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The Church at Liberty Square’s senior pastor to retire Dec. 6

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Dr. Joe E. Edwards, senior pastor at The Church at Liberty Square, will retire Dec. 6 after serving in the ministry for 50 years. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

After serving in the ministry for 50 years, Dr. Joe E. Edwards, senior pastor at The Church at Liberty Square, will retire Dec. 6. Excited to embark on the next stage of his life, Edwards — who has led the Cartersville congregation for 28 years — feels confident the church will remain in good hands, with his successor being his current executive pastor, Dr. Jacob King.

13th annual Euharlee Festival of Trees kicks off Saturday

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In preparation for the 13th annual Euharlee Festival of Trees, Windy Arrington decorates a tree in memory of her father, Jerry Massey. Through Dec. 12, the Festival of Trees — located at the Euharlee Granary, 114 Covered Bridge Road — will be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Continuing to provide comfort to those impacted by pregnancy and infant loss, Kingston resident Khristie Staines is embracing the opportunity to once again feature a memorial tree in the Euharlee Festival of Trees. Titled “Angels Among Us,” the for-display-only offering from Footprints on the Heart will join many decked-out trees and decor that will be up for auction starting Nov. 28.

Kiwanis to present Breakfast With Santa Dec. 5

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Through its Breakfast With Santa benefit, Kiwanis Club of Cartersville is looking to enhance its outreach programs for Bartow’s youth. Set for Dec. 5 from 8 to 10 a.m., the event will feature a pancake breakfast and pictures with Santa Claus at Applebee’s, 185 Cherokee Place in Cartersville.

Porter guides Bartow Christmas Coalition campaign

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Melissa Porter is the owner of Melissa & Co. Salon in Cartersville and president of the Bartow Christmas Coalition. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Through the Bartow Christmas Coalition, its president, Melissa Porter, has helped hundreds of families have a brighter holiday season. Formed in the early 1990s, the nonprofit assisted 800 families, 1,300 children and 180 senior adults in 2014.


Grand Oaks’ open house to benefit memorial scholarship Nov. 22

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Decorators at Grand Oaks, Nelda Lewis, from left, Ray Thacker, Richard Hunt, Debbie McKaig and MaryJohn Chapman, decorate the tree on the third floor that will become a Christmas carousel surrounded by papier-mache horses. The decorating team is busy preparing for the venue’s Christmas Open House Nov. 22. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

With the annual Christmas Open House quickly approaching, Nelda Lewis and her fellow decorators at Grand Oaks are busy transforming the late 1800s Greek revival structure into a holiday showstopper. The design team — also consisting of Grand Oaks owner Ray Thacker, Richard Hunt, Debbie McKaig and MaryJohn Chapman — is utilizing thousands of ornaments, as well as life-size nutcrackers, ribbons and greenery to provide a festive atmosphere for the Nov. 22 gathering.

‘Endless Yard Sale’ episode travels through Bartow Sunday

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While the Dixie Highway 90-Mile Yard Sale continues to draw shoppers annually, the summer staple also recently attracted Great American Country’s “Endless Yard Sale.” With two contestants purchasing an item at Copperwood Co. — located at 96 E. Iron Belt Road in Cartersville — the shop’s co-owner Megan Wilkey is anxiously awaiting the premiere of the TV show’s “Showdown in Georgia” episode Sunday at 6 p.m.

‘Ansel Adams: Before & After’ opens at the Booth Saturday

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Booth Western Art Museum staffers are the first to see the iconic works of Ansel Adams that will be available for public viewing Nov. 14 through March 20, 2016, at the Cartersville venue. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Inviting visitors to view the American photographer’s signature “images in a new light,” the Booth Western Art Museum will unveil “Ansel Adams: Before & After” Saturday.

Pre-Thanksgiving Day efforts seek community support

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Prior to Thanksgiving Day, Feed Bartow — formerly known as C.H.U.R.C.H — and New Frontier of Bartow County Inc.’s Feed the Community Dinner will provide a combined more than 5,000 individuals with a complimentary warm meal and on-site services. Initially formed to assist the less fortunate, the gatherings have evolved into fellowshipping events where diners connect with their neighbors.

Veterans Day programs get underway Tuesday

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Allen Vinson, left, and John Pierce fire a 21-gun salute with other American Legion Carl Boyd Post 42 Color Guard members during last year's Veterans Day ceremony. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News, File

Paying tribute to current and former military personnel, Bartow organizations will present a handful of events in honor of Veterans Day.


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