Fayette County

Bypass opponents vow to stall project

With no federal lawsuit having been filed in court as initially promised, opponents of the West Fayetteville Bypass are adopting a different tactic instead: The Stall. Read More»

3 GOP commissioners seek veto of Democrats’ elections board choice

A proposal to give the Fayette County Commission the power to deny either political party’s appointee to the county’s Board of Elections won approval on a 3-1 vote of the Fayette County Commission. Read More»

Gas carts: Rights trump smells

Mayor Haddix, I supported your election, but now wonder who I supported. In your article on Wednesday, 12/8, you opine about a variety of subjects, notably gas powered golf carts.

Recently I was in a spirited debate in this paper that ended up in the theater of the absurd. It started when I wrote to support the rights of those who have gas powered golf carts, despite my own loathing of the disgusting choice (noise, carbon emission and sometimes smells vs. quiet, little or no carbon and fresh air). Read More»

Be a responsible giver if you choose a dog

There’s isn’t a more endearing holiday image than the vision of a child sitting by the tree on Christmas morning as she lifts the lid of a brightly decorated box and out pops a fluffy, adorable puppy. The light in her eyes as she cuddles the pup is nothing short of magical, and worth every effort you spent in acquiring this most perfect of gifts.

Because of this very delightful mental picture, and because many children will plead all year for a furry friend of their very own, Christmas is a popular time to attain the family pet. Read More»

Carter correct on North Korea

Dr. Paul Kengor’s recent editorial, “Duped again on North Korea,” presented a rather bizarre interpretation of former President Jimmy Carter’s success in negotiating with North Korea and his portrayal of Carter as unaware of the poverty and starvation in the country is completely false. I personally track North Korea and write weekly reports for him detailing the harsh conditions in the country. Read More»

We should be grateful for revelations of foreign policy from Wikileaks

William Murchison’s latest column, “Those whom the gods would destroy” regarding the Wikileaks is laughable. He basically makes the argument that the New York Times and other papers are shamefully unpatriotic for publishing “classified” diplomatic cables and other government documents that may be embarrassing but surely do not seriously damage the national security. Read More»

Brown: County must focus on quality of life

There is a great deal of speculation regarding what will happen in our county government with the new board composition beginning in 2011. Personally, I believe the real question is what are you and the rest of the citizenry going to do in 2011?

In your hands, my fellow Fayette Countians, more than in mine or the other commissioners, will rest the future success or failure of our county. The true character of our county will be determined by how hard we fight for what we believe in. Read More»

Rolling Hills youth minister to homeless

Rolling Hills Senior Pastor Frank Mercer and Pete Mercer offer items to an unidentified homeless man. The church’s youth group makes quarterly trips to the downtown Atlanta area distributing much-needed items to the homeless. Photo/ Taylor Trebotte.

On Dec. 5, the Youth Group from Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville, along with several adults from the congregation, traveled to downtown Atlanta to minister to approximately 200 homeless men and women.

While there, the group witnessed to individuals, and handed out sweatshirts and toiletry bags containing deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and hand lotion.

The Rolling Hills Youth Group makes quarterly trips to Atlanta to serve the homeless; feeding and distributing much needed items such as clothing, hygiene products, and shoes. Read More»

St. Christopher’s will bless animals this Saturday

Peachtree City’s St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church will host its first community-wide “Blessing of the Animals” on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon in the church parking lot.

Father George Tsahakis will lead a short service to begin the event and be available to bless pets individually throughout the event.

Any and all animals are welcome. If it walks, swims, flies, slithers or crawls, it is welcome and will be blessed individually. All animals must be caged or on leashes. Read More»

St. Paul’s children’s program is tonight in Peachtree City

Advent Worship for this week at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will consist of a Children’s Christmas Program at 7 p.m. No dinner will be served this evening.

On Dec. 19, the church will host a Happy Birthday Jesus Party and Christmas Carol Singing at 9:30 a.m. during the Sunday School hour. No Bible classes will be held on this day.

On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, the church will have a Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. The Christmas Day service will be at 10 a.m. Read More»

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