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Southside staging civil rights drama

Cheryl Booker, Adrienne Harris, Lauran Wilkerson star in the production. Photo/Special.

Southside Theatre Guild is proud to announce in celebration of Black History Month the award winning play, “Waiting to be Invited.” The play will be performed beginning Feb. 6 and running for the next three weekends. “Waiting to be Invited” takes place in 1964  Atlanta.

Four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by city bus to a “whites only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store. Their purpose is to “test” their newly acquired civil rights handed down by the Supreme Court outlawing segregation in eating establishments. Read More»

Mary Elinore Pollock Crea King

Mary Elinore Pollock Crea King, better known as "M.E.", passed away on January 27, 2014, under the loving care of her family at Southwest Christian Care.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Caroline Crea, her husband, Carl G. King, Sr., her grandson, Benjamin Butler King, her sister, Caroline Crea Smith and her brother, John Crea. Read More»

Leroy Edward Richardson, of LaGrange

Mr. Leroy Edward Richardson, of LaGrange, died on January 25, 2014.

Mr. Richardson was born on December 13, 1939 in Lawrence, Mass. to the late Elmer and Pauline Richardson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Lee Richardson and a brother, Peter Richardson.

Mr. Richardson proudly served his country in the United States Navy and retired as owner of Stone Fence Farms Landscaping. He was a member of the Concord Baptist Church and a member of the Woolsey Masonic Lodge #334. Read More»

Georgia DOT crews working non-stop to clear metro roadways

UPDATE Wednesday, 9:40 a.m. – Temperatures in the mid-teens early Wednesday challenged Georgia Department of Transportation crews working to keep roadways clear of snow and ice, not just in metro Atlanta but statewide.

GDOT is utilizing all its resources in clearing roadways; in Atlanta, almost 300 workers have been scraping ice and treating the highways. Read More»

Religion Briefs 01/29/14

LDS plans Valentine Dance
The Peachtree City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) will host an Adult (ages 18 and up) Valentines Dance Saturday, Feb. 8, from 7 – 10 p.m., at the church, 101 Peachtree Pkwy. South. There is  no charge; everyone is welcome.

ESL classes continue at Carriage Lane Read More»

Religion Briefs 01/22/14

B’nai Israel sponsors community dance
Congregation B’nai Israel will sponsor a “Swing to the ‘60s Dance Fundraiser” Saturday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tyrone Depot, 847 Senoia Rd. in Tyrone. Dance to the sounds of the renowned band, “Second Time Around.” The event will also feature dance demonstrations, a full buffet dinner and dessert, all for $25 per person. For more info or to reserve, contact Angie Ellis at 678-817-7162 or cbiadmin@bnai-Israel.net

Bond Servant Bible study offered Read More»

Laverne Leverett, 72, of Union City

Laverne Leverett, 72, of Union City, passed away January 19, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband Sherman Joe Leverett.

She is survived by her sons David (Charlotte) Leverett and William (Sandy) Boyd; grandchildren Brent & Jonathan Leverett and Sydney & Chandler Boyd; great-grandchild Kaitlyn Leverett; sister Charlotte Thomas; sister-in-law Betty Bishop; also nieces & nephews. Read More»

Religion Briefs 01/15/14

B’nai Israel plans King Day event Read More»

Religion Briefs 01/08/14

GriefShare begins at Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Catholic Church will offer GriefShare, a 13-week Christian video/discussion support group for those who are coping with the death of a loved one, either recently or from years past. Sessions will start on Jan. 8 and 10. The church offers an evening program on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. or a morning program on Fridays from 9:30-11:30 a.m in Room #103 in the Faith Formation building. For more information, contact Gayle Reddy, 770- 631-8251.

GriefShare starts Jan. 9 Read More»

Rep. Ramsey: Legislative session will be ‘quick’

Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, in the well of the House of Representatives. Photo from his website.

The Georgia Legislature is about to kick off its annual 40-day session, and the theme may turn out to be “efficiency and expediency.”

Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, said the big chore as always will be to shore up the state’s budget expenses between the year-end supplemental budget and the coming fiscal year’s budget. But looming shortly in the distance is the prospect of politicking, specifically a much earlier qualification deadline in March to run for office. Read More»