Fayette County

Supports council’s censure of mayor

We commend the City Council of Peachtree City for pursuing the censure of Mayor Don Haddix and representing a large number of voters in our great city.

This strong step hopefully will stop the negative situations, letters, blogs, etc., that he generates and gets involved in while representing Peachtree City.

Ideally the censure can be accomplished with decorum and Roberts Rules of Order in effect at the meeting.

The atmosphere and tension between the mayor and others he “works” with must stop if Peachtree City is to continue as a “best city.”

Dixie and Dave Jennings Read More»

Questions about uses of ‘The Center’

Several years ago a church was brought in packaged in several trailers, not your average church by any means.

We have had our beautiful old Ebenezer Methodist Church here for years and it’s like part of the family.

The other church closed recently and has been vacant for several months and no one could figure out what happened.

Then the other week a sign went up, something like “The Center.”

I stopped by on Thursday since several vehicles were in the parking lot, knocked on the door and a lady came to the door. Read More»

We’ve sent all our good jobs overseas

Tea Party Republicans see the crisis as the government employs too many people. American corporations are making higher profits by not employing Americans but cheaper overseas labor, now their consumers. Read More»

Nativity will bless backpacks this Sunday; continues new schedule

The 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity will feature a “Blessing of the Backpacks” for young people who are resuming school classes.

Families also have been asked to bring filled backpacks to be contributed to Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta, which provides them to needy school-age immigrant children in the area.

Nativity, which began having a single service at 10 a.m. each Sunday early in the summer, will continue on that schedule for the rest of this calendar year. Read More»

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»

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