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November 13, 2012
Emmanuel Baptist Temple will welcome the Rev. Curtis King as the church's new senior pastor during an installation service Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The church, at 16221 National Pike, four miles west of Hagerstown, was founded in 1969 by local families who yearned for a fundamental Bible-believing church. The founding pastor, the Rev. Ed  Hampton, continues to serve as pastor emeritus and will be on hand to facilitate the installation of King. For the past 10 years, King has been the senior pastor of Granite Baptist Church in Glen Burnie, Md. Previously, he served as an assistant pastor at Church of the Open Door in Westminster, Md. The Kings have four children and will live in Clear Spring.
NEWS
January 30, 1998
The chairman of the Washington County Sports Foundation has set March 1 as a target date to have new management in place at the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex, he said Tuesday. William M. Breichner said to do so, the foundation's board would need to make a hiring decision by mid-February. The foundation operates the city-owned ice rink at Hagerstown Fairgrounds. There are three finalists for the manager's position, said Breichner, who is a Hagerstown City Council member. The board also will consider hiring a management service, Breichner said.
NEWS
January 7, 1998
Griffith resigns as ice rink manager By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer The interim manager of the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex on Wednesday said he was resigning to take a job as an assistant pastor in Southern Maryland. Michael Griffith said his last day on the job will be Tuesday. He is to assume his duties as assistant pastor at Victory Baptist Church in Charlotte Hall, Md., the following day. Griffith was one of four finalists for the executive director post that was vacated when Walter Dill resigned on Oct. 15, said William M. Breichner, board chairman of the Washington County Sports Foundation.
OBITUARIES
November 7, 2012
The Rev. Robert Warren Koons, 95, of 263 Barlow St., Gettysburg, Pa., died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 2012. The son of John Raymond and Kathryn Herr Koons, he was born July 11, 1917, in Altoona, Pa., and lived his early years in Harrisburg, Pa. In 1949, he married Grace Bowman of Timberville, Va. Their lives together spanned 57 years, until Grace's death at 89 in 2006. He is survived by three children, three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
NEWS
January 18, 2002
Services, dinners to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. birth By MARLO BARNHART marlob@herald-mail.com Activities are being planned for the coming weekend to commemorate the birth of slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. - The Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by featuring guest speaker Johnny Johnson at the 11 a.m. service Saturday. His topic will be Instant Forgiveness and Unconditional Love.
NEWS
January 21, 2002
King's vision remembered By STACEY DANZUSO chbbureau@innernet.net CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Asking the audience to imagine the pipe organ behind him as the towering Abraham Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Elder Darin D. Mency Sr. took the crowd at St. Paul United Methodist Church back nearly 40 years to the day the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the memorial's steps. Mency, assistant pastor of Greater Campher Temple for the King's Apostle Holiness Church of God in Hagerstown, recited the famous speech from memory Sunday at a service honoring the late civil rights activist.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | February 6, 2005
Editor's note: This is the first in a four-part series featuring blacks who are making a difference in their communities. pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - He heard Drug Enforcement Administration officers whisper that he wasn't the right guy and he knew he shouldn't have had his car surrounded. He should have been at a Rhode Island college delivering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech, but when Pastor Darin Mency was told to go about his business without an apology, Mency said he knew what he had to do. When he arrived late at Providence College in 1991 to deliver the speech he has delivered hundreds of times over the past 20 years, a shaken Mency, who is pastor at Ekklesia Ministries in Hagerstown, said he stood up and delivered his "most powerful" version of King's landmark oration.
NEWS
January 20, 1999
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - William "Bud" Foster II isn't out of high school yet, but he's already an ordained minister and is embarking on a gospel recording career with his soon to be wife. The 17-year-old Martinsburg High School students talks about the weighty issues of religion confidently and maturely. [cont. from news page ] He said the fact he was brought up in a family that had strong Christian values makes his career choice natural.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 13, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Rev. Stacy Crawford long ago came to the conclusion that one of the best ways to a parishioner's heart is through music. Crawford, 35, pastor of First United Methodist Church since 2001, uses music - from traditional hymns to bluegrass gospel, from Christian rock 'n' roll to his own compositions - as a bridge between himself and his religious community. His wife, Lisa, 36, who sings and plays the flute, performs with him. "Everyone relates to music," she said.
OBITUARIES
July 11, 2012
George E. Lashley, 84, of Hancock, Md., went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 11, 2012. He passed away at a loved one's home after a long battle with cancer. Born July 29, 1927, in Hancock, he was the son of the late George B. And Anna Thompson Lashley. He was born again into the Family of God, July 20, 1969. He married Ruth Irene Boden on March 4, 1950. She passed away in October 2002. He is survived by two sons, Joseph Lashley of Hancock and George A. Lashley of Needmore, Pa.; two daughters, Rebecca Hess of Needmore and Joyce Shives of Clear Spring, Md.; 10 grandsons; two granddaughters; and 12 great-grandchildren.
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November 13, 2012
Emmanuel Baptist Temple will welcome the Rev. Curtis King as the church's new senior pastor during an installation service Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The church, at 16221 National Pike, four miles west of Hagerstown, was founded in 1969 by local families who yearned for a fundamental Bible-believing church. The founding pastor, the Rev. Ed  Hampton, continues to serve as pastor emeritus and will be on hand to facilitate the installation of King. For the past 10 years, King has been the senior pastor of Granite Baptist Church in Glen Burnie, Md. Previously, he served as an assistant pastor at Church of the Open Door in Westminster, Md. The Kings have four children and will live in Clear Spring.
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OBITUARIES
November 7, 2012
The Rev. Robert Warren Koons, 95, of 263 Barlow St., Gettysburg, Pa., died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 2012. The son of John Raymond and Kathryn Herr Koons, he was born July 11, 1917, in Altoona, Pa., and lived his early years in Harrisburg, Pa. In 1949, he married Grace Bowman of Timberville, Va. Their lives together spanned 57 years, until Grace's death at 89 in 2006. He is survived by three children, three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
OBITUARIES
July 11, 2012
George E. Lashley, 84, of Hancock, Md., went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 11, 2012. He passed away at a loved one's home after a long battle with cancer. Born July 29, 1927, in Hancock, he was the son of the late George B. And Anna Thompson Lashley. He was born again into the Family of God, July 20, 1969. He married Ruth Irene Boden on March 4, 1950. She passed away in October 2002. He is survived by two sons, Joseph Lashley of Hancock and George A. Lashley of Needmore, Pa.; two daughters, Rebecca Hess of Needmore and Joyce Shives of Clear Spring, Md.; 10 grandsons; two granddaughters; and 12 great-grandchildren.
NEWS
April 6, 2005
"I was really overwhelmed by the incredible callousness of some of the lawyers and judges on the eve of Terri Schiavo's tragic death. The sheer hypocrisy of these right-to-die people was quite revealing. Forcing Terri to die by court order is a shining example of a heartless judicial system here in our own country. My heart goes out to the Schindlers in their grief. " - Franklin County, Pa. "Concerning the Terri Schiavo matter. I can tell you that this is judicial murder.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | February 6, 2005
Editor's note: This is the first in a four-part series featuring blacks who are making a difference in their communities. pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - He heard Drug Enforcement Administration officers whisper that he wasn't the right guy and he knew he shouldn't have had his car surrounded. He should have been at a Rhode Island college delivering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech, but when Pastor Darin Mency was told to go about his business without an apology, Mency said he knew what he had to do. When he arrived late at Providence College in 1991 to deliver the speech he has delivered hundreds of times over the past 20 years, a shaken Mency, who is pastor at Ekklesia Ministries in Hagerstown, said he stood up and delivered his "most powerful" version of King's landmark oration.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 13, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Rev. Stacy Crawford long ago came to the conclusion that one of the best ways to a parishioner's heart is through music. Crawford, 35, pastor of First United Methodist Church since 2001, uses music - from traditional hymns to bluegrass gospel, from Christian rock 'n' roll to his own compositions - as a bridge between himself and his religious community. His wife, Lisa, 36, who sings and plays the flute, performs with him. "Everyone relates to music," she said.
NEWS
January 21, 2002
King's vision remembered By STACEY DANZUSO chbbureau@innernet.net CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Asking the audience to imagine the pipe organ behind him as the towering Abraham Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Elder Darin D. Mency Sr. took the crowd at St. Paul United Methodist Church back nearly 40 years to the day the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the memorial's steps. Mency, assistant pastor of Greater Campher Temple for the King's Apostle Holiness Church of God in Hagerstown, recited the famous speech from memory Sunday at a service honoring the late civil rights activist.
NEWS
January 18, 2002
Services, dinners to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. birth By MARLO BARNHART marlob@herald-mail.com Activities are being planned for the coming weekend to commemorate the birth of slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. - The Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by featuring guest speaker Johnny Johnson at the 11 a.m. service Saturday. His topic will be Instant Forgiveness and Unconditional Love.
NEWS
January 20, 1999
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - William "Bud" Foster II isn't out of high school yet, but he's already an ordained minister and is embarking on a gospel recording career with his soon to be wife. The 17-year-old Martinsburg High School students talks about the weighty issues of religion confidently and maturely. [cont. from news page ] He said the fact he was brought up in a family that had strong Christian values makes his career choice natural.
NEWS
January 30, 1998
The chairman of the Washington County Sports Foundation has set March 1 as a target date to have new management in place at the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex, he said Tuesday. William M. Breichner said to do so, the foundation's board would need to make a hiring decision by mid-February. The foundation operates the city-owned ice rink at Hagerstown Fairgrounds. There are three finalists for the manager's position, said Breichner, who is a Hagerstown City Council member. The board also will consider hiring a management service, Breichner said.
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