South Korean nursing students visit Clayton State University

Clayton State Dean of College of Health Lisa Eichelberger

They learn English, medical terminology

The College of Health and School of Nursing at Clayton State University is once again hosting colleagues and nursing students from Daejeon Health Sciences University in South Korea.

Clayton State, which also has a Fayette County campus, is hosting 16 Daejeon students and Professor of Nursing Dr. Cho Meekyung from Jan. 12 to Feb. 6.

Meekyung’s first visit included 15 South Korean students who spent four weeks in Morrow last July while learning English as a second language, English medical terminology, and experiencing health care in area hospitals and community agencies. Read More»

Newnan business women lead healthy path

Newnan business leaders (L-R) Sheri Fleishour, Karen Strickland, Cynthia Jenkins, Liliana Chiciu, Sharon Rogers and Gwen Garrison with Chamber president & CEO Candace Boothby start 2015 with an annual mammogram.Photo/Submitted.

Mammograms recommended each year for those over 40

More than a dozen Newnan business women recently answered a call from the Newnan Coweta Chamber of Commerce for what could be their most important appointment of the year -- an annual mammogram at the Piedmont Newnan Outpatient Center at the Summit Healthplex.

The American Cancer Society recommends women have a mammogram annually starting at age 40 for the early detection of breast cancer. Call 770-400-4040 for an appointment.

Role playing 'poverty simulation' shows issues facing poor

Learn how bills stack up while living below poverty level

An interactive “poverty simulation” program that allows participants to play a role in a working poor family will be held at a Peachtree City church later this month.

The program, called "Welcome to the State of Poverty," places participants into different roles and challenges them to survive with an income level below poverty level for one month. During the simulation, the month is broken down into four 15-minute "weeks." Read More»

Pauline Yance Culbreth, 92, of Fayetteville

Pauline Yance Culbreth, 92, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on January 5, 2015. Read More»

Juanita Messer Tucker, 84, of Peachtree City

Juanita Messer Tucker

Mrs. Juanita Messer Tucker, 84, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Southland Nursing and Rehab. She was born January 1, 1931 in Caroleen, N.C. to the late Heyward Powers and Gertrude Hollifield Powers.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Tucker.

Juanita grew up in Spartanburg South Carolina and spent most of her life being a florist which she very much enjoyed.

Survivors include sons, Clyde Messer, Jim Messer and Doug Tucker; grandchildren, Keith Messer, Katie Tucker, Justin Messer and Brian Messer and several great-grandchildren. Read More»

Pastor Stringham retiring

He served all over world and at home

Glenn Stringham is retiring from his longtime position as pastor to senior adults at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

Stringham has served the church in that position for nearly 19 years and will retire on Jan. 31.

The Stringham family moved to Fayetteville from Hawaii where the pastor was stationed with the U.S. Army and served on staff at the First Southern Baptist Church of Pearl Harbor.

Stringham also served as pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Jonesboro for 10 years before joining the staff of Fayetteville First Baptist. Read More»

Why go to church?

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I can think of no better way to start this New Year than to affirm our regular attendance in our houses of worship. I put first importance on our spiritual wellbeing, but did you know that scientific research has indicated many physical and emotional benefits as well?

An article on reported on 52 reasons to go to church, including full references to the scientific research. I’ll share just what we have room for here. Read More»

GriefShare support group starts tonight at Dogwood

Dogwood Church, 975 Ga. Highway 74 South in Tyrone, will offer a GriefShare support group on Wednesday evenings beginning Jan. 7, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The group will meet in the atrium area of the church office.

The 13-week program has been updated and is led by people who understand the grief process and want to help. Access to valuable GriefShare resources is provided to help recover from the loss and rebuild your life.

Contact Donna at 770-692-7634, or to register.

St. Christopher’s plans dinner benefit this Saturday

St. Christopher Hellenic (Greek) Orthodox Church in Peachtree City announces its 12th Annual Vasilopita and Covered Dish Dinner sponsored by Philoptochos (Friends of the Poor) for the benefit of Saint Basil Academy in Garrison, N.Y.

The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Hangar in Peachtree City.

It will be an evening of food, fellowship and fun for the entire family.

A live auction of handmade Vasilopites (decorative breads) will be held. The public is welcome. Read More»

COS Lutheran will celebrate the Spiritual Jan. 10-11

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will celebrate a unique American contribution, the Spiritual, at all four services Jan. 10-11.

The Sanctuary Choir will sing an anthem by local composer William Allen Pasch, in which he matched two Spiritual tunes, “To the Water” and “New Jordan,” to a text by Martin Luther.

“Second Sundays Band” will lead the congregation in traditional Spirituals at the 10:50 a.m. service and also some more contemporary expressions. Read More»

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