Fayette County

Fayette ready to remember 9-11

Peachtree City's Village Park subdivision displays this remembrance of the 9-11 attack. Photo/Special.

Both amphitheaters, multiple churches schedule services to commemorate those lost in the 2001 al Qaeda attacks

The events of Sept. 11, 2001 will be recalled across Fayette County this weekend in a variety of venues.

Rising Starr Middle School near Peachtree City will hold a “10th Anniversary of 9/11 Remembrance” on Friday, Sept. 9 at 8:30 a.m. at the school complex off Ga. Highway 74 South. The community is invited to pay tribute to all of those who were affected by the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The school particularly wishes to honor military, law enforcement and firefighters for their service to our country and invites them to attend in uniform. Read More»

Former PTC resident drowns in lake

Tyler Harris was rookie cop for UGA police dept.

A former Peachtree City resident died over the weekend in what is believed to be a drowning at Lake Sinclair Monday.

Tyler Harris, 24, was a rookie officer with the University of Georgia Police Department, according to several news accounts of the incident.

Harris was a graduate of McIntosh High School and held an associates degree in criminal justice from Gainesville State College. Read More»

What a letdown: PTC’s Learnard, like atheist, wants to stop prayers

What a letdown in Fayette County to read in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution where Peachtree City Councilwoman Kim Learnard told a reporter that the city ought to ditch the invocation at City Council meetings in agreement with atheist activist Al Stefanelli.

Councilwoman Learnard and Mr. Stefanelli have an overwhelming desire to drag our local governments out of our Judeo-Christian ideals. Their secular humanist drive against public prayer totally neglects how those same Judeo-Christian ideals shaped our legal system and our societal values here in the United States. Read More»

Is government responsible for adding to burdens of middle class?

This is something that’s been rolling around in the back of my mind for a couple of weeks but didn’t come together until I read your report of the robbery at Target and the comments of readers.

“What’s good for General Motors is good for America.” Misquoted and misunderstood, what Charles E. Wilson, then CEO of GM and later Secretary of Defense, meant was that when America is strong, business is strong; and when business is strong, America is strong. Read More»

‘Color police’ & yellow restaurant blues

The headline on Sandy Coley’s letter to the editor (Aug. 24) asks, “Are F’ville officials responsible for yellow restaurant?”

Are the officials in her hometown of Brooks, Ga., responsible for the color of the car she drives? Or the color of the outfit she wears in public? Does she submit herself to government inspection and approval before she goes out in public each day?

She seems to think the government should be “responsible” for color scheme decisions made by private businesses, so why not private individuals? Read More»

Tell the truth, Rep. Westmoreland

I was one of the many citizens of Georgia and Peachtree City to recently receive the “Update for Seniors” report from the office of Congressman Lynn Westmoreland.

After reading the report that he espouses to be “working to protect and preserve Medicare for our Seniors,” I couldn’t let the Congressman’s information go unchecked. Read More»

Bethany UMC to celebrate 155 years

Bethany United Methodist Church, one of the oldest churches in Fayette County, will celebrate 155 years of service to the community with a Homecoming celebration on Sept. 18. Morning worship will be at 10:55 a.m. with lunch following. The Rev. Bruce Handy will deliver the sermon.

The event will also feature special singing. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a well-filled basket to share. Read More»

Food available for 200 families Sept. 22

Mobile Food Pantry. Photo/Special.

Pictured above is the Mobile Food Pantry sponsored by the Atlanta Community Food Bank in partnership with the Real Life Center in Tyrone, working together to help families who are struggling to make ends meet. The mobile food pantry will be held this month at the Dogwood Church parking lot, 975 Ga. Hwy. 74 North,Tyrone on Sept 22 and will serve the first 200 eligible families. For more information, call the Real Life Center, 770-631-9334. Photo/Special.

CORRECTED DATE — Harp’s Crossing plans special service on Saturday for 9/11

Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church will host a special commemorative service [NOTE CORRECTED DATE] Saturday evening in remembrance of events of Sept. 11, 2001. The service will begin at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, with doors open at 6:30.

Special guest speaker will be Rear Adm. Deborah Loewer who was director of the White House situation room on Sept. 11, 2001. Loewer will present a glimpse of what actually occurred as she accompanied former President George W. Bush throughout that tragic day and the days that followed. Read More»

COS plans special music for 9/11

During worship on Sept. 11, the Sanctuary Choir at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will sing “A Prayer for Our Time,” which was written “in response to the tragic events of Sept.11, 2001,” according to composer Joseph Martin. Handbells with flutist Sara Kahley and readers Ashleigh Shriner and Morgan Wiese will present “Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace,” a setting of the familiar Prayer of St. Francis. Read More»

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