Stone Mountain News

By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune

Derick Barker will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church on Sunday at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to worship in this historic church, especially campers in Stone Mountain State Park (camping clothes are fine). The Longbottom Road is now open to traffic, but the Traphill Road is closed near the Traphill Library.

New books available to check out at the library include “Almost Like Being in Love: A Destination Wedding Novel” by Beth K Vogt, “Cockatoo, Too” by Bethanie Deeney Murguia, “The Divided Family” by Wanda Brunstetter, “End of Watch” by Stephen King, “First Comes Love” by Emily Giffin, and “The Girl in the Red Coat” by Kate Hamer.

Get well wishes go to Clyde Billings, Ginger Lehman, Herman Lyon, Carol J. Kennedy, Darlene Cleary and siblings, Larry Billings and Dolly Billings, who have all been sick recently.

Emily Johnson Roberts was home for the weekend to attend the Samuel Johnson reunion. The reunion was well attended this year with one person from England being there for the event.

Happy birthday wishes go to Jessica Johnson on Aug. 8; Pauline Hicks and Curtis Kennedy on Aug. 9; Maxine McGrady, Brenda Watson, Irene Wiles, Skylynn Rae Johnston and Annette Hall on Aug. 10; Dare Couch on Aug. 11; Sandy Wood and Melissa Blackburn on Aug. 12; and Stephen Holcomb and Luke Campbell on Aug. 14.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Barbie and Brian Combs, who celebrate their 29th anniversary on Aug. 9; Randy and Delaine Hayes, who celebrate their 41st anniversary on Aug. 10; Reba and John Robert Pierce, who celebrate their 52nd anniversary on Aug. 11; Ryan and Sabrina Holbrook, who celebrate their third anniversary on Aug. 11; Mary Jane and Larry (Pedro) Foster, who celebrate their 32nd anniversary on Aug. 11; and Shirley and Russell Sidden, who celebrate their 38th anniversary on Aug. 12.

Traphill had a low temperature of 69 degrees on Aug. 4 and a high temperature of 91 degrees on Aug. 6. There was 2.2 inches of rain in Traphill during the week of Aug. 1-7.

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

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune

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