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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»

Mr. Kenneth Dale Crittenden, 49, of Hampton

Mr. Kenneth Dale Crittenden, 49, of Hampton, passed away on February 11, 2011.

Mr. Crittenden is survived by his mother Sarah Hester; brothers, Marvin Crittenden and his wife Penny, Danny Crittenden, and Ricky Crittenden and his wife Pam.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Ken Magness officiating. Burial will follow at Banks Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, just prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, at the funeral home. Read More»

Legislative bill will encourage hiring even more illegal immigrants

I recently came across the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s Daily Legislative Watch and learned something quite disturbing. This legislative update contained a reference to SB 7, a bill proposed by the Insurance and Labor Committee that would essentially prevent illegal immigrants the ability to collect workers’ compensation if injured or sick on the job.

My question to the committee members is, “Are you trying to attract more illegal immigrants to Georgia?” Because with this bill, that is exactly the effect it will have. Read More»

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