Regional

Holiday theatre season approaches

The cast of "The Collins Family Christmas.' Photo/Submitted.

Over 40 of the area’s most popular and talented performers will gather at Southside Theatre Guild from December 11-14 to present the world premiere of an original holiday show, “The Collins Family Christmas” destined to be a holiday favorite.

The production is written and directed by Chris Shellnutt with musical direction by Ed Richardson. Shellnutt most recently directed “The Nerd” at Southside Theatre Guild and last year’s special presentation of “Smoke on the Mountain.”

Richardson most recently directed “Always Patsy Cline”and appeared in “Smoke on the Mountain” at Southside. Read More»

Grace Bernhard Sprayberry of Stockbridge

Grace Bernhard Sprayberry

Grace Bernhard Sprayberry of Stockbridge, Ga. passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 5, 2014. Read More»

Religion Briefs 11/05/14

Billy Graham’s ‘My Hope’ set for Nov. 8
Members of Community Christian Church, 349 Kenwood Rd., Fayetteville (off Ga. Highway 314), invite the community to join them in Billy Graham’s “My Hope” 2014. The national outreach program will take place on Saturday, Nov. 8  from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Food will be served from 2 - 3:15.  Come as you are, casual dress encouraged. For more info, call 770-460-9745.

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Get ready for 'chair-ity' event Dec.4

Several unique items will be up for bid at the silent auction. Photo/Submitted.

Some wonderful volunteers, community leaders and the local art community are coming together to host the 8th annual Chair-ity event Dec.4 at the Dolce in Peachtree City benefiting the abandoned, abused, and otherwise homeless children who live in the cottages at The Children’s Village at Christian City. Our kids are so blessed to have this support.

Tickets are $25 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, live jazz performed by the Peachtree Pops Ensemble, and a silent auction where you can shop for that special someone on your holiday list. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Read More»

A half-dozen burned dogs — Is it evil or just ignorance?

Erin Meurer, rescue coordinator for Fayette Animal Hospital, holds Maddy, a 4-month-old bulldog mix, recovering from burns most likely caused by an over-the-counter flea prevention treatment. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Fayette Animal Hospital has treated 6 in the past 6 months from S. Fulton

Six badly burned dogs have been found in and around Fulton County in the past six months and five of them were treated in Fayette.

A Rottweiler, Dante, was found first, with burns covering his backside. Then 4-month-old pit bull-boxer mix Baloo, and 12-week-old lab mix, Cubbie, soon after. The worst was Tiberius, a Rottweiler around 5 years old, who was found with second- and third-degree burns covering his back and with blood seeping from his paws. Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/29/14

Hopewell’s Fall Festival is tonight
Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will host a Fall Festival  tonight, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. The festival will feature “Touch the Truck,” with fire trucks, trash trucks, and other vehicles, as well as Face Painting/Tattoo Station, Bouncy Castle, Decorate a Pumpkin, Mummy Wrap, and a costume contest with prizes for ages 3-12. Hot dogs, snacks and  Trick or Treat candy will be available.  The church is at 351 Jenkins Rd., directly across from Sandy Creek High. For more information call 770-306-7537.
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'Biloxi Blues' now open

From left,Jonathan Harrell, Nate Gutoski, Jack Allison, R Clay Johnson, Jason Lindsey, Robert Logan Timberlake. Photo/Special.

Southside Theatre Guild in downtown Fairburn presents the first show of their upcoming season of quality community theatre. Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” opens Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. and runs for the next three weekends. Friday – Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2:30 p.m.

 This is the second in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon’s trilogy that began with “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and concluded with “Broadway Bound.” Read More»

Some local officials nervous before Wednesday ARC vote

Today is the day that the Atlanta Regional Commission is scheduled to vote on proposed changes in its bylaws that have raised concerns among numerous local government leaders, including some in Fayette County.

The regular ARC board meeting is at 1 p.m. at the commission’s office in downtown Atlanta.

The primary issue is a possible consolidation of power within the ARC board chairman’s position, allowing him or her unprecedented authority in the selection of committee members and other key matters. Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/22/14

Three-day reformation conference set
Heritage Reformed Baptist Church will have its Annual Reformation Conference Friday Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., Saturday Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. The speaker will be Dr. James Renihan, director of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies at Westminster Seminary, Escondido, Calif. His topic will be The Reformation in England.  A nursery will be provided for infants  up to 4 years. The church is at 150 Lester Road, Fayetteville, next to Cleveland Elementary.
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Watch out for ARC blatant power grab

To: All Elected Representatives (state and local)

CC: The ARC Board, Media

 Subject: Atlanta Regional Commission Proposed Bylaws Change

 This letter is to inform you of the proposed governing bylaws change for the Atlanta Regional Commission. There has been very little coverage in the media and the last two monthly newsletters from the ARC have not made any mention of it. The changes are being characterized as just “housekeeping” since they were last modified in 1971, although we believe they are far more sweeping and significant than just housekeeping. Read More»