Fayette County

Welcome to America, new citizens!

Immigrants from 45 different countries celebrated as they were officially declared U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Friday afternoon at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville. Story on Page A3. Photo/John Munford.

101 immigrants become Americans at Fayette library

Some of them waved flags. Others clapped. There were hugs and a few high-fives mixed in too. All were smiling, and they had good reason to be so happy: They had just been officially declared to be American citizens at a special naturalization ceremony at the Fayette County Library Friday afternoon.

The new Americans hailed from 45 different countries ranging from Algeria to Uruguay and many in-between such as Canada, China, German, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Peru, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and more. Read More»

Ga. sets $400K study for locating a 4-year college in Fayette

Fund focuses on building film/TV curriculum for Fayette County area

The dream of luring a four-year state college or university here may be getting closer to fruition, thanks in part to Pinewood Atlanta Studios.

Two local legislators confirmed this week that $400,000 was programmed in the University System of Georgia’s 2014-2015 budget to prepare a new curriculum for television and movie course offerings that could be presented in Fayette County, a nod to the bright economic future brought here by the location of Pinewood. Read More»

Fayette officials: ‘We didn’t know about tax breaks’

Fayette County Manager Steve Rapson (L) and County Commission Chairman Steve Brown. Photos/File.
Even after being asked, FCDA failed to notify Fayette about Pinewood deal’s tax abatement
“Nobody told us” about the loss of an estimated $144 million in future property tax revenue associated with the Pinewood Atlanta Studios deal, Fayette County officials are saying.
In the aftermath, CEO Matt Forshee is leaving the Fayette County Development Authority, while five of the eight members of the authority board are leaving the board.
In addition, Peachtre

Outside burning ban starts May 1


The annual ban on outdoor burning starts May 1 for not just Fayette County but 44 other counties around metro Atlanta.

The ban, which runs through Sept. 30, prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris. It is enacted each year to improve air quality during the summer months, as outdoor burning activities release smoke, oxides and nitrogen into the air which can cause ozone to form. Read More»

High school sports briefs - April 23


BASEBALL: Defeated Shaw 13-10. Alex Adorno had three hits with a two-run home run and Chris Jones had three hits with a grand slam. Kawaan Baker picked up the win and Josiah Good got the save. Read More»

‘The Resurrection on Trial’ set for Sunday, April 27, at FFBC

On Sunday evening, April 27, at 6 p.m., the Fayetteville First Baptist Church will present an Easter play, “The Resurrection on Trial.” at 6 p.m.

The play is described as a “ ... well researched and beautifully written drama of a court case in which most of those on the scene at the resurrection are called on to prove or disprove the validity of the resurrection.”

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 770-461-8378 or visit www.fayettevillefbc.org.

Fayetteville First Baptist is at 205 E. Stonewall ave (Ga. Hwy. 54 East), in downtown Fayetteville.

B’Nai Israel, COS join hands for Holocaust Remembrance event

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and Congregation B’Nai Israel continue an 11-year tradition on April 27 when they sponsor a Holocaust Remembrance Service, Yom Ha’Shoah. The service is at 4 p.m., and this year takes place at Christ Our Shepherd in Peachtree City.

During the service 11 candles will be lighted after 11 brief readings to commemorate the 11 million innocent people who perished at the hands of the Nazi regime, six million Jews and five million others. Read More»

In your Easter bonnet ...

Pictured here (left to right) are members Judy Gosdin, Sharon Collins, Elaine Pierce, and Debbie Hamby. The church is located at 351 Jenkins Road, across from Sandy Creek High. Photo/Special.

Members of the Serendipity Sunday School class at Hopewell UMC in Tyrone paid homage to their mothers and grandmothers this Easter by wearing hats. It harkened back to a time when this season meant new clothes, shoes, hats, and gloves to emphasize a newness of spirit and a recommitment of life.

Pictured here (left to right) are members Judy Gosdin, Sharon Collins, Elaine Pierce, and Debbie Hamby. The church is located at 351 Jenkins Road, across from Sandy Creek High. Photo/Special.

Word of God Lutheran members complete mission trip to Honduras

Shown are Honduras Mission Trip volunteers from Word of God Lutheran Church, Peachtree City: Front row, Lars Kuhr, Jim Guthrie, Pastor John Fraser, Bert Laaker; middle row: Ralph Quamme, Christine Bell, Margie Bell; back row: Karen Quamme, Pete Anderson, Nancy Ruck, Tim Ruck, Danny Bell, Hal Prather. Photo/Special.

Word of God Lutheran Church sponsored a mission trip to the Hospital Loma de Luz in Honduras from March 28 to April 8. Twelve participants traveled to the Colon region of Honduras, eight of whom were returning participants from a mission trip to the same location last year. Christine Bell, a member of Word of God, is a long term missionary at the hospital. Read More»

Providence United Methodist changes worship times

Beginning this Sunday, April 27, Providence United Methodist Church will have traditional worship at 9:30 a.m. and the contemporary service at 11 a.m.

“Since everyone is so busy during the week with school, work and sports, we are looking forward to having a fellowship time between worship services where people who worship at different times can catch up with each other,” Senior Pastor Diane Parrish explains. “Our café is open all morning, so we want everyone to feel comfortable visiting on the patio now that the weather is nice.” Read More»

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