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Reverend John “Maurice” Fain, 82, of Jonesboro

Reverend John “Maurice” Fain, 82, of Jonesboro, died November 25, 2010.

He was a guidance counselor for 23 years for Fayette County High School and was an interim pastor, mission pastor for the Eastside Baptist Church of Riverdale and First Baptist Church of Peachtree City and pastor for numerous other churches in the Atlanta South Metro area. The last 10 years, Rev. Fain was the director of prison ministry at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Betsy Fain, grandson Andrew Harrison Battle, one brother, and two sisters. Read More»

James “Marvin” Melear, 82, of Ringold

James “Marvin” Melear, 82, of Ringold, GA died November 22, 2010.

He is survived by his son Alton L. Melear of Hoschton, GA; granddaughter Jessica Lauren Melear of Hoschton; grandson Sgt. Brady Alton and Tammy Melear; great-grandchildren Brayden Lane Melear and Preston Andrew Melear; sisters Dorothy Stephens of Chattahoochee Hills and Edna Mitchell; and brothers Kenneth Melear of Fayetteville and Harvey Melear of Fairburn. Read More»

Henrietta “Henri” Dettmering Jerol of Cumming

Henrietta “Henri” Dettmering Jerol of Cumming, GA died November 23, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's.

She was born January 2, 1943 in Fayetteville, GA; attended Fayette County High School and Brenau Academy in Gainesville, GA. She received her nursing degree from Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 and except for a short time in medical sales she spent her entire career at Piedmont where she was part of the nursing team that opened the first Cardiac Care unit in Atlanta. Read More»

Tighter rules for illegals studied

A legislative committee studying the effects of illegal immigrants on Georgia is looking at several potential issues to consider for the upcoming lawmaking session.

Peachtree City Republican Matt Ramsey, who co-chairs the committee, said the committee is still in an information gathering mode. But the committee is looking at a variety of areas, including a process by which Georgia law enforcement officers would be able to verify whether a detainee is a citizen or not. Read More»

Religion Briefs 11/24/10

Prayer and praise group meets in Tyrone
A group of about 35-40 believers from the “southern crescent of Atlanta” recently started what is now a weekly prayer and praise gathering in Tyrone. The group plans to meet every Friday night at 7:14 p.m. ( See 2 Chronicles 7:14) at the Compass Dance Academy, 118 Palmetto Rd., Suite A, Tyrone. For information, call 770-632-5600.

Southern Crescent Chorale to perform Read More»

TubaChristmas in Fairburn, Dec. 4

Georgia Military College’s Fairburn campus is proud to host the annual Fairburn TubaChristmas on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. TubaChristmas was founded in 1974 by tubist Harvey Phillips as a way to honor his teacher, the late great tubist William J. Bell, who was born on Christmas Day in 1902.  Every TubaChristmas performance features traditional Christmas carols that were specially arranged for the first TubaChristmas by Alec Wilder on December 22, 1974. Read More»

Kaley Michele Kennison, 26

Kaley Michele Kennison, 26

Kaley Michele Kennison, 26, of Cedar Falls, Iowa and formerly of Dunedin, Florida, died at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Iowa, early Saturday morning, November 13, 2010, following a single car accident in Cedar Falls.

Kaley was born on August 3, 1984 in Plano, Texas, the daughter of Jack L. and Mercedes M.(Wumkes) Kennison. Kaley attended school in Florida. She recently moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to live and work with her uncle Cory Wumkes as a medical assistant in his therapy practice.

Kaley loved life, family, and her friends to the fullest. Read More»

Religion Briefs 11/17/10

Prayer and praise group meets in Tyrone
A group of about 35-40 believers from the “southern crescent of Atlanta” recently started what is now a weekly prayer and praise gathering in Tyrone. Many contributed by singing, praying, and sharing from the Scripture. The group plans to meet every Friday night at 7:14 p.m. ( See 2 Chronicles 7:14) at the Compass Dance Academy, 118 Palmetto Rd., Suite A, Tyrone. For information, call 770-632-5600.

November Craft Sale tables available Read More»

Early voting starts for runoff election

It’s voting time again, as two statewide races are headed for the Nov. 30 runoff election.

Voters will be selecting a Supreme Court justice between incumbent David Nahmias, who took 48.2 percent of the vote, and Tammy Lynn Adkins, who got 35.3 percent.

The other race in question is for the Georgia Court of Appeals, as Antoinette “Toni” Davis faces Chris McFadden. Davis was the leading vote-getter in a six-person race with 25.5 percent of the vote, followed by McFadden with 22.6 percent. Read More»

Mrs. Esta Elizabeth Thompson (Howell), 97

Mrs. Esta Elizabeth Thompson (Howell) died Sunday, November 14, 2010, age 97.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. “Slim” Thompson, and her son, Donald H. Thompson.

She is survived by her son Weyman E. Thompson of Newnan; daughter, Glenna T. Moss and her husband James of Fayetteville; sons, James Dell Thompson and his wife Jerry Anne of Wedowee , AL , and Richard C. Thompson and his wife Zandra of Newnan; daughter-in-law Rachel Lee Thompson of Morrow; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

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