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Four soloists join Southern Crescent Chorale at Spivey Hall, Feb. 27

Four soloists join Southern Crescent Chorale at Spivey Hall, Feb. 27

The Southern Crescent Chorale will present Mozart’s Requiem on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University. Under the direction of Janice Folsom, this concert will be accompanied by Rick Massengale at the world renowned Spivey Hall organ. Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students and may be purchased at www.southerncrescentchorale.org, from any Chorale member, or at Spivey Hall, www.spiveyhall.org or 678-466-4200.

The Chorale will be joined for this concert by four outstanding soloists. Read More»

Student film wins UGA competition

From left are members of Neon Productions Alana Carithers, Carolyn Craddock, Emily Breault and Candice Dottin. Photo/Special.

Emily Breault, a 2008 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, and now a Mass Media Arts major in the Grady School of Journalism at UGA, recently won first place in the drama category in a short film competition sponsored by Campus Moviefest. She and three fellow students formed Neon Productions for the creation of student films. Their award winning film is called “The Hub” and is a dramatic expose of Atlanta as the hub of underage sex trafficking. Breault was director of photography, lead editor and music supervisor to the film. Read More»

Christian City celebrates 46 years of ministry this Valentine’s Day

Christian City celebrates 46 years of ministry this Valentine’s Day

President/CEO Bob Crutchfield (back, center) and employees celebrate 46 years of ministering to children and seniors. Valentine’s Day marks the 46th anniversary of the day Christian City in Union City opened the first cottage to eight little boys who were without a home. Founders thought that Valentine’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate love, would be the perfect time to launch their vision of providing love and a safe, warm home to children without a place to live. Read More»

Mr. Donald Kelley Knowles, 74, of Riverdale

Mr. Donald Kelley Knowles, 74, of Riverdale, passed away on February 9, 2011, following a valiant battle with cancer.

Mr. Knowles was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 20 years of service which included two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and it was said that he never met a stranger. He was an outdoorsman who loved fishing and an accomplished mechanic who could fix practically anything. In his spare time he was an avid viewer of the Fox News Channel. Read More»

Mr. Billy Derel Nation, Sr., 74, of Riverdale

Mr. Billy Derel Nation, Sr., 74, of Riverdale, passed away on February 8, 2011.

Mr. Nation was a member of the Early Ford V8 Club of Fayetteville and Vintage Chevrolet Club of America in Warner Robins. He retired after 42 years with Turner Broadcasting.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Jewell Nation; son Alan Nation; sister-in-law Ann Nation. Read More»

Religion Briefs 02/09/11

Edgefield will host Valentine dinner
The Edgefield Church Family invites the entire community to join them on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. for their “Taste of Italy” Valentine Dinner in the George Porter Fellowship Hall. Admission is $30 for couples and $15 for singles. The event will feature live music and great fellowship. Edgefield is at 140 Church St. in downtown Fayetteville. For more information call the church, 770-461-7388.

Vineyard in Senoia will host seminar Read More»

Woods-Tew wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Tew

Jill Maria Woods and Dwayne Hulon Tew were married at Grace Christian Church on Nov. 20, 2010, in Helena, Ala. David Devane, of Birmingham, Ala., conducted the wedding.

The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Lynda Woods of Peachtree City. She is the granddaughter of the late Byron and Rachel Woods, of Hapeville, and the late Armp Rafferty and Margaret Rafferty of Owensboro, Ky.

The groom is the son of Johnny Tew and Dianne Tew, of Slocumb, Ala. He is the grandson of the late Paul Peel and Mary Peel, and the late Hulon and Mildred Tew, all of Slocomb. Read More»

New vestry at Nativity

From left, back row:  Patricia Hamilton, Leon Walker, Bob Page and Fred Lusk (junior warden), all continuing vestry members. Photo/Special.

Members of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity elected new vestry members at the parish’s annual meeting Sunday, Jan. 30. From left, front row, are the Rev. Rita Henault, rector; Colin Mitchell, a new vestryman; Anne Martz, senior warden; and Ross Terry, a new vestryman named to the first youth position on the parish governing board. From left, back row: Patricia Hamilton, Leon Walker, Bob Page and Fred Lusk (junior warden), all continuing vestry members. Photo/Special.

F'ville Mayor Steele: ‘Not committed to regional tax — yet’

Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele.

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele said last week he is not ready to support a proposed 1 percent Regional Transportation sales tax, but if the project list has enough bang for Fayette’s buck, he would support it.

That project list will be voted on by a 21-member Regional Transportation Roundtable which includes Steele along with Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady.

“I will support it if there is regional equity, and there is a project list that has direct benefits to the citizens of Fayette County,” Steele said. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey preps tough immigration law

Under a proposed law being introduced this Wednesday by Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City), employers across the state will be required to verify the residency status of all new job applicants to make sure only American citizens or properly documented aliens can be hired. Read More»

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