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Religion Briefs 10/27/10

Public servant appreciation lunch
On Sunday, Oct. 31, from noon to 2 p.m. Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville will show appreciation to those who serve as public servants in Fayette county (local fire, police, sheriff and EMS officials) by providing them with a complimentary lunch in the George Porter Fellowship Hall. All public servants are welcome. Edgefield is at 140 Church St. in downtown Fayetteville. For more information, contact the church, 770-461-7388.

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Mrs. Sallie Belle Bishop, 87, formerly of Starr's Mill

Mrs. Sallie Belle Bishop, 87, of Riverdale, formerly of Starr's Mill, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2010.

Mrs. Bishop is survived by her husband James Edwin Bishop as well as several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Jeff Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Jonesboro. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home – www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Peachtree Wind Ensemble and ACC concert choir in concert

Peachtree Wind Ensemble and ACC concert choir in concert

The Peachtree Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Mike Daniell, together with the Atlanta Christian College's Concert Choir, under the direction of Mr. Byron J. Cartwright, present a Fall Concert on October 24, 2010, at 6 PM at Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church, 1150 Jefferson Avenue, East Point, Georgia. Read More»

Lt. Gov. Cagle to stump in F'ville Thursday

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who is seeking re-election, will pay a visit to Fayette County Thursday afternoon for a meet and greet election event.

Cagle will appear at the Fayette County Republican Headquarters on Glynn Street across from the original Fayette County Courthouse from 3:30-4:30.

Other community leaders are expected to attend the event.

Westmoreland to challenger: Get government out of the way

Incumbent U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland (R-Grantville) on the right and Democrat challenger Frank Saunders of Midland listen to a question posed at a Coweta County forum Monday night. Story on Page A3. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Incumbent District 3 Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R-Grantville) and Democratic challenger and school teacher Frank Saunders (Midland, in northern Muscogee County) squared off Monday night at a forum sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. The candidates responded to questions centering on issues such as the recession, job creation, stimulus spending, immigration and healthcare.

“There is a problem in Washington and I want to help solve it,” said Saunders in his opening remarks. “There’s a lack of common sense and leadership in Washington.” Read More»

Rep. Yates: Opponent distorts record

I am state Representative John Yates, District 73. I have served the citizens conservatively and faithfully for about 20 years.

This email is to correct the inaccurate statements emailed to you by Mrs. Rose Carroll on Oct. 5, 2010.

Mrs. Carroll spent most of her time bragging about how many polls she answered and stating that I did not answer polls. The truth is I answered every one that I received.

Also she asked for votes, but gave no reason why the voters should vote for her. Read More»

Bethany will do Wesley Walk for Others

Members of Bethany United Methodist Church will be walking and volunteering for the Wesley Walk for Others on Saturday, Oct. 23.

The 6.2-mile walk around Stone Mountain benefits Wesley Community Ministries, which serves lower-income older adults and children through Project Extend, home-repair for lower-income older adults, Bethlehem Senior Center, and Camp Wesley.

For the last four years, Bethany has raised the most money for the walk, for churches its size.

Religion Briefs 10/20/10

Public servant appreciation lunch
On Sunday, Oct. 31, from noon to 2 p.m. members of Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville will show appreciation to those who serve as public servants in Fayette county (local fire, police, sheriff and EMS officials) by providing them with a complimentary lunch in the George Porter Fellowship Hall. All public servants are welcome. Edgefield is at 140 Church St. in downtown Fayetteville. For more information, contact the church, 770-461-7388. Elder Eddie Thomas is senior pastor.

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What does Muslim tolerance look like?

This is in response to the Muslim woman in the Free Speech section of 10/06 who says that she is the mother of a young man who was killed at the World Trade Center nine years ago.

I am truly sorry that you have had to suffer the loss of your son. But, the letter seems disingenuous, and the attitude therein perhaps helps to illustrate exactly the reason why there have been anti-Muslim rants in the paper.

Your son wasn’t killed by intolerant Americans. He was killed by intolerant Muslims. Yet, your plea goes out to Americans to be more tolerant. Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/13/10

Southside will host Fall Festival
Southside Baptist Church in Fayetteville will host its Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free food, fun games for kids, and inflatables including an inflatable rock wall. The church is at 1332 Ga. Hwy. 92 South, Fayetteville.

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