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Beth Sexton

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Christian singer John Waller performs in Social Circle, Madison

National recording artist John Waller, who wrote and performed the theme song for the movie "Fireproof," will be in concert in both Social Circle and Madison in upcoming weeks and everyone is invited to come out and hear the man whose music has reached millions worldwide.. Waller will perform

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Christian singer John Waller performs in Social Circle, Madison

National recording artist John Waller, who wrote and performed the theme song for the movie "Fireproof," will be in concert in both Social Circle and Madison in upcoming weeks and everyone is invited to come out and hear the man whose music has reached millions worldwide.. Waller will perform

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Church concert offers music of mourning, Christian hope

Three directors and three choirs from three area churches will combine their talents for a free choral concert featuring "Requiem" by Gabriel Faure, as well as other choral works, and an organ duet. Presented by the combined choirs of Conyers Presbyterian Church, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and the First Presbyterian Church of Covington, the concert is set for 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at First Presbyterian Church, 1169 Clark St. in Covington.

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Pumpkin patches take root at local churches

It's hard to believe that what Webster's Dictionary calls a "coarse trailing vine with gourdlike fruit" could cause such excitement this time of year, but when that first pumpkin rolls out of the truck onto the stage of the local church lawn, crowds flock to welcome it -- and they

Woodlake Baptist hosts inaugural 5K

The 2011 Woodlake Leaving A Legacy Inaugural 5K and Fun Run will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 a.m. on the church's new property located at 3940 Georgia Highway 138, Covington in the Walnut Grove community near Loganville.. Sponsored by Woodlake Baptist Church, the cross-country race and 1

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New Calvary Baptist pastor aims to network with other churches

Childhood was a tumultuous time for Kyle Berry, who grew up in a home where drinks and drugs were in charge. Married multiple times, his mother was a long-time alcoholic and drug addict, who was doing everything from "cocaine to whatever," he said.. When Berry was 18, his

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New Calvary Baptist pastor aims to network with other churches

Childhood was a tumultuous time for Kyle Berry, who grew up in a home where drinks and drugs were in charge. Married multiple times, his mother was a long-time alcoholic and drug addict, who was doing everything from "cocaine to whatever," he said.. When Berry was 18, his

Woodlake Baptist hosts inaugural 5K

The 2011 Woodlake Leaving A Legacy Inaugural 5K and Fun Run will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 a.m. on the church's new property located at 3940 Ga. Highway 138, Covington, in the Walnut Grove community near Loganville.. Sponsored by Woodlake Baptist Church, the cross-country race and 1

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Heritage Hills Baptist Church holds fall festival

Heritage Hills Baptist Church welcomes the season's crisp cool air by hosting its first community autumn celebration. The Scarecrows and Casseroles Fall Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 2987 Ga. Highway 212 in Conyers.The free event is open to the community

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Stewart Baptist craft/bake sale benefits prayer blanket ministry

The first ever Stewart Baptist Church Craft and Bake sale already has 40 vendors taking part in its community wide event coming up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Sponsored by the Women of JOY (Jesus First, Others Second, Yourself Last) ladies' ministry in the church, the

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Stewart Baptist craft/bake sale benefits prayer blanket ministry

The first ever Stewart Baptist Church Craft and Bake sale already has 40 vendors taking part in its communitywide event coming up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Sponsored by the Women of JOY (Jesus First, Others Second, Yourself Last) ladies' ministry in the church, the craft and bake sale features the talents of men and women from across the region.

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Victorious Life concert celebrates National Back to Church Sunday

A band that has shared the stage with such groups as Third Day and Toby Mac and most recently opened for Casting Crowns will headline the upcoming concert at Victorious Life Church in Conyers.. The J.J. Weeks Band from Macon will perform Sept. 17 at the church located at 1615

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Crafts, food, children's activities abound at Harvest Jubilee

Linda George and her fellow volunteers were already busy this week rushing around town getting ready for an event that has brought fun and hope to the community now for 18 years.. The Harvest Jubilee is sponsored each year by Smyrna Presbyterian Church and offers a dizzying array of events

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Words of wisdom

To hear the lilt and laughter in Joyce Fincher's voice, one could never imagine that this delightful Covington woman has experienced more heartbreak and tragedy in her life than that of two or three other people combined.. Her life story is filled with unexpected losses, brushes with death and crushing

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Caring Crafters: Healing Hugs Quilting Ministry aids cancer patients

A husband's recently sent heartfelt thank-you note offered a glimpse into how a simple quilt can make a big difference in the life of a cancer patient. The man's wife had been feeling down and discouraged as she faced her battle with the disease, and then she received a handmade quilt from the Healing Hugs Quilt Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Covington.

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Summer Santas: Local Clauses network in the offseason

The reindeer are grazing in local gardens and the elves are at the beach, but Santa's work is never done. Summer finds him spreading cheer on a cruise.

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A NEW VISION: New pastor working to renew church

One day in 1994, a 27-year-old Layne Fields left New York and his wife behind. He had all his worldly goods in the car with him when he came to a fork in the road that directed him to Richmond, Va., if he went one way, or to Atlanta, if he went another.

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Faith and food: Solid Rock's Wild Game Supper makes a return

He is a celebrity to man and fish alike.

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Pastor creates program aimed to assist caregivers

As a full-time caregiver for her mother, Covington single mom Brenda Davis was thankful to find out about a program starting up at Trinity Baptist Church just for people in her situation.

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At 87 years old, Conyers resident living his life at a fast pace

Too many gold, silver and bronze medals to count. Holder of national record titles in 1-mile, 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter runs and the 2,000-meter steeplechase. Champion in pole vaulting, running and the high jump. Favored to win this month in regional track and field events.

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Praying for Haiti: Many locals affected by tragic quake

His English is thick with the French-Creole accent of the island and sometimes hard to understand, but there is no mistaking the pain and heartbreak in his voice as he talks about his beloved Haiti, where the fate of many friends and loved ones remains unknown.His English is thick with the French-Creole accent of the island and sometimes hard to understand, but there is no mistaking the pain and heartbreak in his voice as he talks about his beloved Haiti, where the fate of many friends and loved ones remains unknown.

He's driven to fly 17-year-old realizes goal of earning pilot's license

As the Blue Angels soared overhead, 3-year-old Joshua Norris gazed upward and was forever changed.

Writing 101 Authors to instruct at conference

Her husband died of a brain tumor leaving her with four children to raise. Struggling as a single mother, Marion Bond West had more than her share of troubles. Her twin sons were a challenge - one was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and the other has fought addictions most of his life. But West found comfort in her faith - and words of inspiration that have now filled seven books and countless articles.

An author's adventures Covington resident writes story of intrigue set in India

While the book is not the least bit autobiographical, its 127 pages of adventure almost rival the real life of the person who wrote it.

Educating, Uniting, Informing Local League of Women Voters celebrates 25 years

It was 1982 and Ronald Reagan was president, with George H.W. Bush, the father of the current president, serving as his vice president. The country's median household income was $20,171 and former President Jimmy Carter had been appointed as a professor at Emory University in Atlanta. Just a short east from Atlanta on Interstate 20, a new organization was getting ready to add its voice to the political scene.

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