Stone Mountain News

By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune

Roaring Gap Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. this week. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. nightly. There will be classes for all ages.

Adam Collins will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church at 9 a.m. on Sunday. East Elkin Baptist Church choir will be singing. Campers in the park are invited to come as they are.

New books available to check out at the Traphill Branch Library include “Shoot First Think Later” by Stuart Woods, “The Sixth Day” by Catherine Coulter, “Sometimes I Lie” by Alice Feeney, “Sweet Vengeance” by Fern Michaels and “Then She Was Gone” by Lisa Jewell.

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, the kids can do gem mining with Schiele Museum at 11 a.m.

Condolences go to the family of Roland Caudill, who died June 22.

Happy birthday wishes go to Troy Porter and Christy Walker on June 25; Tracy Pack, Jon Kennedy, Claude Nichols and Linda Anderson on June 26; Kendall Shumate, Bobby Billings, Hunter Ratliff and Alicia Wood on June 27; Alisha Lovett Mabe and Denita Wiles on June 28; Roy Baker and Johnny Pierce on June 29; Matthew Campbell on June 30; and Preston Matthew Johnson on July 1.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Carl and Amy Kennedy Billings, who celebrate their 26th anniversary on June 27; Bill and Louise Barnhill, who celebrate their 55th anniversary on June 28; Gary and Rebecca Jolly, who celebrate their 47th anniversary on June 30; Alisha and Sam Mabe, who celebrate their 11th anniversary on June 30; and Jimmy and Ruby Johnson, who celebrate their 52nd anniversary on June 30.

Traphill had a low temperature of 69.4 degrees on June 22 and a high temperature of 88.1 degrees on June 19. There was 1.4 inches of rain during the week of June 18-24.

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

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune