Fayette County

St. Christopher’s celebrates first Divine Liturgy on new church site

Shown above (L-R) are Matthew Farmakis, the Rev. Fr. George Tsahakis, Steven Wilson and John Soulakos. Photo/Special.

On Sunday, Aug. 28 St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church celebrated its first Divine Liturgy on its recently purchased land on Ebenezer Road immediately outside the Peachtree City limits. Read More»

F’ville OKs 1st of big traffic fixes on Hwy. 85

$600K city-county project to extend Lafayette Ave. to Church St.

The Fayetteville City Council last week gave unanimous approval to an intergovernmental agreement with Fayette County that will use nearly $600,000 in previously collected 1-cent sales tax revenues to add a traffic signal on North Glynn Street at Lafayette Avenue and extend Lafayette to the east to intersect with Church Street some 800 feet away. Read More»

Local conference will feature Christianity, science, the Bible

Heritage Church in Fayetteville will host a free conference on “Christianity, Science, and the Bible” Sept, 16-18, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. each evening.

The conference will feature Professor A.C. McIntosh of Leeds University, England, and Dr. Charles Thaxton of Peachtree City, and will be held at Heritage Church, 150 Lester Rd., Fayetteville. Refreshments will be provided.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Thaxton (6:30) will lecture on Christianity and Science, and McIntosh (7:30) will address Design Intelligence and the Word of God. Read More»

Shirley Thomas cancer brunch, walk, planned at Edgefield Baptist

The Shirley Thomas Cancer Awareness team will host a Cancer Awareness Brunch Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the George Porter Fellowship Hall,140 Church St., adjacent to Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

The cost is a $10 donation. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Read More»

Holder-Cheek Wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Cheek

Hannah Michelle Holder and James Thomas Cheek were married at Gin Creek in Hartsfield, Ga. on July 10, 2010. The Rev. David Rogers, the groom’s uncle, conducted the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Holder of Peachtree City. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Holder of Peachtree City, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ethridge of Chattanooga, Tenn. Read More»

Garner anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Garner

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Garner (Dot and Gene) of Fayetteville celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 5, 2010. They married Sept. 5, 1940 in Atlanta at the ages of 19 and 18 years old.

The Garners now reside in Fayetteville, but, since Gene worked for the air force as a quality control inspector, they have moved several times over the years. They lived in Forest Park, Marietta, Roswell, N.M., Garrison, N.D. and in Titusville, Fla. where the Air Force was hired by NASA to work on missles. Gene worked there until 1976 and retired at age 55. Read More»

Detour this weekend in PTC on Hwy. 74 South

This weekend a section of Ga. Highway 74 will be closed to allow the installation of pipes underneath the road at Crosstown Road.

The detour will begin Friday at 11 p.m. and remain in effect through 11 p.m. Sunday night, according to an announcement from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Motorists will be detoured around the area on Crosstown Road, south Peachtree Parkway, Robinson Road and Redwine Road to get back onto Hwy. 74, officials said. Read More»

Easley-Lee Engagement

Jana Gale Easley engaged to T.J. Lee

Jana Gale Easley, daughter of Ms. Gwenda Easley and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Easley of Atlanta, and T.J. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lee of Fayetteville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Tommie Strider Sr. and the late Mrs. Janice Strider, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Easley. She attended Northgate High School and the University of Georgia, where she received her bachelor’s degree in speech communications in 2005. She is employed with Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta as a human resources coordinator. Read More»

9/11 in F'ville, PTC to be day of prayer, honor

The World Trade Center towers before their collapse on Sept. 11, 2001. File Photo.

To commemorate Sept. 11, 2001 three events are scheduled for Fayetteville and Peachtree City this coming Saturday. Two are Christian prayer gatherings: the first at midday on the Old Courthouse Square and the second that evening nearby at The Villages Amphitheater. Read More»

ARC: T-SPLOST in '12 to raise $8 billion across region

If a regional 1-percent sales tax is approved by voters in July 2012, it would pull up to $8 billion dollars for regional transportation improvements in the Atlanta area, including Fayette County, according to estimates from the Atlanta Regional Commission. Read More»

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