Fayette, metro meet ozone requirements

Fayette, metro meet ozone requirements

A 20-county area of metro Atlanta has met federal requirements relating to the 1997 “8-hour ozone standard.” Though noted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a Dec. 2 announcement, the bottom line is that none of the restrictions put in place will be relaxed or removed now that the attainment criteria has been met.

Most motorists see the effect of the EPA rules at the gasoline pump in higher prices for reformulated gasoline during the spring and summer months. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/04/13

Advent begins at St. Paul’s
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will hold Advent services each Wednesday during Advent, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, with a family friendly dinner at 5 p.m. and services following at 6 p.m. On Dec. 18, the St. Paul Lutheran School’s Christmas program will be presented at 7 p.m. The church is at 700 Ardenlee Pkwy.

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That championship season

That championship season

On November 16, the 7U Panthers won against the 7U Sharpsburg Stallions for the 2013 Superbowl. Pictured are players and coaches. Charlie Clem #1, Will Clem #3, Charles Cochran #5, Jack Ryan #8, Jayden Jackman #13, Logan Inagawa #16, Regelio Gerena #17, Colton Smith #20, Ethan Bramblett #31, Dorsey Benefield #34, Ben Logan #37, Griffen Sellers #45, Mitchell Sellers #77, Bo Walker #88. Jacob Weissflog #97, John Winter #98, Grant Dougher #99 and coaches Kyle Ryan, Chris Smith, Randy Clem, Seth Benefield, Ron Clem, Tom Dougher, John Cochran. Not Pictured: Chad Walker and Jody Logan. Read More»

Lifting a hand to fight hunger

Lifting a hand to fight hunger

Patrons of the Southside Theatre Guild donated over 200 food items to the Fairburn Community Food Bank recently as part of a food drive associated with the production of Pinocchio.

Participants were asked to bring a non-perishable food item in exchange for a concession treat to help stock up the food bank during the upcoming holiday season.

Southside Theatre Guild, an all-volunteer community theatre has been entertaining audiences for the past 41 years and was happy to have this chance to along with their great patrons give back to the city of Fairburn and the surrounding community. Read More»

McDonough Road Baptist presents ‘It’s Christmas!’

The Celebration Choir and Orchestra of McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville will present “It’s Christmas!” Sunday, Dec. 8, at 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m. Childcare will be provided.

“‘It’s Christmas!’ is an exciting, thrilling, invigorating time of worship and music that emphasizes the true meaning of Christmas,” said Mark Karki, minister of music and worship.

A variety of Christmas music will be shared, Karki said. “You’ll hear timeless classics that make Christmas ‘Christmas,’ along with fresh songs that will stir your heart.” Read More»

Christine L. Williams, age 84

Mrs. Christine L. Williams, age 84, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Fayette Piedmont Hospital.

Mrs. Williams was born in Atlanta, Ga. on November 14, 1929.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James Thompson and Carrie M. Thompson; her husband, Henry Kelly Williams; daughter, Janice Williams; brother, Pete Thompson.

Mrs. Williams was a member of Griffin First Assembly and the Primetimers. Read More»

Walter William Berg, age 47 of Griffin

Walter William Berg, age 47 of Griffin

Mr. Walter William Berg, age 47 of Griffin, Ga., passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013 while participating in the annual Altamaha River Partnership's Ride for the River.

Walter Berg was born in Rockford, Ill. on December 21, 1965.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Berg and Judith Jansen Berg, and by his sister, Angela Hernandez. Read More»

Rev. William Jack Mathis, III

Rev. William Jack Mathis, III

Rev. William Jack Mathis, III, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away November 22, 2013. Read More»

Jerry C. Williams, age 73

Jerry C. Williams

Jerry C. Williams, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

He was born in Alto, Texas on January 1, 1940, to the late Clenon Farley & Ada Mae Williams.

He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Beverly Foster Williams, daughter Suzanne & husband Alan Carter of Covington, Ga., brother Farley Wayne & wife Sharon Williams of Blairsville, Ga., sister Benita Owens of College Station, Texas, grandchildren Evan, Dixon, & Grayson Carter & many nieces, nephews & numerous other relatives. Read More»

Canton Jones to appear at UCFI South

Canton Jones

Unity Christian Fellowship International (UCFI) South will hold its Inaugural Celebration on Nov. 23, featuring gospel recording superstar, Canton Jones.

The event will be hosted at the Banneker High School auditorium, 6015 Feldwood Road, College Park. The free event begins at 5 p.m.. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

UCFI South is a growing ministry in the Fairburn area. For more information visit or contact Kellie Goss, 404-436-2099 or