John Michael Hays

Mr. John Michael Hays of East Atlanta, GA passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010. He is survived by wife, Kimberley Hays and son, Ethan Michael Hays of East Atlanta, GA; parents, Michael and Lynn Hays of Warrior, AL; mother and father in-law, Robert and Marie Wagner of Tyrone, GA; grandfather, Harold Hays of Warrior, AL; sister, Amy Reynolds and husband Greg of Cumming, GA; brother in-law, Derek Wagner and wife Alissa of East Atlanta, GA; nieces and nephew, Savannah Reynolds, Isabella Wagner, Trevor Wagner; aunts, Glenda Miller of Demopolis, AL, Carol Layne of Warrior, AL.  Read More»

Mr. Jesse “Travis” Kelley, 87, of Hapeville

Mr. Jesse “Travis” Kelley, 87, of Hapeville, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. Read More»

Joan Estelle Dunn, age 78

Joan Estelle Dunn

Joan Estelle Dunn, age 78 of Forest Park, Ga, formerly of Rome, Ga, went to be with the Lord July 12, 2010, after her long, courageous battle with cancer. Read More»

Margaret Elizabeth McCarthy Krause, 84

Margaret Elizabeth McCarthy Krause, 84, of Bluffton, SC and widow of Edmund T. Krause, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2010 in the Carolina House of Bluffton.

She was born in Newton, MA on May 14, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Mary Carroll McCarthy.

She was a homemaker; an avid golfer and a member of the Holy Trinity Church in Peachtree City, GA. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/14/10

Order Angel Food at the Summit tomorrow
The Summit Presbyterian Church is an Angel Food ordering site. The deadline to order is Thursday, July 15 and pick up is Saturday, July 24 from 10-11:30 a.m. For more info, phone 770-460-3335, email, or visit the website,

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Mr. James W. “Jim” Kelly, 82, of Seacrest, FL

Mr. James W. “Jim” Kelly, 82, of Seacrest, FL, passed away July 2, 2010.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City, GA.

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Religion Briefs 07/07/10

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DOT: No problems with ramp meters at Hwy. 74/I-85

Red-light ramp meters at the on-ramp for Interstate 85 northbound at Ga. Highway 74 became operational July 1.

The meters are programmed to kick in only when interstate traffic is heavy, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. The agency is touting the meters as a tool to improve travel times and reduce congestion. Read More»

Oakley Blvd. in Fairburn to be widened

The traffic snarls for Fayette residents making their way to I-85 via Ga. Highway 92 will see some improvement in traffic congestion on Oakley Industrial Boulevard with the award of $1.5 million to add a third lane and turn lanes between Fayetteville Road and Ga. Highway 138.

The $1.5 million grant award to the South Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) by way of the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank was announced last week by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Read More»

Sheila Crowe is new pastor at Brooks UMC

The Rev. Sheila Crowe

The Rev. Sheila Crowe has been assigned as pastor of Brooks United Methodist Church, after having served as pastor at Hogansville First Methodist.

The assignment comes following the United Methodist Church’s North Georgia Conference yearly reassignments.

Crowe says she has a passion for families and building the kingdom of God.

She is a graduate of Mercer’s McAfee School of Theology and attended classes in Methodism at Asbury and Emory University. She has been in the ministry for 15 years and is an ordained elder. Read More»

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