Fayette County

Tell commission we don’t want mass transit

If you have attended a Fayette County Commissioners meeting lately, you’ll know transparency is a real sore spot with the ones we have in power right now.

Commission Chairman Herb Frady has tried several times to silence his detractors. There have been numerous public comments against the West Bypass for the past several commissioners’ meetings. Mr. Frady admonished the audience at the last meeting because they were clapping, of all things. Read More»

Superintendent, BoE send wrong message on school attendance

I was going to write sooner; however, I wanted to see what really happened during the three “make-up” days instituted by the Fayette County School Board and the new superintendent, Dr. Bearden.

I did an informal poll of the middle and high school students in my neighborhood and their parents, and the consensus was that there was little new material taught and much of the school day non-value added.

I am disappointed that our school board and new superintendent took a middle of the road approach to the importance of class attendance. Read More»

Bypass: More roads will bring more growth

Bypasses: East, West, what’s next? I have always enjoyed a Sunday afternoon drive through the Fayette countryside, where one can poke along at a posted speed limit of 45 mph, no hurry, just enjoying the view of the countryside.

They write that bypasses are needed due to growth. A two-lane bypass will invite minimal growth, but growth is “waiting in the wing” for the opportunity of two more lanes being added.

Twenty years down the four-lane road, and bypasses will be needed to connect to those existing. Read More»

Union ‘parasites’ — You mean our teachers, public safety workers?

I wasn’t going to bother to write until I saw the photo in Saturday’s Citizen. The signs said “Time to Stop these Union Parasites” and “Unions Greedy Socialists.”

Terry Garlock wrote about unions in his column. He wrote: “The state collects union dues as a deduction from member paychecks, passing the money on to the unions, who use that money to contribute heavily to Democrat election campaigns”. Read More»

Shrove Tuesday supper planned

Young people at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will serve a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at the church parish hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.

A free-will offering will be received. Funds raised will help finance a mission trip June 19-25. Six young people and four adults will spend that time in Lexington, N.C., repairing homes of elderly and disabled residents. Last summer, a group from Church of the Nativity spent a week on a similar project in southern Illinois. Read More»

COS announces special services

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will celebrate the festival of the Transfiguration of Our Lord this weekend.

The Christ Our Shepherd Brass will play preludes at the Sunday morning sanctuary services, and they will join the choir, handbells, organ, piano and congregation in offering a new anthem of praise. The high school clown troupe will provide children’s sermons.

Ash Wednesday services are at 12:15 and 7 p.m. on March 9. A soup supper is provided before the evening service.

The church is on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City.

Lenten services begin with Ash Wednesday at Church of Nativity

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will mark the beginning of Lent with three special services Wednesday, March 9.

The Holy Eucharist, including the liturgy for Ash Wednesday with imposition of ashes, will be celebrated at 7 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m. that day.

Beginning on March 16 and running through April 13, Church of the Nativity will conduct special Wednesday night Lenten programs. They will include a brief worship service at 7 p.m., a soup and bread supper at 7:30 p.m., followed by discussions on the theme of “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts.” Read More»

‘Life Groups’ are for all ages at FFC

Fayette Family Church on Ga. Highway 54 recently started several new group ministries which are free and open to the community.

Called “Life Groups,” they run weekly through May 7.

Classes and activities include a cooking class taught by the pastry chef at Frank’s Old Mill, an exercise class for all ages, a weight loss class, Bible studies for the English and Hispanic communities, marriage groups, prayer groups, and several more.

Signups may be done on the church website, fayettefamilychurch.org, or by phone, 770-461-6235.

Gaissert-Braley engagement

Melanie Claire engaged to Ronald Brian Braley

Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn L. Gaissert II of Alpharetta announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Claire, to Ronald Brian Braley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Braley of Fayetteville. Read More»

Ferris-High engagement

Jamie Christine Ferris engaged to David Jayson High

Mr. and Mrs. James Ferris of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Christine Ferris of Newnan, to David Jayson High, also of Newnan, son of Jeff High of Lawson, Missouri and Lois Bernard of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be attended The University of West Georgia and is currently employed at the law office of Bruce Hagen, Attorney at Law in Decatur.

The groom-elect is a graduate of The University of West Georgia. He is currently a corporal serving with the Peachtree City Police Department. Read More»