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Religion Briefs 11/02/11

Nativity offers special services this week
The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will mark two special observances this week. At 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 2) the church will hold a service of remembrance and healing in giving thanks for family members and friends who have died. At the regular 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 6, the parish will celebrate “Newcomer Sunday,” with a special liturgy honoring new members of the congregation. All are welcome at both services. The church is on Antioch Road, just off Ga. Highway 92, south of downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Starr’s Mill student wins Outstanding Student Award for Relay For Life Leadership

Meghan Wilson won the American Cancer Society’s Outstanding Student Leadership Award in Georgia. Photo/Special.

The American Cancer Society today announced that Meghan Wilson, a senior at Starrs Mill High School in Fayetteville, Georgia, is the winner of the Society’s Outstanding Student Leadership Award in Georgia. Meghan, a survivor of childhood leukemia, will be honored at the Fayette County Relay For Life kickoff at the Commemorative Air Force Hangar at Falcon Field on November 15. Read More»

Jerry Nolan Carr, Sr., 71, of Fayetteville

Mr. Jerry Nolan Carr, Sr., 71, of Fayetteville, passed away on Oct. 27, 2011.

Mr. Carr was a loving husband, father, and friend. At seventeen, he married his childhood sweetheart.

He worked for Sonoco Corporation for fifty years as an electrician. He was a godly man, who humbly served in many positions of responsibility in church throughout the years. Most recently he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, where he was a deacon and sang in the choir.

Mr. Carr was preceded in death by his daughter Pamela Yvonne Carr and his brother Leon Carr. Read More»

'Dear Soldier' song is music to students' ears

'Dear Soldier' song is music to students' ears

Selecting Veterans Day music for a performance can be a challenge for elementary music teachers. Teachers want to select songs that capture the meaning of the holiday, but many of the lyrics can be far too overwhelming for young children. This is exactly the roadblock Cleveland Elementary School’s music teacher came to about two weeks ago…until she had an idea. Read More»

Brittney Tenish Selora Simpson, 23, of Atlanta

Brittney Tenish Selora Simpson

Brittney Tenish Selora Simpson was born March 10, 1988 in Atlanta, Ga., to the proud parents of Gregory Simpson and Lorraine Dozier. She was educated in the Atlanta Public School System and graduated from Mundy's Mill High School. She studied Business Administration at Strayer University.

She was baptized at New Springfield Baptist Church where she served on the Young Peoples Usher Board, Red Circle Junior Mission, Sunday School and sang in the Early Morning Choir. She was currently attending Word of Life Healing and Deliverance Ministries. Her passion was singing praises to God. Read More»

Samaritans top 10 needs for November

The Fayette Samaritans is a non-profit organization dedicated to the food and clothing needs of Fayette Countians. Their needs for November is as follows:
Toilet tissue
Canned meat
Juice
Pancake mix
Syrup
Potatoes
Ketchup
Mayonnaise
Rice
Coffee

Its clothing needs include boys socks, boys boxer shorts, men and boys jeans, used but clean sheets and towels.

The facility is located at 125 Hickory Rd., next to Fayetteville Christian Church. It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Call them at 779-719-2707.

Grassroots activist training offered Nov. 10

The South Atlanta TEA Party (SATP) and The Leadership Institute invite the public to attend Grassroots Activist Training on Thursday, Nov. 10.

“We are anxious to offer this training to the public,” said Bonnie Willis, special events coordinator for the SATP. “During this session we will help everyone discover ways to get involved in government, including grassroots participation and organizing within neighborhoods.” Read More»

Happy 105th birthday, Fran!

Happy 105th birthday, Fran!

Fran Kolts, born Oct. 26, 1906, celebrated her 105th birthday at Downtown Grill in Tyrone on Wednesday. She was born in Hoboken, NJ and has lived in Peachtree City for 17 years. She has one daughter, Irene Sullivan, who lives in Peachtree City. Fran has four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She is a member of Christ our Shephard Lutheran Church in Peachtree City and 25 church members brought her to lunch for her birthday Wednesday. She is well loved. Photo/Special.