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STG holding auditions for Christmas play

Southside Theatre Guild in downtown Fairburn will hold non-equity, open auditions for “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”  on Monday, Oct. 4 and Tuesday, Oct. 5.  Both nights will begin with a 6:30 p.m. sign-in. This is a family show, so families are encouraged to audition.  Ages range from 8 to 80 plus.

This is a large production (17+ men and 8+ women), so there will be lots of opportunities for many. 

There will be eight performances – Dec. 2-5; 9-12. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Visit www.STGplays.com for more details.

Roxanna Austin, 91, of Decatur

Roxanna Austin, 91, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2010.

Ms. Austin was born July 5, 1919 in Kenwood, GA and dedicated her life to teach others both as an educator and as a librarian. She was an active member of 2nd Ponce de Leon Baptist. Read More»

Cheryl Ann Howell, 53, of Snellville

Cheryl Ann Howell, 53, of Snellville, died September 21, 2010.

She is survived by her father James F. Howell Jr., of Fayetteville; sisters Lynn Thaggard, Debra Graham, and Lisa Nelson; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville with Rev. Paul Carder officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, prior to the service.

Carl J Mowell & Son, Fayetteville (www.mowellfuneralhome.com)

Sondra "Lynn" Reece

Sondra “Lynn” Reece ascended to the glorious presence of the Father Almighty through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ on September 18, 2010, as the result of a tragic automobile accident. Read More»

New Hope Baptist’s missions conference starts tonight, continues through Sunday

New Hope Baptist Church members are celebrating 10 years of mission work and invite the public to join them for their missions conference Sept. 22 - 26, as they celebrate “Send Me!”

The conference will begin at the North Campus, 551 New Hope Road, Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. with dinner highlighting an international menu. To make reservations call 770-461-4337.

Following dinner, Dr. Emir Caner, president of Truett McConnell College, will be the guest speaker for the opening service in the worship center. Read More»

Religion Briefs 09/22/10

Mt. Olive Choir Anniversary is Sept. 26
The Mount Olive Baptist Church will celebrate its first Combined Choir Anniversary with a free concert Sunday, Sept. 26, at 2:30 p.m. Mount Olive Ministries is on Ga. Highway 92 North, Fayetteville. The pastor is the Rev. Melvin Ware. For more information, call the church, 770-892-7508.

Open Door’s Homecoming is Sept. 26 Read More»

WWII vets make last Fayette-based Honor Flight

WWII veterans Grier Livingston Sims (seated) and Billy Rogers Brooks (R) review the bas relief sculptures at the National WWII Memorial that depict scenes from the war, joined by Army Sgt. Guelmy Gloss and Honor Flight escort Sue Memmer. Photo/John Munford.

It was a trip to remember and never forget. The final voyage for Fayette Honor Flight brought some 80 veterans of World War II to see their memorial in Washington D.C. free of charge Sept. 15.

For the seventh and last time, the veterans got a motorcycle and police priority escort to Hartsfield International in Atlanta. On their flight up, the veterans were treated with a special “mail call” with letters written by local schoolchildren. Read More»

Fairburn Festival of Arts, Antiques and Music coming Oct. 2

Fairburn’s Festival of Arts, Antiques and Music is back by after an absence of three years. The festival takes place in the heart of downtown Fairburn on Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The festivities will include children’s activities, musical performances, art and antique dealers, a food court and street entertainment, fun and games for the entire family and the much awaited Fairburn Festival Parade. Read More»

Bethany will host revival Sept. 24, 25

Bethany United Methodist Church will host a revival Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, featuring the Rev. Dr. Phil Schroeder, associate director of Connectional Ministries of the North Georgia United Methodist Conference.

The Saturday service will begin at 5 p.m. and will feature the Good News Trio. Light refreshments will follow the service.

Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. with a covered dish lunch following the morning service and special music at the evening service. Light refreshments will follow the evening service. Read More»

Ms. Billy Beth Falk, 84, of Fairburn

Ms. Billy Beth Falk, 84, of Fairburn, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2010.

Ms. Falk was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a faithful volunteer at her church and she always found such joy in quilting. Read More»