Grantville’s old-time gospel sings return to twice a month

Southern Country Gospel Singing at Grantville’s renovated Railroad Freight Depot for 2010 has returned to two Sings on each month — the fourth Friday and Saturday nights.

On Friday night, April 23, all three of the groups hail from Columbus, Ga. — Crystal River, Carolyn Wiggins, and One Accord.

On Saturday night, April 24, there will also be three groups in concert, Young Spirit from Manchester, the Carter Family from LaGrange, and the Morris Family from Eufaula, Ala. Read More»

Religion Briefs 04/14/10

Bethany plans yard sale
Bethany United Methodist Church will have a yard sale Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. Bethany is at 607 Rivers Rd. (corner of Rivers/Milam and Lee’s Lake Roads) in north Fayette County. For more information, call 770-964-6999.

MRBC will host Spring Fling April 17 Read More»


Mr. & Mrs. Barnes

Allison Leigh Ginn and Kiley Preston Barnes were married in an outdoor wedding at the Foundation Ranch in Anniston, Ala. on Nov. 21, 2009. Judge Ryan Robertson was the officiant. Read More»

Local candidates to begin qualifying on April 26

County Commission, Board of Education each have 2 posts up for reelection

A five-day period for qualifying begins the week of April 26 for two positions on the Fayette County Board of Education and two positions on the Fayette County Commission.

Candidates must qualify with their respective party starting at 9 a.m. Monday, April 26. Qualifying ends at noon on Friday, April 30.

The seats up for election on the school board are the Post 4 seat held by Lee Wright and the Post 5 seat held by Bob Todd. Both are serving in their second four-year terms. Read More»

Southern Crescent Chorale raises $4,200 for Children's Village at Christian City

The Southern Crescent Chorale is happy to announce that the annual Benefit Concert held on Saturday, March 27 raised over $4,200.00 for the Children's Village at Christian City. In addition to a performance by the Southern Crescent Chorale, under the direction of Janice Folsom, the crowd was blessed with the beautiful music of the Woodward Academy choirs under the direction of Stephen Rotz and Suzanne Woodruff. This concert marks the Chorale's sixth benefit concert. Over $20,000.00 has been raised for children's organizations in the community through these benefit concerts. Read More»

Georgia Renaissance Festival returns for 25th year

Georgia Renaissance Festival returns for 25th year

The Georgia Renaissance Festival returns for its 25th season starting this Saturday and all of the fan favorites return, including the Birds of Prey show, the joust, turkey legs, all sorts of food on a stick, the Amazing Maze and much more. Read More»

Martha Ellen Barr Stilwell, 86, formerly of Peachtree City

Martha Ellen Barr Stilwell

Martha Ellen Barr Stilwell, daughter of Jesse and Ester Barr, age 86, went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2010.

Originally from Dyer, TN, Martha Ellen and her husband Frank have resided at Winwood Retirement community in Marietta, for the last seven years. Prior to moving to Marietta, they made their home in Peachtree City, GA.

Martha Ellens’s life was centered around her love for God and making a difference in the life of everyone she touched. She did this by encouraging others to do their best. Read More»

King William McElwaney, III, 67, of Jupiter, Fla.

King William McElwaney, III, 67, of Jupiter, Fla., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at his residence.

Born in Atlanta, Ga., he had been a resident of Jupiter for nine years, coming from Palm Beach, Fla. Prior to retirement, he was the director of operations for Delta Air Lines at LaGuardia Airport, Logan Airport and JFK.

Mr. McElwaney was the coordinator for the 1996 Summer Olympics for Delta Air Lines in Atlanta. He recently started his own property management company, Complete Home Check of Jupiter. Read More»

Life membership presented to Epps at Marine Corps League meeting

George Dienhart (left) and David Epps. Photo/Special.

George Dienhart, Peachtree City, Commandant of The Marine Corps League Detachment # 1325 presented a certificate of Life Membership to Detachment Chaplain David Epps, Sharpsburg at the April meeting. Epps also received a Life Membership lapel pin and card. Read More»

St. Andrew’s collects for the babies

Molly and Kieran Marland. Photo/Honey Corbin.

Molly and Kieran Marland are shown with the items donated by the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church congregation to the Baby Peaches Program of Greater Atlanta, an organization that provides items for newborns for those families unable to purchase necessities. Page McDonald, outreach director at St. Andrew’s, coordinates the donations with Tina Patrick, Baby Peaches director, Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. For information on the program or to make a donation, call 678-481-9976. Photo/Honey Corbin.

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