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This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

At right, Santa was a hit with the kids at the Hometown Holiday celebration held Dec. 6 at Peachtree City Hall Plaza. Activities included holiday crafts for children, making s’mores and live performances by Huddleston Elementary School Chorus, Music Alive, The Stage Music Academy and Legacy Dance. Photo/Terri Ricker. Read More»

I lost four-fifths of my vote in ‘success’

This is in response to Mr. Jones’ letters in the Dec. 3 issue of The Citizen.

If you rig an event such that the outcome is inevitable, is it considered a success? If you did that in professional sports or gaming enterprises, you’d be charged with criminal activity.

But the NAACP thinks their federally “rigged” ghetto to be a success: the majority-minority 5th district of Fayette County, Ga., elected a black person. Like Gomer Pyle was want to say, “Well, surprise, surprise.” And this is cause for celebration? Read More»

9-year-old: Qualities public officials should possess

I have attached a letter that my 9-year-old grandson Gregory wrote as an assignment that I gave him. While watching the news one day, he commented on the qualities of our leaders. After some discussion, I charged him to write out his thoughts. I think you will find this very interesting. Thank you.

Dear office, Read More»

Fayette Bible Church to present ‘A Doo-Wop ‘50s Christmas’

Everyone is invited to enjoy the musical play “A Doo-Wop ‘50s Christmas” at Fayette Bible Church on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 9:45 a.m. There is no admission charge and nursery service will be available.

This is an original musical play written and directed by FBC Music Minister Paul Walther and is loosely based on the stage play “Music Man” by Meredith Wilson.

An integral part of the musical is a presentation of the Nativity and the birth of Jesus Christ. Read More»

Fayette Presbyterian to present Appalachian Winter Dec. 14

Shown  is the FPC Chancel Choir with director of music Jacob Winslett. Photo/Special.

The public is invited to experience the rustic and moving sounds of Appalachian Winter, a Christmas cantata by Joseph Martin, performed by the music ministry of Fayette Presbyterian Church, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14.

The cantata features the sounds of Christmas folk music passed down from generation to generation and retells the message of Christ’s coming. The annual Brunch with Santa, a fund raiser for the youth program, will follow the cantata service. Read More»

Providence UMC presents ‘Baby Brother Jesus’ Friday

Providence UMC Associate Pastor Rev. Kory Trinrud and Student Ministry Director Mark Ashby are the Blues Brothers in “Baby Brother Jesus.” Photo/Special.

Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to a free Christmas musical with an uplifting message, “Baby Brother Jesus,” this Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.

Senior Pastor Diane Parrish explains, “You have never seen the birth of ‘Baby Brother Jesus’ explained like this before. The story is told through the eyes of the main characters surrounding thebirth of Jesus, including a rock ‘n’ roll angel, Shepherds, Wise Guys and the Blues Brothers. It will be a fun evening for the whole family.” Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC will present Lessons and Carols Dec. 14

The community is invited to journey to Christmas at A Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The service prepares hearts for the coming of Christ celebrated at Christmas with nine lessons from scripture and musical expressions of each segment. The choir will be joined by the full orchestra and two children’s choirs for the services.

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is at 175 East Lanier Ave., Fayetteville. The church office number is 770-461-4313. Visit online at www.fayettevillefirst.com.

Clinical Pastoral Education offered at Piedmont-Fayette

Single units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) will be offered at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in January 2015. Applications for the January class should be submitted by Dec. 17.

Students of theology, ordained clergy, members of religious orders and qualified people of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) are invited to apply for the training. Read More»

Barbara Louise Patrie, of Fayetteville

Barbara Louise (Murrell) Patrie, of Fayetteville, Ga., born August 1, 1934, passed from this life on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eunice Lee Murrell, granddaughter, Tara L. Baker, and son, Samuel W. Patrie.

She was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church and Augustin Clayton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her love of children showed in the twenty years she devoted to them in Bible school, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Tamassee DAR School. Read More»

Alix Kersey, 96, of Fayetteville

Alix "Laggie" Kersey, 96, of Fayetteville, passed away on December 8, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Verdie and Susan Nolen Stallings.

She is survived by nieces; Sarah Blum, Sue Spears and Angela Phillips and several great nieces and nephews.

The graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 3 p.m, at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City, Ga. The family will receive friends after the service at the home of Sue Spears to celebrate Laggie's life. Read More»

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