Ga. hospitals say thanks to Gov. Deal

On behalf of all 170 hospitals across Georgia, I want to express appreciation to Governor Deal for his steadfast resolve and determination to ensure the safety and welfare of hospital patients and caregivers during last week’s icy road traffic jam.

His office proactively reached out to me early in the afternoon of the first day to ask if any of Georgia’s hospitals needed help with road access to the emergency room.

Thankfully, our Emergency Preparedness Center reported that all was reasonably accessible. Read More»

David Herrin Sr., 70, of Griffin

David Herrin Sr.

October 18, 1943 - February 2, 2014

A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Mr. David Herrin Sr., 70, of Griffin, Ga., passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Somerby Assisted Living of Senoia.

He was born in Nahunta, Ga. on October 18, 1943. Read More»

Ashleigh Webster memorial 2014

Ashleigh Webster

1988 - 2006

Days of sadness still come over us
Tears in silence often flow,
For memories keep you near us
Though you died eight years ago

Dad, Mom, Rox, Lex and Kris

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

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»

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