Photo by Heather Middleton
By Mehgaan Jones
County residents will have the opportunity to meet and greet Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, and express any community concerns they may have, on Saturdays, through the month of March.
The sheriff welcomes county residents to come to "Substation Super Saturdays" which will be held at specific community substations every Saturday, in the months of February and March, during the hours of 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., said Clayton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Deputy Alicia Parkes.
"The residents of Clayton County make Clayton County what it is," said Sheriff Kimbrough. "They have a vested interest in the growth and productivity of our community as a whole."
"Clayton County has so much to offer...our residents need to know that their needs and wants matter," he added.
The substations are former school system trailers, that were donated to the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, by Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Edmond Heatley, Parkes explained.
"The purpose of the substations is to allow citizens to have better access to law enforcement, as well as enhance law enforcement presence in the community and around schools," she added.
"I anticipate a good turnout," said Kimbrough. "I want to hear from our residents personally."
The dates and locations for the month of February are as follows:
*Feb. 5: Harper Elementary/Sequoyah Middle School, 95 Valley Hill Road, in Riverdale
*Feb. 12: East Clayton Elementary, 2750 Forest Parkway, in Ellenwood
*Feb. 19: Northcutt Elementary, 5451 West Fayetteville Road, in College Park
*Feb. 26: Lovejoy High School, 1587 McDonough Road, in Hampton
Dates and locations for March will be announced, Parkes said.
For more information, contact Deputy Alicia Parkes at (678) 898-5414, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.