Sharpsburg

Caputo chosen as children’s director at CTK

Mrs. Lois Caputo has been named as the new children’s ministries director for the Cathedral of Christ the King, Sharpsburg. The new director will have responsibility for the current children’s church program, for Vacation Bible Schools, and for a future planned children’s Sunday school program and an expanded children’s church ministry. She will also be responsible for teacher recruitment and oversight and for the development and implementation of a solid curriculum for the children’s programs. Read More»

Lee Middle School receives national ‘Lighthouse school’ honor

The faculty and staff of Lee Middle School on Jan. 5 were honored with Lee’s designation as a Lighthouse School to Watch by the National Middle School Association.  It was the only school in Georgia to receive the prestigious national designation in the 2011-2012 school year. Photo/Special.

Sharpsburg’s Lee Middle School has been recognized as the only school in Georgia for the 2011-2012 school year to be named a “Lighthouse School to Watch” by the National Middle School Association.  Read More»

Austin Conley, 86, of Sharpsburg

Austin Conley, 86, of Sharpsburg, passed away on January 9, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Myrtle Conley. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Conley of Fayetteville and several cousins.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Rev. Dennis Watson and Rev. Ken Helms officiated. The burial followed at Holly Hill Cemetery in Fairburn, Ga. The family received friends on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Read More»

Woods-Killingsworth engagement

Amy Jeanette Woods engagement to Todd Owen Killingsworth

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Woods of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Jeanette Woods, to Todd Owen Killingsworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Killingsworth of Sharpsburg.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Margaret Rafferty and the late Armp Rafferty of Owensboro, Ky. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Byron Woods of Hapeville. She is currently working at Eye Consultants of Atlanta in Fayetteville. Read More»

More retail coming to Fischer Crossings just west of PTC

Residents of Coweta and Fayette counties frequenting the Sam’s Club and NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings or have occasion to travel along the area of Ga. highways 34 and 54 in east Coweta might expect to see the beginning a few changes to the commercial landscape in the coming months.

Leases with T.J.Maxx, Michaels and Home Goods retailers totaling 63,000 square feet are being finalized. Construction is anticipated to begin in February with the openings expected to follow in spring 2013. Read More»

Gregory Terrell Dixon, age 35 of Sharpsburg

Mr. Gregory Terrell Dixon, age 35 of Sharpsburg, passed away on Nov. 27, 2011. He was born in Dublin, Ga. on Jan. 20, 1976. He was a carpenter by trade and a member of 3rd Wheel Band. He loved his family and friends, music and soccer.

He was predeceasd by his mother, Mary Brogdon Black. Surviving are his father, Larry Dixon; brothers, Mike Dixon (Danielle), Robbie Dixon (Kim), Patrick McKenzie, Torey Grandt, Kenneth Marchman, Jeff Smith; grandmother, Gladys Brogdon; stepfather, Grady Black; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Students honor 9/11 heroes by cleaning up park in PTC

History students in Northgate High School teacher Jim Rew’s class decided to honor the 10th-year anniversary of 9/11 with public service, when 32 students turned out to clean municipal baseball fields in Peachtree City for use by special needs athletes. Photo/Special.

History students in Northgate High School teacher Jim Rew’s class decided to translate their history lessons into action by serving local children. That call to service led them to helping clean up a special needs ball field in Peachtree City.

While teaching his students about 9/11 during the 10-year anniversary of the event, Rew used his lessons as a “teachable moment” to analyze his student’s responses to the attacks on the United States. Read More»

Traffic improvement at the movies

Traffic improvement at the movies

Look familiar? It was a while in the making but the new intersection at Ga. highways 34 and 54 opened for traffic in time for the holiday weekend. The long-awaited intersection marks the entrance to the northeast section of Fischer Crossings and the NCG Cinemas. Also open now is the right turn lane extending west of the intersection to the traffic light at Fischer Road. Photo/Ben Nelms.

4 local women plan to climb Africa’s Kilimanjaro ‘for freedom’

These Fayette County women will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in January to raise funds and bring awareness to the reality of the countless women and children living as slaves around the world. Participating in the climb are (clockwise from left) Sue McCabe of Tyrone, Nancy Byrne of Fayetteville, Susan Woods of Peachtree City and Sarah Bradfield of Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There are an infinite number of ways to take action against injustice. But for four Fayette County women that action means participating in the Freedom Climb where dozens of women from the U.S. and beyond will climb Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness about the reality of slavery in the 21st century.

Participating in the Freedom Climb are Fayetteville resident Nancy Byrne, Tyrone resident Sue McCabe and Peachtree City residents Susan Woods and Sarah Bradfield. Read More»

Gospel of John study starts tonight

A Bible study exploring the Gospel of John will begin Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg.

The study will involve a chapter-by-chapter (and sometimes a verse-by-verse) approach to the book. The study will be held in the fellowship hall and begins at 7:30 p.m. each week. Read More»

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