Fayette County

FFUMC to offer Financial Peace University beginning Sunday

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, in the winter through spring 2011.Classes will start Jan. 30.

“Financial Peace University (FPU) is a life-changing program that teaches you to achieve your financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving like never before,” a spokesperson said. “More than one million families have attended FPU with amazing results. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.” Read More»

Holy Trinity Catholic Church plans retreat/mission Feb. 7-9

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will host a parish retreat/mission Feb. 7-9 at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Leading the event will be Fr. James Friedel, an Augustinian from the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Friedel will also conduct a mini-series especially for seniors at 9 a.m. which will be open to others who prefer to attend a morning session.

“We encourage you to come and prepare for the upcoming Lenten season,” a spokesperson said.

Refreshments will follow each session. For more information call 770-487-7672.

Shroud of Turin presentation coming to Fayette’s Summit

Shroud Encounter, a highly acclaimed 90-minute multi-media presentation, is coming to The Summit Church on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Shroud Encounter is a production of Shroud of Turin Education Project, Inc. and will be presented by renowned international expert Russ Breault. The presentation is a fast moving, big-screen experience using over 150 images covering all aspects of Shroud research. Read More»

Gable-Fleming engagement

Meredith Lee Gable engaged to James Patrick Fleming Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Gable III of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Lee Gable, to James Patrick Fleming Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Fleming of Roswell. Read More»

Rieder-Thurston engagement

Emily Rieder engaged to Stephen Thurston

The parents of Emily Rieder and Stephen Thurston announce the couple’s engagement and upcoming marriage.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Udo and Karen Rieder of Portland, Ore., formerly of Peachtree City. She is a 2005 graduate of McIntosh High School, where she was salutatorian. She earned a psychology degree from the University of Georgia in 2009 and a nursing degree from Oregon Health and Science University in 2010. She is a nurse at CODA, a behavioral healthcare agency in Portland. Read More»

The Villages Amphitheater announces 2011 summer concert series

Roy Clark

Once again, it’s that time of year when we get the long-awaited answer to “Who’s coming to the amphitheater this year?” The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville is excited to welcome back its presenting sponsor, Mercedes Benz of South Atlanta, to bring you the 2011 Summer Concert Series.

This year also brings some exciting changes designed to make the Villages a more affordable and comfortable place to enjoy great entertainment. Read More»

Pancakes, clowns and firetrucks at annual breakfast

“DeanO T. Clown” from New Hope Baptist Church gets a few lessons from Kiwanian Steve Boone on how to properly flip a fluffy flapjack during last year’s Pancake Saturday. Photo/Special.

Tired of the cold weather?  Tired of being cooped up?  Then here’s the chance for your family to step out and socialize once again. For the 19th year in a row the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City will hold its annual Pancake Saturday on Jan. 29.  Read More»

Alpha Internal Medicine begins 13th year of serving Fayette County

From left are  Jared R. Shafer, PA-C; Erinn Harris, MD; Coral Benge, PA-C; Betsy Horton-Pawlowski, MD; Diliana Panova, MD; Jacquelyn Stewart, NP-C. Photo/Special.

Alpha Internal Medicine (AIM) celebrated 12 years of service in 2010. Dr. Betsy Horton-Pawlowski originally opened the practice on Georgia Highway 54 West, in Fayetteville. Today at the new location on Highway 85 South behind ABC Pediatrics, she is supported in service to the community by Diliana Panova, MD; Erinn Harris, MD ; Coral Benge, PA-C; Jacquelyn Stewart, NP-C; Jared R. Shafer, PA-C, Lisa Stillman, Registered Dietician and Karen Hall, CMT, NMT, Massage Therapist. Read More»

It’s 2011, do you still suffer with your 2010 pain?

By Don Dixson
Special to The Citizen

It truly is amazing how fast time passes, but that may not be so for the person who has a chronic pain problem. If you are living with pain, it may be time to step back and take stock of the process that you have endured this past year (or years) to help you live with your pain. Are you on a steady diet of pain medications? Have you had the injections in your spine that were supposed to get rid of your pain, but didn’t? Just how many trips to the doctor have you made in 2010 or, for that matter, a number of years? Read More»

Safety and home accessibility for seniors

Every home should be a safe place to live, but extra thought and care should be given to those with challenges, whether it is an elder person or someone who is disabled. Falls can be detrimental (even life threatening) to elders. Seniors can be fearful and less independent if they need care while recuperating. They can lose confidence and the ability to live independently. Below are a few statistics on falls reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

• More than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States. Read More»

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