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'Biloxi Blues' now open

From left,Jonathan Harrell, Nate Gutoski, Jack Allison, R Clay Johnson, Jason Lindsey, Robert Logan Timberlake. Photo/Special.

Southside Theatre Guild in downtown Fairburn presents the first show of their upcoming season of quality community theatre. Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” opens Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. and runs for the next three weekends. Friday – Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2:30 p.m.

 This is the second in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon’s trilogy that began with “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and concluded with “Broadway Bound.” Read More»

Some local officials nervous before Wednesday ARC vote

Today is the day that the Atlanta Regional Commission is scheduled to vote on proposed changes in its bylaws that have raised concerns among numerous local government leaders, including some in Fayette County.

The regular ARC board meeting is at 1 p.m. at the commission’s office in downtown Atlanta.

The primary issue is a possible consolidation of power within the ARC board chairman’s position, allowing him or her unprecedented authority in the selection of committee members and other key matters. Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/22/14

Three-day reformation conference set
Heritage Reformed Baptist Church will have its Annual Reformation Conference Friday Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., Saturday Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. The speaker will be Dr. James Renihan, director of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies at Westminster Seminary, Escondido, Calif. His topic will be The Reformation in England.  A nursery will be provided for infants  up to 4 years. The church is at 150 Lester Road, Fayetteville, next to Cleveland Elementary.
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Watch out for ARC blatant power grab

To: All Elected Representatives (state and local)

CC: The ARC Board, Media

 Subject: Atlanta Regional Commission Proposed Bylaws Change

 This letter is to inform you of the proposed governing bylaws change for the Atlanta Regional Commission. There has been very little coverage in the media and the last two monthly newsletters from the ARC have not made any mention of it. The changes are being characterized as just “housekeeping” since they were last modified in 1971, although we believe they are far more sweeping and significant than just housekeeping. Read More»

Fayette gets good news on I-85/Hwy. 74 interchange

Proposed improvements to the I-85/Ga. Highway 74 interchange have gotten approval from the Federal Highway Administration to move forward, county officials announced last week.

“We have jumped through a lot of hoops and overcome a lot of obstacles to make this project happen,” said Fayette County Board of Commissioners chairman Steve Brown, Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/15/14

Fundraiser for the Bounds family set
Eleventh Hour Call Ministries in Fayetteville will host a fund raising benefit and community-wide gathering for the Randy Bounds family which has suffered personal tragedies and financial setbacks recently. The event will be held at 383 Fayette Place in Fayetteville on Saturday, Oct. 18, beginning at 6 p.m., and will feature music, inspirational word and fellowship. For more information, contact Wanda Hawkins, 770 - 842 - 4604.

Men’s breakfast set at Dogwood Read More»

VA, Army have some work to do

If you think that the VA is the bad organization or agency, dig deeper. They are the end to a flawed process at the Wounded Warriors Transition Battalions (WTB) or units that were put in place to help soldiers receive the benefits they are entitled to and help them to smoothly transition back into their community.

However, that is not the case because some soldiers are not being treated for total injuries or mental problems and some leave in more pain than when they came into the WTB process. Read More»

John Louis Brittis, 88

John Louis Brittis, 88, passed away on October 7, 2014 in Enfield, New Hampshire, where he had lived with his daughter and her family.

John was born on April 1, 1926 in Yonkers, N.Y.; the son of Nicola and Mary Brittis. John grew up in Yonkers, New York. He later served in World War II along with his brother Nicholas. In 1949, John graduated from New York University and on September 10,1950 he married the love of his life, Catherine Gallo. John went on to get another degree in Pharmacy from St. Johns University in 1952. Read More»

GMC, Southern Crescent Tech agree to partner

Ga. Military College (GMC) President Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, left, and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) President Randall Peters signed an agreement on Sept. 29 signifying that GMC will guarantee admission to SCTC graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree into GMC’s new four-year Bachelor of Applied Science program. The new four-year program will be offered at GMC’s Fayetteville campus expected to open in August 2015. Photo/Submitted.

A Sept. 29 agreement between Ga. Military College (GMC) and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) will pave the way for SCTC students graduating with an associate’s degree in Applied Science to be guaranteed acceptance to GMC’s new four-year program which will lead to a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science.

GMC is expected to break ground on its new West Fayetteville campus on Oct. 16. The new 26,000 sq. ft. classroom building is expected to open for classes next August. The four-year Applied Science program will be one of GMC’s academic offerings in Fayetteville. Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/08/14

Woolsey’s AWANA event set for tonight
Woolsey Baptist Church, 115 Hampton Rd. in Fayetteville, will have AWANA Parent’s Night on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m.  A Chick-fil-A dinner will be served for $2 per person. Contact the church office, 770- 461- 9618 or visit  http://www.woolseybaptist.org/ for more info.

Fall Gospel Meetings start tomorrow Read More»

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