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Religion Briefs 08/25/10

Liberty Hill revival set for Aug. 25-27 Read More»

We should remember, honor WWII sacrifices

Golly, I hate to leave this astute conversation we’ve been having about the rights of gas-powered golf cart owners to continue spewing their half-burnt hydrocarbons and filling our otherwise bucolic paths with their amazingly loud symphonic engine noise. I see that Terry Garlock was just warming up to some libertarian rant about giving choice to his neighbors. How about Harleys on the golf cart paths? No problem getting up hills with a hog and I wouldn’t want to limit my neighbor’s choices to merely the road. Read More»

FreeSpeech for 08-25-10

I want to take a moment to thank the Fayette County deputy who blasted through the RED light at Ga. Highway 92 and Rivers Road around 8:40 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 15) and did not take the time to use sirens to warn us of his approach as we crossed 92 during a GREEN light. I guess you thought the lights that you turned on as you reached the intersection before your left turn onto Rivers Road were enough of a warning. I am pretty sure the key is to turn the lights on BEFORE you get to the intersection with a RED light, but what do I know? I am just the private citizen who pays your salary. Read More»

Etta Carreker Crews, 94, of Pine Mountain

Etta Carreker Crews, 94, of Pine Mountain died peacefully Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Florence Hand Nursing Home in LaGrange, GA.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, 180 North Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville . Rev. Glenn Stringham and Rev. Allen Bridgman will officiate. Interment will follow at 4:30 PM at Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville, GA. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Read More»

‘Project Linus’ being ‘reborn’ at Community Christian Church

Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Fayetteville is revitalizing the “Project Linus” program which makes no-sew fleece security blankets, receiving blankets, quilts, crotcheted and knitted afghans and comforters for newborns and children.

The organizational meeting is this morning at 10 a.m. Those interested are asked to to meet at the church, 349 Kenwood Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18.

Bring a sandwich and a drink and learn all about the project which is a 100 percent volunteer non-profit organization. Read More»

Free monthly movie night starts this Friday in F’ville

Eleventh Hour Call Church will host the first of its free monthly family movie nights this Friday with the presentation of the movie “To Save a Life,” (rated PG-13) Friday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Harvest Christian Community Theater on Ga. Hwy. 85 behind the La Hacienda Mexican restaurant.

The movie involves a star athlete who has it all — basketball scholarship, good looks. a cheerleader girlfriend, hangs with the in crowd — but when an old friend from his past shoots himself at school, his world is turned upside down and he seeks answers on how he could have made a difference. Read More»

Religion Briefs 08/18/10

Flint Ridge revival starts tonight Read More»

Big Band sounds at Southside Theatre

Former Palmetto resident and Campbell High School (of Fairburn) graduate, Robert Ray will appear in concert at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn for two nights only - Aug. 20 and 21.

Ray is a four-time NYC Cabaret nominee and in Atlanta he has produced and directed the “75th Anniversary of the Fox Theatre” along with special concerts for Underground’s Peach Drop, WSB’s Christmas Parade and Lenox Square’s 4th of July Celebrations. Read More»

Mr. James Finley Painter, 67, of Union City

Mr. James Finley Painter, age 67, of Union City. Mr. Painter was an avid Atlanta Braves fan who went to be among the angels in the outfield on Friday, August 6, 2010 after a short illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents Finley M. Painter and Mary Louise Cox Painter; brother William R. Painter.

He is survived by his daughter Pamela Carpenter of Charleston, WV; son Jimmie Carpenter of Charleston; grandchildren Chrystal and Dylan Carrier, Kayla and MacKenzie Painter all of Charleston; sister Mary "Cookie" Akers of Fayetteville; nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. Read More»

Mr. Gordon Ray Carlson, 79, formerly of Atlanta and Savannah

Mr. Gordon Ray Carlson, formerly of Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, passed away August 4th in Atlanta at the age of 79.

Mr. Carlson was a loving father, grandfather and a friend to many.

Mr. Carlson was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1931. As a young adult, he moved to Miami and then to Atlanta in 1959 to manage a bowling center for All American Bowling Corporation. He became Executive Vice President of Operations, and by the time he retired in 1985 the company owned and operated 46 bowling centers across the Southeast; he had a hand in all of them. Read More»