Fayette County

Big names featured at FFUMC’s concert

Indra Thomas, Timothy Miller and Brent Davis

This Sunday’s 14th Annual Candlelight Concert at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church brings in exceptional talent and big names.

Brent Davis, Timothy Miller and Indra Thomas will join violinist Sonia Squires, pianist Rick Massengale and the Candlelight Orchestra for this treasured Christmas tradition.

The concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

“We are delighted to present an outstanding program again this year,” said Rick Massengale, music director. “The talent of these singers is unparalleled.” Read More»

New choral anthem premiers this Sunday in Peachtree City

William Pasch, left, presents an autographed and framed copy of Star in the East to First Presbyterian Church choir director David Stivers. Photo/Special.

This Sunday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m, First Presbyterian Church (USA) of Peachtree City will present Lessons and Carols to celebrate the Advent season. One of the choir anthems, Star in the East, will be performed for the first time in Peachtree City.

Composed in 2014 by Griffin resident William A. Pasch and dedicated to the First Presbyterian choir and its director, David Stivers, Star in the East, was recently published by Augsburg Fortress, and has sold approximately 2,500 copies. Read More»

New Anglican church dedicated

Shown (L-R) are the Rev. Dr. Jon Jenkins, All Saints’ assistant priest; the Rev. Michael Fry, rector; Dr. Foley Beach, newly elected archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America; the Rev. Ray Greiner, associate priest; and David Greiner, sub-deacon. Photo/Special.

Clergy and parishioners of All Saints Anglican Church dedicated and consecrated their new facilities on Sunday, Dec. 7. Services are now being held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 149 Ebenezer Road, Fayetteville. Shown (L-R) are the Rev. Dr. Jon Jenkins, All Saints’ assistant priest; the Rev. Michael Fry, rector; Dr. Foley Beach, newly elected archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America; the Rev. Ray Greiner, associate priest; and David Greiner, sub-deacon. Photo/Special.

PTCUMC’s Dodson receives Wesley Woods award

Shown L-R), Bishop Mike Watson of the North Georgia Annual Conference, Susan (Mrs. Steve) Dodson, the Rev. Dr. Steve Dodson, Charlotte (Mrs. Malone) Dodson, the Rev. Dr. Malone Dodson, and Christopher Nunn, chair of the board of directors of the Wesley Woods Foundation. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City United Methodist Church’s senior pastor, the Rev. Dr. Steve Dodson, is the 2014 recipient of the Malone Dodson Award from the Foundation of Wesley Woods.

The award is given annually by Wesley Woods Senior Living to the clergy person of the North Georgia Conference who best exemplifies visionary and committed leadership with respect to older adults. Read More»

Bibles awarded to students

Receiving their Bibles on Sunday, Dec. 7,  are (L-R)  Kaylee Poff, Nickolas Hacker, and Alex Lordo. Photo/Special.

Each year Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City presents Bibles to third grade Sunday School students. Receiving their Bibles on Sunday, Dec. 7, are (L-R) Kaylee Poff, Nickolas Hacker, and Alex Lordo. Photo/Special.

What are high-profile black athletes implying?

So, when these high-profile black athletes make a public show of solidarity with their arrested black brothers, I thought, “It’s good to see them taking a visible stand against our nation’s acceptance of black children growing up in worlds of fear and violence where they learn to disrespect society and the law.”

But what if these athletes are just basically doing the same as so many gutless black “leaders,” especially the President, implying that police brutality is the painfully real underlying issue here? Read More»

Fayette, don’t penalize helpful pulpwooders

I would like to speak up on behalf of pulpwood loggers, an occupation which has come under attack in Fayette County recently. Although I work for FEMA, I must say these views are my own, and not a position of my employer.

My wife’s and my experiences with pulpwood loggers has been positive. In July 2005 a tornado from Tropical Storm Cindy passed through our neighborhood and downed a great number of trees (including four on our house) as well as several utility poles. Read More»

Commissioner Brown gives thanks for Fayette County

Living in Fayette County gives me many reasons to be thankful this [holiday season]. Sales tax revenues are increasing and home values have begun inching their way back up. Additionally, the county’s finances are in order and infrastructure maintenance issues are being addressed.

Our crime rate is low and our quality of life remains high.

Fayette County has an incredibly deep pool of human capital which is what keeps us at the top of heap, something that makes every elected official in the county thankful.

The most important things in my personal life I picked up after age 30. Read More»

Haddix: Brown should have stopped Barlow

You cannot avoid politics and religion. It is impossible because everyone believes in something.

By definition and per the Supreme Court, even atheism is a religion.

Everyone has a political position. On donhaddix.com I talk about Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Tea Parties.

The controversy involving Commissioner David Barlow and Chairman Steve Brown involves both.

The two county newspapers, including the blog of one, have covered the statements by Barlow attacking Democrats at the commission meeting as well as the NAACP on Facebook. They also contain Brown’s comments. Read More»

Fayette is spouting stormwater propaganda

According to the Nov. 5 article in The Citizen, Steve Brown and Steve Rapson would like us to believe that through their efforts they are caring for Fayette County citizens. These county leaders initiated three meetings in 2013 with citizens concerned about the county’s levy against them for stormwater management.

The following example indicates how these county leaders falsify statements and lead the people into believing that the county is going forward to help private citizens with their problems. Read More»

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