Fayette County

Software soldiers pay in blood for foreign adventures

They say that, in the Bible, it states that there will be wars, and rumors of wars. Now, the Bible is older than old; but those words have been validated for centuries. And it seems that religion is somewhere meandered along the front lines of some of those battles.

Many a mother has gone to bed every night, with thoughts of a loved one lost in battle. And many a father has awakened each day, wondering if his son will ever return home.

Did the writer, or writers, of those biblical words, have a vision, or perhaps were they writing about their everyday lives? Read More»

COS’s Grace Flock Band to present concert Thursday

Members of Grace Flock Band pictured preparing for a past tour are: (seated) Susan Summers, Gary Pederson, Ginnie Weber; (kneeling) Karla Dietmeyer; (standing) Mark Summers, Lans Rothfusz, Karen Ladman, Christie Pederson, James Callison, Penny Kahley, Robin Merriman, Kathy Rothfusz and Frank Trembley. Not pictured are Karl Dietmeyer, Brandon Rothfusz and Preston Rothfusz. Photo/Special.

Members of GraceFlock Band, contemporary worship leaders at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, will present a concert Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The group leaves the next day on a concert trip to Florida.

Some of the music featured will be from their newest compact disc, “Life,” which they released at Thanksgiving. Their three compact discs (and songbooks) feature all original music by band members Gary Pederson and Lans Rothfusz. Read More»

All Saints Anglican Church’s ministry provides for needs of service personnel

Fred Smith (left) and assistant Dave West of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City discuss activities of the church’s “Soldier Care” ministry. The ministry collects and delivers snacks and other items to traveling military personnel at Hartsfield-Jackson airport through the USO. Smith has led the ministry since the formation of the church four years ago. Not pictured is another assistant Jim Adams. All Saints is at 225 South Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

The “Soldier Care” ministry of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City works closely with the United Services Organization (USO) at Hartsfield-Jackson airport to provide for U.S. military personnel traveling to battlefields overseas. The general public is being asked to help in this important effort. Read More»

Cancer Wellness Walk in Peachtree City Saturday

Chick-fil-A has committed to be the title sponsor of the upcoming Cancer Wellness Walk in Peachtree City. Their generous support of the Walk will allow Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital to continue to offer their services at no charge to cancer patients and their families.

Cancer Wellness offers comprehensive, complementary services and programs to anyone affected by cancer at any phase in his or her cancer journey. These services improve quality of life and promote health and well being at every phase in the cancer journey. Read More»

FCHS Select Chorus taking audiences on a 'Road Trip'

FCHS Select Chorus taking audiences on a 'Road Trip'

College life is full of exciting, new, life changing experiences that will never be forgotten and Fayette County High School Select Chorus is putting it to music in their 34th Annual Variety Show, “Road Trip.” Read More»

Kurpiel is All American 5K's Hometown Hero

Ashley Kurpiel

Last year, the Peachtree City Running Club launched the All American 5K, a race on the Saturday before Memorial Day that raised money for the Dan Berschinski Fund. Lt. Dan Berschinski is a local man who was injured in Afghanistan. The race this year, set for Saturday, May 28, will be run in honor of

Ashley Kurpiel, a Peachtree City resident with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP). Money raised from the $25 entry fee for runners, walkers and phantom runners will support the International FOP Association (IFOPA). Read More»

Liberty Baptist announces Holy Week, Easter activities

The 2011 Holy Week is fast approaching at Liberty Baptist Church. Members will start the weeklong emphasis on Palm Sunday, April 17, with the Celebration Choir’s presentation of “The Cross.”

There will be no Midweek activities on Wednesday so that everyone can attend the annual Seder Supper on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact the church office to make reservations, 770-461-5644.

New this year will be the Good Friday worship celebration on April 22 at 7 p.m. which will be an encore presentation of “The Cross” from the Celebration Choir. Read More»

Page-Keaton engagement

Stephany Dorothea Page engaged to Nathan Hill Keaton

Debbie Jane Page of Lithia Springs, and Michael George Page of Canton announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephany Dorothea Page, to Nathan Hill Keaton, son of Susie Keaton and the late Chris Keaton of Fayetteville. Read More»

Hupperich-Voight engagement

Kelly Margot Hupperich engaged to Daniel John Voight

Mr. and Mrs. Peter K. Hupperich of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Margot Hupperich, to Daniel John Voight, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Voight of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and is studying early childhood education at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. She will graduate in December 2011. Read More»

Fayette to welcome home fallen Griffin soldier

A procession to bring home a Griffin soldier who died in Afghanistan March 29 will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, April 6) starting at Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner, 23, was killed after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in the Konar province of Afghanistan. Faulkner was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, Read More»