Fayette County

Keep bubble, but cut rescue team?

I don’t make it a habit to get involved in city politics, but after learning that the city plans to disband the Peachtree City Fire Department’s Dive Rescue Team due to funding cuts, I decided to email our mayor and City Council asking why they would cut funding for a valuable emergency service, yet they find funding to replace bubbles over swimming pools that are a constant drain on the city’s resources and to remediate cracks in tennis courts. Read More»

What does Animal Control do anyway?

On March 23 I came home from the hospital after cancer surgery on both arms with orders to rest. I got home from the hospital around 2 p.m. and at 3:30 my grandson, who is 10 years old, came in the door almost in shock.

The friend he was playing with has a large dog on a long rope. Jeffry went to pick up the basketball they were playing with. The dog jumped him, knocked him down and bit him on the back. He had an open wound with blood. Read More»

Libya war an abuse of presidential power

I seldom feel an impetus to join the bandwagon of Obama criticizers in this obsequiously Republican section of the country. Nonetheless I must decry the government’s recent decision to attack Libya, placing ourselves once more in the vanguard of half-witted nations. Read More»

Politicians make plans for Fayette’s future, but guided by what vision?

For some in our county, the answer to our future seems to be quite clear: conform. Then again, I am still having a difficult time attempting to discern what question they are answering. Even further, I am wondering if they are asking questions at all.

There appears to be this urge among the political leadership in Fayette County to follow the beaten path laid by the metro counties that preceded us in various growth scenarios. Read More»

Proposed tax on veterinary services will result in fewer animals helped

Dear U.S. Representative Westmoreland,

My name is Shannen Chabot and I am a 12th-grader from McIntosh High School. More importantly, I’m of voting age and I’m one of your constituents. As a pet owner and a veterinary technician, I am writing to express my concern regarding House Bill 385, the proposed pet tax.

First, no other professionals are being targeted by this legislation. No healthcare professionals, who are also service providers, are finding their practices threatened. Read More»

Nativity Episcopal will host Evensong service tonight

Episcopal Church of the Nativity will conduct a service of Evensong at 7 p.m. today as part of a weekly series of special events during Lent.

The service is a musical setting of the liturgy for Evening Prayer in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. It will be followed by a discussion on the theme of “Personality and Gifts” and by a soup supper. Read More»

Wesleyan choir to perform at North Fayette UMC Sunday

The concert choir from Wesleyan College in Macon will perform at North Fayette United Methodist Church Sunday, April 3, at 5 p.m.

The 60-voice ladies’ group is performing concerts to raise funds for its upcoming tour to Greece.

North Fayette UMC is at 847 New Hope Road, Fayetteville.

Girl Scout Day at All Saints

Shown (L-R) Wilson, Ana Hall, sponsor Emily Hall, Katie Barry, Emma Bryan, and Kylee Greiner. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

It was Girl Scout Day last Sunday at All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City. The scouts treated the parish to food and beverages during coffee hour. Kim Wilson and the girls also gave a brief presentation which stressed the similarities between ideals of the Scouts and the teachings of the Holy Bible. An informal survey revealed that most of the women of the church had been in the Girl Scout program when growing up. Shown above, (L-R) Wilson, Ana Hall, sponsor Emily Hall, Katie Barry, Emma Bryan, and Kylee Greiner. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

April orders for Angel Food now being taken at Summit

The Summit Church, through the Angel Food Ministries program, is offering quality food at discount prices to members of the community. The deadline for the April order is April 12.

Angel Food Ministries (www.angelfoodministries.com) is an organization dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality food to those in need. The organization is now operational in 45 states. Read More»

Groundbreaking for addition

Front, L-R,  Tim Wallo, Bill Foley, Jim Pace, Chris Patton, Mark Williamson, Beth Green, and Joe Wallace. On the back row, L-R, are Martin Huggins, Jonathan Watson, Greg McEvoy, Darren Swift, Tim Elrod, Jim Moody, Sharon Foley, and James Clark. Photo/Adrienne Carlson.

Southside church on Robinson Road in Peachtree City broke ground for its new auditorium addition and church expansion last week. Completion of the project is expected by late fall of this year. The expansion, designed by Foley Design Associates Architects, includes adding approximately 11,000 sq. ft. Shown above at the groundbreaking ceremony are, front, L-R, Tim Wallo, Bill Foley, Jim Pace, Chris Patton, Mark Williamson, Beth Green, and Joe Wallace. On the back row, L-R, are Martin Huggins, Jonathan Watson, Greg McEvoy, Darren Swift, Tim Elrod, Jim Moody, Sharon Foley, and James Clark. Read More»

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