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Bobby Kenneth Carson, age 81 of Brooks

Bobby Kenneth Carson

Mr. Bobby Kenneth Carson, age 81 of Brooks, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Brightmoor Hospice.

Mr. Carson was born in Brooks, Ga. on April 24, 1933. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Blalock Carson and Annie Bates Carson, his wife, Jacqueline Evans Carson. He was retired from Wheels and Brakes and a member of Brooks Baptist Church. Read More»

Religion Briefs 05/14/14

Holly Grove fish fry, yard sale planned
Holly Grove AME Church will host  a Fish Fry and Yard Sale Event on Saturday, May 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 400 Holly Grove Church Road, Peachtree City. Items for sale will include fish dinners, hot dogs, sodas, snacks, and a variety of treasured items. Delivery will be accepted within a five-mile radius with a minimum order of two or more dinners placed in advance. Orders may be placed with Bro. Adell Penson, 678-687-8395.

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Manning, Johnston, Harbin lead campaign contributions race

Manning, Johnston, Harbin lead campaign contributions race

If money talks, we may have a pretty good idea of who the frontrunners are in the seven-man race to replace Tyrone resident Ronnie Chance as the state senator for the 16th district, which includes parts of Fayette, Spalding, Pike and Lamar counties. Read More»

Religion Briefs 05/07/14

LDS to offer family history class tonight
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS)  will offer a Georgia Family History Resources Class for those who need help finding their Georgia roots. The class will be held Wednesday, May 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. in rooms 108 and 109 at the church, 2021 Redwine Road, Fayetteville. For more information contact mskeillor@gmail.com.

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John Malcolm Mikels, Jr. age 78 of Jonesboro

Mr. John Malcolm Mikels, Jr. age 78 of Jonesboro, Ga. passed away May 4, 2014.

He was born in Bloomington, Ind. to the late John Malcolm Mikels, Sr. and Oneta Myrtle Ridge Mikels.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Jacqueline Sue Rowland.

Johnny faithfully served his country in the United States Army stationed in Germany and was a retired truck driver. Johnny enjoyed driving, fishing, working puzzles and was an avid reader, especially his newspaper. Read More»

Southside Comunity Theatre’s newest production opens this week

Cast members  (L-R) Jonny May, Tina Cooper, Keith Williams, Natalie Kohlhaas and Loren Collins rehearse for this week’s opening of “The Nerd,” Photo/Special.

Southside Community Theatre at 20 West Campbellton St. in Fairburn opens a side-splitting comedy classic “The Nerd” this week.

Written by Larry Shue and directed by Chris Shellnutt, “The Nerd” is about an aspiring young architect, Willum, who has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. Read More»

Religion Briefs 04/30/14

Woolsey will observe NDOP April 30
A National Day of Prayer Service will be observed on Wednesday night, April 30, at Woolsey Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. The children will participate at the beginning of the service and then will have special activities.  AWANA will not meet. Woolsey is at 115 Hampton Road in Fayetteville.

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Wilbur Dale Hardman, 88, of LaGrange

Mr. Wilbur Dale Hardman, 88, of LaGrange, Ga. died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Piedmont-Henry Hospice in Stockbridge, Ga.

Funeral services are planned for Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. EST at the Benefield Funeral Home in Wedowee, Ala. Graveside Services will be at Green's Chapel Methodist Church in Wedowee. Read More»

DeLane Marketa Groover, 90

DeLane Marketa Groover

DeLane Marketa Groover, 90, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Martin and her son, Charles Everett.

She is survived by her sons, Gregory Mark, Kenneth David and his wife, Venus; granddaughters Ashley Groover Houchins of McDonough, Ga. and Nicole Groover Francis of Chicago, Ill. and her grandson, David Gregory Groover of Fort Carson, Col.; great-grandchildren, Grayce and Grant Houchins and Ella and Case Francis. Read More»

Gail Meyer of Fairburn

Mr. Gail Meyer (MSGT USMC RET) of Fairburn passed away April 25, 2014.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Millie) Meyer of Fairburn; step-children, Debbie and Chris Spriggs; Patti and Terry Quanstrom; sister, Ginny Grau; brother, Harold and Kim Meyer; grandchildren, Mark Spriggs; Jon Spriggs; Anna Dewart; Jenifer Youmans and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 5 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 821 Old Atlanta Highway, Newnan, Ga. 30263 with remains placed in-state at 4 p.m. Read More»