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Religion Briefs 01/08/14

GriefShare begins at Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Catholic Church will offer GriefShare, a 13-week Christian video/discussion support group for those who are coping with the death of a loved one, either recently or from years past. Sessions will start on Jan. 8 and 10. The church offers an evening program on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. or a morning program on Fridays from 9:30-11:30 a.m in Room #103 in the Faith Formation building. For more information, contact Gayle Reddy, 770- 631-8251.

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Rep. Ramsey: Legislative session will be ‘quick’

Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, in the well of the House of Representatives. Photo from his website.

The Georgia Legislature is about to kick off its annual 40-day session, and the theme may turn out to be “efficiency and expediency.”

Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, said the big chore as always will be to shore up the state’s budget expenses between the year-end supplemental budget and the coming fiscal year’s budget. But looming shortly in the distance is the prospect of politicking, specifically a much earlier qualification deadline in March to run for office. Read More»

Thomas John Micallef, of Detroit

Thomas John Micallef, of Detroit, passed away on December 24, 2013 at the age 90.

Beloved husband of the late Mary, nee Gale, for 49 years. Loving father of Charles (Janice), Thomas Jr. (Mary Jane), Deborah (Tracy Waksler), and Roseann. Dearest grandfather of Ryan, Amy, Jennifer (Brantley) Allen, Anna (Nick) Micallef Wing, Thomas John III (Tee Jay), and great-grandfather of Natalie Allen.

Visitation Friday, January 3, 2014 from 2-9 p.m. with a rosary 8 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road, (313) 278-5100. Read More»

Religion Briefs 01/01/14

COS will host ‘Resolution Run’ Jan. 4
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church is sponsoring a “Resolution Run” on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 9 a.m.  on the 5K course at the church’s Palmetto Road property. Runners, joggers, walkers and all are invited.  Gatorade and hot chocolate will be served at the finish line. For more information, call the church office, 770-487-8717.

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First confirmed flu deaths reported in Ga.

First confirmed flu deaths reported in Ga.

The Ga. Dept. of Public Health (DPH) on Dec. 11 confirmed that Georgia has seen its first flu-related deaths of the 2013-2014 flu season and is advising that people receive a vaccination.

“DPH has lab confirmation of two flu-related deaths in the state. These are the first confirmed flu-related deaths in Georgia this flu season. Both of the deceased were adults,” said DPH Media Relations Manager Nancy Nydam. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/25/13

DCCI to hold New year’s Eve service
Destiny Christian Center, International will hold a New Year’s Eve service Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. Breakfast will be served after worship. The church is at 182 N. Glynn St (Ga. Hwy. 85), Fayetteville. For more information, call 770-719-8521 or visit www.destinycci.org.

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Kathryn Joann Lee, age 79

On Saturday, December 14, 2013 in Interlachen, Fla., Kathryn Joann (Koop) Lee passed away, joining her husband William R. Lee in the Kingdom of Our Lord. She was born March 14, 1934, the second daughter of Harold Edgar and Clara (Euler) Koop in East Meadow, Long Island, N.Y.

Kathryn was a retired pharmacy technician and enjoyed a varied work history while raising six children. She was a faithful member of Interlachen First Baptist Church. Read More»

Michael Kenneth Smallwood, 48

Mr. Michael Kenneth "Mike" Smallwood, 48, entered through the gates of Heaven at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Thomson High School Auditorium with Rev. Addison Belangia, Rev. Scott Franklin and Rev. John Spencer officiating. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery in Thomson. Read More»

Michael Kenneth Smallwood, 48

Mr. Michael Kenneth "Mike" Smallwood, 48, entered through the gates of Heaven at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Thomson High School Auditorium with Rev. Addison Belangia, Rev. Scott Franklin and Rev. John Spencer officiating. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery in Thomson. Read More»

Murray Pritchett, age 84, of Union City

Murray Pritchett

Mr. Murray Pritchett, age 84, of Union City, Ga., passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013.

Mr. Pritchett worked for the Atlanta Fire Department and was an aide to five chiefs for 16 years and owned a Gulf Service Station at Hartsfield Atlanta Airport for 28 years. He is preceded in death by his wife Amy Pritchett and is survived by two children Elizabeth Avera and Marshall Pritchett and wife Anna all of Fayetteville; grandchildren Jessica Eberhardt, Christine Cole, Holly and Michael Avera, and great grandchildren Gabrielle and Tyler Cole. Read More»