Lassiter girls in position for first state title since 2011
by Adam Carrington
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February 06, 2016 02:41 AM | 129 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA – After positioning themselves well in Friday’s Class AAAAAA preliminary state meet at Georgia Tech’s McAully Aquatic Center, the Lassiter girls have a shot at winning their first state title since winning four straight from 2008-2011. But with defending state champion Lambert and Brookwood equaling the Lady Trojans in depth, they may need their best swims of the year in today’s final. Lassiter managed to cover all its events with the exception of the 100 backstroke. The Lady Trojans are the No. 3 seed in the 200-yard freestyle. They are also No. 5 in the 400-freestyle relay and No. 6 in the 200-medley relay. The sixth seed in the 200-yard medley relay. Individually, Lexi Glunn is seeded No. 3 in the 100 breaststroke and No. 4 in the 200-individual medley. Allison Nastasi is the fourth seed in the 200 freestyle for the Lady Trojans and No. 6 in the 500 freestyle. Sarah Nastasi will also help as the No. 6 seed in the 50 freestyle and is No. 9 in the 100 breaststroke. Kelli Croft is No. 9 in the 100 freestyle, and Hannah Percher is the No. 9 seed in the 200 IM and 10 in the 500 freestyle. “It’s going to be tough, but I think we’ll be in there,” Lassiter coach Brittany Hughes said. “I think everyone is excited, confident and ready to race.” The Walton girls excelled in the relays where they are the top seed in both the 200-freestyle and 400-freestyle relays. They also excelled in the individual relays but may not have quite as much depth to keep up with Lassiter, Brookwood and Lambert. Emma Cole is the No. 3 seed in the 100 freestyle and No. 5 in the 200 freestyle. Gabbie Gauntt is the fifth seed in the 500 freestyle and eighth in the 200 freestyle. Evan Arsenault is seeded fifth in the 50 freestyle. Both Kennesaw Mountain and Pope girls are also battling for a spot in the top 10. The Lady Mustangs are the No. 5 seed in the 200-medley relay, No. 6 in the 400 freestyle and No. 9 in the 200 freestyle. They also expect to earn points from Addie Rose Bullock, who is the sixth seed in the 200 IM. She, along with Amanda Charleston, are the No. 4 and No. 6 seed respectively in the 100 butterfly. Pope is seeded No. 4 in the 200-freestyle relay and No. 7 in the 200-medley relay. Individually, Sarah Sorenson could claim the 100 freestyle for the Lady Greyhounds as the No. 2 seed and is No. 3 in the 100 backstroke. Britheny Joissaint is No. 4 overall in the 50 freestyle and No. 6 in the 100 backstroke. It doesn’t look like the Walton boys will be contending for a third straight state championship. The Raiders didn’t qualify in the top heat until the 200-freestyle relay when Nicholas Froemming, Tyler Yuen, Gatlin Saylors and Luke Bartnicki took the seventh seed. Amit Michaeli helped Yuen, Bartnicki and Froemming make the top heat of the 400 freestyle as the No. 10 seed. Hillgrove’s team of Cullen Fields, Brady Fields, Tory Bartlett and Max LaRocque secured the top seed in the 200-medley relay. Cullen Fields is the fourth seed in the 100 butterfly and sixth in the 100 backstroke. Brady Fields is the fifth seed in the 50 freestyle and ninth in the 100 backstroke. The Lassiter boys are fifth in the 200 medley. Colin Riley has a shot at an individual state title in the 50 freestyle as the second seed and is No. 4 in the 100 freestyle. In the 100 breaststroke, Jordan Dunn is seeded ninth. Wheeler’s Kevin Zhou is the top seed in the 100 freestyle and No. 4 overall in the 50 freestyle. Wheeler is No. 8 in the 200-medley relay and No. 9 in the 200 freestyle. Pope’s Tyler Garvey is the No. 8 seed in the breaststroke and No. 9 in the 100 freestyle. Harrison’s Billy Rothery made the top heat of the 200 IM as the No. 8 seed, and the Harrison girls are the No. 9 seed in the 200 medley. In the Class A-AAAAA earlier Friday, Allatoona distance swimmer Caitlyn McHugh is the favorite to win state in both 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. Sprayberry’s Ananda Lim is the fourth seed of the 500 freestyle and fifth seed in the 200 freestyle. Kell’s Alexandria Ham is the fifth seed in the 200 IM and 100 backtroke. Mount Paran’s David Gray is the fourth seed in the 100 freestyle and sixth in the 50 freestyle. Sarah Margaret Locke is in the top heat of the 100 butterfly with the fifth best time of 57.08 and is No. 7 in the 200 IM. Katie Larkin is No. 5 in the 100 breaststroke. Whitefield Academy’s Brooks Merkle is the fifth seed in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 58.80.
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Wildwood Church Kidz-Sense to have consignment sale
by MDJ staff
February 06, 2016 12:00 AM | 198 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kidz-Sense, a ministry of Wildwood Baptist Church, will be having a spring/summer consignment sale in the Faith Center, in the rear of the main building, on Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Select items will be reduced half-price on Feb. 27. The spring/summer sale will feature gently used children’s clothes (infant to pre-teens), swimsuits, shoes, hair accessories, toys, games, home school materials, indoor/outdoor play equipment, bikes, maternity clothing and more. Cash, checks, debit/credit cards are all accepted. Wildwood Baptist Church is at 4801 Wade Green Road, Acworth, 30102. For more information, visit www.kidzsense.org.
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St. James Episcopal hosting Lenten book study program series
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February 06, 2016 12:00 AM | 174 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
During Lent, St. James Episcopal Church, Marietta is offering Wednesday Night Suppers for the family followed by a study of the book, “Just Mercy,” for adults. A TED Talk with the author of “Just Mercy,” Bryan Stevenson, will be presented. There will also be opportunities for small and large group discussion. The Lenten Program will begin Feb. 17 in the first of a series of five Wednesday evenings, with a light supper at 6 p.m. and the program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children’s activities and Youth Choir are planned. Those outside the parish are welcome to join the study and discussion. For questions or to register, contact Sharon Whelan at scw8341@aol.com. St James Episcopal Church is at 161 Church St., Marietta. For more information, call 770-428-5841 or visit www.stjamesmarietta.com.
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Cobb Genealogy Society to have Feb. meeting at First Presbyterian Church
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February 06, 2016 12:00 AM | 171 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — For the February meeting of the Genealogy Society of Cobb County, Elyse Hill, a professional researcher for more than 10 years, will present on African-American Studies on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Marietta. Ms. Hill is the corresponding secretary and the program chair of the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society that provides a local forum for family-tree researchers by sharing historical and genealogical information, methodology, and sources about African Americans with roots not just in Georgia, but in all states and nations. Ms. Hill is a guest writer for the AAHGS National newsletter and one of the first place winners of the 2015 International Society of Family History Writers and Editors Excellence in Writing Competition. A 2012 graduate of Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research, Ms. Hill completed then Researching African-American Ancestors course. She is currently researching and conducting case study projects to include: Free Persons of Color in Georgia before Emancipation; African-American Civil War Union Sailors; and African-American Immune Nurses during the Spanish American War. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta is at 189 Church Street, Marietta, 30060. For more information, visit www.cobbgagensoc.org or email ccgs@cobbgagensoc.org.
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Avoid fortune-tellers and instead seek God’s guidance
by Billy Graham
February 06, 2016 12:00 AM | 169 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Q: I’m trying to decide something about my life, and a woman in our town says she can tell your fortune. I think she uses special cards or something. Do you think she could give me some good advice about my future? — Z.S. A: I strongly urge you not to get involved with this person, or with anyone else who claims to have a supernatural ability to foretell the future. The Bible is clear: We are to avoid anyone “who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens ... or who is a medium or spiritist” (Deuteronomy 18:10-11). Why do I urge you not to consult this person? One reason is because many who say they can foretell the future are actually frauds; they’ll only take your money. But others have aligned themselves with supernatural forces that are not from God, but from Satan. Becoming involved with someone who is deeply committed to occult powers can only bring you harm, in spite of their claims. The final step in King Saul’s tragic downfall took place when he turned for advice to an occult fortune-teller (see 1 Samuel 28). Turn instead to Jesus Christ for the wisdom you need about your life. God loves you; He loves you so much that He sent His Son into the world to give His life for your salvation. Turn to Jesus Christ and commit your life to Him today. Then ask God to guide you as you make decisions about your future. His way is always best, and He wants to show it to you — because He loves you. Pray ... seek guidance from godly friends ... search God’s Word, the Bible ... trust Him to lead you. The Bible says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go” (Psalm 32:8). Q: I’m being tempted to do something that I know is probably wrong, but what difference does it really make? After all, God has promised to forgive all our sins, hasn’t He? — R.McC. A: I sincerely hope you won’t give in to this temptation, whatever it is. If you do, you won’t only be doing something you know is wrong, but you’ll be rebelling against God — and that is very serious. Yes, God can forgive every sin (except the sin of rejecting Him and refusing His offer of forgiveness). But God has only promised to forgive us when we truly repent and admit we’ve done wrong, and then look in faith to Christ for the cleansing we need. The Bible says, “In repentance and rest is your salvation” (Isaiah 30:15). When we willfully rebel against God and deliberately commit sin, however, we have no promise of forgiveness — not unless we’re truly sorry for what we’ve done. But how do you know that day will ever come for you? Sin has a way of making us colder and colder toward God — and that could happen to you. But I also urge you to resist this temptation because sin will always hurt you — always. It may not be evident at first — but sin destroys us, and eventually that will happen to you. Why risk your soul for a few days or years of so-called pleasure? Instead, turn to Jesus Christ and commit your life into His hands. God loves you; He loves you so much that He doesn’t want you to destroy your life. Ask Christ to come into your heart and life today. Then ask Him to give you the courage to do what is right and avoid wrong. The Bible says, “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil” (Proverbs 3:7). Send your queries to “My Answer,” c/o Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; call 1-(877) 2-GRAHAM, or visit the Web site for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: www.billygraham.org.
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