Joel Jay Bass, age 77, of College Park

Mr. Joel Jay "Sam" Bass, age 77, of College Park passed away Monday, July 21, 2014.

He was born to the late Lucille McFadden Bass and Alden G. Bass. Mr. Bass was a Graduate of Cadiz High (Class of 1954) and a United States Air Force Veteran (1954-1957). He graduated Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in 1959 and started working at Eastern Airlines (LaGuardia Airport) the same year. In 1960 he was awarded the Presidential Award for saving a Lockheed Electra from a fire at a terminal gate. He was an accomplished private pilot and rebuilder of general aviation aircraft. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/30/14

PTCUMC men’s breakfast set for Aug. 2
PTCUMC United Methodist Men’s next breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2 beginning at 7:45 a.m. with coffee and fellowship, and breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Windgate Multi-Purpose Room. Guest speaker is Will Garner, executive director of the Midwest Food Bank-Georgia Division. Midwest formed in 2003 as a non-profit organization that provides food to over 225,000 needy people every month throughout the U.S. and aboard.

Free genealogy class offered Read More»

ABC will offer free promotional class this fall

Pastors from local churches, lay leaders and individuals are invited to take advantage of the free Bible college course promotion this fall semester at Atlanta Bible College in McDonough.

The purpose of the promotion is to let the public know about Atlanta Bible College and give church leaders and members an opportunity to go back to school to complete a theology degree or to start school and obtain a quality Biblical education. A one year foundation certificate does not require a GED.

Courses offered include:.
• Pastoral leadership
• Administration
• Christian Education Read More»

Marty Harbin is Fayette’s next state senator

GOP candidate Marty Harbin announces his runoff victory to supporters Tuesday night. Photo/Vern Darley.

Harbin overpowers David Studdard by 2,894 votes out of over 15,000 cast

First-time office-seeker Marty Harbin of Tyrone has won the open District 16 state Senate seat now Read More»

Concert at Christian City set

The Peachtree Pops. Photo/Special.

Last month, the first in a series of Coffee & Classics events at Christian City was well attended by residents and guests. The evening, hosted by The Christian City Arts Alliance, included live music performed by vocalists and the Peachtree Pops String Quintet. Gourmet coffee and desserts were served to patrons of the arts who filled the Welcome Center. Read More»

Southside's new show debuts Thursday

Southside Theatre Guild’s upcoming musical production is really hot! “110 Degrees in the Shade” is a sizzling musical based on N. Richard Nash’s book and play, “The Rainmaker.” The musical centers around Lizzie, a spinster woman, who lives in her family’s ranch, in a hot and drought-stricken American Southwest town. The plot centers on her search for love and her choice between two suitors: Starbuck, a charismatic con man posing as a rainmaker who can bring rainfall to the drought-stricken, and Sheriff File, the town’s most eligible bachelor. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/23/14

Holly Grove will have F&F Day Saturday
Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church will hold its Family and Friends Day at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 26.  The host pastor is the Rev. Larry Ervin.  Holly Grove is a leadership church in the locally based Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF). Holly Grove is located in Peachtree City at 400 Holly Grove Church Road, just off the south end of Robinson Road.

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Grant Thomas Herron, 32, of McDonough

Grant Thomas Herron, 32, of McDonough, passed away Saturday, July, 19, 2014.

Grant attended Fayette County High School where he was a standout athlete. He also attended Hargrave Military Preparatory School in Danville, Va. and received a football scholarship to Central Connecticut State University. He was an accomplished craftsman with a love of friends, family and nature. Grant was employed as operations manager of ProBuild's newly opened component facility in Villa Rica, Ga. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/16/14

Woolsey Baptist to host sports camp
A Sports Camp is being held at Woolsey Baptist Church, 115 Hampton Road in Fayetteville,  July 21- 24, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sports include: flag football, baseball/softball, soccer, track/field, volleyball and kickball.  Cost is $10/person or $20 max/family.  This is open to rising K5 through rising seventh grade.  Register at http://www.woolseybaptist/.org or call the church office, 770-461-9618.

Final‘Summer Speaker’ session is July 23 Read More»

Ga. Senate District 16 Republican runoff candidate Marty Harbin responds to questions from The Citizen

Marty Harbin.

The July 22 Republican runoff election for the Georgia State Senate, District 16 nomination is just two weeks away. To give voters the opportunity to hear from the candidates, The Citizen asked Republican runoff candidates Marty Harbin and David Studdard to respond to seven questions with short answers of 100 words or less to each query.

Below are the questions and the responses from candidate Marty Harbin.

1. What are your spending priorities for state government? Do they require a tax hike or a tax decrease and explain your justification.
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