Fayette County

Carriage Lane readies for annual Ranch on Jesus Yard sale

Rhonda Quillian and Jill Fosnough are shown sorting clothing at last year’s sale. Photo/Special.

Preparations are underway for Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church’s sixth annual “Ranch on Jesus Yard Sale” Aug. 12 and 13 to benefit the Ranch on Jesus Orphanage in Uganda. Donations should start coming in from throughout the county Monday before the sale and volunteers will sort and price them for the 7 a.m. opening on Friday.

Donations can be dropped off Monday, Aug. 8, through Wednesday, Aug. 10 , from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adult clothing should be limited to in-style, gently used items. Read More»

Heritage Christian, Providence UMC join hands for Divorce Care classes

Heritage Christian Church will once again partner with Providence 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.

“Divorce Care 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»

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran will offer Godly Play Workshop

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 101 N. Peachtree Pkwy, Peachtree City, invites Christian educators and Sunday School teachers to a Godly Play Workshop, Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Godly Play is sometimes tagged “Montessori Comes to Church.”

This workshop would be beneficial whether one is new to the curriculum or a seasoned storyteller. Read More»

Free lunches for needy children

Shown above are Becca Baileys (child with back to camera), Martha Turner, Judy Pearson (by window in back), Carolyn Combs, Sarah Refuss, Glenda Martinez, Pat Dunn, Ann Kennedy, Sandra Wright, Janet Baileys, and Thomasina Miller (right side background. Photo/Special.

Volunteers from Fayetteville First United Methodist Church are shown preparing free summer lunches for needy children in the Fayette County area. This summer, 325 children from 119 families were recipients of the free lunches. Helping with the effort were many dedicated cookie-bakers, sandwich-makers, lunch-stuffers, route drivers and independent sponsors plus other churches and businesses. Read More»

Mitchell-Osterhage engagement

Kristen Nicole Mitchell engaged to Drake Andrew Osterhage

Susan and Scott Mitchell of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Nicole Mitchell, to Drake Andrew Osterhage, son of Rebecca and Dennis Osterhage of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in anthropology. She is now pursuing her M.S. in library and information sciences from the University of North Texas.

The groom-elect is pursuing a B.A. in communication studies at the University of Georgia and has served as president of the International Association of Business Communicators, UGA chapter. Read More»

Pinyan-Hanie engagement

Olivia Rachelle Pinyan engaged to Keegan William Hanie

Olivia Rachelle Pinyan of Fayetteville and Keegan William Hanie have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rachelle Pinyan of Fayetteville and Glenn Pinyan of McDonough, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bannister of Fayetteville. She is a 2007 graduate of Whitewater High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a bachelor’s degree in special education adapted curriculum. She will begin teaching special education at Coffee County Middle School this fall. Read More»

Woods-Snyder wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Snyder

Kaye Michelle Woods and Jonathan Philipp Snyder were married in the Campbell Courtyard at the Wyndham Peachtree, Peachtree City, April 2, 2011. Michael Zajas, of Mesa, Ariz., conducted the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Woods of Peachtree City and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Byron Woods, of Hapeville, and Margaret Rafferty and the late Armp Rafferty, of Owensboro, Ky. Read More»

Fayette schools announce changes for new school year

Middle school students in Fayette County will start and end their school day earlier to accommodate an additional 20 minutes of extra instructional time added to the high school day. Adjustments were made to the middle school schedule to help reduce traffic congestion due to the later release of high school students, especially at the South Complex (Rising Starr Middle and Starr’s Mill High) and the North Complex (Flat Rock Middle and Sandy Creek High). Read More»

Peachtree City mom and son Pedal for Pets

Wendy Maguire is passionate about animals. Her own dogs and cats are well loved. But animals that are chained up, neglected, abused and homeless break her heart. “I wish I could adopt them all,” said Wendy.

Instead, she’s making a difference by raising funds in a ride for The Georgia Heartland Humane Society Free Spay/Neuter Clinic.   She refers to the two women, Jane Reed and Jill Whiskers who started this crusade three months ago as “bonafide heroes.” Read More»

Students place at national competitions

Some students spent part of their summer break preparing for and competing at national organizational conferences, bringing home trophies and medals as rewards for their hard work. Read More»

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