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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»

Haun-Gibson engagement

Mr. and Mrs. John Haun of Brooks announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffani Lynn Haun, to Clinton Adams Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gibson of LaGrange.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Haun of Arcade, N.Y. and Mrs. Lois Bernard, and the late Edward Bernard of Batavia, N.Y. She is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in professional aeronautic and two minors in aviation safety and management. She currently is employed by Atlantic Southeast Airlines as an airline pilot in Atlanta. Read More»

Unique high school for gifted kids gets scholarships

Students (from left) Deja Driver, Destiny Costa, Derisha Driver and Tamara Paled check out the science lab at The Dinoff School in Griffin, Georgia’s only high school with its entire curriculum designed for gifted students. The new school has now received $1 million in scholarship funding that will pay the full tuition for those meeting the income criteria. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is one of a kind in Georgia. The Dinoff School in Griffin opened its doors recently as the only high school in the state with a curriculum — that’s every class in every grade level — designed specifically for gifted students. Read More»

FreeSpeech for 09-01-10

Braelinn Kroger shopping center, here is my shopping list: 1. Southwestern decor does not match, purple roof on Kane Yama, other buildings are brick. 2. Ugly Red K-Mart sign. 3. No awning to protect you from the sun or 50 inches of rain we get annually in Fayette County. 4. Filthy restaurant with a low inspection rating. 5. Confusing parking lot with no shade trees just bushes. 6. Music not playing today, probably broken. 7. Ugly silver decorations on the planters. 8. Dirty restrooms in Kroger. 9. The bumpy faux brick. Read More»

Reba Arrington Long, 84, of Clio, Ala.

Reba Arrington Long, 84, of Clio, Alabama, died August 26, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Long and son-in-law Louie Paul Wilson.

She is survived by her daughter Jo Ann Wilson of Fayetteville; granddaughter Kim and Ray Reynolds of Tyrone; grandson Johnny and Carmen Wilson of Carrollton; great-grandsons Josh and Jacob Reynolds; step-great-granddaughters Lakin and Kayci Glaze; and nieces and nephews. Read More»

Patriots, Panthers, Bobcats and Coweta teams are winners

Sandy Creek held on for a big win on the road at Whitewater.

Click on the link for more on that game and other scores from Friday night football.

http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1030

New Hope South opens Student Center and Cafe

New Hope Baptist Church recently held a Grand Opening for its new Student Center and Cafe on the South Campus near Starr’s Mill.

The new facility includes a new student auditorium, student lounge, restrooms, offices and a new cafe, along with landscaped outdoor areas with a patio, fire pit and basketball goals. A wide range of activities for students has been planned in addition to the normal Sunday morning and Wednesday events. All students in grades 7-12 are invited to come and see the new resource. Read More»

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