Q&A on the News

Q: We heard that Costco will be opening a new store on Dallas Highway next to Gerber Collision & Glass. Can you tell us when this might happen?

ELOISE S. PINO, MARIETTA

A: A Costco spokesperson said the membership warehouse club does not comment about future locations until usually two to three months in advance of the store opening. A list of new locations on the Costco website does not include any in Georgia, as of May 9.

Neighbor Newspapers reported in March that the Paulding County Board of Commissioners approved a zoning change for a 66-acre property on Charles Hardy Parkway/Ga. Hwy. 120, which is also called Dallas Highway. Costco submitted plans in December, the paper noted, to locate a 152,000-square-foot warehouse club on 25 acres near Gerber Collision & Glass on the north side of the roadway in Dallas.

Q: How much has been raised for the three churches that burned in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana?

RAY HAWKINS, JONESBORO

A: A GoFundMe campaign raised $2.1 million, which exceeded the goal of $1.8 million. The campaign is no longer accepting donations.

Louisiana’s Seventh District Missionary Baptist Association hosted the GoFundMe campaign, and it noted that donations are for Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas, and St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre.

“All of your generous donations will be disbursed equally among all three churches for not only rebuilding their sanctuaries, but for the purchase of all necessities lost in the fires, including pews, sound system, musical instruments, etc.,” according to description on the fundraising site.

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