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Christian City’s holiday tradition returns Dec. 4

Members of the Chair-ity Event Volunteer Committee are hard at work preparing for this year’s holiday celebration. The annual fundraiser for The Children’s Village at Christian City is now in its eighth year and is made possible through the efforts of dedicated volunteers, community leaders, and local artists. Read More»

‘Gift of Lights’ returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway

The Gift of Lights holiday light spectacular, one of the largest and most affordable holiday light exhibits in Metro Atlanta, is underway at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) through Saturday, Jan. 3.

It features a two-mile drive-through course with more than two million LED lights, numerous light displays and a plethora of special promotional nights.

This year’s route takes visitors into the Atlanta Motor Speedway infield and onto a portion of the 1.54-mile oval racing surface.
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CSU lauds those ‘Making Things Better’

Two-fold award winner Celena Milner and President Hynes. Photo/Erin Fender.

Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas Hynes recognized four individuals and two organizations for making a difference. Hayes said the winners of the “Making Things Better” awards empower Clayton State students (and prospective students) through their support.

The organizational winners were the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs and the First Year Advising and Retention Center (FYARC). The individual staff winners were director of orientation and new student programs, Celena Milner, and the assistant director of campus life, Atawanna Royal. Read More»

Religion Briefs 11/19/14

Holiday GriefShare set for tonight, Friday Read More»

'I'm with Stupid'

'I'm with Stupid'

Chip Bok editorial cartoon. Nov. 17, 2014. Copyright 2014 by Creators.com.

‘You can fool some of the people all of the time’*

‘You can fool some of the people all of the time’*

Editorial cartoon for Nov. 12, 2014 by Glenn McCoy. Copyright 2014 by Universal Uclick.

Brooks UMC to host holiday festival November 22

Brooks UMC will host a Holiday Festival Saturday, Nov. 22, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The event will feature ten “alternative giving” booths with representatives from local and global nonprofit organizations who will explain how giving will provide services to those in need.

The Artisans and Farmers booth will feature fair trade gifts and the church will provide a barbecue lunch, bake sale, and free babysitting.

The festival will be held at the church on Ga. Highway 85 Connector at Morgan Mill Road.

For more info, go to www.brooksumc.com.

High honors, class and field

Danielle Gray in action this fall for Kennesaw State. Photo/Charissa Gray.

After being named to the Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference Team last week, redshirt-sophomore Danielle Gray of the Kennesaw State soccer team collected another academic honor as the she was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Read More»

Free flu shots for families

Free flu shots are available for qualifying uninsured and low-income residents of Fayette, Coweta and South Fulton counties. Please call 770-681-0157 to reach the Healing Bridge Clinic, located at 215 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City, to schedule an appointment if you are uninsured, have Medicare A or D, PeachCare or Medicaid.

Brown: ARC may face court over changes to its bylaws

While it was not as he had hoped, Fayette County Board of Commissioners Chairman Steve Brown noted that the efforts he and others made to get changes to proposed Atlanta Regional Commission rules were not in vain.

“We did get some changes in the system,” Brown said a few days after the Oct. 22 vote to approve the proposed new bylaws. Brown is a member of the ARC board by virtue of his election position. Read More»