Fayette County

What motives drive commissioners, Steele to ignore public’s will?

I hope everyone got a chance to read the recent AJC article on gang activity in the MARTA system. A group of young gang thugs assaulted two male Delta employees on a MARTA train.

The fact that violence has been associated with MARTA is nothing new. Several people were shot dead at MARTA stations recently and a woman was kidnapped. Read More»

Taylor, Epps ordination set for June 11 at Christ the King

Deacons Jason Epps and James Taylor (inset)

Deacons Jason Epps of Senoia and James Taylor of Peachtree City will be ordained to the sacred order of Priests on Pentecost Eve, Saturday, June 11, at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The men will be ordained by The Most Rev’d David Epps, Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-South. A reception will follow the ordination service.

A Hogansville native, Taylor was ordained as a deacon in 2010 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Read More»

GriefShare session starts May 3 at F’ville First Baptist Church

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will offer a new session of GriefShare, a free, 13-week Bible-based program for those who have lost a loved one, starting Tuesday, May 3.

The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion.

The program is open to people of all ages in the community and surrounding areas, whether the loss is recent or in the past.

Sessions are led by Paul and Mary Ellen Ashworth, Jenny Muller and Gena Turner and meet in Room A-101 in the First Baptist Church Worship Center building at 205 Stonewall Ave. Read More»

Stenner to speak at Atlanta Christian’s commencement

Atlanta Christian College announced today that the Rev. Rhys Stenner, senior pastor of the 6,500-member New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, will speak at this year’s spring commencement exercises. Commencement for the college – which will become Point University this summer – will be held May 14 at New Hope Baptist. Read More»

Plant sale and garden tour this weekend

If you’ve got any plans for this weekend, and they’re not for the Fayette County Master Gardener tour and plant sale, then cancel them. This is probably the one and only chance you’ll have to see some of the most spectacular gardens in Fayette County. Start your day early—there are many unique plants to buy at the sale and six glorious gardens to visit. The plant sale begins at 8:00 and the garden tour begins at 10:00 and lasts until 4:00 p.m.

Believe me; you’ll need every minute to do it all. (This article presupposes everyone has a GPS or a map). Read More»

Kenny G at 'The Fred' this Saturday

The Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater in Peachtree City kicks off their 2011 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series this Saturday, April 30 as the Grammy Award winning saxophonist Kenny G brings his Heart and Soul Tour to the Fred stage. Read More»

Torch of Hope kicks off Relay for Life this Friday

By Cindy Morley
Special to The Citizen

One by one, the Torch of Hope will be passed from survivor to survivor.

The Torch of Hope will begin its trek from Peachtree City City Hall about 4:30 p.m. April 29, being held high in the hands of Harold Logsdon, former PTC Mayor and Honorary Co-Chairman of the Fayette County Relay for Life – and most importantly, a cancer survivor. The Torch will be passed hand-to-hand as it makes its way along Highway 54 to Peachtree Parkway, Crosstown, TDK and Dividend on the way to Falcon Field, the new home of the Fayette County Relay For Life. Read More»

Lunch on the Lawn returns this Friday

Fayetteville Main Street is excited to kick off the spring season with its first outdoor event of the year.

This Friday, the first Lunch on the Lawn program of 2011 will provide a wonderful opportunity for local employees and residents to get outside on their lunch break, and enjoy the beautiful weather and music on the Historic Courthouse lawn.

Lunch on the Lawn will take place from 11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m., and everyone is welcome to participate in this community event.

PiesOn Pizza will be selling pizza lunch combos for $5, but people can bring their own lunch as well. Read More»

Tymbral's debut CD is now available

Earlier this year The Citizen published a story about a local Christian band, Tymbral, heading off to play a Sci-Fi convention in Chattanooga, Tenn. They returned, put the finishing touches on their self-titled debut CD, and released it. Read More»

Free kids event Saturday

To help raise awareness for child abuse prevention, the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services is hosting a fun event for children Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

There will be a balloon artist, petting zoo, face painting and other activities and games for children. Also the Fayetteville Police Department will offer child identification cards and the Fayette County Health Department will offer free vision, dental and hearing screenings for children. Read More»

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