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Murray Pritchett, age 84, of Union City

Murray Pritchett

Mr. Murray Pritchett, age 84, of Union City, Ga., passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013.

Mr. Pritchett worked for the Atlanta Fire Department and was an aide to five chiefs for 16 years and owned a Gulf Service Station at Hartsfield Atlanta Airport for 28 years. He is preceded in death by his wife Amy Pritchett and is survived by two children Elizabeth Avera and Marshall Pritchett and wife Anna all of Fayetteville; grandchildren Jessica Eberhardt, Christine Cole, Holly and Michael Avera, and great grandchildren Gabrielle and Tyler Cole. Read More»

Rep. Westmoreland supports bipartisan budget deal

U.S. Rep.Lynn Westmoreland. May 2013 file photo.

A new federal budget that would stave off a potential government shutdown early next year has won the support of local Congressman Lynn Westmoreland as it passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

While as of press time Tuesday the bill faces an unknown outcome in the Democrat-controlled Senate, Westmoreland said last week that the bipartisan budget deal brokered between the Republican and Democratic party leaders “is a step in the right direction.” Read More»

Fayette grand jury declines to indict Clayton top cop, 3 others

A Fayette County grand jury declined to indict four people Friday on racketeering and related charges stemming from alleged fraudulent invoices submitted to the Clayton County DUI Court by one company in Tyrone and another located in College Park. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/18/13

Brooks UMC hosts party
Brooks United Methodist church will host a Christmas dinner and party tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 5:45 pm. RSVP to 770-719-7593.

St. Paul’s Christmas program is tonight
The St. Paul Lutheran School’s Advent Christmas program will be presented at 7 p.m. tonight, Dec. 18. The church is at 700 Ardenlee Pkwy., Peachtree City. For information, call 770-486-3545.

Last Advent service to be held at WOG Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/11/13

Advent continues at St. Paul’s
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will continue its Advent services  on Wednesdays, Dec.  11 and 18, with a family friendly dinner at 5 p.m. and services following at 6 p.m. On Dec. 18, the St. Paul Lutheran School’s Christmas program will be presented at 7 p.m. The church is at 700 Ardenlee Pkwy, Peachtree City. For information, call 770-486-3545.

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Fayette, metro meet ozone requirements

Fayette, metro meet ozone requirements

A 20-county area of metro Atlanta has met federal requirements relating to the 1997 “8-hour ozone standard.” Though noted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a Dec. 2 announcement, the bottom line is that none of the restrictions put in place will be relaxed or removed now that the attainment criteria has been met.

Most motorists see the effect of the EPA rules at the gasoline pump in higher prices for reformulated gasoline during the spring and summer months. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/04/13

Advent begins at St. Paul’s
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will hold Advent services each Wednesday during Advent, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, with a family friendly dinner at 5 p.m. and services following at 6 p.m. On Dec. 18, the St. Paul Lutheran School’s Christmas program will be presented at 7 p.m. The church is at 700 Ardenlee Pkwy.

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That championship season

That championship season

On November 16, the 7U Panthers won against the 7U Sharpsburg Stallions for the 2013 Superbowl. Pictured are players and coaches. Charlie Clem #1, Will Clem #3, Charles Cochran #5, Jack Ryan #8, Jayden Jackman #13, Logan Inagawa #16, Regelio Gerena #17, Colton Smith #20, Ethan Bramblett #31, Dorsey Benefield #34, Ben Logan #37, Griffen Sellers #45, Mitchell Sellers #77, Bo Walker #88. Jacob Weissflog #97, John Winter #98, Grant Dougher #99 and coaches Kyle Ryan, Chris Smith, Randy Clem, Seth Benefield, Ron Clem, Tom Dougher, John Cochran. Not Pictured: Chad Walker and Jody Logan. Read More»

Lifting a hand to fight hunger

Lifting a hand to fight hunger

Patrons of the Southside Theatre Guild donated over 200 food items to the Fairburn Community Food Bank recently as part of a food drive associated with the production of Pinocchio.

Participants were asked to bring a non-perishable food item in exchange for a concession treat to help stock up the food bank during the upcoming holiday season.

Southside Theatre Guild, an all-volunteer community theatre has been entertaining audiences for the past 41 years and was happy to have this chance to along with their great patrons give back to the city of Fairburn and the surrounding community. Read More»

McDonough Road Baptist presents ‘It’s Christmas!’

The Celebration Choir and Orchestra of McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville will present “It’s Christmas!” Sunday, Dec. 8, at 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m. Childcare will be provided.

“‘It’s Christmas!’ is an exciting, thrilling, invigorating time of worship and music that emphasizes the true meaning of Christmas,” said Mark Karki, minister of music and worship.

A variety of Christmas music will be shared, Karki said. “You’ll hear timeless classics that make Christmas ‘Christmas,’ along with fresh songs that will stir your heart.” Read More»

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