Fayette County

Helping hands

Several students from Bennett’s Mill Middle School recently got involved in the efforts of the Real Life Center in Tyrone and collected food and clothing for the RLC’s food pantry and thrift store. The group collected more than 2,000 cans of food and allowed the center to serve 186 families in the community. The Real Life Center food pantry and thrift store, both located in Tyrone, are sponsored by several churches in the area. Shown (L-R) are Bennet’s Mill students Caleb McCord and Zach Chreiteh. Photo/Special.

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Humana now is ‘in-network’ in Fayette

Fayette County community, we at Piedmont Healthcare are happy to announce some good news for Fayette County seniors, and others in the surrounding area, who wish to use Piedmont Fayette Hospital on an “in network” basis.

Piedmont Healthcare has signed an agreement with Humana to participate in its Medicare Advantage plans. This means seniors who enroll in Humana’s Medicare Advantage plans (HMO, PPO, POS and PFFS) will be considered “in network” for 2012 when they use Piedmont Fayette Hospital, as well as Piedmont’s other three hospitals in Newnan, Atlanta and Jasper. Read More»

It’s time for us to help military families again

The Christmas season is once again approaching, and I for one am so glad to have something joyous to look forward to. This hasn’t been the happiest year for a lot of us, and a season of hope for a brighter tomorrow is just what the doctor ordered.

As many of you know, when the war began, I started a charity called Embracing Military Families. It’s been a long war on several fronts, and while we’re drawing down in one arena, we still have troops defending our freedom and in the line of fire. And most of these brave men and women left families behind. Read More»

F’ville mayor, council actually represent developers, Atlanta cronies

Wouldn’t it be refreshing to have a Fayetteville mayor and City Council that actually represented the citizens of Fayetteville rather than their developer pals and their cronies in Atlanta — the city of failure and $100,000 a year bus drivers?

Let’s look at a few decisions from our mayor and council. Be sure to check off the ones that improved your life and made Fayetteville a better place to live. Read More»

Being led to T-SPLOST slaughter by Judas goat

Peachtree City and other Fayette County voters are being led as if by a Judas goat to the slaughter that is the TSPLOST: the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

In the first place, the name itself is a lie. It’s not a local option: it’s something cooked up by politicians and consultants in Atlanta who think they know better than we how to spend our money. Only a politician could define “local” as encompassing the entire Atlanta metro area, and include Fayette County in that traffic-mass-transit-cesspool. Read More»

Brown’s ‘camp’ will destroy residents’ peace

I am writing about the rezoning Thursday, Nov. 3, of property on Ebenezer Church Road from agriculture to commercial.

To say I am mad would be putting it lightly. Back in 1964 we sold a house in the city of Atlanta and purchased a house on Ebenezer Church Road to give our children a wholesome, quiet life without the traffic and noise of Atlanta. Every house on Ebenezer Church Road are families that have lived here for years, some passing the property down from parents to children. Read More»

Dr. Marcus Miller to speak at COS Saturday, Sunday

The Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Miller

The Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Miller will preach at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City this weekend. His theme will be “Going with Jesus to Deeper Waters.”

Services are on Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 8:30, 10:50, and 11 a.m.

Miller became president of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C., in 2006. For 11 years before that he was bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod, ELCA. Read More»

New men’s ministry starting up in Fayette

A new men’s ministry initiative for Atlanta’s southern crescent is underway, currently being led by the Rev. Tom Rowe (ret.)

There has been one planning meeting so far. The next planning meeting is this Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 a.m. at The Center, 640 Ebenezer Church Rd., Fayetteville. Pastors, men’s ministry leaders, and other interested men are strongly encouraged to become part of shaping and carrying forth this effort.

For more information, contact Rowe at tomrowe120@gmail.com.

Fayetteville First Baptist will host special holiday GriefShare session

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will host a free seminar,”Surviving The Holidays,” from GriefShare on Nov. 15. The session lasts about two hours and is for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.

“The holidays can be an especially difficult time after the death of a loved one,” a spokesperson said. “This seminar will help you with the emotions and with people during the holiday season. Everyone who attends will receive a free book with 30 days of devotions to help you cope with the holiday season.” Read More»

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is Nov. 16 at Nativity Episcopal

Representatives of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths in Fayette County will participate Wednesday, Nov. 16, in an interfaith Thanksgiving service sponsored by Fayette Interfaith Network.

The service will begin at 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 130 Antioch Road, just off Ga. Highwaye 92 south of downtown Fayetteville.

A special focus of the service will be the honoring of the late Susan Levine, who died Aug. 10. Levine, for many years, was cantorial soloist at Congregation B’nai Israel and was an active member of Fayette Interfaith Network. Read More»

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