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Old-fashioned southern gospel sings continue at Grantville First Baptist

The old-fashioned gospel singings, formerly held at the Old Train Depot in Grantville, are now being held at the First Baptist Church in Grantville. Singings are hosted each forth Friday and Saturday night and are free.

The next singings will be on Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m. and will feature Voices of Grace from Columbus, Tonya Bean of Columbus, and One Accord, also from Columbus.

Saturday’s singing, March 26, will be at 7 p.m. and will feature The Paul Family from Buchanan, Through the Fire from Montgomery, Ala., and DeWayne Cook from Grantville. Read More»

Religion Briefs 03/08/11

Ash Wednesday service set at PTC Pres.
First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City will host an Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 pm. All are invited to worship as Christians enter the Lenten season. Traditionally, Lent is a time of fasting and prayer in preparation of the Easter season. First Presbyterian Church is at 206 Willowbend Rd. For more information, call 770-487-7757.

Lenten services start at St. Paul Lutheran Read More»

J.C. Ison, Jr., 81, of Brooks

Mr. J.C. Ison, Jr., 81, of Brooks, passed away on March 6, 2011. Mr. Ison was a member of Christ Church at Whitewater. He is survived by his beloved wife Jean Ison; daughter, Judy Cochran and her husband Kevin of Williamson; four grandchildren; brothers, Charles Ison and his wife Peggy of Fayetteville, and Bobby Ison and his wife Susie of Brooks; sister, Annie Lou Fisher of Brooks; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Ramsey’s tough immigration bill passes out of committee

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City)

Amendment makes it crime to offer forged, false documents to gain employment

The new immigration bill proposed by Peachtree City Rep. Matt Ramsey was approved by the Georgia House of Representatives Judiciary (Non-Civil) Committee Monday.

Ramsey, one of the Republican floor leaders for Gov. Nathan Deal, said he is hopeful the bill will be voted on by the full House of Representatives soon. Doing so will allow it to be considered by the Senate before the end of this year’s legislative session. Read More»

Old-fashioned gospel sings will continue in Grantville

The old-fashioned gospel singings, formerly held at the Old Train Depot in Grantville, are now being held at the First Baptist Church in Grantville. Singings are hosted each forth Friday and Saturday night and are free.

The next singings will be on Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m. and will feature Voices of Grace from Columbus, Tonya Bean of Columbus, and One Accord, also from Columbus.

Saturday’s singing, March 26, will be at 7 p.m. and will feature The Paul Family from Buchanan, Through the Fire from Montgomery, Ala., and DeWayne Cook from Grantville. Read More»

Religion Briefs 03/02/11

Edgefield mid-week revival is tonight
The Edgefield Church Family invites the entire community to attend the Mid-Week Revival Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Edgefield is at 140 Church St. in downtown Fayetteville. For more information, call the church, 770-461-7388. Elder Eddie Thomas is senior pastor.

Gospel Quartet Explosion set for March 5 Read More»

Harry Cephus Davis, age 63

Mr. Harry Cephus Davis, age 63, of Molena, GA, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011.

Mr. Davis was born on October 24, 1947 in Graceville, FL to the late Sylvester Davis and the late Mary Peters Davis. Read More»

ARC: Coweta population to swell to quarter-million by 2040, Fayette to 168,500

A new population forecast for the 20-county metro Atlanta area prepared by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) shows Coweta County’s 2040 population at nearly a quarter-million people, more than double the estimated 2010 population. Meantime, the population in the 20-county Atlanta area is expected to increase to 8.26 million during the same period, an increase of 57.1 percent over 2010. Read More»

Mrs. Jerry Wheeler Waters, 83, of Dawsonville

Mrs. Jerry Wheeler Waters, 83, of Dawsonville, passed away on February 23, 2011.

Mrs. Waters was the owner of Type Craft, Inc for 25 years, which was located in Atlanta, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband Vincent Waters and her daughter Katherine Waters. Read More»

Ernest “Bud” Douglas Hand, 70, of College Park

Ernest “Bud” Douglas Hand, 70, of College Park, died February 20, 2011.

He served proudly in the U. S. Army.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years Dianne Hand; daughter Elizabeth Dianne McCall of Griffin; son Timothy Cahoon Hand of Jonesboro; daughters, Wanda Hand Christian of College Park, Pamela Duncan of Jackson, Rhonda Rae Hand of Kentucky; grandchildren, Angel Priest of Fayette County, Joshua Christian and also a host of additional grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother David Hand of Sautte; sister Johnette Hand Peek of Coweta County. Read More»

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