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Walmart "re-vitalizes" to win old customers back

Walmart "re-vitalizes" to win old customers back

ATLANTA – In effort to revive their customer base, Walmart is “re-invigorating” their price leadership promise.

According to Walter Woods of Cohn and Wolfe, “Walmart is putting the customer at the center of everything and taking specific steps to deliver one-stop shopping to its customers.”

Walmart is increasing their competitive checks to offer lower prices on many items. They’re also partnering with different suppliers to lower the cost per item on many of their items.

In additon to those changes, the company is bringing back its “Ad Match” policy, making it easier for customers to actually see their savings.

Conyers host a number of city planners, April 13

CONYERS, Ga. – The Heart and Soul Bus Tour will stop in Olde Town Conyers on April 13. The bus is sponsored by the Georgia Cities Foundation (GCF) and is populated by philanthropists, developers, media and state officials.

The three-day tour will stop in Conyers, Covington, Monroe, Athens, Watkinsville, Greensboro, Washington, Augusta, Thompson and Madison.

About 50 guests, with invested interests, in downtowns will arrive on April 13 for a one hour to tour successful projects in Olde Town Conyers.

According to the City of Conyers, “Those taking part in the tour will be welcomed by Olde Town stakeholders including business owners, school children, Conyers Main Street board members and city leadership and will be treated to tours of revitalized downtown landmarks:  the Conyers Welcome Center/Depot, The Pointe and the Olde Town Gallery and Cultural Center.”

Teach kids to be hunter-gathers during the "Hook and Learn" Weekend

Teach kids to be hunter-gathers during the "Hook and Learn" Weekend

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Join the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for a weekend of learning with the new “Hook and Lean” program at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. This program runs from April 8-10 and is the first in a series of advanced hunter and aquatic education classes.

The “Hook and Learn” weekend is geared toward teaching children how to fish. This weekend long program focuses on hunting and fishing skills and conservation knowledge.

According to the DNR the weekend will teach your child “ishing techniques, how to clean your catch, how to tie knots, fly-fishing instructions, fish biology” and will take children fishing, of course.

The Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center is located in Mansfield, GA. Adults and children over 16 must possess a current fishing license and WMA license or they can purchase a 3-day fishing license. (See state regulations for more information at www.gofishgeorgia.com).

Kroger warms customers of possible spam emails

Kroger warms customers of possible spam emails

ATLANTA – Recently, Kroger sent their Kroger Plus customers’ a letter explaining that “someone outside of the company” had tapped into their data base and obtained customers’ names and email addresses.

According to Kroger, the data base contained names and email addresses of customers who voluntarily provided their names and email addresses to Kroger.

Kroger warning their customers to not be alarmed if they receive spam email messages and they apologize for any inconvenience. Kroger, also, wants to remind their customers not to open emails from senders they don’t know.

Also, “Kroger would never ask you to email personal information such as credit card numbers or social security numbers. If you receive such a request, it did not come from Kroger and should be deleted.”  

If you have any concerns, you are welcomed to call Kroger’s customer service center at 1-800-Krogers (1-800-576-4377).

Community members to gather for benefit party

Community members to gather for benefit party

COVINGTON, Ga. – On Sunday, April 3, a benefit party will be held for Gary and Debbie Clark, who lost their home, last month, in a fire. The party will be held at 10291 Highway 278 in Covington.

According to the organizers, the party will feature: live music, a bake sale, a yard sale, crafts for children and, perhaps, a moonwalk. All proceeds will be donated to Gary and Debbie Clark.

Organizers are accepting all types of donations; their primary goal is to see community support.

10th Annual Cheerios Challenge registration open

10th Annual Cheerios Challenge registration open

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Family YMCA will be holding their 10th Annual Cheerios Challenge which is set for Saturday, April 16th.

Registration for this event has begun it is promising to be bigger than ever. Last year, 1.029 walkers and runners participated in the event which included a 10K/5K road race and a 1-miles fun run/walk. This year, runners can use their results at Peachtree Road Race qualifiers.

The race will start and finish at 2140 Newton Drive and the 10K will begin at 7:30a.m. and the 5K at 9:30 a.m.

Registration will be open until April 12 and ranges from $15-$20.  The male and female who come in first, in both the 5K and 10K will be awarded a $100 cash price.

Race packets can be picked up from the Covington YMCA which is located at 2140 Newton Drive in Covington.  

Jessa and Jordan Anderson to perform at Covington FUMC

Jessa and Jordan Anderson to perform at Covington FUMC

COVINGTON, Ga. – Join Jessa and Jordan Anderson for their free concert at the First United Methodist Church of Covington at 7 p.m.

The Andersons are from Nashville and perform music that “speak(s) of their relationship with God and people”. To learn more, visit www.myspace.com/jessaanderson.