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Mrs. Robbie Jean Richardson, 50, of Riverdale

Mrs. Robbie Jean Richardson, 50, of Riverdale, passed away on March 20, 2011.

She was a carpenter by trade and loved to fish.

She is survived by her dog Betsy; her brother Mike and Debra Barnes of Dillard , GA; her nieces Julie Tonnis and Staci Hamilton; and her nephew Justin Barnes. Read More»

Mr. Rickey G. Cleveland, 54, of Jonesboro

Mr. Rickey G. Cleveland, 54, of Jonesboro, died March 18, 2011.

Mr. Cleveland was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church.

Rickey, preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Pauline Cleveland, is survived by his sisters Gail Leathers and Brenda Crowley; several nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins. Read More»

Mr. Owen William (Bill) Morris, Jr., 77, of Hampton and Meansville

Mr. Owen William (Bill) Morris, Jr., age 77 of Hampton and Meansville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011. Read More»

Chair-ity event volunteers present Christian City with $34,496.90

From left are Heidi Becker, Christian City Director of Marketing and Development, Angela White, Dana Forse, Angela Bean, Chair-ity Volunteer Committee Chair, Bob Crutchfield, Christian City President/CEO, Janet Dunn, Craig Fitch, Phil Kouns, Christian City COO of the Children’s Village

The Children’s Chair-ity Volunteer Committee presented Christian City with a check for over $30,000 from the event that took place in December 2010. The money raised from ticket sales, sponsorships, and the silent auction helps support and fulfill the needs of the abandoned, abused, and neglected children who live in the cottages at the Children’s Village. The volunteer committee is already planning this year’s fundraiser that will take place on Dec. 1, 2011. Read More»

Chair-ity event volunteers present Christian City with $34K donation

Presenting the check are (L-R) Heidi Becker, Christian City Director of Marketing and Development, Angela White, Dana Forse, Angela Bean, Chair-ity Volunteer Committee Chair, Bob Crutchfield, Christian City President/CEO, Janet Dunn, Craig Fitch, Phil Kouns, Christian City COO of the Children’s Village. Photo/Special.

The Children’s Chair-ity Volunteer Committee presented Christian City with a check for over $30,000 from the event that took place in December 2010.

The money raised from ticket sales, sponsorships, and the silent auction helps support and fulfill the needs of the abandoned, abused, and neglected children who live in the cottages at the Children’s Village. Read More»

Religion Briefs 03/16/11

Edgefield to host youth revival Friday
The Edgefield Church Family invites the entire community to join them for its Zion Youth Church One Night Youth Revival on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. The theme scripture is Psalm 27.The chosen theme is “Zion, You Shall Do Great Things.” The speakers for the evening will be the youth pastors of Zion Youth Church, Minister Barney E. Jackson Jr. and Minister Darius Jones. Edgefield is at 140 Church St. in downtown Fayetteville. For more information, call the church, 770-461-7388. Elder Eddie Thomas is senior pastor. Read More»

Ronda Rich to speak at Ladies Night Out

Ronda Rich

The Cronic Automotive Group will host popular newspaper columnist Ronda Rich at its next “Ladies Night Out” event on Tuesday, Mar. 15.

The evening affair, which is being co-sponsored by the Iris Charter Chapter of the American Business Read More»

Public input sought for Plan 2040 meeting Thursday in Tyrone

Local residents will have a chance to speak out Thursday on the regional “Plan 2040” plan which includes a host of proposals for metro-wide transportation initiatives.

A neighborhood forum on the plan will be hosted Thursday at the Wendell Coffee Golf and Events Center at 1963 Ga. Highway 74 North just outside of Tyrone.

Plan 2040 also addresses land use, housing, economics, human services, greenspace and air/water quality under the theory that the Atlanta area is likely to grow by 3 million people over the next 30 years. Read More»

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»