCG is grateful for everyone who has served, and we are wishing that our members have a relaxing Memorial day filled with family, friends, and memories.

The ACCG office will be closed, Monday May 29th in observance of Memorial Day and will reopen Tuesday, May 30th.

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