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Churches ... announce your Christmas and New Year’s events

The Citizen will publish a special listing on Wednesday, Dec. 24 detailing all Christmas church activities on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Churches are requested to send announcements of events by noon, Monday, Dec. 22. Earlier is better.

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Fayetteville, GA 30214.

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Remember, the deadline is Monday, Dec. 22, at noon.

Religion Briefs 12/17/14

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Ferrell Eugene Couch, 83, of Riverdale

Ferrell Eugene Couch, 83, of Riverdale, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

Mr. Couch was a decorated Veteran of the Korean War and retired from Kroger as a truck driver after 50 years. He was a member the First Baptist Church in Riverdale.

Mr. Couch is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Betty; sons Mike (Sherry) Couch and Greg (Aundrea) Couch; grandchildren John, Brandy, Braden & Natalie, and a sister Lavern Mask. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/10/14

Potluck dinner is tonight at All Saints
All Saints Anglican Church will have a Feast of St. Nicholas potluck dinner tonight, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. and will host Advent Lessons and Carols on Dec. 21 at 10:30 a.m. The church invites the community to visit its new location, 149 Ebenezer Rd, Fayetteville. For more information, call 770-486-5374.

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Laskey, Jackets gear up for big game against Florida State

Even the casual sports fan anywhere in the state knows about Georgia Tech’s overtime win over Georgia last weekend in Athens.

For every current member of the Yellow Jackets it was the biggest game of their careers. But that sentiment will only last seven days, as Georgia Tech looks to take another giant step on the national stage this weekend.

Zach Laskey, a former standout at Starr’s Mill, scored the winning touchdown in Georgia Tech’s 30-24 overtime victory over Georgia. Read More»

Saving chapel offerings for charity

St. Paul Lutheran School’s students have been collecting their chapel offerings since the beginning of the school year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. They surpassed their goal and collected a total of $650.30. Pictured are members of the St. Paul Lutheran Beta Club who picked the charity that would receive the donation. Photo/Submitted.

Students save for a cause

St. Paul Lutheran School’s students have been collecting their chapel offerings since the beginning of the school year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

They surpassed their goal and collected a total of $650.30.

Pictured are members of the St. Paul Lutheran Beta Club who picked the charity that would receive the donation. Photo/Submitted.

Caregivers team up for ‘Toys for Tots’

Piedmont elves David Hall and Zack Holt of Piedmont Newnan Hospital visit with Piedmont Fayette Hospital caregivers. Photo/Submitted.

This holiday season, Piedmont Fayette Hospital is teaming up with Piedmont Newnan Hospital and physician practices in Coweta and Fayette counties to support the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

Piedmont “elves” have been busy delivering collection boxes throughout the two counties. So far, more than 100 boxes have been distributed to 70 locations. Toys will be collected through Dec. 16.

Toys for Tots is collaborating with local organizations in Coweta and Fayette to ensure these toys are distributed to local families in need. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/03/14

Advent services start tonight
Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City begins its weekly Advent services tonight ,Wednesday, Dec. 3.  A soup supper begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a table talk devotion. Services are scheduled for Dec. 3, 10, and 17 and are held in the church sanctuary at 303 Kelly Dr., Suite 10, Peachtree City.

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William Ralph McBroom, 96

Reverend William Ralph McBroom was born in Lamar County on August 19, 1918. He entered heaven on December 1, 2014 at the age of 96. He is known as Ralph to his family, but in the business world, he became known as Bill McBroom. He was loved as Papa and Grandpa by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. McBroom was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Read More»

Daniel Anthony Depweg, 56, of McDonough

Daniel Anthony Depweg

Daniel Anthony Depweg, 56, passed away in McDonough, Ga. on November 30, 2014 at his home. He was born on February 3, 1958 in Hamilton, Ohio. Dan was married to Carrie Tolmie in 1981, and they raised two children together, Holly and Chris.

Dan attended Providence College and Fairfield University. He held management positions for Fed Ex, Control, Aramark, Sodexo, and Lick-Wilmerding High School. Dan resided in several states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, California, and Georgia. Read More»