Sharpsburg

Exploring the solar system

From left, Alexandria McClements, Karis Myers, Wesley Weldon, Hudson Earley, Jakson Mayer. Photo/Submitted

Students of Legacy Preparatory Academy (LPA) in Sharpsburg spent the month of October creating models of the solar system.

They presented their creations to teachers and fellow students Oct. 30.

Students in first through fifth grades learned the names and characteristics of all eight planets in the solar system. LPA also went to Fernbank to look inside the Planetarium and learn more about man’s first trips into space exploration.

Elder care workshop planned

The Division of Diocesan Ministry Development of the Charismatic Episcopal Church will host a free Elder Care Workshop, Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Cathedral of Christ the King Family Life Center to provide vital information regarding elder care. The workshop will last from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“All of us will probably need elder care information either for ourselves or a loved one at sometime in our lives,” said Dr. Judy Massey, contact person for the event. “A wonderful slate of professionals will be available at the workshop to discuss major aspects of caring for the elderly.” Read More»

Diana Coutu Cates, 69, of Sharpsburg

Diana Coutu Cates, 69, of Sharpsburg, Ga., passed away Oct. 3, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.

She was a member of Line Creek Baptist Church and Turin Baptist Church. She worked for Delta Airlines and Piedmont Airlines. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Fayetteville Eastern Star Chapter and a member of the Lilly of the Valley Eastern Star Chapter in Bozeman, Mont. Read More»

More retail coming to east Coweta, close to PTC

It has been a long wait but the precursor to commercial development at the large Fischer Crossing retail center has begun. The area on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County is the site of grading activity that will lead to the planned opening of 200,000 sq. ft. of retail in 2015.

Though no tenants have been identified, signs posted on the Fischer Crossing property note plans to establish 200,000 square feet of retail space on the site. Read More»

Reindl tapped for director of children's mininstries

Kim Reindl is extremely busy these days. As the newly installed director of children’s ministries at Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church, she will be overseeing virtually every aspect of children’s ministries at the church. She says she is committed to implementing fresh, engaging, age-appropriate curriculum, lead Children’s Church and offer fun, interactive activities designed to help children to grow in their faith. Read More»

Loretta Hughes Nickelson Allison, 80, of Sharpsburg

Loretta Hughes Nickelson Allison

Loretta Hughes Nickelson Allison, 80, of Sharpsburg, Ga. passed away July 7, 2014 from a long illness.

She was born April 7, 1934 in Sinking Creek, Va. and graduated from Mayfield High School in 1952. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Hallie Hughes. Her husband, Buddy Nickelson, her sisters, Ileta Huffman, Sally Patton and Eva Saunders preceded her in death. Read More»

Holy rollers

Seated (L-R) are: Rayna Dickerson, Newnan; Aiden Northrup, Senoia; Lila and Jocelyn McGee, Peachtree City; Rebecca and Chris Northrup, Senoia; Tori Epps, Senoia; Ruth Dickinson, Sharpsburg; and Angela Northrup, Senoia. Standing (L-R) are: Joy and Seth McGee, Peachtree City; Robert Lowrie, Sharpsburg;  Jackie Epps, Senoia; Mackenzie Bond-McGee, Newnan; Isaac and Peyton Epps, Senoia; and David and Isaac Dickinson, Sharpsburg. Photo/Special.

A number of youth and sponsors from Christ the King Church, Sharpsburg, enjoyed a night of roller skating and laser tag at the Starlight Skating Rink in Newnan recently. Seated (L-R) are: Rayna Dickerson, Newnan; Aiden Northrup, Senoia; Lila and Jocelyn McGee, Peachtree City; Rebecca and Chris Northrup, Senoia; Tori Epps, Senoia; Ruth Dickinson, Sharpsburg; and Angela Northrup, Senoia. Standing (L-R) are: Joy and Seth McGee, Peachtree City; Robert Lowrie, Sharpsburg; Jackie Epps, Senoia; Mackenzie Bond-McGee, Newnan; Isaac and Peyton Epps, Senoia; and David and Isaac Dickinson, Sharpsburg. Read More»

Reinstated into CEC

Father Charles “Chuck” Shores was reinstated to the priesthood in the Charismatic Episcopal Church during a recent service at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Photo/Special.

Father Charles “Chuck” Shores was reinstated to the priesthood in the Charismatic Episcopal Church during a recent service at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Shores was originally a minister in the Wesleyan Church prior to being ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Douglas Kessler. Later, under the authority of another bishop, Shores resigned his orders due to matters of conscience. His journeys over the last few years took him to Orthodoxy and then to Anglicanism. Shores has “come home” to the CEC and is assigned as a priest-in-residence at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Read More»

Head-on crash claims life of PTC man, 55

A May 24 head-on collision on Fischer Road in east Coweta County claimed the life of a Peachtree City resident.

Michael Naber, 55, died at the scene of the accident that occurred at the intersection of Fischer Road and Westminster Village Boulevard, according to Coweta County Fire Dept. Assistant Chief Mitch Coggin, who said units were notified of the collision at 9:53 p.m. Read More»

A taste for line dancing

A taste for line dancing

Members of the Sharpsburg Country Western Line Dance Show Team really put on a show at the annual Taste of Fayette community event held May 18 in downtown Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.