Louise Virginia Melson McAfee, 90, of Carrollton

Louise Virginia Melson McAfee, age 90, of Carrollton, GA, died on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Newnan Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Newnan, GA.

She was born May 30, 1921 in Coweta County, GA to the late Appleton Melson & Lizzie Moore Melson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, John C. McAfee. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Read More»

James William “Bill” Walker, 69, of Temple, Ga.

James William “Bill” Walker, 69, of Temple, Ga., passed away July 26, 2011.

Mr. Walker was born in Atlanta, Ga. He was the owner of Clayco Builders & East Clayton Cabinets. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Richard Walker and Buddy Walker. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/27//11

CDM to host hip-hop revival
Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM), 114 W. Campbellton Street, Fairburn, will host a Hip-Hop Revival on Saturday, July 30, beginning at 6 p.m. Various groups will minister in rap form.The speaker will be Prophet Timothy Frazier. For directions, contact the CDM office, 770-969-8370.

FCCF 5th Sunday meeting set for July 31 Read More»

Local theaters stage productions based on popular children’s books

Dianne Mitchell, L, and Stephen Odom in “Seussical.” Photo/Special.

There are a lot of plays that are based on popular children’s books and several of them are on stage at local theaters this weekend.

Southside Theatre Guild in historic, downtown Fairburn, presents the musical comedy “Seussical” for three weekends, July 21, 22, 23, 24; July 29, 30, 31; August 5, 6, 7.  Join the hilarious misadventures of the Cat (in the Hat) and the adventures of JoJo from the planet of Who, and Horton from the jungle of Nool as they try to keep the Whos alive!  Read More»

Mrs. Frances Voncile “Vonnie” Hilton, 75, of Jonesboro

Mrs. Frances Voncile “Vonnie” Hilton, 75, of Jonesboro, passed away on July 19, 2011.

Mrs. Hilton is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years James Andrew Hilton; sisters Grace Carolyn Shaw of Atlanta and Shirley Hilton of Stone Mountain; brother Robert Huckaby of Marietta; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Burial will follow at Camp Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the funeral home. Read More»

Thanks for returning driver’s license in S.C.

I recently spent some time in Cherry Grove, S.C. While I was there, I lost my driver’s license at a public fishing pier.

I was beside myself trying to find it, but I just couldn’t remember where I could’ve lost it.

I received an envelope in the mail on Monday, July 11; in it was my driver’s license with a short note that said, “I found this in the public fishing lot in MB, hope you had fun, Tacie from Peachtree City, Ga.”

I would really like to say thank you to this person and may God bless you. There are so few people willing to do the right thing nowadays. Read More»

New Hope, Dogwood Baptist WinShape C3 starts Monday

Registration is still open for Winshape Camps C3, which will be hosted by New Hope Baptist and Dogwood Church, July 25-29. 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. at New Hope North Campus, 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville (770 461-4337). 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.

To be considered for a full or partial scholarship, call Dogwood Church, 770-487-6691. Read More»

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»

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