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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»

Martha Ann Yarbrough Pendley

On December 10, 2010, Martha Ann Yarbrough Pendley, widow of David M. Pendley, Sr., went to be with the Lord and her deceased loved ones.

She leaves behind to join her later, her children, Susie Ferguson, David M. Pendley, Jr. and wife Angela; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Larry, Ashley Ferguson, Tommy, Jackie, Skylar and Kylie Ferguson, Holly, Rick and Dominic Steiskal, Adam Pendley and Carter Potts. Read More»

STG adds one more holiday show with Robert Ray

Southside Theatre Guild in downtown Fairburn recently announced a second performance of “Home for the Holidays,” featuring Robert Ray and Shea Johnson. The show will feature some of the world’s best-loved sacred songs of the season, performed to a contemporary beat provided by jazz musicians - Rich Jones, Paul Fallat and John Willingham. Read More»

Once-thriving Shannon Mall goes dark

Nobody’s home even for the holiday shopping season Monday at Union Station — once known as Shannon Mall — in Union City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

When it opened in 1980 it was like nothing else in southwest metro Atlanta. But the once-bustling Shannon Mall of old — a must destination for shoppers in Fayette, Coweta and Fulton counties in the 1980s and 1990s — is now a skeleton of its former self, a locked and nearly vacant darkened mall, shuttered food court and acres of empty parking spaces, emblematic of recession-fatigued 2010. Read More»

Letter insults all legal immigrants to U.S.

A recent letter (“Ramsey’s punitive approach to illegals is the wrong solution”) lamenting the intention of the Georgia legislature to prioritize enforcement of the laws regarding the crime of illegal immigration was an all too common insult to immigrants.

The use of the transparent term “anti-immigrant legislation” is an immediate tip off to the anti-enforcement agenda of the writer.

Immigrants, by federal definition, enter the USA lawfully. Escaping capture while crossing our borders in violation of our immigration laws does not make anyone an immigrant ... or an American. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/08/10

PTCUMC kids’ musical is tonight
Peachtree City United Methodist church will present a Creative Kids Christmas Musical, “Three Wise Men and a Baby Musical” Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 225 Robinson Road in Peachtree City. The event will feature a special appearance from the Angel Choir. Doors open at 6:10 p.m. For more information, call 770-487-6499.

Georgia Singers concert is this Friday Read More»

MRBC presents musical drama ‘The Birth’ Dec. 5

The McDonough Road Baptist Church celebration choir and orchestra will present “The Birth” next Sunday, Dec. 5, at 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m. The musical/drama is built around the story of two brave young women who face tremendous obstacles on the way to the births of their first child. Along the way, they make a great discovery about God’s presence and strength. Read More»

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