Sharpsburg

Coworkers, friends help stroke victim, mother of 3

Three-year-old Bentley (L), 5-year-old Jordan and 9-month-old Mason are shown in a recent photo with their mother Holly Depweg, who suffered a life-threatening stroke in mid-November, defied the odds and is making strides in her recovery. Photo/Special.

Holly Depweg has spent the majority of her 29 years living in Peachtree City and in the Fayetteville area. Currently a resident of Sharpsburg, Holly is now beginning to recover from a stroke she suffered on Nov. 14. That the mother of three very young children even survived the blood clot in her brain stem is nothing short of a miracle. Read More»

Christopher Ward VanOrden, 48

Christopher Ward VanOrden

Christopher Ward VanOrden, 48, died suddenly Monday, November 11, 2013.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Jane VanOrden.

The youngest of five children, Chris is survived by his sisters, Amy (David) Tratt, Cathy and Linda VanOrden; brother, KC (Desiree) VanOrden; as well as former wife, Lori VanOrden and her daughter and her grandchildren. Read More»

Harvest Dinner at CTK

Gerhard Bar of Carrollton was one of the more than 120 people who turned out for the Harvest Dinner and Celebration at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg.  Photo/Special.

Gerhard Bar of Carrollton was one of the more than 120 people who turned out for the Harvest Dinner and Celebration at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The pot-luck dinner followed a Sunday morning service. All visitors present at the service were invited to remain for the feast. Photo/Special.

Lesson from the jack-o’-lantern

David Epps, pastor of Christ the King Church and Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-South, shared a children’s sermon about “How you are like a jack o’ lantern.”

Just prior to Halloween, David Epps, pastor of Christ the King Church and Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-South, shared a children’s sermon about “How you are like a jack o’ lantern.” Epps related that the pumpkin was chosen, washed clean, opened up, experienced the removal of the “yucky stuff inside,” was given new eyes to “see the world as God sees it,” given a nose to “smell the good things in life,” a smile put on its face, and a light placed inside of it. Read More»

Westmoreland needs fresh ideas

I’m a conservative and have voted and contributed to GOP candidates since the mid-1970s; heck, I even voted for Hal Suit for governor in 1970.

That said, I’m extremely disappointed in our local Republican congressman, Lynn Westmoreland. Together with other Tea Partiers, he chose to follow a wrong-headed strategy that put this nation at grave economic risk. Read More»

Blessing the bikes

Having their motorcycles blessed were: (L-R) David Epps, Sharpsburg; Barbara and David Shattuck, Newnan; Gerhard and Bonnie Bar, Carrollton; Thad Jenkins, Senoia; and Gary Cramer, Newnan. Photo/Special.

Deacon Tony McGee, Newnan, and Father Dan Hale, Peachtree City, recently blessed the motorcycles of the Warriors Motorcycle Club, a ministry of Sharpsburg’s Christ the King Church. The event was prior to a ride to lunch and a trip to Chattahoochee Bend State Park.

Having their motorcycles blessed were: (L-R) David Epps, Sharpsburg; Barbara and David Shattuck, Newnan; Gerhard and Bonnie Bar, Carrollton; Thad Jenkins, Senoia; and Gary Cramer, Newnan. Photo/Special.

Miracles for Mozambique: Cokes Chapel launches campaign to raise money for African church

Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church is taking a fresh approach to its annual stewardship campaign when Abundant Joy is launched Oct. 6. The church will collect monies to help Liberdade United Methodist Church located in Mozambique, Africa, to buy Bibles and hymnals.

“I believe ‘Miracles for Mozambique’ is a mission everyone will rally around and support,” said Dr. Mark Jordan, pastor of Cokes Chapel. Read More»

SBC plans Chicken Q, fair, bake sale

Sharpsburg Baptist Church on Ga. Hwy. 54 will have a Chicken Q/Bake Sale/Fair Saturday, Sept. 28. Plates will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to ticket holders, and to walk-ups until 2 p.m. or while food lasts.

Tickets are $8 each and are available at the church office, 770-251-6963, or olivebranchladies@gmail.com.

Also available will be iced coffee and “Lily’s Brew” lemonade from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., made from an old Incan recipe from Peru. Proceeds benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Read More»

Cokes Chapel UMC participates in hunger relief at Trinity UMC

Cokes Chapel United Methodist Trinity Table Mission Team. Front row, kneeling, Mary Beth Thompson, Allie Statham. Back row (L-R), Scott Thompson, Abby Lee, Bridgett Adamson, Dee Croft, Alice Scott, Pam Todd, Tiffany Jordan, David Richards, Todd Croft, Makenna Archer, Maya Smith, Sky Travers. Middle row (L-R), Tyson Adamson, Ethan Smith, Jared Gardenour, Jordan Gardenour, Ethan Jordan. Photo/Special

On Sunday, Sept. 8 members of Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church traveled from Sharpsburg to Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Atlanta to participate in a weekly, community-wide feeding program administered by Trinity Table.

Cokes Chapel congregants, members of LaGrange District United Methodist Men, and a group known as the Christian Craftsmen assembled 1,200 sandwiches to accompany to-go lunches for the homeless and hungry. These sack lunches are in addition to the meal of spaghetti, sauce, salad, and bread that the church served on Sunday morning. Read More»

SDA Church free health event starts this Friday

The community is invited to join Dr. Wes Youngberg, author of Goodbye Diabetes: Preventing and Reversing Diabetes the Natural Way, for a free community health event to be presented Sept. 13 and 14 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Ga. Hwy. 34 just west of Peachtree City. Youngberg will share current research on the most effective lifestyle-medicine strategies.

Friday’s session, Sept 13, will begin at 7 p.m. and will focus on “Turning good genes on and bad genes off: Mastering your genetic risk with lifestyle and nutritional medicine.” Read More»