Parks stay open for holidays

The inside of a yurt at High Falls State Park. Yurts can be rented at certain parks in Georgia. All of Georgia’s state parks are open during the holidays. Photos/Courtesy of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

This holiday season, walk off that extra slice of pie with a heart-pumping hike.

All of Georgia’s state parks are open Christmas and New Year’s Day for visitors to enjoy peaceful scenery and active outings.

While the park entrances are open, most offices will be closed as park staff enjoy the holidays with their families.

State parks are a great way to showcase Georgia’s natural beauty to out-of-town visitors.

For just $5 parking, guests can take a stroll around a sunlit lake or enjoy the horizon from mountain overlooks. Read More»

Religion Briefs 11/26/14

COS’s chili supper is tonight
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City invites all to the annual Thanksgiving Eve Chili  Supper and Worship Service on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. Worship will follow the supper.  Worship will feature three lay speakers, Pat Rach, Brad Jubin, and Stefan Welch (via videotape). There is  no charge. The church is on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

St. Paul plans Pie Fellowship tonight Read More»

Christian City’s holiday tradition returns Dec. 4

At a recent Chair-ity Event Volunteer Committee meeting are (from left) Carla Waters, Janet McGregor Dunn, Elizabeth Lawrence, Yvonne Martin, Debi Lenox, Ashley Bonner, Vicki Turner, Pamela Greene, Anna Marie Hendry and Heidi Becker. Photo/Submitted.

Members of the Chair-ity Event Volunteer Committee are hard at work preparing for this year’s holiday celebration. The annual fundraiser for The Children’s Village at Christian City is now in its eighth year and is made possible through the efforts of dedicated volunteers, community leaders, and local artists. Read More»

‘Gift of Lights’ returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway

The Gift of Lights holiday light spectacular, one of the largest and most affordable holiday light exhibits in Metro Atlanta, is underway at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) through Saturday, Jan. 3.

It features a two-mile drive-through course with more than two million LED lights, numerous light displays and a plethora of special promotional nights.

This year’s route takes visitors into the Atlanta Motor Speedway infield and onto a portion of the 1.54-mile oval racing surface.
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CSU lauds those ‘Making Things Better’

Two-fold award winner Celena Milner and President Hynes. Photo/Erin Fender.

Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas Hynes recognized four individuals and two organizations for making a difference. Hayes said the winners of the “Making Things Better” awards empower Clayton State students (and prospective students) through their support.

The organizational winners were the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs and the First Year Advising and Retention Center (FYARC). The individual staff winners were director of orientation and new student programs, Celena Milner, and the assistant director of campus life, Atawanna Royal. Read More»

Religion Briefs 11/19/14

Holiday GriefShare set for tonight, Friday Read More»

'I'm with Stupid'

'I'm with Stupid'

Chip Bok editorial cartoon. Nov. 17, 2014. Copyright 2014 by

‘You can fool some of the people all of the time’*

‘You can fool some of the people all of the time’*

Editorial cartoon for Nov. 12, 2014 by Glenn McCoy. Copyright 2014 by Universal Uclick.

Brooks UMC to host holiday festival November 22

Brooks UMC will host a Holiday Festival Saturday, Nov. 22, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The event will feature ten “alternative giving” booths with representatives from local and global nonprofit organizations who will explain how giving will provide services to those in need.

The Artisans and Farmers booth will feature fair trade gifts and the church will provide a barbecue lunch, bake sale, and free babysitting.

The festival will be held at the church on Ga. Highway 85 Connector at Morgan Mill Road.

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High honors, class and field

Danielle Gray in action this fall for Kennesaw State. Photo/Charissa Gray.

After being named to the Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference Team last week, redshirt-sophomore Danielle Gray of the Kennesaw State soccer team collected another academic honor as the she was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Read More»

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