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Westmoreland to challenger: Get government out of the way

Incumbent U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland (R-Grantville) on the right and Democrat challenger Frank Saunders of Midland listen to a question posed at a Coweta County forum Monday night. Story on Page A3. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Incumbent District 3 Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R-Grantville) and Democratic challenger and school teacher Frank Saunders (Midland, in northern Muscogee County) squared off Monday night at a forum sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. The candidates responded to questions centering on issues such as the recession, job creation, stimulus spending, immigration and healthcare.

“There is a problem in Washington and I want to help solve it,” said Saunders in his opening remarks. “There’s a lack of common sense and leadership in Washington.” Read More»

Rep. Yates: Opponent distorts record

I am state Representative John Yates, District 73. I have served the citizens conservatively and faithfully for about 20 years.

This email is to correct the inaccurate statements emailed to you by Mrs. Rose Carroll on Oct. 5, 2010.

Mrs. Carroll spent most of her time bragging about how many polls she answered and stating that I did not answer polls. The truth is I answered every one that I received.

Also she asked for votes, but gave no reason why the voters should vote for her. Read More»

Bethany will do Wesley Walk for Others

Members of Bethany United Methodist Church will be walking and volunteering for the Wesley Walk for Others on Saturday, Oct. 23.

The 6.2-mile walk around Stone Mountain benefits Wesley Community Ministries, which serves lower-income older adults and children through Project Extend, home-repair for lower-income older adults, Bethlehem Senior Center, and Camp Wesley.

For the last four years, Bethany has raised the most money for the walk, for churches its size.

Religion Briefs 10/20/10

Public servant appreciation lunch
On Sunday, Oct. 31, from noon to 2 p.m. members of Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville will show appreciation to those who serve as public servants in Fayette county (local fire, police, sheriff and EMS officials) by providing them with a complimentary lunch in the George Porter Fellowship Hall. All public servants are welcome. Edgefield is at 140 Church St. in downtown Fayetteville. For more information, contact the church, 770-461-7388. Elder Eddie Thomas is senior pastor.

Bethany plans Trunk or Treat Read More»

What does Muslim tolerance look like?

This is in response to the Muslim woman in the Free Speech section of 10/06 who says that she is the mother of a young man who was killed at the World Trade Center nine years ago.

I am truly sorry that you have had to suffer the loss of your son. But, the letter seems disingenuous, and the attitude therein perhaps helps to illustrate exactly the reason why there have been anti-Muslim rants in the paper.

Your son wasn’t killed by intolerant Americans. He was killed by intolerant Muslims. Yet, your plea goes out to Americans to be more tolerant. Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/13/10

Southside will host Fall Festival
Southside Baptist Church in Fayetteville will host its Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free food, fun games for kids, and inflatables including an inflatable rock wall. The church is at 1332 Ga. Hwy. 92 South, Fayetteville.

Hopewell opens Pumpkin Patch Read More»

Dr. Thomas William Scott, 49, of Tallahassee, FL

Dr. Thomas William Scott, 49, of Tallahassee, FL , died October 7, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father Raymond Scott and brother Richard Scott. He is survived by his son Tommy Scott of Sharpsburg ; daughters Kelsey Scott of Sharpsburg and Jordon Scott of Sharpsburg ; mother Ann Scott of Fayetteville ; brothers Ray and Kitty Scott of Maitland, FL and Stuart Scott of Louisville , KY ; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Colonel James Charles Cannon, age 65

Colonel James Charles Cannon

Colonel James Charles Cannon, a Signal Corps decorated communications officer, passed away on Saturday, September 25th. The retired US Army officer proudly served his country for 27 years and was 65 years old when he died.

Jim, “Jeeves” to his daughter, was born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin August 12, 1945 and was the second oldest of four children. Jim’s father and youngest brother were also Army men so it was no surprise he would follow suit. He ate, slept and breathed the Army and would do anything to help a fellow soldier, or any person or animal in trouble. Read More»

Christian City hosts pancake breakfast, Oct. 30

Christian City is hosting their annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 8-10 a.m. in the parking lot behind the Welcome Center at Christian City located at 7345 Red Oak Road in Union City. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at The Children’s Village or at the event. After you’ve enjoyed the Pancake Breakfast, make sure you make your way down to Graceland Thrift Store to enjoy their Autumn Festival. Read More»

Coweta County runs sewer from Newnan to PTC, enabling big growth

A new sewer line all the way from Newnan to nearly the Fayette County border likely will mean that Fayette residents driving on Ga. Highway 34 will be seeing intensive new development along the four-lane road in coming years. Read More»

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