Religion Briefs 03/12/14

WOG’s Lenten services start tonight
Word of God Lutheran  Church in Peachtree City will hold  Wednesday night Lenten services each week during the Lenten season from March 12 - April 9 at 7 p.m. Word of God Lutheran Church is located at 303 Kelly Dr., Suite 100, Peachtree City.  For information, call 770-897-4508 or visit

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Remove judge from office

Our two national organizations, National Down Syndrome Society and National Down Syndrome Congress, are dedicated to serving and advocating for individuals with Down syndrome.

We are outraged by Judge Christopher McFadden’s recent overturned ruling of a jury’s guilty verdicts against William Jeffrey Dumas. Dumas was convicted of repeatedly raping a young woman with Down syndrome on Oct. 18, 2010. Read More»

No ‘right’ way for rape victim to ‘behave’

As president and CEO of the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA), I am compelled to respond to a particularly troublesome sexual assault case.

A state Court of Appeals judge recently overturned a jury’s verdict that found a man guilty of raping a 24-year-old Fayette County woman in 2010. The victim has Down syndrome. Read More»

John Howard Roseberry, age 75, of Zebulon

Mr. John Howard Roseberry, age 75, of Zebulon, passed away March 5, 2014 at his home. He was born in McDonough, son of the late Raymond Roseberry and Christine Fisher Roseberry. He worked for Flooring Distributors in Atlanta for 35 years before retiring. He was a member of Hemphill Presbyterian Church in Stockbridge. John enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and cooking. One of his favorite things was cooking for his buddies at their deer camp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Kenny Roseberry. Read More»

Betty S. Thrasher, 87 of Roswell

Betty S. Thrasher

Betty S. Thrasher, 87 of Roswell, died Monday, March 10, 2014.

She was born on Aug 29, 1926, in Anniston, Ala. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of Alpharetta First United Methodist Church.

Betty is survived by her husband, C.B. Lawrence of Roswell, two daughters: Lynn Stephens and husband Gary of Ellijay, and Peggy Janowiak of Roswell, two sons: Cliff S. Thrasher and wife Sumi of Roswell and Glen C. Thrasher of Roswell, two grandchildren: Amy Jones and Nicholas Thrasher, two great-grandsons, sister: Carolyn Nelson, of St. Petersburg, Fla. and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Religion Briefs 03/05/14

WOG plans Ash Wednesday service
Word of God Lutheran  Church in Peachtree City will hold its Ash Wednesday service tonight, March 5, at 7 p.m. The service will include the imposition of ashes and holy communion. During the Lenten season, Wednesday night services will be held each week from March 12 - April 9 at 7 p.m. Word of God Lutheran Church is located at 303 Kelly Dr., Suite 100, Peachtree City.  For information, call 770-897-4508 or visit

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Barkers head up Ladies’ Winter Conference at Heritage Baptist

Frank and Barbara Barker

Barbara Barker will be the speaker at Heritage Reformed Baptist Church’s Ladies Winter Conference Friday evening March 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Her husband, Dr. Frank Barker, will preach at the Sunday morning service at Heritage March 16.

Barbara’s topic will be “Walking with Jesus -The Key Steps to the Christian Life.” Read More»

Christian City dedicates newest facilities

Community leaders, volunteers, sponsors, Christian City Trustees, and staff gathered to dedicate a new Crisis Stabilization Cottage and Multi-Court Recreational Facility on the campus of The Children’s Village at Christian City.

Among the attendees were Union City Mayor, Vince Williams; City Councilman, Brian Jones; Consumer Investigator, Dale Cardwell, and many others. Read More»

Kindness in F’ville to a man soon to die

“Hey, Mike, I just left Broadway Diner (in Fayetteville) and something kinda neat happened. I was about to leave, when the lady said, ‘Well, I can bring your check to you now.’ ‘Well, okay. I’ll get the check.’

“And then I was packing up my leftovers and she said, ‘Somebody paid for your dinner tonight.’

“And I think, they probably left, but I don’t know who it was but, anybody you know ... Well, anyway, somebody paid for my dinner, so uh, things happen when you need it. Anyway, I just thought I’d let you know, and I will talk to you later, buddy. Bye.” Read More»

Gail Wasson Lyle, age 55, of Marietta,

Mrs. Gail Wasson Lyle, age 55, of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, February 26.

A celebration of her life will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Smyrna followed by a reception of family and friends in the fellowship hall. Read More»

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