Sharpsburg

Healthy Heart Fair in Sharpsburg, Feb. 11

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In an effort to better educate the local community on this deadly disease, Piedmont Heart Institute along with Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Newnan Hospital will host a Healthy Heart Fair Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event takes place at Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians located at 20 Francis Way in Sharpsburg. Read More»

Angela Northrop will lead senior youth studies at CTK

Angela Northrop

A special study for senior high youth has begun at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg.

The 6-8 week study will occur during the time of the sermon and will be held in the parish life center.

The high school students will be asked to leave the sanctuary for the study and return in time to receive Holy Communion.

Leading the study will be Angela Northrop.

In 2000 Northrop began working with high school youth at First Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls, S.D. She was a member of the same youth program while she was in high school herself. Read More»

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.

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