Fayette County

PTC Christian Women’s Ministry will host Women of Faith live simulcast Nov. 7 & 8

Women’s ministry leaders (L-R) Anna Brown, Amanda Gonzales and Lisa Fodero prepare for the big simulcast event at Peachtree City. Christian Church. Photo/Special.

Members of Peachtree City Christian Church Women’s Ministry are busy preparing for hundreds of women in the surrounding area to attend the Women Of Faith – Survival to Revival 2014 Live Simulcast on Friday, Nov. 7, from 7 - 9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the church, 500 Kedron Dr. in Peachtree City.

Tickets for the event are $30 and can be purchased online at www.ptc3.com/women-of-faith/ or in the church office.

The doors will open an hour early and Roly Poly will provide box lunches for $7. Read More»

Providence offers special program for single parents

After hosting Divorce Care classes for the past nine years, Providence United Methodist Church now has 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. Read More»

What’s right with Fayette Chamber?

After over a decade at the helm of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, I have let our board and staff know that it is my plan to retire from the chamber Dec. 31 of this year.

It has been such a privilege, honor and blessing to have had the opportunity to lead this incredible organization. Not a day has gone by that I haven’t been inspired and humbled by the opportunities our team has to make a difference through our efforts at the chamber, not only on behalf of the businesses and organizations that make up our membership, but also for our Fayette community. Read More»

Online water bill pay not such a good deal

I saw the article in The Citizen where the Fayette County Water System has joined the 21st Century with online bill pay.

Well, not really. Turns out you cannot automatically have your water bill charged to a certain credit or debit card. You have to manually log in each month and pay each bill when it becomes due.

This is an improvement? Even more annoying is you are charged a $3.95 service charge for each payment. I think I will stay with my bank’s online bill pay that is free.

Kathryn Bailey
Peachtree City, Ga.

Response to ‘Government Party’ column

Thank you for this outstanding article.

I am from California, my husband is from Nevada. We were in Nevada this summer discussing this very topic. Two of Jim’s small-business-owning brothers had more disturbing stories.

In Reno, Nev., when you call in sick you are (rightfully) paid. However, the government employee who works for you then gets time and a half. Apparently there was a scheme where firefighters intentionally called in sick and their buddies would cover that shift.

They racked up quite a nice supplement salary. Read More»

Visioning comparison to Franklin, Tenn., was off base

As I look around I see a political tornado in action. Believing now is a good time for a historical review, looking to the future and truth testing a lot that has been said. The 2012 bus ride to Franklin, Tenn., serves as a good filter for starting the endeavor.

Remember the big build-up for the special learning and study trek to Franklin, Tenn.? The foregone conclusions as to what would be found and brought back to help us, here? The affirmation of these conclusions upon return? Read More»

VA has been a life-saver

In 1965 I was graduating from high school. We were a poor family with five children and college was never an option for either my brothers or I but since one of my classes was “General Business,” the class was given an assignment that we would all either provide the teacher with college applications or a certificate from the Ohio State Employment Service that we had registered with them. Read More»

Walter George Trancynger, 64, of Fayetteville

Walter George Trancynger, 64, of Fayetteville, passed away October 9, 2014.

He was born in Yonkers, New York on August 10, 1950 of Scottish/Polish descent. He graduated from Yonkers High School on June 24, 1968. He passed away in his home under Hospice care after complications from Congestive Heart Failure. He has been a resident of Fayetteville, Georgia for 8 years upon retirement from the Yonkers Water Department.  Walt has moved on to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, in God’s kingdom, of which he spoke of passionately and often.  Read More»

Lillian Elizabeth Helms McCay, Age 89 of Fayetteville

Lillian Elizabeth Helms McCay, Age 89 of Fayetteville, Ga. died Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Mrs. McCay was born March 18, 1925 in Glencoe, Ala.

An avid fisherman much of her life, "Miss Lil" and her sisters, Evelyn and Mildred "Sit" spent many hours together on lakes and rivers making fish lives miserable. Gardening was her other love. In her day she was quite a jitterbugger, also. Read More»

Rodney H Joyner, 55, Peachtree City

Rodney H Joyner, 55, Peachtree City, Ga. passed away Monday, October 13, 2014.

He is preceded in death by his parents Woody and Ginny Joyner.

He is survived by his brothers Greg (Anne) Joyner of Peachtree City, Ga. and Jeff (Sherry) Joyner of Canby, Ore.; aunt: Lovelle Frank of Bay City, Mich. He had several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Friday October 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City. The family will receive friends on Friday 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Read More»