Religion Briefs 021710

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Thomas Crossroads girls raise money for Haiti victims

Red Cross volunteer Tracey Crane receives a check for $1,400 for Haiti’s earthquake victims from Thomas Crossroads Elementary School 4th graders Riley Scruggs and Taylor Racht. The two girls initiated the “Pennies for the Poor” project at the school and raised the funds over a 10-day period.

It is always relevant for a person to think of the plight of others and go into action to lend a hand. Such an action is no less significant when it is born in the minds and hearts of two 4th graders. And that is what happened as Thomas Crossroads Elementary School students Taylor Racht and Riley Scruggs began the “Pennies for the Poor” effort that raised $1,400 for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Read More»

FreeSpeech for 02-10-10

Anyone else notice all the new crosswalks in town? They connect to about a four-foot pad of concrete. What’s up with that?

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Religion Briefs 021010

CDM plans seminar on single ladies
Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM), 114 West Campbellton St., Fairburn, will host a seminar entitled “All the Single Ladies,” Friday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor Timothy Frazier who will discuss “the truth about what and how men think about women.” For further information and/or directions, contact the CDM office, 770-969-8370. No nursery or childcare will be offered.

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Fayette County Teacher of the Year finalists named

Friday is usually the favorite day of the week for most people, and for three teachers, it was a day that they will not soon forget.

The Teacher of the Year prize patrol made surprise classroom visits on Jan. 29 congratulating the three finalists selected to vie for the 2010 Fayette County Teacher of the Year title. The three finalists are Sally Meyer, Crabapple Lane Elementary; Jamie Munoz, Bennett’s Mill Middle; and Carrie Collins, Peeples Elementary. Read More»

Young scientists showcase experiments

Have you ever wondered about the recovery time of pH in the human mouth, effect of a lacrosse stick’s length on velocity or the role of PGC-1 alpha in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease? These are just a sampling of questions on the minds of Fayette’s budding scientists that were explored at the 2010 Fayette County Science and Engineering Fair. Read More»

The Dinoff School gets its permit

The last obstacle that stood between the dream of a school for gifted students and its realization was a special-use permit. The Griffin Board of Commissioners approved this permit at its last meeting, which made it official for The Dinoff School for Gifted Students.

The private school, in a former sewing mill on Broad Street, will open its doors in August and serve high school students only.

The school’s founder and designated headmaster, Lesley Dinoff, said that administration will initially accept 100 students for the 2010 school year, but will likely expand capacity over time. Read More»

All Class Reunion for Fulton High School graduates set for March 13

Fulton High School will have their 11th annual Multi Class Reunion on March 13. The event will mark the 95th anniversary of the Fulton High Red Birds. If you attended or graduated you are welcome to come. We would appreciate you letting us know so that the food prepared will be enough. Read More»

Columnist Williams omitted Haitian history

In a recent editorial, Professor Walter E. Williams states that the reason why natural disasters take fewer lives in this country is because we have greater wealth and that Haiti is suffering from self-inflicted poverty. Please allow this 55-year-old educated black American to share with your many readers some little-known history about Haiti and France that the professor somehow conveniently omitted. Read More»

Religion Briefs 020310

Prince of Peace plans benefit concert
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Ga. Highway 314 in Fayetteville will present the Third Annual Reggie Johnson Fund Cancer Benefit Concert Saturday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature local area youth bands. Tickets are $5 each or $20 per family. For more information, call the church, 770-461-3403.

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