Fayette County

Hearn will find he is accountable to voters

Commissioner Lee Hearn was lambasted by the citizens at the last Board of Commissioners meeting for appointing a relative to the Board of Elections. People are saying, call it a real probability or a conspiracy theory, that Commissioner Hearn is working on fixing his re-election campaign for next year. Read More»

Ceremony will observe Confederate Memorial Day in F’ville April 26

Confederate Memorial Day, an official state holiday in Georgia, will be observed in Fayetteville on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.

The ceremonies will be conducted at the gazebo, near Courthouse Square, by members of McLaws Camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans, including a color guard, bagpiper, and a very colorful display of all Confederate state flags.

The occasion has a special significance this year as it begins the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States which occurred from April 1861 to April 1865. Read More»

Celebrate Easter — Easter services at local churches this week

Celebrate Easter — Easter services at local churches this week

It’s Easter once again on the southside and Christians everywhere are preparing to celebrate the holiest of Christian events, the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Most observances started last Sunday with the celebration of Palm Sunday and will continue through this Sunday with the observance of events leading up to Jesus’s death and resurrection.

The traditional Community Good Friday gathering of area churches for the service of the Seven Last Words of Christ will be held this year at First Baptist Church of Peachtree City on Friday, April 22, starting at noon. Read More»

Gas prices and lines of cars at elementary schools don’t mix well

I am a senior citizen and I haven’t been to a school since my children graduated. I now have grandchildren and one of my children moved back home with a 10-year-old child.

On Monday he got sick at school and couldn’t ride the bus home, so Grandma went to pick him up at school just when school at Cleveland Elementary was letting children out for the day.

Let me express shock and dismay: Well over a hundred cars lined up to pick up children. Teachers out front of the school calling out numbers for non-bus riders to be picked up in front of the school; each car has a number in the window. Read More»

Heritage will present ‘Path to the Savior’

The scene of Jesus at the cross is portrayed by Kaitlin Fultz (the weeping Mary). Roman Soldiers are David Sanders (L) and A.J Espinosa. Photo/Special.

Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville will present “The Lake Experience: The Path to the Savior” on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, from 6-8 p.m.

“The Path to the Savior,” is a walking tour on the church’s lake property that is based on the miraculous, life-changing “touch” of Jesus as He lived out His walk of suffering. Special golf-cart accommodations will be available for those with special needs. Read More»

All Saints Anglican recreates processional into Jerusalem

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City celebrated Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week last Sunday with a processional commemorating the arrival of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. From left, the Rev. Michael Fry, William Fry and “Monty” the donkey. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City last Sunday began Holy Week celebrating the triumphal arrival of Jesus Christ on a donkey into Jerusalem. The service featured an outdoor processional that included a donkey, the Liturgy of the palms, “Roman soldiers” and chanting songs of praise.

During the service, Holy Communion was served and children read the Gospel account of Jesus’ betrayal, conviction and death.

At the conclusion of the service, those attending left the sanctuary in silence as the disciples themselves left Calvary in a state of confusion and dismay. Read More»

GriefShare starts May 5 in PTC

Beginning May 5, Peachtree City United Methodist Church will offer GriefShare each Thursday night from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

GriefShare is a Christ-centered Biblically based support group for anyone who has lost a loved one.

It is open to anyone in the community and surrounding area who has lost a spouse, child, a parent, a sibling or a close friend.

GriefShare is led by facilitators who understand the grief process and want to help. All facilitators have experienced the loss of a loved one and can identify with the emotions that result from the grief process. Read More»

Kendall-Prestidge - engagement

Taryn Marie Kendall engaged to Micheal Todd Prestidge

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kendall of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Taryn Marie Kendall, to Micheal Todd Prestidge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Prestidge of Marietta.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Fayette County High School and the Medical College of Georgia where she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is currently working at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin and is attending Georgia State University where she will graduate as a nurse practitioner in 2012. Read More»

McCormick-King engagement

Megan Leigh McCormick engaged to Mark Adam King

Mr. and Mrs. Jack McCormick of Brooks announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Leigh McCormick, to Mark Adam King, son of John and Karen King of Atlanta.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Fayette County High School, Mercer University, and will receive her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia in August 2011. She is currently completing her clinical residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where she has accepted a post-doctoral fellowship. Read More»

Richards-Matthews engagement

Lyndsey Mae Richards engaged to Daryl Wayne Matthews

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Richards of Brooks announce the engagement of their daughter, Lyndsey Mae Richards, to Daryl Wayne Matthews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Matthews of Brooks.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Wayne Richards of Fayetteville and the late Jean Richards, and Ralph Bedley of Greensboro and the late Eleanor Bedley. She is a 2006 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and will graduate from Georgia College and State University in May 2011 with a bachelor of science degree in middle grades education, concentrating in science and language arts. Read More»

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