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Ecumenical service to kick off MLK events

— A week of events leading up to the Jan. 21 holiday honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will begin in a house of God and end in the streets of Jonesboro.

State Sen. Gail Davenport (D-Jonesboro) and the Concerned Black Citizens Coalition of Clayton County will host the 28th annual Clayton County Ecumenical Service at Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church Sunday at 3 p.m.

Davenport and the coalition are also expected to hold their 22nd annual Clayton County Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast Jan. 19.

The Elijah Masonic Lodge No. 309/Electra Special No. 109 Eastern Star’s 13th annual Clayton County MLK Parade is then expected to be held in Jonesboro on the holiday.

Check and read Friday’s edition of Clayton News Daily for additional details about these upcoming Martin Luther King Jr.-related events.