Fayette County

Peachtree City UMC’s 2nd annual GIC starts next week

Peachtree City United Methodist Church (PTCUMC) is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Global Impact Celebration (GIC), a major event for the church, which starts Thursday, Feb. 5.

Led by the Rev. Tamlyn Collins, associate pastor of Serve Ministries, and the GIC Planning Team, the extended weekend is planned for Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 5-8. Read More»

Happy 100th!

Jean Koon, a charter member of Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, celebrated her 100th birthday recently. Members of the congregation honored her on Jan. 25 with a reception after the Sunday morning service. Photo/Special.

Jean Koon, a charter member of Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, celebrated her 100th birthday recently. Members of the congregation honored her on Jan. 25 with a reception after the Sunday morning service. Photo/Special.

Marriage celebration event coming to FFUMC Saturday

“Pathways to the Heart … Pathways to Growth,” an informative marriage celebration event for couples of all ages and stages of life, is coming to Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on Jan. 31 from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Childcare is provided at no charge.

Better Marriages of Georgia will partner with FFUMC to present three workshops, a romantic dinner and an evening concert to foster healthy marriages by offering insight, practical ideas and quality time for couples. Read More»

Stephen Ministry leader

Joyce Pilch

Joyce Pilch has been commissioned a Stephen Ministry leader at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City. She recently attended an intense week of training in Orlando, Fla., to prepare her for her new responsibilities. A member of Christ Our Shepherd since 1999, Pilch is a native of Bangdong, Indonesia. She has served as a Stephen Minister for several years. In her new role she fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Carole Lynch, who became a Stephen leader the same year Pilch joined Christ Our Shepherd. Photo/Special.

Providence UMC to host Winshape marriage retreat next week

Providence United Methodist Church will host a marriage retreat, “Wholehearted Marriage,” led by Matt and Nicole Turvey of Winshape Marriage, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7. The retreat is for couples of all ages. The cost is $25 per couple and childcare is included.

Friday’s session will meet from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. with coffee and dessert included. Saturday’s session will meet from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. with continental breakfast included. Read More»

Fayette Emergency Management plans faith-based conference

Fayette County Emergency Management announced its third annual Fayette County Faith Based Conference, Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Heritage Christian Church, 2130 Redwine Rd., Fayetteville. There is no charge to attend.

Conference topics will include:

• 2014 ice storm, lessons learned;
• Georgia Power storm response overview;
• Personal preparedness in your home;
• CPR training;
• EBOLA - Get the facts;
• National Weather Service;
• FEMA guest speaker;
• Preparing for functional needs population; and more. Read More»

Dredging Lake Peachtree to be completed by May

Fayette OKs $1.44 million project; participation by PTC is still undefined

A small mountain of dirt is about to come out of Lake Peachtree. Read More»

Concord, N.C. mayor lauds Great Wolf park

Great Wolf Lodge official photo.

The proposal by Great Wolf Lodge Family Resorts to establish a lodge and indoor water park at the site of Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree City Hotel and Resort is creating a lot of talk. The Citizen asked Mayor Scott Padgett for his perspective on the indoor water park in his jurisdiction in Concord, N.C., Read More»

Raise tobacco tax to cut smoking

This year, the General Assembly has an opportunity to make a difference in the health of Georgia’s citizens. In looking for ways to pay for healthcare and transportation, the idea of raising the tobacco tax has been frequently mentioned by lawmakers. These facts should surprise you:

· For every 10 percent increase in the retail price of a pack of cigarettes, youth smoking rates drop by 6.5 percent and overall cigarette consumption declines by 4 percent.

· Georgia has not increased the tax on cigarettes in 10 years.

· The current average state tobacco tax is $1.54. Read More»

Chiefs’ 21-0 run brings excitement to Fayette

There is nothing like high school sports, the purest form of athletic competition.

We are so blessed in Fayette County with such a great legacy in each sport. Just recently, every one of our girls volleyball teams were in the playoffs.

We are now approaching the apex of a really incredible season with the McIntosh High School boys basketball team. Following the victory against Drew High School, they are now undefeated at 21-0 and have beaten some tough teams.

The basketball team is led by a core group of juniors under the instruction of Head Coach Jason Eisele. Read More»