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Community Shepherds aim to help Dalton-Gurley area


September 6, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

The Community Shepherds, a new nonprofit, Christian-inspired but non-denominational community group, seeks to bring help wherever it is needed in the Dalton and Gurley areas. Group members Jim Larson, left, Bud Gillespie, Barb Reimers and Rol Rushman, met Wednesday at Dalton's former Presbyterian Church to discuss where they can focus their efforts.

DALTON - A new non-profit group has formed to help the Dalton and Gurley communities, and the surrounding area, in whatever way they need help.

The Dalton Community Shepherds gather in Dalton's former Presbyterian Church, at 404 Francis St., in Dalton, and while they are personally motivated by their Christian faith, are a non-denominational entity.

"We're here to do things like a church does, but we are not a church," Jim Larson, group president, said, adding, "Whatever the community has a need for, we want to help with."

Already, the group has used its building as a community space to hos...

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