Fayette County

Don’t be a Grinch — Shop in PTC, Fayette

Turning the corner on November means the holiday shopping season is upon us once again. It won’t be long before all the Whos down in Whoville will be clasping hands and singing in the spirit of the season.

After spending about seven months hashing through Peachtree City’s budget this year, I have a new and different perspective on our friend The Grinch. I see him sneaking around, but not with a bag slung over his shoulder. I see him driving a car and heading outside Fayette County to do his shopping. Read More»

Some lessons in reality to be drawn from last Tuesday’s elections

I would like to take this opportunity to dispel the administration’s notion that the “thumping” they got Tuesday was due to America’s inability to see or understand what’s best for them. Angry and frustrated with the economy, they took out their frustrations on the party in power. Yeah, right. Read More»

Greetings from the Left Coast: Be thankful for governors like Perdue

The day after the election California lays off 1,200 phony green jobs and moves them to China.

A solar company steals half a billion dollars of taxpayer money and bolts. Prop. 23 battle marks new era in environmental politics

One wealthy entrepreneur donated $5 million to defeat Prop 23 in order to KEEP the restrictive environmental laws to make manufacturing solar panels in California no longer financially possible. Surprise, he owns a solar company in China. Gov Arnold, Brown and the locked in Dems are to blame. Read More»

Thanks from an older voter to helpful young person at PTC precinct

Last week, while early voting, I had a most pleasant experience happen that restored my faith in today’s young people. Often, young folks of today are assumed to be selfish and inconsiderate; however, my experience proved otherwise.

I arrived at the Peachtree City Library and, because I am now using a walker, parked where I thought I would be close to the entry for early voting.

I made my way to what I thought was the correct door, wondering how I would open such a heavy door while holding on to my walker. Read More»

Young gospel singer to appear at Flat Creek Sunday morning

Logan Smith, the 13-year-old gospel singing sensation from Covington, will appear in concert at Flat Creek Baptist Church Sunday morning, Nov. 14 at 10:45 a.m.

Logan began singing at the age of seven and has appeared with the Gaither Homecoming Tour many times. He recorded his first CD, “The Journey Begins,” at the age of 10 and has since recorded several more.

For more information on Logan go to www.logansmithministries.com or www.myspace.com/logan smithsings.

The concert at Flat Creek is free and open to the community. Read More»

New Lutheran Church now meeting in Peachtree City

The congregation, all charter members, of Word of God Lutheran Church gathered for a photo following the recent Reformation Sunday service. The new church worships at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Word of God is affiliated with the newly formed North American Lutheran Church (NALC) and is the first church in the Atlanta area to be associated with the new denomination. Photo/Special.

The Charter Members of Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City have announced their affiliation with the recently formed denomination North American Lutheran Church (NALC). The congregation will also have membership with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). Word of God Lutheran Church will be the first Lutheran Congregation in the Atlanta area to be associated with the NALC. Read More»

Upscale Pizza now featuring ‘House of Thomas’ acoustic Christian rock band on Friday nights

A local Christian rock band called “House of Thomas” (www.houseofthomasband.com) has been doing some Friday night, acoustic performances at Upscale Pizza (owned by Truett Cathy) for the last few weeks, along with singer/songwriter David McCollum out of Morrow.

The group performs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Read More»

Special holiday GriefShare program will be offered tonight

“Surviving The Holidays” is a special GriefShare seminar offered by Holy Trinity Catholic Church to help those dealing with grief during the holidays.

“No matter how long it’s been, grief can make the holidays a painful time,” a spokesperson said.

The program will be offered Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Road in Peachtree City.

For more information, contact Gayle Reddy, 770-631-8251.

‘Ladybugs’ at Church of Christ surprise pollworkers with meals on election day

Jasi Quinn, of Fayetteville, serving up soup for the workers.    Photo/Special.

Voters coming into Precinct 14 were greeted with delicious smells coming from the kitchen of Fayetteville Church of Christ on Redwine Road on election day. The workers were surprised with coffee and cinnamon rolls for breakfast as well as soups and salad for lunch and dinner.

The Ladybugs (Ladies Better Understanding God through Service) of Fayetteville Church of Christ fixed and served meals for the election workers last week. The Ladybugs is a group of young ladies who do service projects throughout the year. Read More»

Griefshare for the holidays seminar planned at Fayetteville First Baptist

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will host a free seminar entitled, “GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays” Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church’s worship center, 205 Stonewall Ave. (one block from the Fayette County Courthouse), Fayetteville.

Childcare will be provided if needed.

The seminar is for those facing the holidays after a loved one’s death and features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and others who have experienced this particular type of grief. Read More»