Fayette County

Calling all candidates for Nov. city elections

Nov. 8, 2011 is election day for municipalities in Fayette County. If you live in the city limits of Peachtree City, Tyrone, Fayetteville or Brooks, this election is for you.

Tyrone citizens will be [selecting] their mayor for the next four years. Tyrone incumbent Don Rehwaldt has stated emphatically that he will not run for reelection.

In addition to the mayor’s race, Tyrone Council posts 1 and 2 are up for grabs.

Fayetteville voters will choose the mayor and Council posts 1 and 2.

Brooks has Council Posts 3, 4, and 5 being voted on this November. Read More»

Girl Scouts hold successful drive

Girl Scout Troop 19341 had a successful hygiene drive benefitting Stand Up For Kids, an organization that provides showers, support and an occasional hot meal to homeless juveniles in metro Atlanta.

Through this drive, the girls collected about 5,000 travel-size hygiene items. These items enabled the girls to create 202 hygiene packets and over 600 mini-packets.

Stand Up For Kids was happy to receive the packets, as the difference between getting a job or not could be the appearance of the applicant. And that job makes the difference between living on the street or off. Read More»

Heritage, Providence Divorce Care classes start tonight

Heritage Christian Church will once again partner withProvidence United Methodist Church to offer Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids this fall.

Group meetings will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 17 and run through Nov. 9. Meeting times are from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and will be at Heritage Christian Church, 2130 Redwine Rd., Fayetteville.

“DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences,” a spokesperson said. “You do not have to go through separation or divorce alone.” Read More»

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»

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