Stone Mountain News

By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune

Bobby Trott will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Crabgrass will be singing. Campers in the park are invited to come as they are.

The White Rock United Methodist Church in Thurmond will have Port-A-Pit BBQ on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. Plates will be $9 and chicken halves will be $6.

New books available to check out at the Traphill Branch Library include “Robert B Parker’s Old Black Magic” by Ace Atkins, “Room on the Porch Swing” by Amy Clipston, “Send Down the Rain” by Charles Martin, “Shattered Mirror” by Iris Johansen and “Shelter in Place” by Nora Roberts.

Summer Reading Program is now underway at the Traphill Branch Library. This year’s theme is Libraries Rock and there are some great programs planned for the summer. On Thursday, Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig will be there.

Board members voted in at the Traphill Fire Department at their annual meeting were Dennis McDaniel, David Miller, Chris Baker and Gregg Blevins. Firefighters have put in more than 3,000 hours of training in the last year. Once the September payment is made, the fire department will be debt free. Thank you to all the volunteers in our fire department.

Maude Billings Brown celebrated her 100th birthday on June 18. Lots of her friends and family celebrated with her last Saturday at Fairfield Inn. Maude is an amazing person and always has a big smile for everyone she meets. If I understand it right, she was a twin to Claude Billings.

Get well wishes go to Maxine Johnson, who had surgery last week.

Happy birthday wishes go to Jeannie Johnson, Seth Byrd and Bailey Ray on June 18; Faye Hutchinson on June 19; Betty Ball, Makayla Brooke Wiles, Donald Watson and Clyde Billings on June 20; Matt Triplette on June 22; and Morrigan Whitley, Daniel Sidden, Roger Brown and Mckensie Richardson on June 23.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Jill and Chris Baker, who celebrate their 24th anniversary on June 18; Kandi and Tony Wagoner, who celebrate their 19th anniversary on June 19; Richard and Linda Dillard, who celebrate their 25th anniversary on June 19; Michael and Angel Sidden, who celebrate their fifth anniversary on June 22; Boyce and Hilda Cleary, who celebrate their 46th anniversary on June 24; Mike and Rosetta Spicer, who celebrate their 45th anniversary on June 24; and Angela and Scott Ratliff, who celebrate their 23rd anniversary on June 24.

Traphill had a low temperature of 63.6 degrees on June 16 and a high temperature of 86.7 degrees on June 14 There was .8 inch of rain during the week of June 11-17.

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

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune