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New Monasticism leader to speak at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church

New Monasticism leader to speak at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- On Sunday, Feb. 1, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church will host author, social activist, and visionary leader Shane Claiborne. The public is welcome to attend.

Claiborne, a founder of the Simple Way community in inner-city Philadelphia, is one of the most well-known thinkers in The New Monasticism—a movement that emphasizes, among other things, communal life, hospitality, contemplative lives, and practical engagement of the poor.

Claiborne will preach at Holy Innocents’ during the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services. At the 10:15 a.m. Faith Forum, he will speak about the “Marks of a New Monasticism,” which addresses topics such as racial reconciliation and community living.

“Let’s move beyond complaining about the Church we see, and let start becoming the Church we dream of,” Claiborne has said.

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

Former Decatur mayor shares tips on building community in Sandy Springs

Former Decatur mayor shares tips on building community in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Leadership Sandy Springs (LSS) presented their twice annual Breakfast Buzz event November 5 at Morgan Falls Café featuring keynote speaker former Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd.

Attended by local community leaders and LSS alumni and guests, Floyd spoke from his long-term experience on economic development and how it can be used as an effective tool for building small businesses, great restaurants and desirable residential properties. In line with LSS’ theme of Building Community, Floyd shared his experiences in fostering collaboration between the rich Decatur culture of businesses, volunteers, and the arts community. 

Leadership Sandy Springs launches 2015 class with fiesta, mountain retreat

Leadership Sandy Springs launches 2015 class with fiesta, mountain retreat

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Leadership Sandy Springs Class of 2015 launched its year of learning and connecting with a fiesta celebration on Sept. 3 at Heritage Sandy Springs with 125 alumni, board members, sponsors, staff, and founding member Ludovico “Ludi” Villanueva in attendance.

Surrounded by this supportive presence, the 32 new class members came together to be welcomed at the kick-off event. Together, they represent diverse backgrounds with over 11 industry sectors.

Emory St. Joseph's names new CEO

Emory St. Joseph's names new CEO

ATLANTA -- Craig McCoy will become CEO of Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, effective Sept. 1.

McCoy joined Emory Healthcare in May 2011 as CEO of Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and has served as interim CEO of Saint Joseph's since May 2014.

Prior to joining Emory, McCoy served as CEO of a hospital in Phoenix, Ariz owned by Vanguard Health System. He holds a bachelor's degree from Furman University and a master's of health administration from Medical University of South Carolina/Clemson University.

UHY LLP adds Daniel Vazquez as staff consultant

UHY LLP adds Daniel Vazquez as staff consultant

ATLANTA -- UHY LLP announced the appointment of Daniel Vazquez as staff consultant. Vazquez will be based in the Atlanta office, serving UHY clients nationwide. He is responsible for enterprise optimization, management consulting, and finance transformation for UHY clients as part of the Management & Technology Consulting group and reports to UHY principal, Cindy Hannafey.

“Daniel Vazquez brings a first-class education in finance to the table, making him a highly qualified new addition to our UHY team,” said Hannafey.

Vazquez’s professional skills and qualifications include:

Mark Trail cartoonist retires at 90

Mark Trail cartoonist retires at 90

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- In a Sandy Springs house, in the basement is a portal, a doorway to childhood for the millions of us who grew up reading the funny papers -- learning about wildlife from a photographer and writer named Mark Trail.

"I guess I really feel like I was Mark Trail myself," Jack Elrod said.

It's no wonder Elrod feels like his title character. He has worked on the nationally syndicated strip for 64 of its 68 years -- most of those years from his basement office decorated with national awards.