Fayette County

SFM plans yard sale May 20, 21

Square Foot Ministry, a ministry of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, is now accepting items for its annual yard sale planned for May 20 and 21.

Items that will be accepted include furniture, books, jewelry., small appliances, knick-knacks, toys, linens, sporting equipment and household goods in good, saleable condition.

Items not accepted include clothing, mattresses or box springs.

Call Judy Reynolds, 404-386-1190, or Faye Livingston, 770-719-5494, or email squarefootministry@aol.com to arrange to donate or volunteer to work the sale.

GriefShare starts May 5 at PTCUMC

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»

FFUMC to offer summer music camp

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in downtown Fayetteville will offer a summer music camp for children in kindergarten through sixth grade July 11-15.

Children will learn about strings, wind instruments, singing, rhythm and more.

Classes will meet every day from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost is $60 for the week.

Email Joan Aycock at aycockmusic@yahoo.com or call her at 770-460-0053, for more information.

Hardison-Settle engagement

Elizabeth Ruth engaged to Jonathan Daniel Settle

Mr. and Mrs. George Hardison of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ruth, to Jonathan Daniel Settle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Settle of Acworth.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. G.C. Hardison and the late G.C. Hardison of Birmingham, Ala., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Quenelle of Talladega, Ala. She is a 2004 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and a 2008 graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. She is currently employed with TAPPI as an event manager. Read More»

Kidd-McCord engagement

 Tiffany Dale Kidd engaged to Aaron Nathaniel McCord

Dr. and Mrs. T. Dale Kidd of Dalton announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Dale Kidd, to Aaron Nathaniel McCord of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Falls Road Baptist Church School and attends Middle Georgia College. She will receive an associate’s degree in air traffic management in May 2011. She is currently employed by Eastman Bank. Read More»

Southern Crescent Chorale at The Villages May 14

The Southern Crescent Chorale makes its eighth appearance at the Villages Amphitheater with “toe tapping music” at their concert “Dancin’!” on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.

The 70 voice choir will fill the evening air with dance music of all types from country and R & B to dance standards and movie favorites. Some of the songs you’ll hear are “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” “Dancing Queen,” “YMCA,” “Charleston,” and “Some Days You Gotta Dance.” There will be something for everyone at this rockin’ concert. Read More»

Open Mic Night at 'The Fred' Saturday

Local entertainers go head to head competing for the coveted first place win in the Third Annual Open Mic Night at the Fred Amphitheater. Saturday, May 7 come out and cheer for your favorite artist as they face a live audience and panel of judges. Winners take home not only bragging rights but the opportunity to perform as an opening act for one of the concerts in the 2011 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series at the Fred. The “ticket” for the night is a Fred wrist band that may be purchased for $5 in advance or $10 the night of the show at the Box Office. Read More»

ATM stolen from F'ville Walgreens

Fayetteville Police are looking for two men responsible for crashing through the front of the Walgreens pharmacy on South Glynn Street in the early hours of May 2 and making off with the store’s ATM machine.

Department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said that two men in a silver truck backed into the Walgreens building at approximately 3:30 a.m. on May 2. The men loaded the ATM machine in the truck and drove off, Crawshaw said, adding that the ATM was located near the front door. Read More»

Oak Grove Elementary’s DARE essay winners

Oak Grove Elementary’s DARE essay winners

Students at Oak Grove Elementary participated in the D.A.R.E. (Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education). After lengthy studies with School Resource Office Paul Smilley (PTCPD), all students passing the course earn a certificate. Winning essay writers for each 5th grade class include, from left, Will Pickard, Ian Darling, Rebecca Snyder, and Marlena Walker. Special thanks to the Peachtree City Kiwanis Club for their annual support of the D.A.R.E. Program at Oak Grove. Photo/Special.

Fayette Senior Services dedicates its resource library

Among those attending the dedication are, from left, Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele, family members Kathy Neal Graham, Jo Neal Griffeth, Roger V. Neal, Lucy Neal, Bryson, and, seated, friend Frances Reeves. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

The late Joan Neal was a “we’ve gotta do this” type of person. She was on the board of Fayette Senior Services in Fayetteville, and when it went into a brand spanking new facility, she commented, “We gotta have a library.” She stated that “aside from my children, I would have to say that being part of the team that helped to build the new Life Enrichment Center for seniors is my greatest legacy.”

Not one to sit around to see if her ideas came to fruition, she promptly began to find books to start a library at the center. Read More»

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