Fayette County

Providence United Methodist changes worship times

Beginning this Sunday, April 27, Providence United Methodist Church will have traditional worship at 9:30 a.m. and the contemporary service at 11 a.m.

“Since everyone is so busy during the week with school, work and sports, we are looking forward to having a fellowship time between worship services where people who worship at different times can catch up with each other,” Senior Pastor Diane Parrish explains. “Our café is open all morning, so we want everyone to feel comfortable visiting on the patio now that the weather is nice.” Read More»

The Summit Church

From left to right Dottie Davis, Bi Qing Brannon, Jerry Brannon, and Mary Wheeler prepare for the anniversary dinner.

The Summit Church celebrated 11 years in ministry on March 30, 2014. From left to right Dottie Davis, Bi Qing Brannon, Jerry Brannon, and Mary Wheeler prepare for the anniversary dinner. Photo/Special. (This photo ran last week with erroneous information. It is the policy of The Citizen to correct errors of fact upon notification.)

Consolidation: Where’s the fire?

In order to further understand the issue about the county wanting to take over the city of Fayetteville’s fire department, I did a little research on how a “city” works.

First of all a “city” is much like a non-profit organization, meaning it must pay for all the services it offers and all the employees’ wages within these services with money “donated” in several different ways. The most obvious of these is through a property tax based on a “millage rate.” Read More»

District voting and who really gets disenfranchised

Many years ago, I learned about the representative democracy we enjoy from Mr. Hill, my government teacher.
 
At the federal level there are 435 U.S. Representatives of which I get to vote for one. I don’t get to vote for all 435, only one.
 
There are 100 U.S. Senators in the Senate and I get to vote for two to represent my interests, not all 100 but strictly two.
 
At the state level there are 180 state representatives in Georgia of which I get to vote for one.

Herman Edward Reich, 78, of Peachtree City

Herman Edward Reich

Herman Edward Reich, 78, passed away at his home in Peachtree City, Ga. on April 21, 2014, as a result of a long battle with cancer. His family was by his side when he drifted off to heaven to join his wife of 50 years Mary Jean. Read More»

Hulett Byron Bearden of Fayetteville

Hulett Byron Bearden

Hulett Byron Bearden of Fayetteville formerly of Bremen, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 in a local assisted living facility.

He was born in Carroll County, December 22, 1934, son of the late Berlin Eugene Bearden and Ila Belle McGuire Bearden. Mr. Bearden retired in 1974 as SM SGT from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service. He later retired from the University of West Georgia as a warehouse supervisor. Mr. Bearden was a graduate of Waco High School and was by faith a Primitive Baptist. Read More»

Jim Wilkes, 80 of Fayetteville

Jim Wilkes, 80 of Fayetteville, passed away April 17, 2014.

Born Nov. 8, 1933 in New Orleans, La., Jim was a graduate of Georgia Tech and a lifelong Ramblin' Wreck fan; he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a valued employee of Sears in Atlanta for many years. Jim was always involved in his community with Cub Scouts, Junior Achievement, Kiwanis and Fayette Samaritans. He was a member and volunteer at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Wilkes was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years Frances R. Wilkes. Read More»

Gregory W. Granger, 59, of Peachtree City

Gregory W. Granger, 59, of Peachtree City, passed away April 19, 2014.

He earned his Eagle Scout Rank as a young man. Received a Bachelor's Degree from West Georgia State University, a Masters Degree from Memphis State University and was a paramedic for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Phillips Granger. Read More»

Judy Tumlin Echols Tallent, 73, of Fayetteville

Judy Tumlin Echols Tallent

Judy Tumlin Echols Tallent, 73, of Fayetteville, passed away April 17, 2014.

After her birth at Ft. Benning, Ga., Judy Anne Tumlin Tallent spent her early years moving often across the country with her military family. Read More»

Things to do-April 24-May 18

April

April 24

The spring Taste of Newnan is today from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join us for downtown’s most popular event. Coweta restaurants and caterers show off their best eats.
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