Fayette County

COS Holy Week includes Crosswalk

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will start Holy Week services with Sunday of the Passion, on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, April 16-17. The Saturday service will be at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 8:30, 10:50, and 11 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 21, will be observed at two separate times: at a 12:15 p.m. midday worship service and at a 7 p.m. joint worship with First Presbyterian Church (at COS), featuring a combined choir from both churches. Dr. David Miller will preach. Read More»

FFUMC offers Hip Hop Hustle

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is offering a new cardio dance class called Hip Hop Hustle.

This easy-to-learn, high-calorie burning class combines fun dance moves set to the latest music making the class feel more like a night out on the dance floor than a workout.

A new 8-week session will begin Tuesday, April 19 from 6-7 p.m. in the Fayetteville First United Methodist gym, 175 E. Lanier Ave. The cost is $15, but potential students are invited to try their first session free. Contact Kristin Heiden for more information at kheiden@fayettevillefirst.com. Read More»

Baldwin-Scanlan engagement

Sarah Helen Baldwin engaged to Matthew David Scanlan

Mark Baldwin and Sheila Baldwin of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Helen Baldwin, to Matthew David Scanlan, son of Steve and Marcia Scanlan and Laura and Jim Karas of Thomasville.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of The University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism where she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast news with a minor in history. She currently works at CBS Atlanta News where she produces the noon newscast. Read More»

Cipullo-Moore engagement

Jeanine Marie Cipullo engaged to Joshua Tyler Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cipullo of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeanine Marie Cipullo, to Joshua Tyler Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moore of Jacksons Gap, Ala.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Cipullo of Ellijay, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hohenstein of Hialeah, Fla. She is a 2002 graduate of McIntosh High School and a 2006 graduate of Auburn University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a minor in Spanish. She is currently employed by Tallapoosa County as a high school Spanish teacher. Read More»

Owens-Harris engagement

Christina Owens engaged to Philip Harris

Dr. and Mrs. William Owens of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Owens, to Philip Harris, son of Frank and Kaye Harris of Newnan.

The bride-to-be graduated magma cum laude from Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music and is currently teaching general music and chorus at Fayetteville Intermediate School.

The groom-elect is currently working for the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services and attending paramedic school at Southern Crescent Technical College.

The couple will be married Nov. 5, 2011, in Savannah.

McIntosh graduate has eye-opening spring break

Laurel Briglevich, far left, with Leslie Pitman of Florida, also a Queens University Student, with children from the little hamlet of Chanchinel. Photo/Special.

Lots of college students tend to head south of the border on spring break. Laurel Briglevich went way south. The daughter of John Briglevich, the goalkeepers coach at McIntosh and Wendy Wilson, Briglevich is an international studies major, a senior at Queens and a McIntosh graduate herself. From March 12-21, she went with 14 other students and three advisers to Guatemala. Read More»

Legacy hopes to leave audiences ‘spell’ bound with ‘The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

The cast of Legacy Theatre's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Photo/Special.

The national spelling bee has become must-see television each year for people of all ages. It has drama, humor and heart, as children from all over the country do battle with words that most people would have a hard time pronouncing. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a musical that takes the drama of being a middle school aged child competing in a county spelling bee and introduces a good dose of hilarity for the audience who can look back on adolescence fondly (from a safe distance). Read More»

Shurman singer performing with John Popper in Atlanta Friday

Aaron Beavers, a McIntosh graduate and founding member of Shurman, will be performing Friday night at The Masquerade in Atlanta with John Popper and the Duskray Troubadors.

1. You’ll be in town Friday with John Popper and the Duskray Troubadors. How’d you become a part of this project? Read More»

Peachtree City is going purple for Relay for Life

Seeing a lot of purple as you ride along Highway 54, or take a cruise along the cart paths in Peachtree City?

Don’t worry, it’s not your eyes. They’re painting Peachtree City Purple.

They’re putting purple bows around the City Plaza, they’re decorating the trees on the plaza around the fountain with purple lights, they’re placing purple bows on path markers, and hanging purple banners around town. They even hope to find a way to turn the water in the Fountain at City Hall Plaza purple.

So what’s all the purple about? Read More»

Whitewater, Starr's Mill and McIntosh up for Shuler Hensley Awards

Greater Atlanta high school musical theater will light up the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre stage on April 26, for the 2011 Shuler Hensley Awards, celebrating excellence in high school musical theater. Read More»