Fayette County

Fine Arts & Crafts fair set for Dec. 4

Shown above (L-R) doing inventory are Jackie Hackney, Annie Doris Mann, Shirley Poole, Eileen Patton, Jane Lindsey, Joy Boyden, Elsie Burroughs, Julia Brewer, Mildred Mayne (partially hidden), and Pat Trebuchon. Not pictured is Honey Corbin, photographer.

Members of St. Andrew’s ECW are getting ready for their annual Christmas Fine Art & Craft Fair planned for Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 316 Peachtree Parkway North, Peachtree City.

The event will include 24 juried vendors featuring jewelry, handmade cards, fine art, textiles, Christmas decor, wood sculpture and folk art, smocked children’s clothing, local honey, award winning jams, jellies and chocolate, natural soaps, fused glass, fashion accessories and more.

All proceeds benefit ECW programs and community outreach.

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City announces holiday services, events

St. Paul Lutheran Church on Ardenlee Parkway in Peachtree city will have a Thanksgiving Day Service, Thursday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m.

Christmas Mid-week Advent Services will be held Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 with two service times, 5 and 7p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

On Dec. 15, Advent Worship 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. Read More»

COS plans chili dinner Wednesday; Advent celebration starts Nov. 28

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will mark Thanksgiving Eve with a chili supper and worship. The supper, an annual tradition, begins at 6 p.m. on Nov. 24. A variety of chilis and desserts will be offered.

Worship will begin at 7 p.m.; the guest preacher will be the Rev. Fred Wiese, father of COS senior pastor Fritz Wiese. Read More»

All Saints Anglican in Peachtree City will host Christmas Music Recital Dec. 4

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will host a free Christmas music recital in its sanctuary on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The theme for the event is “Home For The Holidays.”

The presentation will be organized and led by All Saints music director Shannon Bryan who will accompany guest soprano Chelsea Buyalos. LeeLee Hunter will also perform solo classical guitar. Read More»

New Hope’s ‘Living Christmas Tree’ will perform Dec. 7-12

New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville invites the community to its presentation of The Living Christmas Tree 2010, “The Journey Home.”

This year’s production features 400 adults, students and children taking part in the choirs, orchestra and cast, as well as a 40 foot “singing” Christmas Tree with thousands of computerized lighting effects.

The all new original story focuses on a soldier returning home from war with many questions about his faith.

Reconnecting with his father in a coffee shop, the young man’s “journey home” weaves a path through dramatic scenes from the Bible. Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC to offer Financial Peace University beginning in January

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, in the winter through spring 2011. The course benefits couples and individuals of all ages, those with or without debt. Read More»

Mary-Ann Mitchell Sainsbury, 51, of Peachtree City

Mary-Ann Mitchell Sainsbury, 51

Mary-Ann Mitchell Sainsbury, 51, of Peachtree City , GA entered into eternal life with God and Jesus on November 19, 2010. She was born in Greensburg , IN raised in Versailles , IN , graduated South Ripley High School and was a member of the DAR. Read More»

Thank you letters generate unique gift of appreciation

A simple letter-writing lesson generated an unexpected surprise for a Rising Starr Middle teacher and her class.

Elizabeth McCullough, who teaches eighth grade history, had her students write “thank-you” letters to soldiers, firemen and policeman in remembrance of the events of 9-11. The letters for the soldiers were sent to Colonel Ronald Ross, Chief of Staff ACSE-A, for distribution to servicemen and women serving in Kabul, Afghanistan. Recipients included soldiers in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Read More»

Police reports, Nov. 16-22

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, Nov. 16 - Monday, Nov. 22

Donald Shane Grizzle, 21, of Ga. Highway 85, Brooks, for probation violation.
Cyrus Milner, 56, of Camden Court, Fayetteville, for pending charges battery-family violence.
Michael Charles Phillips, 49, of Longview Road, Fayetteville, for probation violation.
Marselo Ignatios Psomas, 53, of Carriage Lane, Peachtree City, for charges pending simple battery. Read More»

Cathy and his cars on this year’s Christmas Tour of Homes

Restaurateur Truett Cathy stands by one of his dozens of antique autos, a 1934 Ford Cabriolet with a sales price of $525 at that time. The car only has 1,500 miles on its odometer. His car barn is on the Christmas Tour sponsored by the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Photo/Carolyn Cary

The Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is again holding its Annual Christmas Tour of Homes. It will be Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5.

Restaurateur Truett Cathy has generously allowed his antique car barn to be on the tour, however it will be open only on Saturday, Dec. 4.
There are dozens of antique autos to see, from 1920’s T-Model Fords, to cars belonging at one time to Billy Graham, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and Ava Gabor. Read More»