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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»

Arthur Harold Daniel, 75, of Woodland

Arthur Harold Daniel, 75, of Woodland, GA, passed away on Wednesday, September 08, 2010.

For over 40 years, Mr. Daniel drove a truck for ABF Freight Line. He is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Sarah Jane Richey Daniel and his great-granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Russel Daniel; sons Hal and Janet Daniel, Jimmy Daniel and John and Becci Daniel; daughters Sherry and Roy Smith, Lori and Rich Brennen; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Read More»

Summit event to feature guest speaker, barbecue, music festival

Dr. Tom Evans, executive director of the Greater Atlanta Presbytery, will be the guest minister at The Summit Church (PCUSA) on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. Evans and his family came to the Atlanta Presbytery this past Spring. He was formerly the executive at Sheppards and Lapsley Presbytery in Birmingham, Ala.

Evans was born in Brazil to missionary parents. He graduated from the College of William and Mary and received his master’s of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Princeton Seminary. Read More»

New Hope will host missions conference September 22-26

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 09/08/10

Holy Trinity starts GriefShare tonight Read More»

GMC ranks twelfth in nation among community colleges

It is one thing to be recognized for excellence in education. It’s another thing to be recognized as one of the best in the nation. And that was the case when the Georgia Military College (GMC) was recently ranked number 12 in the nation among community colleges by Washington Monthly magazine. Read More»

Rockaway light opens

Rockaway light opens

Signal changed for safety will slow traffic

The traffic light for the newly-opened section of Rockaway Road on Ga. Highway 74 south has been tweaked.

While the change may result in some traffic delays it has improved safety, according to Peachtree City Manager Bernie McMullen.

McMullen said the light was originally set to allow east and west bound traffic on Rockaway to go at the same time, but that created a safety hazard so the light’s timing has been changed.

Now those movements have been separated, meaning that when eastbound traffic has a green light, westbound traffic is stopped, and vice versa, McMullen explained. Read More»

Religion Briefs 09/01/10

Holy Trinity starts GriefShare Sept. 8 & 10
Griefshare, a 13-week Christian video/discussion support group for those who have lost a loved one, will be offered at Holy Trinity Church in Peachtree City beginning Wednesday, evening, Sept. 8 and Friday morning, Sept. 10. Each GriefShare session is self-contained so one can begin attending at any time. Sessions will be offered on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. For more information and to pre-register, contact Gayle Reddy at 770-631-8251. Holy Trinity is at 101 Walt Banks Road. Read More»