Fayette County

DOT’s ‘typical junk’ favors signals over traffic circles

I read the article about the crash at state roads 34 and 54 with interest — and surprise — that these don’t occur more often. The road “design” in that area is typical Georgia junk that favors congestion over flow.

The triangle formed by SR34, SR54, and Fischer Road should be changed to a large traffic circle. SR34, SR54, Fischer Road, and Lower Fayetteville Road would be the primary “spokes” to the circle.

As is great about traffic circles, other spokes could be used for the shopping areas nearby. No signals. Flow. Read More»

2 views on climate change

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “Summary for Policymakers” was released on March 31, 2014. Not all of the news is good.

The impact of global climate change is different throughout the world. The assessments of the impact are based on models which incorporate different assumptions. It’s good science (which can be studied more closely in the Working Group II study at http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/report/final-drafts/). Read More»

Myeloma numbers increase

I am contacting you about a proclamation that [was] presented to our group March 20 by Mayor Clifton and the Fayetteville City Council. This proclamation [also declared] March as Myeloma Awareness Month.

I am a member of the Southside Myeloma Support Group led by Mrs. Doris Morgan, founder. Additionally, we work closely with the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, which serves over 1,000 myeloma patients.

We appreciate the mayor’s help in raising awareness of myeloma, also called multiple myeloma. Read More»

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Fayette County arrests report — March 25-31

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.
 
Tuesday, March 25 - Monday, March 31
 
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
 
Jamara M.

Drama, music provide structure for services at COS this weekend

“The Cry of the Whole Congregation” is a dramatic portrayal of the events in the last week before Jesus’ resurrection. It will provide the structure for all services this weekend, April 12 and 13, at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Peachtree City. The service was written by Walter Wangerin, a noted pastor/professor/novelist/essayist. He employs four story-tellers, three of whom assume the roles of Pilate, Judas, and Peter; the fourth voices the words of Jesus.

Dancers, drummers, and musicians all help propel the narrative, but in reality all in the congregation are cast members. Read More»

Mount Olive Baptist plans Men’s Day, revivals for April

Mt. Olive Baptist Church will celebrate Men’s Day on April 13 with guest speaker Minister Antone Smith at 10 a.m. The church also will have three consecutive Wednesday Night Revivals, April 16, 23 and 30, each at 7 p.m. nightly.

Pastor Tamarcus Cook of St. Smyrna Baptist Church will preach on April 16, Pastor Keith Staley of Chosen Generation will speak April 23, and Pastor Collier Starks of Rebirth Christian Outreach Center will speak on April 30.

Mt. Olive is at 1565 Ga. Hwy. 92 N., Fayetteville.

Forty days for the kingdom continues through Holy Week

The focus on Forty Days For the Kingdom began Ash Wednesday at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church and will continue through Holy Week as congregants prepare for Easter through self-reflection, outreach, and a conscious focus to “let the kingdom of God come first.”

Sunday worship at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. each week has focused on something new — new creation, birth, church, eyes, and people. As the church begins Holy Week, the Palm Sunday reminder of a new king will be celebrated with a palm processional by the children at all services. Read More»

Members of Hopewell UMC help feed the hungry

Hopewell UMC members (left to right) Meredith Beard, Sandy Golden, Lois McFarland, and Rich Madrid work to help package over 10,000 meal packets for hungry people around the world. Photos/Special.

On Saturday morning, March 29, 65 members and friends of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone met at the church to pack meals for the “Stop Hunger Now” organization. In just slightly over an hour the participants packed over 10,000 meals for hungry people around the world. The packaged meals are boxed and sent to a warehouse and are then distributed to areas of the greatest need. Read More»

FFUMC offers varied health and fitness programs

Members of the Fayette community are invited to get fit and stay healthy with PiYo, Zumba, Yoga, Pilates and the new Move 4 Life program at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

“We offer classes for all fitness levels in the mornings, afternoons and evenings,” says associate pastor and instructor Kristin Heiden. “You can work on flexibility and balance or get your heart really pumping. It’s up to you.”

PiYo, a combination of pilates and yoga, is a great class for balance, flexibility and strength. The hour-long class is offered Mondays at 7 p.m. Read More»