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Ballets take center stage at The Grand Theatre

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Steps of Faith Dance Company dancer Hannah Miller, center, appears to take flight during a rehearsal for “The Nativity.” SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Continuing to help anchor The Grand Theatre’s holiday programming, “The Nutcracker” and “The Nativity” will grace the stage once again next month. While one will offer a secular tale and the other will feature a biblical-based storyline, both ballets will highlight the magic of the Christmas season through a young girl’s eyes.

 

St. Luke A.M.E. Church observes World AIDS Day Dec. 1

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In honor of World AIDS Day, St. Luke A.M.E. Church officials will emphasize the importance of HIV testing and the gravity of knowing one’s HIV status. Along with a 7 p.m. candlelight service on Tuesday, free HIV testing also will be conducted from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cartersville church, 130 Jones St.

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.

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