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Worley gets Girl Scouts highest award

One of Worley’s classes, Photo/Submitted.

Jordan Worley was recently awarded Girl Scouting’s highest honor, the Gold Award. She chose her project, entitled “Dance Techniques through Rhythm and Movement”, to show children a fun way to become more physically active and also gain an appreciation for the art of dance.

Worley’s inspiration for her project came a year ago while reading an article in “The Citizen” about obesity rates in Georgia’s children Read More»

A new garden grows in Fayette

Garden volunteers include, first row from left, Jordon Cole, Andrew Cole, Braden Pennypacker and Taryn Pennypacker. Very front: Destyn Pennypacker and Trio Dog. Back row: Matthew Browning, Andrew Alberts, Steven Andrews and Rhonda Penneypacker. Mathew and Andrew are with Boy Scout Troop 79, Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone. Photo/Submitted.

A garden by the Heritage Christian Church for the Fayette Samaritans was the vision of a church member, Rhonda Pennypacker. She did all of the organizing, made it happen and is also the garden manager.

Members of the church and local volunteers provided money and their time to plant, maintain, and harvest. Everything that is grown is donated to the Samaritans. The church also provides water for the project.

This summer, over 120 to 150 pounds of cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and okra were harvested for the benefit of this 21 year old food and clothing charity. Read More»

Sitton-Bearden engagement

Meagan Danielle Sitton engaged to Michael Scott Bearden

Michael S. Sitton and Karla W. Sitton would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Meagan Danielle Sitton to Michael Scott Bearden. The bride is the granddaughter of Charles and Kathleen Whitehead and Estelle McMillian (late). She is the great-granddaughter of Warren and Corrie Alma (late) Phillips and the late Julian Perry and Mae Nell Strickland. The groom is the son of David and Lela Bearden. He is the grandson of Elizabeth Bearden (late) and Ray and Eloise McElwaney (late). Read More»

Robert Martin DeMine, Sr., 80, of Brooks

Robert Martin DeMine, Sr., 80, of Brooks, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Mr. DeMine was the owner/operator of Bob DeMine Heating and Air. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW Post in Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by his wife Betty DeMine. He is survived by daughters Barbara (Keith) Wills of Gainesville and Brenda (Rodney) McCranie of Lawrenceville; son Robert M. (Carole) DeMine, Jr. of Brooks; 8 grandchildren; sister Dolly Becton of Savannah; brother Thomas (Rose) DeMine of Savannah. Read More»

Separation of church and state?

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The First Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America is simply and completely as follows:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Read More»

Gurley to kick off Bethlehem Baptist’s revival tonight

Members of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Peachtree City will hold their revival this week, Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 20-22, at 7:30 p.m. each night. The host pastor is the Rev. Dwight Elder.

Guest preachers will be the Rev. Dr. Eric Gurley of Flintridge Baptist Church in Fayetteville on Wednesday, Elder Daniel Smart of Edgefield Baptist Church, also in Fayetteville, on Thursday, and the Rev. Anthony Williams of United in Faith Christian Ministries of Jackson on Friday night. Read More»

Religion Briefs 08/20/14

Final revival service is tonight
True Love Christian Ministries in Fayetteville concludes its summer revival tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 20, with the final service at 7 p.m. The host pastor is Elder Nathaniel Livingston. TLCM is a leadership church in the Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF), which seeks unity among area churches.  TLCM is located in Fayette County at 192 Graves Road, just off of Gingercake Road.

PTCUMC launches new family worship Read More»

Providence UMC will host Church Fair this Sunday

The community is invited to Providence United Methodist Church this Sunday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a church fair with information about ministries, classes and special events for the fall. Read More»

Olivet’s 23rd anniversary celebration starts Sept. 3

Olivet’s 23rd anniversary celebration starts Sept. 3

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will begin its 23rd Church Anniversary celebration with the first of four Wednesday night services next Wednesday, Sept. 3, and a final Sunday Anniversary Service on Sunday, Sept. 28. The theme this year is “We’ve Come This Far by Faith — Let Us Rise Up and Build.” Wednesday night services are at 7 p.m. nightly.

A different speaker is scheduled each Wednesday night.

On Sept. 3, Dr. Maurice Watson, senior pastor of Beulahland Bible Church in Macon and Warner Robins will speak. Read More»

Family History Lab changes dates for free genealogy classes

The LDS Church’s Family History Lab has changed its meeting date from Wednesdays to Tuesdays. The free genealogy classes now will meet each Tuesday evening from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The class meets at 2021 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Those attending can bring their own laptop/tablet or use those provided by the church.

The church offers weekly classes on a variety of topics, including how to use the church’s website, Familysearch.org. For questions or more information, email ffhlab@gmail.com.