Flat Creek, Newnan churches join for special performance

Flat Creek Baptist Church between Fayetteville and Peachtree City, and First Baptist Church of Newnan in downtown Newnan, will join forces for a special two-day Freedom Celebration, a musical salute to the Armed Forces, with performances set for June 29 at Flat Creek and June 30 in Newnan. Both services will be at 7 p.m.

Dr. Jimmy Pastor will be the guest preacher at Flat Creek and Dr. Jerry Cross will be the guest preacher at Newnan. Read More»

Register online for FFUMC’s WoW Vacation Bible School

Fayetteville First UMC invites the community to Workshop of Wonders, this year’s VBS, from 9 a.m to 12:15 p.m. from June 23 to 27.

Children ages three (as of Jan. 1, 2014) through fifth grade are eligible to attend.

“In Workshop of Wonders,” a spokesperson explained, “children will learn what it is to build and imagine with God.”

Activities include lessons, music, recreation, local and global missions, and art.

Preregistration is requested. The cost is $10 per child and includes music CD and t-shirt. Registration forms are available online at fayettevillefirst.com. Read More»

Schoon-Harris Engagement

Kayci Jo Schoon engaged to Michael Hollis Harris

Jackie and Jeff Toney of Atlanta, Georgia and Lance and Sherrie Schoon of Brooks, Georgia are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Kayci Jo Schoon to Michael Hollis Harris, son of David and Leigh Ann Harris of Fayetteville, Georgia.

Kayci is the granddaughter of Wendy and Russell Krausz of Lemmon, South Dakota and Luther and Luana Schoon of Thunderhawk, North Dakota. Michael is the grandson of Betty Bailey Mayfield of Fayetteville, Ga., and of Hollis Harris of Peachtree City, Georgia. Read More»

Virginia Hines Bell, 99, of Fayetteville

Virginia Hines Bell, 99, of Fayetteville, Ga., formerly of Atlanta, passed away June 12, 2014.

She retired after 22 years as an Elementary School Teacher for the Fulton County School System.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lawson Bell, Sr. and daughter Marlene Bell.

She is survived by her son L. French Bell, Jr. and his wife Ginger; grandchildren Lt. Col. Lawson F. Bell, III of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Matthew Hines Bell of Portland, Ore.; great-grandchildren James and Luke Bell of Colorado Springs and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

James Sidney Rickard, 94, of Fayetteville

James Sidney Rickard, 94, of Fayetteville, passed away June 11, 2014.

He served his country during WWII in the US Army Air Corps. He then worked as an Air Traffic Controller for the FAA.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Frances Wilson Rickard.

He is survived by his daughter Anne (Randy) Hayes of Fayetteville and Susan (Randy) Mayfield of Sharpsburg; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother John R. Rickard of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and 9 nieces & nephews. Read More»

Apartments get less scrutiny than car wash

Fayetteville Council: We will be missing your approval of the PCD rezoning because of a prior commitment.

I attended two of the three Planning and Zoning meetings about the apartments to be built at the Villages at LaFayette Park. I knew that our subdivision was in trouble at the first meeting. The questions were about water features, paint colors, and elevators; not about what was happening to the PCD.

Our only hope is that you will consider the following:

1. Limit the development to 190 units, which still will be denser than any other apartment complex in town. Read More»

What about Marine held in Mexican jail?

Some reports state that there are 25 to 30 million illegal aliens in the United States today. Regardless of what any reader believes, feels, is outraged about, disgusted, or even saying this is okay, what about Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi?

Sgt. Tahmooressi is a decorated U.S. Marine who has served two tours in Afghanistan. A veteran, who unintentionally crossed over the Mexican border, was arrested by Mexican police who threw an illegal weapons charge on him, and is now held in a prison near Tijuana. Read More»

6 lives saved as fire destroys Coweta home

Minutes after a babysitter and friend evacuated four children from this home, the structure burned to the ground. A fund to help the Ososky family has been set up at http://www.gofundme.com/a8fup4, and more than $5,000 has already been donated toward the $10,000 goal. Photo/Special.

Jennifer Ososky and her three young children moved to southeast Coweta from Texas two years ago to make a new start. Read More»

Look, Mom, I fit!

Look, Mom, I fit!

Five-year-old Fayetteville resident Lola Knowles got an up-close look at one of the large tires on an earth-mover that was part of the Touch-a-Truck fundraiser for the Odyssey Charter School in Newnan. The June 7 event at Ashley Park in Newnan featured more than 40 entries. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Trade school signs up to produce film workers

Griffin’s Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) is about to get in on the action created by the arrival of Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville. SCTC has been approved to create the Georgia Film Institute (GFI), which will provide technical certificates for use in the growing film industry.

SCTC Director of Marketing and Public Relations Anna Taylor on June 4 said the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia approved the first five film and television technical certificates of credit created by Griffin-based SCTC. Read More»

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