News for Sunday, March 27, 2011


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Experiencing Antarctica: Airport exhibit shows off chilling continent

Blue, white and gray color patterns can be seen in the photographs that make up Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's newest art exhibit. The images capture a landscape foreign to most passengers, according to a spokesman for the airport.

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Lobbying dollars, food flow in Sunday sales push

ATLANTA -- Most any day the Georgia Legislature is in session, you can find lobbyist Jim Tudor in an anteroom steps from the House chamber clad in an apron. Tudor is dishing out food for state lawmakers, something he's been doing for years as the face of the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores, whose members want to be able to sell beer and wine on Sundays.

Stapp, Rev. Bobby Gene

The Rev. Bobby Gene Stapp, 75, past Pastor of Jonesboro Christian Fellowship Holiness Church, in Jonesboro, passed away Sunday evening, March 27, 2011, around 9:30 p.m., of heart failure. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Stapp, of Hampton; daughters, Brenda Hobby (Ronald), of Millry, Ala., Donnie StCyr (Tony), of McDonough; seven grandchildren, Sonya Dyess, Rhonda Groves, Melissa Hattaway, Rachel Lucas, Leah Register, Sam StCyr and Caleb StCyr; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Billy Stapp (Brenda), of Social Circle, Donald Stapp (Jeanette), of Social Circle; sisters, Annie Callaway, of Covington, Betty Griffin (Glen), of Social Circle, and Amy Sue Moss, of Madison. Services will be held on Thursday, March 31, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of the Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Marty Smith, the Rev. Ronald Hobby, the Rev. Tony StCyr, and Brother Jamie Hattaway officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/ Stockbridge, is in charge of arrangements, (770) 210-2700,