Religion Briefs 07/20//11

Break Away Lunch planned for July 28 Read More»

State officer speaks to local marines

Detachment Commandant Guy Mitchell, Tyrone, and Chad Long (right). Photo/Special.

Chad Long, Locust Grove, spoke to the members of the Clyde Thomason Detachment #1325 of the Marine Corps League during their July meeting. Long is the Department of Georgia Jr Vice Commandant and the District 3 Vice Commandant. He is also a member of the Military Order of the Devil Dogs where he is a Pedigree Devil Dog and serves as the Pound 350 Dog Robber and the Georgia Pack Mad Dog. Read More»

Couple celebrates 70 years together

A.U. Williams and his bride Margaret smile at the prospect of their 70th anniversary to be observed at their church, McDonough Road Baptist. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Austin Williams met his future wife, Margaret, at an outdoor skating rink in College Park in 1940. They were both 17 years old.

At five minutes to 9 p.m., the staff flashed the lights, alerting the skaters of the approaching curfew. Austin, known as A.U. to his friends, asked Margaret if he could walk her home. She lived a block away and agreed.

When they reached her house, A.U. asked if he could see her again. She said yes. Read More»

Clayton U. will host Sacred Harp Singing School Friday, Saturday

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall will host its Sacred Harp Singing School on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/13//11

Inman VBS starts July 17
Inman United Methodist Church, 151 Hills Bridge Rd., Fayetteville, invites all children to get cookin’ at Shake it up Cafe’ Vacation Bible School which begins Sunday, July 17 and ends on Thursday, July 21. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. each day and is free. Classes are from 6 -9 p.m. each day. Register online at

Summit’s VBS starts July 17 Read More»

After 1st cuts, Fayette in line for $320 million in T-SPLOST

Based on the first cut of a smorgasbord of proposed transportation projects announced July 7, Fayette County looks to be in line for about $320 million Read More»

PSC Chairman: No electric competition

I sent this response to Mr. Cupertino’s email which was published in your paper on June 28, 2011, “Who’s protecting us from Georgia Power?”

Mr. Cupertino, thanks for the mail. Let me see if I can answer your questions. Read More»

Heritage Christian to host WinShape C3 Day Camp

Registration is still open for Winshape C3 Camp, which will be hosted by Heritage Christian Church, July 11-15. The day camp is open to all students who have completed first through sixth grade. Camp runs from 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Cost is $179 for a full week of camp. A deposit of $50 is due upon registration.

C3 combines sports and recreation, arts, Bible study and worship for a truly unforgettable week of life change. Read More»

Monday Missions program keeps Rolling Hills teens busy

Rolling Hills’ senior pastor Frank Mercer, Jake Mercer, Amy Farrington, Laura Alldredge, Savannah Stout, Katie Alldredge, and Meaghan Brown spreading dirt at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. Photo/Special.

Several members of the youth group from Rolling Hills Baptist Church, along with parents, recently participated in a “Monday Mission” at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home in Palmetto,

The group played Ultimate Frisbee with the children at the home, and then got down to some hard work spreading dirt, cleaning out some rock beds, and miscellaneous other tasks that the staff at the home needed help with.

Monday Missions is an annual youth service program conducted by Rolling Hills that keeps teens busy during summer vacation serving others. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/06//11

CDM will offer Prophet Chambers Training
Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM), 114 W. Campbellton Street, Fairburn, will host a seminar titled Prophet Chambers Training Saturday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The speaker will be Prophet Timothy Frazier.The training is for those who feel called to the office of the prophet and for those who want to understand the role of the prophet in the 21st Century. Contact the CDM office, 770-969-8370, for registration information. No nursery or childcare will be provided.

Wilkes Grove Homecoming, Revival set Read More»