Fayette County

Baskin to lead services at The Center, New Gate

On Aug. 27 and 28, New Gate Church will host Paul Baskin for worship and prophetic ministry. Baskin served several years as the worship leader at IHOP in Kansas City.Baskin will lead in worship and will also minister to individuals prophetically — and often that comes out as a song for or over that person.

New Gate Church, has partnered with Get Real Ministries for two venues for Baskin, which will allow for more people to benefit from his ministry. Read More»

FUMC’s S.A.G.E. heads for St. Simons Island September 26

The S.A.G.E. group (Senior Adults Going Everywhere) at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is planning a trip to St. Simons Island Sept. 26 through 29 for an “Autumn Adventure: Tracing footsteps From the Past.” The group will stay at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island.

The cost is $349.40 per person and includes lodging, eight meals, entrance fees plus $50 bus fee. The deadline to register is Aug. 26 and trip is contingent on a 15 person minimum. Read More»

No. Fayette UMC plans 5K run/walk, barbecue, craft fair

Registration is taking place for North Fayette United Methodist Church’s Fifth Annual “Find Your Way” 5K Run/Walk, set for Saturday Sept. 24, at 8 a.m., at 847 New Hope Road, Fayetteville.

A Craft/Flea Market and barbecue will be held after the 5K Run.

Early registration for the event is $20 through Sept. 12. After that the cost is $25 up to race day. The race will begin and end at the church. Read More»

Elzey-Belshause engagement

Taylor Allison Elzey engaged to Carl Lowell Belshause

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Elzey of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Allison Elzey, to Carl Lowell Belshause, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Belshause of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Fayette County High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business where she earned a bachelor of business administration with a focus in real estate. She is currently employed as a real estate representative with RaceTrac Petroleum in Atlanta. Read More»

McIntosh grad wins national art contest

Melissa Woodbridge with her winning piece, “Surreal Self-Portrait.” Photo/Michael Boylan.

Melissa Woodbridge, a 2011 graduate of McIntosh High School, entered the Creative Self-Expression Show contest, The Great Frame Up’s art competition last year and was one of the two finalists.

As one of the two winners, Woodbridge won a $2,000 scholarship and a trip to Santa Monica to meet Jane Seymour, the official spokesperson of the competition, earlier this summer. Read More»

PTC makes MONEY top 100 list

Yet another accolade has poured in for Peachtree City.

This time, MONEY magazine has placed the city in the top 100 “Best places to live” in its annual rankings. Specificially, the city ranked 91st of all communities considered for the contest.

The magazine cited the benefits of the city’s 90-plus miles of golf cart pahts, particularly as an alternative to what it called “pollution-spewing, street-clogging cars.” Read More»

NAACP’s district voting lawsuit may affect PTC, Tyrone

A federal lawsuit challenging the way elections are conducted for Fayette County’s board of commissioners and board of education could have a significant impact on next year’s election, and on voters in Peachtree City and Tyrone in particular. Read More»

Mrs. Helen Lucille Bergquist, 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Helen Lucille Bergquist, 90, of Fayetteville, formerly of Conyers, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011.

She was a loving mother and grandmother; who had an eye for decorating and loved gardening. Her professional career included working at General Motors and Rich’s Department Store.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin “Beck” Bergquist; and her parents, Seaborn Guyton Jones and Ruth Hulsey Jones. Read More»

Local American legion post wins 'Newsletter of the Year' award

Local American legion post wins 'Newsletter of the Year' award

Fayette County Post 105 of The American Legion was selected to receive the 2011 Georgia American Legion Press Association "Newsletter of the Year" Award in Division 3 (medium sized posts). John Pierson, Dept of Georgia Junior Vice Commander is shown presenting the award to Denny Leander, Post 105 Commander. Roger Bober, Fayetteville was the Post 105 Newsletter Editor but was unable to attend the presentation. Fayette County Post 105 meets the second Monday of each month at the Log Cabin, Fayetteville.  Eligible veterans are encouraged to consider membership. Photo/Dave Niebes.

Market Day in Fayetteville this Saturday

This Saturday is the third Downtown Fayetteville Market Day event for 2011 and offers a variety of handmade and homegrown items.  Along with 59 vendors, Fayetteville Main Street wants to encourage everyone to come out to the Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville and browse through a wide selection of local vendors showcasing their unique products.  Everything from jewelry, jellies, flowers, and birdhouses to fresh vegetables and breads are available for sale to the public. Half Shell restaurant will also be there serving “tasty” chili dogs and other items from their menu.  Read More»

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