Jehovah's Witnesses convention is this weekend

The second of two Jehovah's Witnesses local conventions is Friday-Sunday at the Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. "Guided by God's Spirit" is this year's theme.

The weekend is expected to draw about 5,000 people and add $1.5 million to the local economy. Witnesses from east Alabama and west Georgia are attending. The public is welcome. Attendance is free, and there are no collections taken.

The first convention was last weekend.

For more information about the local gatherings, call 334-291-9595.

Convention times are: 9:20 a.m. daily. On Friday and Saturday, afternoon sessions begin at 1:50 p.m. On Sunday, the program starts at 1:30 p.m.