Fayette County

Divas paint PTC pink in 2 events with 3,500 participants

The winner and First Diva! Hometown girl Angie Hinkle, 39, of Tyrone, finished in first place for women in the Divas Half Marathon Saturday in Peachtree City with a total time of 1:35:52 and a pace of 7:18. Photo/Heather Ward.

When the tutus settled on the first Divas Half Marathon and 5k series races in Peachtree City Saturday, a total of 3,486 runners streamed pinkly through the cart paths and a hometown girl took home the top award of the day. Angie Hinkle, 34, of Tyrone came in first overall among females in the half-marathon, crossing the finish line in 1:35:52 at 7:18 minutes per mile.

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Golf carts to Starr’s Mill complex?

Parents and students in the Starr’s Mill school complex are another step closer to the day they will be able to cruise in on golf carts from nearby Peachtree City cart paths.

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MacDuff Pkwy. will get 200 more homes before any traffic relief

Kolter Homes can build — and thus sell — up to 100 homes in Wilksmoor Village prior to the completion of MacDuff Parkway. That decision by the Peachtree City Council came on a 3-2 vote at the Sept. 4 meeting.

That’s on top of the 100 homes already approved for developer John Wieland Homes nearby. Read More»

PTC warbirds to converge on Atlanta

PTC warbirds to converge on Atlanta

One of the last flying Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers, Sentimental Journey, will lead a squadron of vintage World War II aircraft to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) located in Chamblee, Ga., for the first-ever Atlanta Warbird Weekend. Hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing based in Peachtree City, the weekend will also feature iconic fighters from WWII, including a Goodyear FG-1 Corsair, a Supermarine Spitfire, several North American P-51 Mustangs and a very rare Douglas SBD Dauntless Navy dive bomber. Read More»

Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 24 starts Jewish High Holy Days

Samuel Cross blows the shofar to usher in the Jewish New Year at Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville. Joining Samuel in the tradition are (front, L-R) Jeremy Flug and Falyn Foster. Behind the table (L-R) are Olivia Davison, Jake Tarleton, Samuel Cross, Benjamin Cross and Cayleigh Schwartz. Photo/Al Faraldi.

The beginning of the year 5775 on the Hebrew Calendar is marked by Rosh Hashanah, the start of The High Holy Days. It begins with the blowing of the Shofar, a ram’s horn, and is observed by Jews all around the world. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Congregation B’nai Israel of Fayetteville invites members of the community to come and join its congregational family for a spiritually deep High Holy Days experience. Read More»

Providence begins special program for single parents

Providence United Methodist Church is beginning a special program, The Umbrella, for all single parents in the community. Classes meet at 9:30 or 10:45 a.m. every Sunday in room 106. Free nursery, children and teen classes are provided during both classes.

Interested parents should email their interest to umbrella@provumc.com. Space is limited. Read More»

Gospel meeting set at Fayette Presbyterian this Saturday

There will be a gospel meeting at the Fayette Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. to raise awareness in the community about Christian evangelistic missions in India.

The session will be lead by Bishop Dr. M.K. Koshy, who is currently visiting from Kerala, India. Koshy has years of mission experience and will explain how the public can help.

The church is at 791 Ga. Hwy. 92, Fayetteville.

For More Information, Contact Mr. Santhosh Thomas, 770-716-3414.

Holly Grove AME will serve up BBQ, turkey lunch Sept. 14

Holly Grove AME Missionary Society Group will serve a takeout lunch consisting of turkey and dressing or barbecued chicken this Sunday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. at the church. The cost is $7 and includes one meat, one vegetable and one side dish, dessert and roll. The turkey dinner comes with dressing, cranberry sauce and one vegetable or side dish. The other choice is a barbecue chicken leg quarter with side dishes, roll and dessert.

Sides and veggies include macaroni and cheese, yellow rice, cabbage and green beans. Read More»

Moving to Coweta

(L-R) Roy Eveland, John Krause, Russ Crawford, Tim Ruck, (vice chairman of the Service Committee), Russ Pakulski, and Darrin Simmonds. Photo/Special.

Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City has purchased 17 acres of property on Ga. Hwy. 34 in Sharpsburg for a future church home. Erecting a new sign recently on the property were Property Committee members (L-R) Roy Eveland, John Krause, Russ Crawford, Tim Ruck, (vice chairman of the Service Committee), Russ Pakulski, and Darrin Simmonds. Photo/Special.

Sandy Creek Baptist plans homecoming celebration

Historic Sandy Creek Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 21. The community is invited.

The worship service will begin at 11 a.m. with special music by The Jonathans, followed by a covered dish meal.

Sandy Creek Baptist was established in 1882 on two acres of land purchased for “the sum of $1 and good will” from Archibald T. MacIntyre.

Very early records of the church do not exist but it is known that the first building burned and another was built in its place. Read More»