Fayette County

Apologist for illegal aliens should grasp who pays for his leniency

Last Wednesday’s paper carried a letter by Mr. Ron Chandonia that touched on a topic that deserves, and is poised to receive, considerably more involvement nationally and in Georgia: illegal aliens.

First, lets understand basic terms. Aliens (not the ET kind) are people who are not citizens or nationals of the United States. They can be here legally (comply with entry and visitation term requirements, as many students, tourists, and workers do) or illegally (they do not comply with U.S. entry laws). We have a large number of both in the U.S. and in Georgia. Read More»

Cops enforcing law, not harrassing illegals

From the letter titled “Ramsey’s punitive approach,” the author first states that he is dismayed that Rep. Matt Ramsey is against spending “one penny to allow illegal immigrants to attend our schools.”

What part of illegal do you not understand? If you are in this country illegally, staying for any period of time does not make your stay legal. Read More»

New chairman must listen to, respect voters

On their way out of office, County Commission Chairman Jack Smith and Commissioner Eric Maxwell have demonstrated that Fayette voters made appropriate choices in the voting booth this year. Commissioner Maxwell’s latest escapade to embarrass incoming Commissioner Alan McCarty and overturn the will of the voters was a glaring example of the type of politics we don’t need in Fayette County. Read More»

Heritage Christian’s Dickens Village runs Dec. 9 thru 12

Carolers sing the sounds of the season for visitors to The Dickens Village at Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville, held nightly Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 9-12, 6 to 9 p.m. Photo/Special.

Christmas is in the air at Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville. Members are once again dusting up on their British accents and preparing to host their annual Dickens Village, held nightly, Thursday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m.

Since 2000, each December, the members of Heritage have recreated a 19th Century English Village complete with period costumed cast members, strolling carolers, chimney sweeps, and even some English bobbies to keep the peace. Read More»

Life Line Screening offered Dec. 15

Fayette Family Church will host the life-saving services of Life Line Screening, the nation’s largest provider of community-based preventive screenings, which help identify risk of stroke, vascular disease and osteoporosis before the catastrophic effects of these conditions can occur. The event is open to local residents and will be held on Wednesday, Dec.15, at 1729 Ga. Hwy. 54 West, Fayetteville.

The screenings are simple, painless and affordable. Packages start at $139. Read More»

J. Barrett Owen accepts call to National Heights Baptist

The Rev. J. Barrett Owen

The Rev. J. Barrett Owen, a 2010 graduate of the McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University in Atlanta, has been called as pastor of National Heights Baptist Church, Fayetteville.

A resident of Atlanta, Owen has most recently served as pastor of Union Baptist Church, Pine Mountain. As a seminary and college student, he also served as youth minister, devotional writer and speaker, and camp and retreat pastor in a variety of national and international settings. Read More»

‘Love Feasts’ will be offered by Christ Our Shepherd Sat., Sun.

Christ Our Shepherd will offer Love Feasts in Moravian Tradition on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec.12, at 6 p.m. A tradition of the Moravian Church since 1727, Love Feasts include serving specially-baked buns and coffee or apple juice to all worshipers. Adults will be given a beeswax candle dressed in a red paper “ruff.” Children will receive a small flashlight instead of a candle.

The theme for this year’s Love Feasts is “Before the Marvel of This Night.” The services include traditional and Moravian carols sung by everyone. Read More»

Have spaghetti with Santa

The Youth of Fayette Presbyterian Church on Ga. Highway 92 North will host their annual Santa’s Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the church.

A fundraiser for the group’s 2011 ski trip, the supper will be at 5:30 p.m.

Suggested donation is $5 per adult and $2 per child.

After dinner, Santa will stop by for pictures with the children.

The community is invited to attend. Reservations should be made by Friday, Dec. 10. Sign up at www.fayettepcusa.org or by calling 770-461-7147.

Harvest offers Saturday services

Harvest Christian Community Center, a division of Eleventh Hour Call Church, has begun having Saturday worship services at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday at 383 N. Glynn St., (Ga. Highway 85), Fayetteville.

Guest pastors from local churches will be invited to preach.

For more information, call 770-461-2009 or 770-842-4604.

Stephens-Johnson wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stephens

Charleston on Oct.16, 2010. Robert Carter of Jackson, Tenn. conducted the service.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stephens of Fayettville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hammonds of Luthersville, Mrs. Imogene Barker of Sharpsburg, and the late Arvell Stephens of Fayetteville. She is a graduate of Sandy Creek High School and Auburn University. She is currently as an account executive employed with Atelier Creative Services, Inc. in New York City. Read More»

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