Fayette County

Imker: PTC’s budget plan remains on track

Thank you for your questions, comments and many ideas you have sent and discussed with me over the past year and a half, especially regarding the budget.

And, thank you for allowing me to serve as a council member for the last 19 months. Only 19 months and what a ride it’s been! Read More»

Heritage, Providence will offer Divorce Care sessions

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.

“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»

New GriefShare session starts Aug. 16 at Fayetteville First Baptist Church

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will offer a new session of GriefShare, a free, 13-week Bible-based program for those who have lost a loved one, starting Tuesday, Aug. 16

The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion. Read More»

Churches, agencies, businesses join hands for free lunch program

This summer, 325 children from 119 families in the Fayette area were in need of a nutritious meal.

Thanks to the combined efforts of Fayette County Department of Family and Children’s service, area congregations, and the support of community partners, these children received a free lunch every weekday.

This year, Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran, Peachtree City First Baptist Church, New Vision Church in Fayetteville, Peachtree City Presbyterian and the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta and Islamic Speakers Bureau helped with the effort. Read More»

Schneider-Galloway engagement

Melanie Joy Schneider engaged to Westin C. Galloway

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Schneider of Tyrone announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Joy Schneider, to Westin C. Galloway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Galloway of Sandy Springs. Read More»

O’Brien-O’Shields engagement

Susan Harper O’Brien engaged to Joseph Franklin O’Shields

Mr. and Mrs. Richard O’Brien of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Harper O’Brien, to Joseph Franklin O’Shields, son of Connie Brown, Sam Harris, and Bill and Robin O’Shields.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Robert Cunningham and Susan Cunningham of Auburn, Ala. and John O’Brien and the late Ann O’Brien of West Point. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business with a B.B.A. focusing in real estate. She is currently pursuing a master’s in early childhood education from Oglethorpe University. Read More»

Isaac-Richstone wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Richstone

Jillian Brooke Isaac of Peachtree City and Robert Soule Richstone of Tallahassee, Fla. were married June 11, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. The Rev. Christopher Rogers, Mercer University RUF campus minister in Macon, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Malia Brooks Isaac of Peachtree City and Keith Philip Isaac of Moreland.

The groom’s parents are Ruth and Jeff Heggen and Gregg and Marsha Richstone, all of Tallahassee, Fla. He is employed by CH2M Hill engineering firm in Atlanta. Read More»

Fritts anniversary

Courtney R., (Pete) and Page Fritts

On Friday, July 15, Courtney R., (Pete) and Page Fritts, residents of Fayette County for the past 24 years, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Flat Creek Club in Peachtree City. They were joined by a group of 146 relatives and guests from 13 different states. The festivities included a receiving line, cocktail hour, buffet dinner and dancing to the popular “Headliners” band from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Read More»

FCHS grad keeping your eyes on YouTube

Jenna Bilotta. Photo/Special.

Jenna Bilotta, a 1997 graduate of Fayette County High School, knew she wanted to go to art school for college. She had met her math and English requirements by the end of her junior year of high school and ended up taking four art classes as a senior, running the senior art show and winning a $500 scholarship at the Old County Courthouse Art Show. That dedication to art and a curiosity about the burgeoning field of digital media led her to the Atlanta College of Art and Design, then grad school at Georgia Tech and eventually to Google and YouTube. Read More»

Girl Scouts membership drive, August 21

Girl Scouts are pleased to announce their annual Girl Scout membership drive will take place on Sunday, August 21, from 2-4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 206 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City. Local girls and their families are invited to come participate in a fun activity, meet new friends and sign-up for Girl Scouts. Read More»

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