Fayette County

Pinewood Studios will pay reduced taxes for 20 years

FCDA CEO Matt Forshee listens in the background as staff member Emily Poole reports to the Peachtree City Council in March on economic development efforts. Photo/John Munford.

While various local officials have been enthusiastic about the projected financial impact of the Pinewood Atlanta Studios in central Fayette County, many among the public may have been unaware that the big development received a significant property tax break bestowed by the Fayette County Development Authority. Read More»

Fayette deputies receive awards

Investigator Chad Wallace, L, at a March 27 Ga. Police Academy ceremony received a bronze pin from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for 27 DUI arrests made in 2013 and Dep. Robert Kersey, R, received the academic award for the highest testing average in the 35th Drug Recognition Expert class. The officers were joined by Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb, center, who attended the event in College Park. Photo/Special.

Two members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office were recognized March 27 in a ceremony held by the Ga. Police Academy in College Park.

Investigator Chad Wallace received a bronze pin from the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) organization for his efforts in arresting motorists found to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Wallace made 27 DUI arrests in 2013. Read More»

60 years a Legionnaire

60 years a Legionnaire

Russell Edmondson has been a member of The American Legion for 60 years and was recently honored by Fayette County Post 105 with the presentation of a 60-year Service Certificate and pin.  Edmondson, a U.S. Read More»

A proud Eagle

A proud Eagle

Jonathan Vicha proudly accepted the award of Eagle Scout. Special needs Scouts, surrounded by dedicated leaders, accepting scouts and supportive parents, can achieve their dream of earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Vicha chose not to have the requirements modified – his Eagle project was organizing a work force to scrape, paint, replace broken siding and clean up an overgrown yard for an elderly woman, whose home had been condemned. Jon’s project brought her home up to standards making it possible for the sweet lady to remain in her home. He is currently serving as assistant Scoutmaster for Tro Read More»

Celebrity dancers announced

Celebrity dancers announced

The Fayette County Board of Realtors in partnership with Rachel’s Dance Connection is excited to announce the second annual “Fayette Celebrity Dancers” charity benefit coming up April 26 at Starr’s Mill High School. Show time is 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Read More»

Rust College Choir to appear at Christ Our Shepherd

Rust College Choir

The Rust College A’Cappella Choir will present a concert at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m.

According to Mary Gipson, president of the Atlanta Rust College Alumni Chapter, “The world famous Rust College A’Cappella Choir is one of America’s most renowned choirs which features broad repertoire of classical, semi-classical, spirituals, opera, contemporary and traditional gospel. Read More»

Jenkins will serve as assistant priest at All Saints Anglican

Jon and Claire Jenkins

Parishioners of Peachtree City’s All Saints Anglican Church recently welcomed the Rev. Dr. Jon C. Jenkins and his wife Claire to the church. Jenkins will serve as assistant priest at All Saints.

Jenkins is a native Texan, born in Dallas, and a graduate of Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin, where he earned a master of divinity degree as well as a doctor of ministry degree with a focus on ascetical theology.

Jenkins served in parishes in both Arlington and Ft. Worth, Texas, for a number of years until he and his wife moved to Atlanta in September. Read More»

St. Gabriel’s Fish Fry continues for two more weeks

The Knights of Columbus, Council 11458, from St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Fayetteville will continue their Annual Fish Fry for two more Fridays, April 4 and April 11, at the church.

The first plate will be served at 5:30 p.m.

All adult meals are $8 per plate; all child meals are $5 per plate.

The menu will include both baked and fried Tilapia. St. Gabriel Catholic Church is at 152 Antioch Rd. south of downtown Fayetteville.

For more information call the church, 770-461-0492, or Chris at 770-277-8807.

Congregation B’nai Israel plans comedy show, auction

Congregation B’nai Israel will sponsor a Comedy Show and Silent Auction Saturday, May 10, at 8 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City. The show will feature Comedian Keith Barany,

Before the show, a silent auction will be held for items ranging from weekend getaways, to theater and special event tickets, spa packages, fine jewelry, electronics and more.

The cost is $15 per person. All profits go to support religious education, helping those in need and promoting interfaith cooperation. Read More»

Pick up date for Greek pastries is right around the corner

St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church’s annual Greek Pastry Spring Sale is set for April 11 and 12.

Featured items include handmade Tiropita (cheese filo triangles) for $10 per dozen, Spanakopita (spinach, onion, cheese filo triangles) also $10 per dozen, Tsoureki ( braided Easter bread) for $10 per loaf, and Koulouria (twisted cookies with or without sesame) for $8 per dozen.

Pick up dates are Friday, April 11, 3 - 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. until noon at the church. An order form is at www.saintchristopherhoc.org or call Helen, 770-486-6580.