Thieves ripped off a van outside Rehoboth Baptist Church.
A van used to transport members of a local church has been stolen, and a pastor is praying for its return. Tek Dharnal, who runs the First Agape Baptist Church, told Channel 2 that the van was donated to them by a Korean ministry just two months ago, and that for many in the congregation it is the only way to attend services. The stolen vehicle is a white 1997 Ford that seats 12 and was used to "bring each and every member to church for worship," according to Channel 2. "This bus was a great blessing for our church," Dharnal said, adding that he and his congregation prayed about getting a van for two years. "We could not buy that van, but somebody at the mercy of God, they donated this van." First Agape is located within the Rehoboth …
Close to 100 volunteers spent last Saturday fixing the old homestead and cleaning up the surrounding property.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Pam McNall
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Tucker community came out in full force last weekend to support the revitalization of historic Johns Homestead Park. DeKalb County’s Natural Resources Management Office brought heavy equipment, and Friends of Johns Homestead, Tucker Civic Association, and Tucker Historical Society brought volunteers and tools. The 50 acre park, which includes the historic 1828 homestead and Twin Brothers Lakes nature preserve, now falls in Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton's District Four. She was given a tour of the homestead itself on Saturday, and the surrounding land and out-buildings. “It’s amazing to see a structure still standing from that era, right on Lawrenceville Highway,” Commissioner Sutton said, “It’s a valuable piece of our history, and …