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Gladys Cathy Garr, 98, of Union City

Gladys Cathy Garr

Gladys Cathy Garr, 98, of Union City passed away May 22, 2014.

Mrs. Garr was the retired owner of The Dwarf House of Gifts at Greenbrier Mall. She was also a retired Officer of Cascade Garden Club, and a member of Fayette Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Garr was preceded in death by her husband William Lamar Garr, and a daughter Lamartine Garr Peevy. Read More»

Brown wins his PTC district; Harbin, Studdard in runoff for Ga. Senate

Confounding his vocal critics, Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown in Tuesday Republican voting overpowered two former mayors of Peachtree City to win the Post 3 slot without a runoff with a 52 percent total.

Brown has no Democrat opposition in November, so he is assured of another four years on the commission.
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History, legacy of the English Bible coming to Christian City Thursday

Michael Morgan will bring samples from his collection of Bibles to Christian City on Thursday, May 22. Photo/Special.

This Thursday, Christian City will host “The History and Legacy of the English Bible.” Collector Michael Morgan will speak on the “first generation” of the English Bible from Wycliffe through the King James Version. This free event is open to the public and sponsored by Christian City’s Life Enrichment Department and the Christian City Men’s Club.

Morgan will speak in the Sparks Inn Auditorium on the Christian City campus in Union City at 3 p.m., with a question and answer session to follow. Items from his collection will also be on display in the auditorium from 1 – 3 p.m. Read More»

Religion Briefs 05/21/14

COS changes worship schedule
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City has announced a change in the worship schedule for the summer. Contemporary worship in the Fellowship Hall will now take place at 9:45 a.m. Traditional services remain unchanged -— Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

MRBC youth to host yard sale Read More»

First Summer World Music Festival set

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall (www.spiveyhall.org), the Southeast’s premier recital hall renowned internationally for its superior acoustics and the excellence of its classical, jazz and world music artists, has announced details of its 2014 summer education programming. Read More»

Bobby Kenneth Carson, age 81 of Brooks

Bobby Kenneth Carson

Mr. Bobby Kenneth Carson, age 81 of Brooks, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Brightmoor Hospice.

Mr. Carson was born in Brooks, Ga. on April 24, 1933. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Blalock Carson and Annie Bates Carson, his wife, Jacqueline Evans Carson. He was retired from Wheels and Brakes and a member of Brooks Baptist Church. Read More»

Religion Briefs 05/14/14

Holly Grove fish fry, yard sale planned
Holly Grove AME Church will host  a Fish Fry and Yard Sale Event on Saturday, May 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 400 Holly Grove Church Road, Peachtree City. Items for sale will include fish dinners, hot dogs, sodas, snacks, and a variety of treasured items. Delivery will be accepted within a five-mile radius with a minimum order of two or more dinners placed in advance. Orders may be placed with Bro. Adell Penson, 678-687-8395.

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Manning, Johnston, Harbin lead campaign contributions race

Manning, Johnston, Harbin lead campaign contributions race

If money talks, we may have a pretty good idea of who the frontrunners are in the seven-man race to replace Tyrone resident Ronnie Chance as the state senator for the 16th district, which includes parts of Fayette, Spalding, Pike and Lamar counties. Read More»

Religion Briefs 05/07/14

LDS to offer family history class tonight
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS)  will offer a Georgia Family History Resources Class for those who need help finding their Georgia roots. The class will be held Wednesday, May 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. in rooms 108 and 109 at the church, 2021 Redwine Road, Fayetteville. For more information contact mskeillor@gmail.com.

Summit will celebrate with portraits Read More»

John Malcolm Mikels, Jr. age 78 of Jonesboro

Mr. John Malcolm Mikels, Jr. age 78 of Jonesboro, Ga. passed away May 4, 2014.

He was born in Bloomington, Ind. to the late John Malcolm Mikels, Sr. and Oneta Myrtle Ridge Mikels.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Jacqueline Sue Rowland.

Johnny faithfully served his country in the United States Army stationed in Germany and was a retired truck driver. Johnny enjoyed driving, fishing, working puzzles and was an avid reader, especially his newspaper. Read More»