Fayette County

Citizens, come have your say on taxes

Last July, approximately 55 percent of those who voted in the county commissioner election voted for Steve Brown and Allen McCarty. The platform of Brown and McCarty was for change: anti-West Bypass, anti-SPLOST, and anti-mass transit. Your newly elected commissioners have been diligently working toward those ends. But they are outnumbered 3 to 2. They need your help. Read More»

Brown: Government openness, accountability has to start at local level

We are rapidly approaching one of our nation’s most sacred holidays: Independence Day.

I am often frustrated at how our modern society has smoothed all the rough edges off of the Founding Fathers through a sort of historical canonization process. The road to creating our great country was a treacherous, rowdy and often painful trek into mostly uncharted reasoning and practices.

Creating a democracy was grueling, and defending it through the generations has been equally demanding. Read More»

Open letter to Herb Frady: ‘Apologize’

An open letter to Herb Frady: Herb, I have known you for a long time, and consider you a friend. However, I have never been more disappointed in you for the way you handled yourself at the last county commissioners’ meeting.

While you might have been in your legal right, I think you were professionally, tactically, and politically wrong for not allowing Steve Brown to say his piece. You did not need to vote on anything, and so it appeared to me, and to the rest of those in attendance, that you were engaging in a petty power struggle. Read More»

Sanders Anniverary

Major and Mae Sanders

In the spring of 1943, Major Sanders set his eyes on Mae Anthony, and while it’s a bit cliché’, he will say that it was love at first sight. Major and Mae dated for a year so. Mae was not easy girl; Mae wanted to make sure that he was the one. By 1944, Major enlisted in the Navy. Just before he was deployed he asked Mae to marry him. “That was really trying time for us. I was afraid I wouldn’t see him again. He wrote letters often to make sure I was still his girl,” Mae recalls. Major returned from his assignment in December 1945. Read More»

Dodson appointed new senior pastor at PTCUMC

Dr. Steve Dodson

The Rev. Dr. Stephen M. Dodson was appointed as senior minister at Peachtree City United Methodist Church by Bishop B. Michael Watson at the denomination’s North Georgia Annual Conference, meeting in Athens, Ga., June 14-17. Dodson will preach his first sermon to the Peachtree City congregation on June 26. Read More»

Billy Beard is new senior pastor at Hopewell UMC in Tyrone

Members of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will welcome a new pastor to the pulpit Sunday, June 26. The Rev. Billy Beard formerly served as associate minister at First United Methodist Church in Dalton and will preach his first sermon at Hopewell this Sunday. The Methodist church routinely relocates ministers in an effort to give churches a more well-rounded experience. Hopewell’s current minister, The Rev. Scott Pickering, served the Tyrone church for the past six years and will now be serving County Line United Methodist Church in Acworth. Read More»

All Saints’ Anglican’s annual music camp set for July 11-15

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will conduct its annual free children’s Music Camp July 11-15. The featured theme, “Sing To The Lord A New Song,” will be evident in traditional hymns and praise songs, as well as scripture verses and messages.

Curriculum for the camp is a potpouri of music, singing, dancing, and instruction in various instruments, composition, and art. It also features contests, games and snacks. No previous experience is required. Read More»

Campbell-Vandever engagement

Mary Margaret Campbell engaged to William Taylor Vandever

Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Campbell of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Margaret Campbell, to William Taylor Vandever, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Vandever of Lebanon, Tenn. Read More»

Morris-Barrett engagement

Ashley Elizabeth Morris engaged to Jonathan David Barrett,

Brenda and Rick Walton and Steve Morris of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Morris, to Jonathan David Barrett, son of Pam and David Barrett of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Lillian E. McCay of Fayetteville and the late Thomas C. McCay, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Dewey L. Morris of Atlanta. She is a 2001 graduate of Fayette County High School and a 2005 graduate of Auburn University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She currently is employed as a publisher with MD News Magazine. Read More»

Local residents enrolled at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Four Peachtree City residents are enrolled at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. They are Brandon Collins, Nathan Shepherd, Daniel Lee and Ryan Krisher. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City is well represented at one of the five Federal Academies, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, located on Long Island in Kings Point, New York. Read More»

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