Fayette County

Jack G. Hanson, age 87

Humility, self-discipline, honor, unpretentiousness, patience and a sense of justice and love are characteristics describing "Coach" Jack G. Hanson, who passed away on January 6, 2015 after lengthy illnesses.

He was born February 23, 1927 in Roanoke, Ala., the son of Dr. Douglas and Mrs. Annie Gooden Hanson. Read More»

Maude Irene Schoene, age 90

Maude Irene Schoene, born November 9, 1924 in Mulberry Grove, Ill., passed away in her home at the age of 90 on January 12. Read More»

Roy and Rhenda Samples of Fayetteville

Roy Samples passed away on January 19, 2015 and Rhenda Samples of Fayetteville passed away on January 17, 2015 at Spalding Regional Medical Center.

Roy was born on April 9, 1944. He is preceded in death by his parents Guy Samples, Sr. and Mary Brand Samples. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Rhenda was born on May 23, 1945. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Bell, Sr. and Reba Bullard Bell. They were both members of Faith Fellowship. Read More»

Epiphany pageant

Shown are (front row, L-R) Matthew Jones, Logan Greiner, Rose Whitaker and Gavin Bryan. On the middle row, (L-R) are Faith Macaluso, Isabella Macaluso and Aidan Whitaker. On the back row (L-R) are Andrew Fry, Nicky Macaluso, William Fry and Connor Macaluso. Photo/Special.

On Jan. 4, All Saints Anglican Church held its annual Epiphany Pageant. This year’s theme was “The Lost Meaning of Christmas.” With the help of Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, the true meaning of Christmas was found. Shown are (front row, L-R) Matthew Jones, Logan Greiner, Rose Whitaker and Gavin Bryan. On the middle row, (L-R) are Faith Macaluso, Isabella Macaluso and Aidan Whitaker. On the back row (L-R) are Andrew Fry, Nicky Macaluso, William Fry and Connor Macaluso. Photo/Special.

Holy Trinity to conduct poverty survival program

The Poverty Simulation Program called “Welcome to the State of Poverty” will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City.

The interactive program places participants into “families” or other roles and challenges them to survive with an income level below poverty level for one month.

The program is open to all church members, and any interested community members. Read More»

OBB band to play at SDA Church Jan. 28

Shown (L-R) are band members Jacob Oswald, Zach Oswald and Nich Oswald. Photo/Special.

OBB, a contemporary Christian band, will perform at Peachtree City Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance (groups of 10 or more are only $6 in advance) and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ptcsda.com. For more information about OBB, go to www.obbmusic.com. Peachtree City SDA Church is at 4957 East Ga. Highway 34, Sharpsburg. Shown (L-R) are band members Jacob Oswald, Zach Oswald and Nich Oswald. Photo/Special.

Providence to host Winshape marriage retreat next month

Providence United Methodist Church will host a marriage retreat, “Wholehearted Marriage,” led by Matt and Nicole Turvey of Winshape Marriage, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7. The retreat is for couples of all ages and in all stages of marriage.

The cost is $25 per couple and childcare is included.

Friday’s session will meet from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. with coffee and dessert included.

Saturday’s session will meet from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. with continental breakfast included. Read More»

Things to Do-Jan.24-Jan.31

January

January 24

The Peachtree City Kiwanis Club is having the 24th annual Kiwanis all you can eat pancake breakfast todayy at McIntosh High. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event is the winter social event of the year with great fellowship for the adults and face painting, clowns, and the DARE team to entertain the kids. The cost is $7 in advance and $8 at the door and kids under 4 are free. All the proceeds go to youth activities andprograms in Fayette County.

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Book sale is Saturday

The Friends of the Library Book Sale draws hundreds of people to spend the day buying gently used books that range from 50 cents to $5. Topics available range from History to Children’s books to Cook Books to Home Repair. You might even find a first edition or autographed books at the Antigues, Vintage and Collectibles table. Photo/Carolyn Cary

With hundreds expected to flock to The Friends of the Library sale in Fayetteville this weekend, a lottle history is in order.

The original library was started in 1929 by several ladies in Fayetteville. They kept it going until 1977 when the city and the county began to take it over.

It was originally called The Margaret Mitchell Library and was often stocked with books that Mitchell brought them.

When Fayette County took over the entire library the name was changed to the Fayette County Public Library. Read More»

2015 Miss SCHS pageant to showcase talent

Essay, business attire are added to competition

The 2015 Miss Sandy Creek Scholarship Pageant will feature 13 contestants and new components to the competition.

Along with the formal wear presentation and individual interviews with judges, scoring will include the new areas of business attire presentation, an essay, and talent demonstration.

The pageant, sponsored by the Sandy Creek High School Choral Department as its biggest fundraiser of the year, is set for Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. Read More»