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South Fulton jazzes up Georgia Cities Week
by Noreen Cochran
April 15, 2014 02:57 PM | 1355 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Through Saturday, East Point, Fairburn and Union City will join the other 533 municipalities across the state celebrating the 14th annual Georgia Cities Week.

According to the Georgia Municipal Association, the observation is meant to heighten residents’ awareness of the role cities play in enhancing their quality of life and how city government works.

East Point Mayor Jannquell Peters issued a proclamation last Monday in support of the week.

“This week offers an important opportunity to spread the word to all the citizens of Georgia that they can shape and influence this branch of government which is closest to the people,” she said.

Association spokes-woman Amy Henderson said Fairburn is celebrating its 160th birthday Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a groundbreaking ceremony for its multipurpose venue and a tour of campuses, the historic district, its retail corridor and Fairburn United Methodist Church, also founded in 1854.

Interested participants are asked to RSVP to event@fairburn.com.

Union City is recognizing the week’s theme of People, Place, Purpose with activities reflecting “the qualities that make cities cultural, economic and social drivers of the community,” according to Assistant City Clerk Ricky L. Clark Jr.

Today from noon to 1 p.m., the city invites residents to spend their lunch hour at the corner of Watson and Union streets during the UC Live: Jamming in Mayors’ Park jazz concert.

Casme’ will be the featured artist.

“This multi-talented singer, songwriter, dancer, humanitarian and motivational speaker has been featured in films such as Tyler Perry’s ‘I Can Do Bad All By Myself,’ TBS’s ‘House of Payne,’ ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ and ‘Braxton Family Values’ as well as several other BET shows,” Clark said in a statement.

Also in recognition of the week, the city on Tuesday held a Hometown Connection during which city, state and federal officials met regarding programs and projects “designed to move the city forward,” Clark said.

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