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