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Southern Crescent Chorale concert raises over $4.000 for Christian City’s Children’s Village

The Southern Crescent Chorale is happy to announce that the annual benefit concert held on Saturday, Mar. 27 raised over $4,200 for the Children’s Village at Christian City. In addition to a performance by the Southern Crescent Chorale, under the direction of Janice Folsom, the crowd was blessed with the beautiful music of the Woodward Academy choirs under the direction of Stephen Rotz and Suzanne Woodruff. This concert marks the Chorale’s sixth benefit concert. Over $20,000 has been raised for children’s organizations in the community through these benefit concerts. Read More»

The Rev. Dr. John Richard “Jack” Hill, 82, of Griffin

The Rev. Dr. John Richard “Jack” Hill, of Griffin, GA , passed away on April 14, 2010 at the age of 82. Read More»

Perdue bypasses top lawman, taps special atty. gen. for health lawsuit

Georgia will join 18 other states in suit at no cost to state

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that he is appointing Frank C. Jones ... Read More»

Children will participate in Earth Day events at St.Andrew’s

Saint Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church Day School children and the Sunday School children will plant three trees this week to celebrate Earth Day. The Sunday School children will plant a cherry tree and the Day School children will plant two dogwood trees. The trees replace those lost during the drought in the summer of 2008.

The children are in the process of learning how trees benefit by reducing carbon dioxide in the air, by giving oxygen back into the air, and by slowing water runoff after it rains reducing the surge of runoff water and erosion. Read More»

Grantville’s old-time gospel sings return to twice a month

Southern Country Gospel Singing at Grantville’s renovated Railroad Freight Depot for 2010 has returned to two Sings on each month — the fourth Friday and Saturday nights.

On Friday night, April 23, all three of the groups hail from Columbus, Ga. — Crystal River, Carolyn Wiggins, and One Accord.

On Saturday night, April 24, there will also be three groups in concert, Young Spirit from Manchester, the Carter Family from LaGrange, and the Morris Family from Eufaula, Ala. Read More»

Religion Briefs 04/14/10

Bethany plans yard sale
Bethany United Methodist Church will have a yard sale Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. Bethany is at 607 Rivers Rd. (corner of Rivers/Milam and Lee’s Lake Roads) in north Fayette County. For more information, call 770-964-6999.

MRBC will host Spring Fling April 17 Read More»

Ginn-Barnes

Mr. & Mrs. Barnes

Allison Leigh Ginn and Kiley Preston Barnes were married in an outdoor wedding at the Foundation Ranch in Anniston, Ala. on Nov. 21, 2009. Judge Ryan Robertson was the officiant. Read More»

Local candidates to begin qualifying on April 26

County Commission, Board of Education each have 2 posts up for reelection

A five-day period for qualifying begins the week of April 26 for two positions on the Fayette County Board of Education and two positions on the Fayette County Commission.

Candidates must qualify with their respective party starting at 9 a.m. Monday, April 26. Qualifying ends at noon on Friday, April 30.

The seats up for election on the school board are the Post 4 seat held by Lee Wright and the Post 5 seat held by Bob Todd. Both are serving in their second four-year terms. Read More»

Southern Crescent Chorale raises $4,200 for Children's Village at Christian City

The Southern Crescent Chorale is happy to announce that the annual Benefit Concert held on Saturday, March 27 raised over $4,200.00 for the Children's Village at Christian City. In addition to a performance by the Southern Crescent Chorale, under the direction of Janice Folsom, the crowd was blessed with the beautiful music of the Woodward Academy choirs under the direction of Stephen Rotz and Suzanne Woodruff. This concert marks the Chorale's sixth benefit concert. Over $20,000.00 has been raised for children's organizations in the community through these benefit concerts. Read More»

Georgia Renaissance Festival returns for 25th year

Georgia Renaissance Festival returns for 25th year

The Georgia Renaissance Festival returns for its 25th season starting this Saturday and all of the fan favorites return, including the Birds of Prey show, the joust, turkey legs, all sorts of food on a stick, the Amazing Maze and much more. Read More»