Fayette County

Covenant Presbyterian hosts annual picnic for public safety personnel

Jene Burdin, Mary Clark and Celeste Dirickson serve up lunch to a member of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.  Photo/Special.
Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb (L) and Covenant Presbyterian’s senior pastor, Jamie Lambert engage in lively conversation during the church’s annual picnic.  Photo/Special.

Members of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville held their Third Annual Public Safety Picnic on Saturday, Sept. 6, to honor the men and women who serve and protect the community. The picnic was for Public Safety personnel and their families.

Jamie Lambert, senior pastor of Covenant, said, “Our church family is thankful for the excellent service these men and women provide for this community.”

To see more pictures of the Public Safety picnic, visit the church website, www.covenantpres.net/pictures. Read More»

LDS Church will offer help with resumes, job searches

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 2021 Redwine Road in Fayetteville will host a career resource center beginning in October. The center will be open to the public on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Individuals may use computers for job searches and receive assistance with resume, cover letters, interview tips, etc. All services are free. Participants are encouraged to bring their work history or an existing resume if they have one.

Attendees should bring a flash/thumb drive to save work or they can email the completed work to themselves for review later. Read More»

Holy Trinity Catholic Church will host End of Life seminar next month

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will offer a free End of Life seminar in two sessions next month, a program that “... will empower individuals, families and caregivers with an understanding of the respect and dignity of life in light of church teaching.”

The program will examine the legal, medical, liturgical, spiritual and emotional issues surrounding end of life events.

Choose from a morning session, Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. until noon, or an evening session , Thursday, Oct. 9 from 7-9 p.m. Read More»

North Fayette will host 5K run, craft fair, barbecue this Saturday

orth Fayette United Methodist Church will hold its eighth annual “Find Your Way 5K,” craft fair, and chicken barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The 5K event is officially timed and trophies are awarded based on age classes.

There is also a provision for walkers (5K and one mile) and a kids’ fun run. Phantom runners are also accepted.

Crafts will be displayed in tents around the church yard and barbecue chicken (1/2 or 1/4 chicken) will be available.

Proceeds will fund the various ministries for the North Fayette community. Read More»

Registration now open for Woolsey 5k run for missions

The fourth annual 5k for missions at Woolsey Baptist Church will be held Saturday, Dec. 6. Registration is now open and continues through Friday, Dec. 5 (2-4 p.m.) and until 7:30 a.m. on race day.

A 1k (kid’s fun run) begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5k at 9 a.m. The cost is $10 for the 1k and $25 for the 5k with a family max of $60. The family max is not available with online registration or with registrations after Nov. 23.

Hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, water and breakfast items will be served afterwards. Read More»

F’ville’s Barnett in running for American Legion’s U.S. chief

Fayetteville resident Dale Barnett. Photo/Submitted.

Dale Barnett is crisscrossing the country on a whirlwind schedule this year in preparation for what would be an influential position on the national stage. Read More»

BoC eyes $257K for athletic field lights

Shutterstock photo of a bank of field lights.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners will consider spending $257,000 for lighting on two of McCurry Park’s athletic fields at Read More»

Booth Lego League champs need help

When the rookie J.C. Booth “Tsunami Warrior” team became the state champions in the first Lego League Robotics Challenge, they created a big problem for STEM education in Fayette County. Their success has created such demand for this exciting STEM learning program that more than 80 eager students signed up to fill the 20 planned slots.

The problem was that there was no school budget for the additional Lego robotics equipment required to field this many teams. Booth science teacher, and Robotics Head Coach, David Carnow had a tough choice to make. Read More»

For PTC folks, it’s more than a lake

Mayor and Peachtree City Council, you need to stop dragging your collective feet and take whatever actions required to return Lake Peachtree to its former state.

I can’t speak for others, but this summer will be remembered as the one without:

The summer without the afternoon breezes that are generated daily by the pressure difference between the water and the land.

The summer without my after-work respite flipping flies and plugs for bream and bass and crappie.

The summer without the fireworks over the water. Read More»

Garlock critic himself is blinded by prejudice

Mr. Coleman waxes eloquent regarding his recently found mantra written by Krister Stendard, “Our vision is more obstructed by what we know than by our lack of knowledge.”

He may have read it but then he did not follow it in his writing. As he delved into Terry Garlock’s article, he steps over the line several times due to his “lack of knowledge” of Mr. Garlock. Read More»