Fayette County

Changing of the guard for Fayetteville’s finances

New Fayetteville Finance Director Mike Bush and Assistant Finance Director Carleetha Talmadge are presented with the city’s 18th consecutive Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) award for excellence in financial reporting at the Aug. 21 City Council meeting. The award was accepted on behalf of outgoing finance directors Ellen Walls and Lynn Robinson. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayetteville’s longtime finance director Lynn Robinson has retired and gone from City Hall. Filling her position is former auditor and Henry County finance director Mike Bush.

Bush is currently treasurer of the Ga. Government Finance Officers Association. He worked previously as treasurer and chief financial officer in Stockbridge and, for more than 11 years, as finance director in Henry County.

Bush was known by outgoing city finance co-directors Robinson and Ellen Walls, who knew him from his time as an auditor with Mauldin and Jenkins, the firm that conducts the city’s annual audit. Read More»

F’ville gives final approval to junior college

The vote to approve the upcoming construction of the Georgia Military College campus on Veterans Parkway in West Fayetteville came with a unanimous vote by the Fayetteville City Council at the Aug. 21 meeting. The campus is expected to open before summer’s end next year.

Plans submitted by Foley Design Associates showed a 26,000 sq. ft. classroom building on an 8.7-acre site near the intersection of Veterans Parkway and South Sandy Creek Road. Read More»

Enjoy piano recital, gospel music at COS this week

Pam Martin

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City invites everyone to two events this week.

Pamela Martin will play a piano recital on Thurs., Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at the church. Admission is free.

A former resident of Peachtree City, Martin maintained a piano studio for more than a decade.

The recital includes works by Mozart, Grieg, Shubert, and Mompou. Martin has been invited to present this recital at Agnes Scott College in September. Read More»

New adult Bible studies will begin Sept. 7 at PTCUMC

Registration is underway for new Adult Bible Study classes offered at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd. in Peachtree City. Everyone is invited to sign up for one or more classes.

Short Term Bible Studies include:

• Fresh Encounter, classes begin Sept. 9 and continue each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Book cost: $13.

• Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent, classes begin: Sept. 10 and continue each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Cost: none.

• Daniel by Beth Moore, Classes begin Sept. 16 and continue each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Book cost: $19. Read More»

COS children, youth groups start fall programs

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City invites children and youth to Wednesday programs.

Music and The Master is for children in grades 1-5 and meets from 4:30-5:30 p.m. There children sing, learn about worship, and ring handbells and ChoirChimes.

The preschool group, “sKIDdles,” gathers from 5-5:30 p.m. Read More»

Olivet’ Church’s 23rd anniversary celebration starts next Wednesday

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will begin its 23rd Church Anniversary celebration with the first of four Wednesday night services next Wednesday, Sept. 3, and a final Sunday Anniversary Service on Sunday, Sept. 28. The theme this year is “We’ve Come This Far by Faith — Let Us Rise Up and Build.” Wednesday night services are at 7 p.m. nightly.

A different speaker is scheduled each Wednesday night.

On Sept. 3, Dr. Maurice Watson, senior pastor of Beulahland Bible Church in Macon and Warner Robins will speak. Read More»

FFUMC’s Titus II plans luncheon meeting

Titus II at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church kicks off the 2014 – 2015 year on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with a musical program presented by Cordially Yours, an a cappella vocal trio led by Ms. Cathy Wright.

Lunch will include a low country boil featuring shrimp, kielbasa, corn and potatoes plus a green salad, cheddar cheese biscuits, and apple cobbler. The cost is $6.

Make reservations by calling Martha Turner at 770-461-2802 by noon on Thursday, Aug. 28. The cost is $6.

The church is in downtown Fayetteville across from the old Fayette County courthouse.

School supplies from PTC First Presbyterian

Oak Grove second grader Judd Greene delivered school supplies and backpacks to Oak Grove’s school counselor Kelly Green .

Oak Grove second grader Judd Greene delivered school supplies and backpacks to Oak Grove’s school counselor Kelly Green for her to distribute to students who may not have started the school year with everything they needed. The supplies were collected by members of First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City and children who attended the First Presbyterian’s Vacation Bible School this summer. Judd’s parents are Pam and Judd Greene of Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

St. Christopher’s annual Greekfest coming up September 20

This year’s annual Greekfest sponsored by St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in Peachtree City, will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m., at Dixie Wing Hangar, Falcon Field, in Peachtree City.

Tickets are $50 per person and include all-you-can-consume traditional Greek appetizers, buffet dinner, desserts, adult and regular beverages.

The evening will also feature a live band, the Grecian Echoes.

Call 404-625-4663 for advance tickets or purchase online at www.saintchristopherhoc.org. All proceeds benefit St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church Building Fund.

Tickets available for fund raiser

Ticket sales for Christian City’s annual Chair-ity event, a major fund raiser, have now begun and tickets may be purchased online for $25 at www.christiancity.org.

The event will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at The Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree in Peachtree City.

Dress is casual for the drop-in event and ticket prices cover both food and drink.

For more info contact Ashley Bonner at 678-466-1093.

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