Fayette County

FFUMC now registering for fall preschool and MMO programs

Fayetteville First UMC (FFUMC) Preschool and Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) invites families to register children for the 2011 – 2012 school year. FFUMC’s Preschool and Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) provides a Christian environment of learning for children ages one through four years old.

Classes meet two, three or four days Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuition ranges from $145 to $175 per month. Read More»

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

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 the trip is contingent on a 15 person minimum. Read More»

Escarra-Crisp engagement

Kelly Marie Escarra engaged to Jeffrey Douglas Crisp

Rick and Peggy Escarra of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Marie Escarra, to Jeffrey Douglas Crisp, son of Ray and Lois Crisp and the late Gloria Crisp of Fayetteville. Read More»

Ramsey-Walton engagement

Michele Catherine Ramsey engaged to Peter Anthony Walton

Michele Catherine Ramsey of Peachtree City and Peter Anthony Walton of Fayetteville have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gary Ramsey of Peachtree City and the late Martha Ramsey. She is finishing her degree in elementary and special education at Kennesaw State University.

The groom-elect is the son of Pete and Sherri Walton of Fayetteville. He is a first officer for Atlantic Southeast Airlines.

The couple will marry in Salt Lake City, Utah, in August, 2011, and will reside in Georgia.

Clark-Lane wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Lane

Suzanne Whitfield Clark and Matthew Ryan Lane were married Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at noon at The Chimneys in Big Canoe in Jasper. The officiating minister was the Rev. Steve Fazenbaker of Atlanta. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Eugene Clark of Fayetteville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sidney Lane of Greensboro. Read More»

Local band to open for Roy Clark

Mike Mullis, a Tyrone resident, has been playing guitar since the age of five. Two of his bandmates in Sons-N-Britches, Daron Meek and Rocky Barnes, have been playing in bands since the age of seven. Their long musical career has seen them tour the southeast as members of the bands Southern Smoke and Kennesaw, opening for such acts as Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride and Travis Tritt. This Saturday, Sons-N-Britches, the band that reformed a few years back after Kennesaw called it quits, opens for country music legend, Roy Clark. Read More»

Radio talk show host warns of global Islamic agenda

“Let Freedom Ring” radio talk show host Dr. Jody Hice tells a packed house in Newnan July 12 that Islam, not just a religion, is a totalitarian way of life that threatens human rights. Photo/Ben Nelms.

More than 130 people filled the meeting room at The Carnegie in Newnan July 12 to hear radio talk show host and former pastor Dr. Jody Hice explain that Islam, far from being only a religion, is actually a totalitarian way of life that stands in opposition to the freedoms guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Read More»

Red Cross asks for help in critical blood shortage

The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region is facing a critical blood shortage and has issued an appeal for blood donors.

Many donors are busy or traveling, school is out of session and donations in May and June dropped to the lowest levels the Red Cross has seen during this timeframe in over a dozen years. Demand for blood remained steady during this same period, which is why the Red Cross needs people—now more than ever—to roll up a sleeve and give as soon as possible. All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient. Read More»

Bond to repair, replace PTC infrastructure

Needs vary from playgrounds, tennis courts, library and more

At the Blue Smoke recreation area, one of two tennis courts sits unplayable due to problems with the surface that have left standing water in a significantly-sized puddle the day after a rainstorm.

The back entrance to the city’s library has remained cordoned off as engineers work on a repair to prevent the exterior brick surface from falling off; apparently it wasn’t fastened to the wall during construction.

The “cast house” at the city’s amphitheater is in need of major work; other tennis courts are showing their age as is much of the city’s infrastructure. Read More»

Appeals court upholds child exploitation verdict in PTC case

The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld the guilty verdict from a jury that convicted a Clayton County man of soliciting sex online from an undercover Peachtree City police officer whom he thought was a 15-year-old girl.

Mohammed Bolton, 37, was convicted in March 2006 by a Fayette County Jury.

When he was arrested in October 2005, police said that Bolton was a youth minister at Harvest International Church in Jonesboro and also was a school bus driver. Read More»