Clayton State to offer minor in Film

Clayton State University is positioning itself to be a part of the rapidly growing film industry that is about to take shape in Fayette County. The university announced recently that a Film minor will be offered in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

“In response to the explosion of the film industry in the metro Atlanta area, Clayton State introduces the Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ new Film Minor,” said university relations director John Shiffert. Clayton State’s main campus is in Morrow, but it also has a Peachtree City satellite location. Read More»

Religion Briefs 05/15/13

Jazz Festival planned at The Summit Read More»

Michael W. Portwood - memorial

Michael W. Portwood

In Loving Memory
Michael W. Portwood, Sr.

June 2, 1957 - May 10, 2003

10 Years Later...

Always in our thoughts
Forever in our hearts
Your Loving Family

Religion Briefs 05/08/13

FPC Spring Fling is May 11 downtown Read More»

Edith Anderson, age 89, of Nashville

Edith Anderson, age 89, of Nashville, Tenn. passed away on May 1, 2013.

Preceded in death by her husband, Bill Anderson. Survived by daughter, Judy (Dan) Chambers; grandson, Greg (Allison Nichols) Chambers; great grandson, Kingston Chambers; sisters, Shirley Murray & Luella Bell; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Confession of Faith classes offered

The Covenant Presbyterian Church Builders Sunday School Class will journey through a few chapters of the Westminster Confession of Faith this Spring and invites members of the community to join in. The class will begin Sunday, May 5 at 9:45 a.m. The confession offers an encapsulation of the doctrines of grace, a comprehensive summation of the Gospel, and a systematic approach to the main doctrines of the Christian faith and speaks to every Christian. Visit for more information.

Ban big garbage trucks at 4:30 a.m.

Many years ago we moved to a quiet Ebenezer Church Road from the Carlings Brewery area in Atlanta for peace and quiet of a farm/residential area.

Wow, what has happened?

At 4:30 in the a.m., we are awakened by an industrial-size garbage truck picking up an industrial-size garbage bin with the clang/bang that wakes me from a quiet sleep. The truck then roars back down the road and out of the neighborhood. Read More»

Thomas Alan Jones - memorial

Thomas Alan Jones

In loving Memory of our son
Thomas Alan Jones

Precious memories, unseen angels,
Sent from somewhere to my soul;
How they linger, ever near me,
And the sacred past unfold.

Precious memories, how they linger,
How they ever flood my soul;
In the stillness of the midnight,
Precious, sacred scenes unfold.

Suspense story opening in Fairburn

Theatre lovers have a treat in store this weekend in Fairburn.

The suspensful “Wait until Dark” opens this weekend at the Southside Theater Guild in Fairburn. The play tells the story about a cool-as-ice psychopath smooth talking his way into the home of an unsuspecting, recently blinded housewife. Unbeknownst to her, she is harboring a dangerous prize, and he’ll use every trick to get it. Spend an evening on the edge of your seat with the genre Hitchcock made classic. The show opens Thursday at 8 p.m. and runs weekends through May 19. Ticket prices for the first weekend are advanced online $14, $15 at the door. Read More»

Inez Stallard Meade, 93, of Atlanta

Inez Stallard Meade, 93, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Mullens, West Va., passed away on April 20, 2013.

Born in Scott County, Va., Mrs. Meade was the daughter of the late Orban H. and Arlie Emily Compton Stallard.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 48 years, George W. Meade; a sister and brother-in-law Bernice and Jack Burchfield; brothers Glenn and Fred Stallard and step-mother Georgia Stallard. Read More»