Regional

PTC should support Gathering Place expansion

On any given day, walking into the Peachtree City Gathering Place, you are likely to see tables full of bridge players, a circle of seniors doing arthritis exercises, and a meeting of the PTC Pioneers Club.

At other times, the Gathering Place hosts community meetings, blood drives, election forums, wedding receptions, educational seminars, and civic club meetings.

The Gathering Place is our community center. Yet it was built 16 years ago when PTC was a much smaller community. In the past few years this wonderful space has simply become too small to hold all the events requested. Read More»

Margurite Grace Farrer Morgan, 73, of Griffin

Margurite Grace Farrer Morgan, 73, of Griffin, passed away on January 7, 2011.

She is preceded in death by her parents Alton R. Farrar and Doris Couch Farrar. Read More»

Free tutoring offered at Summit

The Summit Church’s tutoring program is a ministry that focuses on supporting, encouraging, and serving children in the local community.

The church offers free tutoring and homework help for children in elementary-high school, every Wednesday when school is in session.

For more information, or to register child, contact: Carole Foran, 770-487-7655 or carole4kids@mindspring.com.

Religion Briefs 01/0511

Vasilopita, dinner set at St. Christopher’s
St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church of Peachtree City will hold its 8th Annual Vasilopita and Covered Dish Dinner (St. Basil’s celebration) on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 6-10 p.m. at the PeachCity Event Center at 313 Dividend Dr, Ste. 300. The public is invited to share a fun evening of great food, live auction of loaves of Vasilopita bread (to benefit the Academy of St. Basil located in Garrison, N.Y.) and entertainment for all ages.Contact Tammy, 404-625-4663, or visit saintchristopherhoc.org for information. Read More»

Elmer Buran Cleveland, 95, of Jonesboro

Elmer Buran Cleveland, 95, of Jonesboro passed away January 1, 2011.

Mr. Cleveland served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater. He was also a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church .

Survivors include son Rickey Cleveland; daughters Gail Leathers and Brenda Crowley; 6 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; brother Theron Cleveland; sister Dot Smith; also nieces & nephews. Read More»

Georgia adds a seat in the U.S. House

It’s official. Georgia’s population growth over the past decade to nearly 9.7 million residents has resulted in the addition of another seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, bringing the state’s representation to 14 seats. The election for that new seat will occur in 2012. Read More»

Mrs. Joyce Jordan Allen, 67, of Stockbridge

Mrs. Joyce Jordan Allen, 67, of Stockbridge, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2010.

Mrs. Allen is preceded in death by her husband Aaron D. Allen, her father William Thomas English and her brother Tommy English.

She is survived by her son Jason and Joanie Allen of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Laney, Miller and Hadley; mother Ivelyn English of Stapleton; sisters, Ellen and Vic Vickers of Tifton, GA and Krystal and Ronald Ponder of Metter; sister-in-law Sandra English of Hartwell, GA; nieces and nephews, Greg Ponder, Robin Brock, Ivey Vickers and Will English. Read More»

Kids fill shoeboxes for the needy

The youth at Southside Church recently conducted a project called “Together We Can.” They collected items and filled shoeboxes for the needy kids in the local community this Christmas.

Altogether they collected 183 pairs of shoes in October, leaving them 183 boxes to fill. The kids were challenged to turn these shoeboxes into toy boxes for children. A total of 664 toys were donated and 216 shoeboxes were filled. The shoes and the toys were donated to the Real Life Center for families in the local area.

For more information on the project, call 770-631-9334.

Religion Briefs 12/22/10

St. Paul offers support group in January
Beginning in January, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer “Living Free,” a supportive community for people and families experiencing life-controlling issues. Introductory meetings begin in January on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Following the introduction, groups meet Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Details at 770-486-3545

Word of God Lutheran changes location Read More»

Shoulder dislocations

By Michael Cushing,MD
Shoulder Specialist,
Georgia Bone and Joint

The shoulder is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body. Shoulder dislocations occur more commonly in younger patients. Traumatic shoulder dislocations are common in contact or collision sports, like wrestling, football and basketball. These injuries are usually easy to diagnose, since the shoulder and arm look abnormal because the ball slides completely out of the socket. Patients present with severe pain and loss of motion. Read More»