First day of classes at the GMC extension is August 8, and the college is offering free tuition to 2011 graduates for the first term.
The city of Stone Mountain celebrated the opening of Georgia Military College in the village Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Marking the significance of the event for the city, Mayor Patricia Wheeler declared July 18 to be Georgia Military College Day. "I'm looking forward to enrolling students and getting this campus buzzing," Janis Anderson, the director of the extension, said before cutting the big red ribbon stretched in front of the door of the newly renovated building that houses the extension. State representatives Billy Mitchell and Michele Hanson were on hand for the ceremony, and both remarked on the vision and foresight of the city's government in bringing the college to the historic village. U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson and …
Two local churches are asking children in the community to help paint a wall mural for Stone Mountain city.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
You’ve seen community murals in other cities -- Atlanta, Chicago, and Nashville, the list goes on. Now, two local churches in Stone Mountain have pooled resources to paint a mural entitled “Main Street.” Well-known artists have stepped forward to sketch the work of art and provide the finishing touches. Stone Mountain First United Methodist and Stone Mountain First Baptist Churches invite the community’s children to participate in this beautification project. Two local artists, Olivia Thomason, an illustrator and artist known for southern folk art, and Susan Coletti will sketch the Main Street Mural. “I live in Stone Mountain so I’m naturally interested in helping with our town beautification” says Thomason. “This is one way in which I …