Stone Mountain News

By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune

Derick Barker will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m. and the Crabgrass Bluegrass Band will be singing. Everyone is invited to worship in this historic church within the boundaries of Stone Mountain State Park. Campers are encouraged to come as they are.

The Ladies Circle at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church will have a vendor and craft sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. There will be crafts, baked goods, biscuits and sandwiches available. Many vendors will be there, including Tupperware, Thirty-One, Mary and Martha, Younique, Le-Vel, and Perfect Posh. Proceeds are to be used for the needy in the community.

On Sunday, all descendants of Abraham Lincoln and Nancy Yale Sidden are invited to meet in the fellowship hall at Old Roaring River Baptist Church about 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish and enjoy an afternoon of catching up on all the family news. Drinks, ice, plates and plastic ware will be furnished.

Traphill Branch Library has new hours of operation now. The library will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m., every first and third Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. and every second and fourth Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

New books available to check out at the Traphill Branch Library include “Day of the Dead” by J.A. Jance, “Survivor in Death” by J.D. Robb, “Resolution” by Robert B. Parker, “Terror of the Mountain Man” by William Johnstone, “Into the Wilderness” by Sara Donati, “Remains of Innocence” by J.A. Jance, “Strategic Moves” by Stuart Woods, “Red River” by Lalita Tademy, “Don’t Blink” by James Patterson, “Hot Ice” by Nora Roberts, and “Four Friends” by Robyn Carr.

Get well wishes go to Emalin Baity, who had her tonsils out last week.

Condolences go to the family of Kennedy Michelle McDaniel, infant daughter of Beth Barker and Brian McDaniel, who died Sept. 3, 2015.

Happy birthday wishes go to Doug Kennedy and Mark Wiles on Sept. 7; Logan Richardson and John Robert Pierce on Sept. 8; Dale Lyon, Roby Wiles Jr. and Cody Foster on Sept. 9; Dolly Billings on Sept. 10; Jonah Kyle Reavis, Doris Bowers Faw, Claude Joines, Willie Wyatt and Terry Royall on Sept. 11; Bethany Hawkins on Sept. 12; and Mary Pruitt on Sept. 13.

Happy anniversary wishes go to H.C. and Carole Kennedy, who celebrate their 57th anniversary on Sept. 8; Brittany and Anthony Casey, who celebrate their 10th anniversary on Sept. 10; Amanda and David Smith, who celebrate their 10th anniversary on Sept. 10; and Annie Lee and Tim Owen, who celebrate their fifth anniversary on Sept. 11.

Traphill had a low temperature of 64.7 degrees on Sept. 1 and a high temperature of 92.1 degrees on Sept. 2. There was .1 inch of rain and a few sprinkles in Traphill during the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6.

Ola K. Norman may be reached at 336-957-8920 or

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune

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