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• Community Thanksgiving. Pleasant Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church of America, Athens-Limestone Ministerial Alliance and the Limestone Ministerial Coalition will host the Athens-Limestone County Community Thanksgiving Celebration 7 p.m. today, at Pleasant Grove CPCA Church, 15439 Hastin…

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• Community Thanksgiving. Pleasant Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church of America, Athens-Limestone Ministerial Alliance and the Limestone Ministerial Coalition will host the Athens-Limestone County Community Thanksgiving Celebration 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Pleasant Grove CPCA Church,…

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• Christmas Extravaganza. Alabama Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church of America will present "A Christmas Extravaganza" 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Pincham-Lincoln Center, 606 Trinity Circle, Athens. The theme is "Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him," Psalm 95:1-6 and Psalm 96:1. Tickets are $25 …

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• Addiction series. Grace Full Gospel Church will hold an addiction series with addiction-based testimonies 7 p.m. tonight at the church, 27267 Bain Road, Athens. Event was inspired by Brother Gary Stewart Jones and led by Pastor Tammie Carter Johnson and evangelist Ryan Wilburn. Musical per…

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• Women's conference. Friendship Church will hold its 2019 women's conference, "Sweet Tea, Friends, and Jesus," 9-11 a.m. today at the church, 16479 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. Music by Lacey Snider and speech by Nancy Stewart. Free admission and lunch. More information: Pat Gartman, 256-777-7153

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• Women's conference. Friendship Church will hold its 2019 women's conference, "Sweet Tea, Friends, and Jesus," 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the church, 16479 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. Music by Lacey Snider and speech by Nancy Stewart. Free admission and lunch. More information: Pat Gartma…

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• Women's conference. Friendship Church will hold its 2019 women's conference, "Sweet Tea, Friends, and Jesus," 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the church, 16479 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. Music by Lacey Snider and speech by Nancy Stewart. Free admission and lunch. More information: Pat Gartma…

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• Women's conference. Friendship Church will hold its 2019 women's conference, "Sweet Tea, Friends, and Jesus," 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the church, 16479 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. Music by Lacey Snider and speech by Nancy Stewart. Free admission and lunch. More information: Pat Gartma…

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• Women's conference. Friendship Church will hold its 2019 women's conference, "Sweet Tea, Friends, and Jesus," 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the church, 16479 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. Music by Lacey Snider and speech by Nancy Stewart. Free admission and lunch. More information: Pat Gartma…

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• Quarterly singing. Oakland Church of Christ will host quarterly singing 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at 18111 Townsend Ford Road, Athens.

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• Quarterly singing. Oakland Church of Christ will host quarterly singing 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at 18111 Townsend Ford Road, Athens.

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• Quarterly singing. Oakland Church of Christ will host quarterly singing 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at 18111 Townsend Ford Road, Athens.

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• Appreciation banquet. An appreciation banquet for Pastor Charles and Debra Simmons will be held 5 p.m. today at the Round Island Creek Missionary Baptist Association Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. Comedian Jarrett Collier and various musicians will perform. Pastor Michael …

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• Swamp John's fundraiser. Lighthouse Apostolic Church will hold a Swamp John's fundraiser 4-7 p.m. today at Big Lots parking lot. Cost is $12 a plate, which includes choice of fish, chicken or shrimp, fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies and tea. Proceeds will benefit Lighthouse Apostolic building …

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• Swamp John's fundraiser. Lighthouse Apostolic Church will hold a Swamp John's fundraiser 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Big Lots parking lot. Cost is $12 a plate, which includes choice of fish, chicken or shrimp, fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies and tea. Proceeds will benefit Lighthouse Apostoli…

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• Portrait fundraiser. Ark of Promise Church, 15199 Brownsferry Road, Athens, will conclude its portrait fundraiser 10 a.m.–6 p.m. today. Money raised will go to build a new sanctuary. For $10, participants will receive one 10-by-13-inch color portrait with the option of buying a package at …

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• Portrait fundraiser. Ark of Promise Church, 15199 Brownsferry Road, Athens, will host a portrait fundraiser tonight through Saturday, Oct. 19, to raise money to build a new sanctuary. For $10, participants will receive one 10-by-13-inch color portrait with the option of buying a package at…

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• Gospel meeting. Northside Church of Christ, 1201 N. Jefferson St., Athens, will hold a gospel meeting at 7 tonight and Wednesday, with speakers Steve Ferguson, tonight; and Ryan Knight, Wednesday. More information: 256-232-3179

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• Observance. The Tibbs Family Gospel Choir invites the public to its 59th Praise and Reflection Observance today through Oct. 13. Celebration starts 6:30 p.m. today at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Toney, with the Rev. Ernest Williams as pastor. Guest choirs, groups and soloists are…

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Obituaries

James Solomon Cifers, 69, of Athens, died November 19, 2019. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Branding Iron Cowboy Church. Bro. Chris Simmons will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Mr. Cifers was born May 7, 1950, in Savannah, …

Francisco Frank Cepeda, 71, of Athens died Friday, November 15, 2019, at Floyd E. "Tut" Fann Veterans Home. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2019, at Spry Funeral Home, Athens. Visitation one hour prior.

Service for Roy Lee Davis Sr., 82, will be noon Friday, November 22, 2019, at Round Island Creek Mission Center, Athens. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Peoples Funeral Home. Burial in Thatch-Mann Cemetery.