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Keeping it in the family: Brother pins captain

Keeping it in the family: Brother pins captain

Peachtree City Fire Department Battalion Commander Ron Mundy pins the badge on his younger brother, Fairburn Police Capt. Randy Mundy, at a promotional ceremony held at the Fairburn Police department on Aug. 18. Ron has been with the Peachtree City fire department for 29 years. Randy has been in law enforcement for 20 years, including four years with Fairburn. The Mundy family moved from Indiana to Peachtree City in 1979. Ron attended Fayette County High School and Randy attended McIntosh High School. Photo/Special.

At-large voting is vestige of South’s racist history

Twenty-five years ago I moved into Peachtree City. In looking at the county system of government, I found it out of step with the rest of the country.

I soon found that that the entrenchment of the at-large system for county commissioners was just a carry-over a period of history that is not looked upon as favorable to the South. Read More»

Chime choir to make debut Sept. 11

Shown rehearsing with Patricia Hamilton, director, are (L-R), Inemesit Ibanga, Utibea Ibanga, Breahna McNeirney, Erin McNeirney, Stella Simpson, Kealyn Hutslander and Ibara Ibanga. An adults’ chime choir is also being formed. Photo/Special.

Episcopal Church of the Nativity has organized a children’s chime choir that will perform for the first time at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Sept. 11, which will be Rally Day to mark the beginning of a new Christian education year. Shown rehearsing with Patricia Hamilton, director, are (L-R), Inemesit Ibanga, Utibea Ibanga, Breahna McNeirney, Erin McNeirney, Stella Simpson, Kealyn Hutslander and Ibara Ibanga. An adults’ chime choir is also being formed. Photo/Special.

Religion Briefs 08/17//11

TLCM plans revival Aug. 17-19
True Love Christian Ministries will hold a Summer Revival Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 17-19, at 7:15 p.m. nightly. The guest preachers for the revival are the Rev. Melvin Ware and First Lady, the Rev. J. T. Ware, of Mount Olive Baptist Church. True Love and Mount Olive are both leadership churches in the Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF) based in Fayette County. True Love is at 192 Graves Rd., Fayetteville. The senior pastor at True Love is Elder Nathaniel Livingston. Read More»

Deal wants regional transportation tax vote in November 2012, not next July

Map-making won’t be the only chore taken up by the Georgia Legislature during its special session starting Monday.

Gov. Nathan Deal also wants the legislature to consider moving the date of the referendum on a regional transportation sales tax vote. The legislation adopted earlier this year scheduled that vote for July 31, 2012, but Deal wants to push it to the November general election, a spokesman for his office has confirmed. Read More»

Susan Levine, 62, of Riverdale

Susan Levine, 62, of Riverdale, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

She was born to the late Charles and Thelma Adler in Akron, Ohio, and in 1980, moved to Georgia, where she found her passion as a cantorial soloist at Congregation B’nai Israel.

She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Raphael Levine; her son, Scott Isaac and his wife, Kerry; her daughter, Tara Hughes and her husband, Eugene; her grandchildren, Nicholas and Kate Isaac, and Sabrina Hughes; her sisters, Robin Ledridge and Carol Montesinos; and her brother, Tommy Israel. Read More»

First Lady of Georgia Mrs. Sandra Deal visits Christian City

The governor's wife, Mrs. Sandra Deal, with some of The Children’s Village girls making cookies. Photo/Special.

First Lady of Georgia Mrs. Sandra Deal recently visited the Christian City campus for a tour and lunch.

After attending Christian City’s Hopes and Dreams Luncheon featuring Former First Lady Laura Bush, Deal became interested in the ministries for abandoned and abused children and seniors Christian City offers. As an advocate for volunteerism and serving the community, Deal was impressed by all the opportunities Christian City offers, both for those in need and for those who want to help others. Read More»

Half of proposed regional sales tax would fund mass transit plans

Committee approves $3 billion for rail and buses, leaving $3 billion for all road projects

A committee tasked with paring projects down for a potential regional transportation sales tax has put together its mass transit priorities.

While none of the transit projects would operate in Fayette County, their $3 billion price tag will cut in half the available funding for roads in metro Atlanta. The projects would leave $3.1 billion to spend on road, bridge, pedestrian and other projects.

Transit projects on the list are not set in stone, however, as they will require a full vote of the 21-member Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable by Oct. 15 of this year. Read More»

Westmoreland: Constitutional amendment needed to rein in runaway federal spending

3rd District U.S. Rep. Lynn Westsmoreland makes a point at a briefing Tuesday morning at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a conversation about debt and spending and what the future holds for the United States. Remarks by Congressman Lynn Westmoreland addressed those and other issues at an Aug. 9 meeting of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce at the old courthouse in Fayetteville. Read More»

First anniversary

Members of Word of God Lutheran Church. Photo/Special.

Members of Word of God Lutheran Church will celebrate the church’s first anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 14. The congregation was the first Lutheran church in the Atlanta area to be affiliated with the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). It also is affiliated with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). Word of God Lutheran Church is traditionally grounded in biblical teachings, consistent with scripture and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. The congregation worships at 303 Kelly Drive, Suite 10, in Peachtree City, with a 9:30 a.m. Read More»

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