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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»

Sen. Chance: HOPE, Pre-K to take hits in tight budget

State Senator Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone).

Local families depending on the state’s HOPE scholarship program will have to kick in a little bit more for their college students starting this fall under a proposal to shore up Georgia’s lottery-funded education programs in the midst of declining revenue. Read More»

Truett-McConnell choir to perform

The college choir from Truett- McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga., will join members of the Flat Creek Baptist combined youth and adult choirs for a performance the weekend of March 19 and 20. Ben Caston will direct.

Dr. Emir Caner, president at Truett-McConnell, will be the guest speaker at the morning worship service on Sunday, March 20.

Flat Creek Baptist is on Flat Creek Trail between Ga. Highway 54 and Tyrone Road.

Religion Briefs 02/23/11

Unite 11 service is this Friday
The Eleventh Hour Call Church in Fayetteville will host its monthly Unite 11 service Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Harvest Christian Community Center (HCCC). This month’s speaker will be the Rev. Glen B. Allen of Fayetteville’s Destiny Christian Center International. The series is designed to unite pastors and congregations in the greater Fayette County area through joint worship and powerful preaching. The HCCC is at 383 Fayette Place, behind La Hacienda restaurant. For more information, call the Rev. Wanda Hawkins, 770-461-2009. Read More»

'Tuesdays with Morrie' opens at Southside Theatre Guild this week

From left are Gary Morgan as Morrie and Lance Smith as Mitch. Photo/Special.

Mitch Albom’s “Tuesday with Morrie,” has enjoyed success as both a best-selling book and a television movie starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria. The memoir focuses on Mitch and his old college professor Morrie discussing what’s really important in life. The story is sentimental but also thought-provoking and, at times, very funny.

Southside Theatre Guild in downtown Fairburn will present the award winning play “Tuesdays with Morrie” for two weekends, beginning this Thursday, Feb. 24 and running Thursdays-Sundays, through Mar. 6. Read More»

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