Regional

The goofy world of judges and ‘hotties’

Sometimes the truth is indeed stranger than fiction; and sometimes you don’t really know what’s truth and what’s fiction.

Recently, District Attorney Scott Ballard, along with Chief Public Defender Joe Saia, released the results of their so-called, “investigation” into the Judge English affair.

I have to give the DA’s office credit. It took them just a few short days to determine that English’s affair with public defender Kim Cornwell didn’t affect any of his rulings in well over 200 cases, many of which had been reassigned to English’s courtroom. Read More»

FreeSpeech for 06-23-10

[What do you really think? Email us your pithy opinions, your short takes on life in Fayette and environs, your gotta-get-it-off-your-chest questions or sound-offs. Emails only to editor@TheCitizen.com. Put Free Speech in your subject line and include your contribution as the body text of your email. No signature required. No phone calls, faxes or snail-mail letters, please. No personal attacks on private persons, but just about any aspect of public life is fair game.] Read More»

Religion Briefs 06/23/10

Gospel performers announced
Southern Country Gospel Sings for the month of June will be held in the Grantville Railroad Freight Depot in Grantville, located on Exit 35 on Interstate 85. For Friday June 25: Jackie Robinson, Ward Family and One Accord. For Saturday June 26: Wayne Faircloth from Columbus, Christiannaires from LaGrange, and Bobby Ellis Band from Columbus. Sings begin at 7 p.m. and last about 2-3 hours. For more info call Roy Smith, 770-583-3977, or email depotsinging@yahoo.com.

Flat Creek, FBC Newnan join in concert Read More»

Vacation Bible Schools 06/23/10

Brooks UMC, June 28-July 2
Brooks United Methodist Church will have “Galactic Blast” VBS for ages 3 – 5th grade, from 9 a.m. - noon. activities include recreation, science, music, storytelling, and voyaging into outer space. To register, call 770-719-7593 or email brookschurch@bellsouth.net. For more info, visit the website at www.brooksumc.com.

FFUMC, June 28-July 2 Read More»

Delta Community Credit Union goes mobile, debuts mobile banking services

Delta Community Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution and the state’s largest credit union, recently announced the launch of Delta Community Mobile Banking, adding to its ample selection of account access services and product offerings. The free* mobile service provides both consumer and business services members with convenient and secure access to real-time account information through their cell phone, smart phone, PDA or other mobile device. Read More»

S. Atlanta Tea Party: No endorsements

As members of the South Atlanta Tea Party Board of Directors (SATP), we want to say how grateful and proud each of us is to be able to work within this patriotic organization. It is our goal locally, as well as nationally, to promote forums, discussions, and events that bring candidates into focus for you, the American voter. We believe that an informed electorate will make informed choices. Read More»

Summer drivers, put down the cellphones, buckle up in the trucks

Just in time to save lives during the busy summer holiday travel period, Governor Sonny Perdue has signed three highway safety measures that will become the rules of the road on Georgia’s streets and interstates: the teen cell phone use while driving ban, the all driver texting while driving ban, and the pickup truck safety belt law. Read More»

Ruth Wrenn Beeson Wood, 82

Ruth Wrenn Beeson Wood, 82 of Florence, Ky.

Ruth Wrenn Beeson Wood, 82 of Florence, Ky. Passed away Thursday 6/10 at Hospice of St. Elizabeth, Edgewood. She was a Homemaker, Charter member of Heritage Fellowship Church, choir member, Sunday School teacher, member of Bible Study, Womens Christian Fellowship of Northern Ky.She enjoyed gardening, sewing and was a great cook. Preceded in death by husbands: Stephen Wrenn Jr., Howard Beeson and Bill Wood. Survived by daughters Kandi Davis, Florence, Kris O’Ryan, Union, son Steve Wrenn, Atlanta, Ga., 4 granddaughters and 5 great-grandchildren. Read More»

Visit Brooks UMC thrift shop Saturday for bargains, goodies

The Second Chance Thrift Shop in Brooks will celebrate its first year of operation on Saturday, June 19.

The community is encouraged to join the celebration by coming by for cookies and lemonade that day.

“Your support of this ministry of Brooks UMC has been phenomenal and we have been able to reach out into the community with Christ’s love because of all the support,” a spokesperson said. Read More»

Religion Briefs 06/16/10

COS members offer special prayers
This weekend prayers of blessing will be offered for Vacation Bible School volunteers; for 40 youth and adults who will attend a weeklong Confirmation Camp at Lutherock Retreat near Arden, N.C.; and for Jamie Callison, who begins a month at Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival in Decorah, Iowa, on June 20. Newly-elected Congregational Council members will be installed; they are: Jerry Balthrop, Danny Lucsko, Mike Oliver and Jon Scheumann.

June 25 Gospel performers announced Read More»