Fayette County

Prince of Peace has pumpkins for fall decorating

Six-year-old Helen Steffan spends time helping shoppers in the Prince of  Peace Pumpkin Patch. Photo/Special.

The local community is invited to come and buy their pumpkin at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Pumpkin Patch on Highway 314 in Fayetteville, between Lowe’s and the Pavilion. The patch is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Proceeds from sales benefit the youth summer mission trips and Christmas service project. Also, a percentage of the proceeds support farmers on the Indian reservation in New Mexico by leasing the land to grow the pumpkins and by hiring them to harvest them. The pumpkins are delivered and then sold at church locations across the country. Read More»

Hitting the right notes

A’Lise Holliday is pictured with Creed Pannell, Jr., the CEO & Executive Director of The Gospel Choice Awards. Photo/Special.

Whitewater student building a singing career

A’Lise Holliday, 16, started recording music at the age of 13 but said in a recent interview she has always been a singer and a songwriter.

“I’m always writing songs, starting with thoughts and rhymes,” Holliday said. “I try to tell a story with songs.”

Currently writing and recording songs for her debut album, one of the songs, “You Can Change The World,” caught the attention of people involved with the 2010 Gospel Choice Awards and led to Holliday becoming a performer at this year’s event, which was held last month at the Georgia World Congress Center. Read More»

Deadline to order Greek pastries for holiday entertaining is Nov. 1

The order deadline is Nov. 1 — next Monday — for St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society‘s Greek Appetizers and Pastry Sale featuring appetizers for holiday entertaining.

Offered for sale are Spanakopita (filo pastry filled with spinach, feta and onions) and Tiropites (filo pastry filled with cheeses and herbs) for $10 per dozen and Baklava (filo and nut filled sweet pastry) for $18 per dozen.

Also featured this year are Kourambiethes (a rich, buttery cookie topped with powered sugar) for $15 per dozen. Read More»

Olivet’s anniversary is this Sunday

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will celebrate its 19th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 31 and invites the community to join in the celebration. Special services have been held each Sunday during the month of October.

“Our ministry leadership has worked diligently to make sure our anniversary celebration is second to none,” a spokesperson said.

Everyone, regardless of their religious background is welcome to attend services.

Service times are 7:45, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m.

For more information, contact the church, 770-460-6656 or visit www.theolivetchurch.org . Read More»

Rolling Hills youth minister to Atlanta’s homeless

Devin Camp (right foreground) hands a towel to an unidentified homeless man during Rolling Hills Baptist’s recent youth mission in downtown Atlanta. Also assisting at the table were Mitchell Camp (left background) and Evan Mercer. Photo/Special.

Youth from Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville travelled to downtown Atlanta recently to minister to many of the city’s homeless men and women.

While there, the group witnessed to individuals, assisted with feeding, and handed out over 150 hand and bath towels donated by the Rolling Hills congregation.

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»

Bypass/Hwy. 54 light to activate Thursday

The new traffic signal located at the intersection of the West Fayetteville Bypass, Phase 1, and Ga. Highway 54 will be fully activated on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m., county officials said.

Drivers should take extra precautions in this area as the public becomes familiar with the new traffic patterns.

The light has been operating in blink mode between Oct. 20 and Oct. 28, 2010. The blink mode is a requirement of the Georgia Department of Transportation and its purpose is to alert drivers of the new signal. Read More»

F’ville permits more amusement machines at some restaurants

It was a brief agenda before the Fayetteville City Council Oct. 21 but it was important to at least one local restaurant that had unwittingly run afoul of a change in state law pertaining to the number of coin-operated amusement machines allowed on the property. The council adopted an ordinance designed to permit dining facilities seating more than 40 to operate more than the nine machines currently allowed by state law.

The issue centers around Senate Bill 454 that regulates and limits coin-operated amusement machines. The law became effective July 1. Read More»

Healthcare forum coming Oct. 28 in PTC

So what will healthcare reform in America look like beginning Jan. 1? That question will be answered by a panel from the medical and insurance fields at a forum on Oct. 28 in the council chambers at Peachtree City Hall.

Speakers at the forum will include Dr. Brian Hill, insurance expert Ron Bachman and insurance agent Linda Mulligan.

Hill is on the board of the Prostate Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and is a member of Docs 4 Patient Care.

Bachman is a retired partner with Pricewaterhouse having spent 30 years as an insurance actuary. Read More»

FFUMC will host Christmas Marketplace November 6

The 21st annual Christmas Marketplace will be held Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center in Fayetteville. The event is hosted by the United Methodist Women and will include more than 60 unique vendors, children’s clothing consignment, large bric-a-brac sale and homemade bake sale. Proceeds support church missions.

Donated items are now being accepted and may be dropped off at the church, 175 East Lanier Ave. (Ga. Highway 54) in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

County fire stations collecting food, items for the needy

Donating food for the needy has become even easier in advance of the holidays, as all nine Fayette County fire stations will accept donations for the countywide Fayette Samaritans food pantry through Nov. 15.

Fayette Samaritans is a non-profit agency that assists the needy by not just providing food but also emergency assistance for Fayette residents who qualify for help.

Among the top 10 needs of the Samaritans food pantry are:
• Canned meats including tuna, chicken, salmon, beef stew, sloppy joe and spaghetti
• Canned fruits, cereal, juice, jellies/jams, and soup. Read More»

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