🌱 Georgias Bipartisan Psychological Well being Invoice + Funding For Agriculture


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Hi there everyone! I’m back in your inbox with your fresh edition of the Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch newsletter. Let’s get this Friday started off right, with a quick dive into everything you need to know about what’s happening these days in town. Today’s briefing includes news about:

  • Georgia’s bipartisan mental health bill.
  • Officials are conducting a statewide search for an escaped inmate.
  • Deadline for Georgians who are looking to consider funding opportunities in agriculture.

But first, today’s weather: Some brightening. High: 75 Low: 64.


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Here are the top stories in Decatur-Avondale Estates today:

  1. A bill intended to address and sensitize police practices and training in Georgia was produced yesterday, according to a sponsor of the bill. Police currently have operating procedures in place already, however with bill SB 329, police will be held accountable for standards that may differ depending upon the department and district. (11Alive.com WXIA)
  2. Georgia Department of Corrections officials are conducting a statewide search for an Decatur inmate who left his work detail in Bainbridge. According to authorities, Aaron Lee Fore fled the work area in a stolen vehicle. The 2015 GMC Acadia had a Georgia license plate reading RNW4154. Fore is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. Authorities are asking the public not to approach Fore if they see him, but rather, call 478-992-5111 or dial 911. (11Alive.com WXIA)
  3. Today is the signup deadline for those in Georgia who are looking to consider funding opportunities in agriculture. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia is offering statewide benefits, including increased crop yields and decreased inputs, amongst other benefits. (Southeast AgNet)
  4. Georgia’s bipartisan mental health bill, HB 520, once seemed to be a bit promising has now slowed down as it reached the Senate. The bill has failed to clear the deadline for it to advance, though there is still hope for it next year. The bill was once championed by the late House Speaker David Ralston. (Georgia Recorder)

Today in Decatur-Avondale Estates:

From my notebook:

  • The City of Decatur’s Storm Water Master Plan has been awarded the Master Plan Award by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals and is featured in the spring 2023 issue of the Georgia Operator magazine. (City of Decatur GA- Government via Facebook)
  • Interested in environmental justice? Scout Troop 103, and Ranger Jonah for Rivers Alive’s Mason Mill Cleanup of the South Fork Peachtree Creek Watershed have an opportunity for you on April 16 from 1-3 p.m. You can register on the website. (Georgia Interfaith Power & Light via Facebook)
  • The Writers’ Festival Research Guide produced by McCain Library lists books available in McCain Library by visiting authors. You may access interviews and talks hosted by the authors and links to reviews and articles about their work. (McCain Library, Agnes Scott College via Facebook)

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About me: Cherryl Young DBA MamaNyeMatters. I was born in Providence, Rhode Island and moved to Georgia in 2017. My first children’s book, You Are the Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow was published in 2021. I’ve worked in Atlanta and Gwinnett County Public Schools assisting children who have special needs. I studied Community Development @ Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. My Purpose In Life Is To Connect, Create, Inspire, Write, and Expand and I am ELATED to Be Here as a Contributing Writer @ Patch! Journey With Me…

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