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Elmer Buran Cleveland, 95, of Jonesboro

Elmer Buran Cleveland, 95, of Jonesboro passed away January 1, 2011.

Mr. Cleveland served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater. He was also a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church .

Survivors include son Rickey Cleveland; daughters Gail Leathers and Brenda Crowley; 6 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; brother Theron Cleveland; sister Dot Smith; also nieces & nephews. Read More»

Georgia adds a seat in the U.S. House

It’s official. Georgia’s population growth over the past decade to nearly 9.7 million residents has resulted in the addition of another seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, bringing the state’s representation to 14 seats. The election for that new seat will occur in 2012. Read More»

Mrs. Joyce Jordan Allen, 67, of Stockbridge

Mrs. Joyce Jordan Allen, 67, of Stockbridge, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2010.

Mrs. Allen is preceded in death by her husband Aaron D. Allen, her father William Thomas English and her brother Tommy English.

She is survived by her son Jason and Joanie Allen of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Laney, Miller and Hadley; mother Ivelyn English of Stapleton; sisters, Ellen and Vic Vickers of Tifton, GA and Krystal and Ronald Ponder of Metter; sister-in-law Sandra English of Hartwell, GA; nieces and nephews, Greg Ponder, Robin Brock, Ivey Vickers and Will English. Read More»

Kids fill shoeboxes for the needy

The youth at Southside Church recently conducted a project called “Together We Can.” They collected items and filled shoeboxes for the needy kids in the local community this Christmas.

Altogether they collected 183 pairs of shoes in October, leaving them 183 boxes to fill. The kids were challenged to turn these shoeboxes into toy boxes for children. A total of 664 toys were donated and 216 shoeboxes were filled. The shoes and the toys were donated to the Real Life Center for families in the local area.

For more information on the project, call 770-631-9334.

Religion Briefs 12/22/10

St. Paul offers support group in January
Beginning in January, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer “Living Free,” a supportive community for people and families experiencing life-controlling issues. Introductory meetings begin in January on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Following the introduction, groups meet Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Details at 770-486-3545

Word of God Lutheran changes location Read More»

Shoulder dislocations

By Michael Cushing,MD
Shoulder Specialist,
Georgia Bone and Joint

The shoulder is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body. Shoulder dislocations occur more commonly in younger patients. Traumatic shoulder dislocations are common in contact or collision sports, like wrestling, football and basketball. These injuries are usually easy to diagnose, since the shoulder and arm look abnormal because the ball slides completely out of the socket. Patients present with severe pain and loss of motion. Read More»

Infant Elijah “Eli” Xavier Elmore

Master Elijah “Eli” Xavier Elmore, born in Stockbridge on October 7, 2010, passed away on December 14, 2010.

He is survived by his mother Stacy Lynn Scott and his father Joseph Stephen Elmore; grandmother Jeanne Elmore; grandfather Tim and Kathy Elmore; grandparents John Marshall and Barbara Gail Scott; several aunts and uncles. Read More»

Former F’ville man paralyzed in fall, needs help

Trey Bradbury (R) with son Colton. Photo/Special.

Accidents happen unexpectedly, and for former Fayetteville resident Trey Bradbury it was a accident that has him paralyzed below the waist and receiving treatment at Atlanta’s Shepherd Spinal Center. Bradbury’s friends are requesting donations to help offset expenses. Read More»

Georgia in hunt for extra House seat

The 2010 census is due to be released by the end of December. The population statistics that will be included in the report will be followed by the required reapportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. So what is the chance of Georgia picking up one or more House seats?

That depends on the overall population distribution across the nation and, perhaps just as significantly, what happens in Michigan. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/14/10

Woolsey announces Christmas program
Members of the Celebration Choir and Drama Team of Woolsey Baptist Church will present their Christmas Musical, “Because It’s Christmas” on Saturday and Sunday, Dec.18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Childcare provided. Woolsey Baptist Church is at 115 Hampton Rd. in Fayetteville. For more information, call the church office , 770- 461- 9618, or log onto: www.woolseybaptist.org

NHBC plans Christmas musical Sunday Read More»

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