Fayette County

Here we go again: More rationalizations for wasting tax money

Have you ever squared off against one of those carnival games with five holes that little heads pop out of? As soon as you smack one head down, another one pops up.

It seems as though county commissioners Frady, Hearn, and Horgan have orchestrated a very similar game with their West Fayetteville Bypass (WFB) project; as soon as citizens debunk one of their excuses for the project, the three arcade operators roll out another. Read More»

County made us an offer we couldn’t refuse

Here we are now, two-and-a-half years after we received formal notification from Fayette County that our property would either be taken peacefully for the West Fayetteville Bypass, or forcefully by condemnation.

The county commissioners at that time were totally reprehensible in their refusal to see the vast public opposition to the project. It was like talking to five stone faces. I may have well as spoken to Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson by going to Stone Mountain with my megaphone. Others feel the same way. Read More»

A tragedy at Toomer’s Corner

Today I am an Auburn fan. Now I am a UGA grad and proud member of the Bulldog Nation, but today I join everyone in the South to mourn the potential loss of the 130-year-old live oaks at Toomer’s Corner on the Auburn campus after a misguided individual poisoned the trees with herbicide.

You might not consider this event a “tragedy.” No one was killed or injured. But there are levels of tragedy and this one is sad on many levels. Read More»

GOP is ‘spinning, outright lying’ about budget

The budget crisis presently facing the nation is monumental and perplexing. Revenues are down and virtually all government organizations are struggling to meet their fiscal obligations.

I have to say, however, that the elaborate charade being played out in the Congress is absolutely ridiculous.

On the left we have the Democrats being accused of trying to stimulate the economy by spending tax revenues to create jobs. Read More»

Residents ask PTC Council to do nothing: Leave Crosstown Rd. as is

Peachtree City Council seems ready to run a STOP sign as it deals with the question of the Peachtree Parkway-Crosstown Drive intersection. Council appears to have forgotten that the first decision to be made, always, is whether “improvement” is really needed or whether someone is proposing change for the sake of change. Read More»

Marriage seminar

Christ Our Shepherd Pastor Fritz Wiese (upper left) waves to the camera during the seminar. Photo/Special.

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Peachtree City, recently hosted a Making Marriage Work Seminar for 59 couples. Organized by pastors Fritz Wiese and Miriam Beecher, the seminar used materials by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. Participants had a wide range of ages and backgrounds. One table boasted a combined total of 183 years of marriage. Christ Our Shepherd Pastor Fritz Wiese (upper left) waves to the camera during the seminar. Photo/Special.

‘Life Groups’ continue through May 7 at Fayette Family Church

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 will 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, an activity group for adults and singles 18-35, and a helps service for shut-ins, the homebound and the sick. Read More»

PTC UMM will deliver pine straw, fertilizer next week

The United Methodist Men at Peachtree City United Methodist Church are still taking orders for their annual fertilizer and pine straw sales. Delivery will be next week, Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, March 12.

For the last 32 years the Peachtree City United Methodist Men have been selling fertilizer, lime and pinestraw to help various charities and ministries. This year a complete army of men, more than 100, are ready for the door to door campaign. Chairman of the event is Butch Hill. Read More»

LaRocca-Rowlett engagement

Emily Dawn LaRocca engaged to Michael James Rowlett

Mr. And Mrs. Roch LaRocca of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Dawn LaRocca, to Michael James Rowlett, son of Mr. And Mrs. Jim Rowlett of Cabot, Ark.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Janice W. Bolton of El Paso, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LaRocca of San Antonio, Texas. She will graduate from the University of Arkansas in May of 2011 with a bachelor of science degree in landscape architecture. Read More»

Morelock-Patterson engagement

Shannon Nicole Morelock engaged to Steven Scott Patterson

Shane and Linette Morelock of Fayetteville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shannon Nicole Morelock, to Steven Scott Patterson, son of Steve and Teresa Patterson, also of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Shirley Morelock and the late James Morelock of Fayetteville, Mrs. Ann Asinof of Fayetteville, and Harold and Pat Cox of Griffin. She is a 2005 graduate of Fayette County High School and a 2010 graduate of Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Read More»

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