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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»

Martha Ellen Barr Stilwell, 86, formerly of Peachtree City

Martha Ellen Barr Stilwell

Martha Ellen Barr Stilwell, daughter of Jesse and Ester Barr, age 86, went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2010.

Originally from Dyer, TN, Martha Ellen and her husband Frank have resided at Winwood Retirement community in Marietta, for the last seven years. Prior to moving to Marietta, they made their home in Peachtree City, GA.

Martha Ellens’s life was centered around her love for God and making a difference in the life of everyone she touched. She did this by encouraging others to do their best. Read More»

King William McElwaney, III, 67, of Jupiter, Fla.

King William McElwaney, III, 67, of Jupiter, Fla., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at his residence.

Born in Atlanta, Ga., he had been a resident of Jupiter for nine years, coming from Palm Beach, Fla. Prior to retirement, he was the director of operations for Delta Air Lines at LaGuardia Airport, Logan Airport and JFK.

Mr. McElwaney was the coordinator for the 1996 Summer Olympics for Delta Air Lines in Atlanta. He recently started his own property management company, Complete Home Check of Jupiter. Read More»

Life membership presented to Epps at Marine Corps League meeting

George Dienhart (left) and David Epps. Photo/Special.

George Dienhart, Peachtree City, Commandant of The Marine Corps League Detachment # 1325 presented a certificate of Life Membership to Detachment Chaplain David Epps, Sharpsburg at the April meeting. Epps also received a Life Membership lapel pin and card. Read More»

St. Andrew’s collects for the babies

Molly and Kieran Marland. Photo/Honey Corbin.

Molly and Kieran Marland are shown with the items donated by the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church congregation to the Baby Peaches Program of Greater Atlanta, an organization that provides items for newborns for those families unable to purchase necessities. Page McDonald, outreach director at St. Andrew’s, coordinates the donations with Tina Patrick, Baby Peaches director, Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. For information on the program or to make a donation, call 678-481-9976. Photo/Honey Corbin.

SFM readies for spring yard sale

Square Foot Ministries is now accepting items for its annual yard sale set for sometime this spring.

Items being accepted include furniture, books, jewelry, small appliances. knick knacks, toys, children’s shoes and clothing, linens, sporting equipment and household goods in good, saleable condition. Adult clothing and mattresses/box springs will not be accepted.

For more information, call Faye Livingston, 770-401-9761, or Judy Reynolds, 770-461-8529.

Join Nat’l Hgts. for trip to Austria, Oberammergau

The community is invited to join National Heights Baptist Church members on a trip to Austria and the Oberammergau Passion Play, leaving Atlanta on August 26.

The original Passion Play began in 1634 when villagers of Oberammergau vowed to perform a play depicting the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, if God would spare its residents from the bubonic plague.

Call Helen Odom at 404-964-3485 to make reservations.

Religion Briefs 04/07/10

Hip-Hop revival planned in Fairburn
Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM), 114 W. Campbellton St., Fairburn, will host a Hip-Hop Revival Saturday, April 10, beginning at 6 p.m. Various groups will minister in rap form. The speaker will be Prophet Timothy Frazier. For directions, contact the CDM office, 770-969-8370.

Edgefield to celebrate All Nations Day Read More»

Look up ‘radical’: You’ll find picture of President Obama

Did you ever wonder what a real home grown radical looks like? If not, just take a good look at our president.

This guy has been in office for only about 15 months and already, he’s made more left turns than a NASCAR Chevy on Sunday.

Some people thought Bill Clinton was a radical. Barack Obama makes Bill Clinton look like a Reagan Republican. Read More»

Ga. revenues up 1 pct; first increase since Nov. 2008

For the first time since November 2008, Georgia officials are reporting an increase in the state’s net revenue comparing March 2010 to March 2009.

Today Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the state’s revenue collections for March were 1 percent ahead of last year.

Gross tax collections were up $141 last month, an increase of 7.9 percent. Also, gross sales tax collections were up $7 million from March 2009 to a total of $724 million in March 2010. Read More»

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