Ga. Baptists stand with Atl. Fire Chief Cochran

The Georgia Baptist Convention (GBC) is calling on the Christian community to “stand up for biblical principles and fellow believers who are punished or marginalized for their faith.”

The Duluth agency, which represents 1.4-million members statewide, felt called to respond to the recent 30-day suspension of Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran by Mayor Kasim Reed. The statement was issued by the GBC’s Public Affairs Committee on Dec. 9. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/24/14

COS changes worship time
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City announces a change in worship schedule beginning Jan. 3, Saturday evening worship will be at 6 p.m. This service, 45 minutes in length, has been called “warm and family-like” by minister in music David Beecher. It includes music, hymns, a sermon, and Holy Communion. All are welcome. The church is at the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

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Marie Ann Collins, 59, of Riverdale

Marie Ann Collins, 59, of Riverdale, died December 21, 2014. She was an ultrasound technologist at Southern Regional and then at Grady Memorial Hospital for over 25 years. She was dearly loved by everyone who knew her and every animal she ever met. She was a woman of strong faith, a great sense of humor, and a masterful touch in the garden.  Read More»

Julius Porter Gwin, age 76

Julius Porter Gwin

Delta Air Lines Executive, Sunday School Teacher, Air Force Officer Julius Porter Gwin died Dec. 13 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He was 76.

It wasn’t until near the end of his life that Julius told his family about the night he kissed his wife goodbye and boarded the doomsday plane. It was late October 1962, during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the 24-year-old Lieutenant Gwin was urgently called out of bed to report to Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. Read More»

Evelyn Lingerfelt Milton, age 84 of Roswell

Evelyn Lingerfelt Milton

Evelyn Lingerfelt Milton, age 84 of Roswell formerly of Mableton passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Janet Milton of Roswell, Teresa M. Odell of Lost Mountain formerly of Peachtree City; sisters, Helen Anderson of Smyrna, Dora Strain of Kennesaw and Violet Barrett of Gainesville; brothers, Phil, Roy, Ray, Bob and Lawrence Lingerfelt; grandchildren, Becky Godbee, Julia Scott and Joy Goodenough; great grandchildren, Christian Godbee, Peyton Godbee, Grant Scott and Bryson Goodenough. Read More»

Atlanta Motor Speedway to host first NASCAR open team test ‘15

An open team test for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams Feb. 26 will kick off four consecutive days of on-track NASCAR action at Atlanta Motor Speedway leading into the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 weekend. Read More»

New Year’s resolution: give up the blood

National Blood Donor Month begins in January

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Light show goes on

Popular demand extends show, USA Today votes top 10

The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s blockbuster “Garden Lights, Holiday Nights”–named one of USA TODAY’s 10 Best Public Light Displays in the United States for 2014–has been extended one week, through Saturday, Jan. 10.

The fourth annual show, which opened Nov.15, had been scheduled to close on Jan. 3 but is being held over by popular demand.

“The response to the show has been overwhelming, so we’re extending its run to give everyone a chance to come and enjoy what’s rapidly becoming Atlanta’s favorite holiday tradition,” said Garden President & CEO Mary Pat Matheson. Read More»

Adams named All-American

Garrison Adams of Fayetteville, a defender at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., was named to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) All-American first team, a week after his team won the national soccer championship. Photo/Special.

Garrison Adams of Fayetteville, a defender at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., was named to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) All-American first team, a week after his team won the national soccer championship.

Adams attended Landmark Christian School and came up through the AFC Lightning academy program.

A sophomore, he came to Lee last year from Mississippi State and scored five goals this season for the Flames, who defeated Bethel College of Indiana 2-1 in the Dec. 6 championship in Kissimmee, Fla. Photo/Special.

Olympic gold medalist eyes two more

Olympic gold-medalist and Fayette County native Christian Taylor. Photo/Special.

One of Fayette County’s most successful international athletes is gearing up for another season, and perhaps a repeat of Olympic glory.

So far, Christian Taylor’s biggest moment during his track and field career was when he stepped on the platform at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London to receive the gold medal for the triple jump.

While the Olympics is by far the most visible venue in which he competes, he stays busy in between Olympic competitions.
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