Regional

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»

Christian City calls on community with needs list  for The Children’s Village

The Children’s Village at Christian City is in need of the following items and would appreciate any help the community can provide:

• Paper plates, napkins, cups
• Toilet tissue and paper towels
• Canned fruits and vegetables
• Boxed macaroni and cheese
• Peanut butter
• Individually wrapped snacks and drinks
• Kid friendly Cereals
• Batteries
• Personal hygiene items for girls
• Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger, or  Publix Read More»

Early voting begins for Aug. 10 runoff

Early voting for the primary runoff election Aug. 10 began Monday in three locations in Fayette County.

Voters may cast early ballots between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. today through Friday at:
• The county elections office at 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 208;
• The Peachtree City Library at 201 Willowbend Road next to City Hall; or
• The Tyrone Library at 143 Commerce Drive.

There will be no early voting on Monday as officials prepare for the runoff election Tuesday, Aug. 10 in which voters must go to their regular precinct to cast a vote. Read More»

Religion Briefs 08/04/10

Hartford UMC will host revival Aug. 4-6
Hartford United Methodist Church (UMC) will hold its revival Wednesday through Friday, August 4-6. Guest revivalist will be the Rev. Walter Kimbrough from Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Hartford is in Fayette County at 216 Padget Road. The pastor is the Rev. Frank Dean Jr.

CDM to host Prophet Chambers Revival Read More»

March of Dimes event this Friday

In an unprecedented cooperative effort, Fun 101.1 FM will join with Fayetteville Dwarf House, Newnan Dwarf House, Chick-fil-A Thomas Crossroads, Truett’s Grill in Griffin, and Truett’s Grill in McDonough in the 1st Annual Southern Crescent Broadcasters for Babies event to benefit the March of Dimes Georgia Chapter. Read More»

Margaret Nall Spears of Riverdale

Margaret Nall Spears, a long-time resident of Riverdale, GA and later at Baptist Manor in Palmetto, died peacefully at Lafayette Nursing Home in Fayetteville on July 29, 2010.

She retired from the Atlanta Public School System with over 20 years of service. In later years, she was a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Riverdale’s Senior Citizens’ organizations, and her beloved church, Riverdale First Baptist. “Miss Margaret” was a pillar of her church and community. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Read More»