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Art students win scarecrow contest

Art teacher Victoria Perez (center) and students Alexander Chambers and Zoe Kulick accept the first place award while the school’s principal, Ted Lombard (far left), and members of the Fayette County Commission, look on. Photo/Submitted.

Art students at J.C. Booth Middle made history by becoming the first champions of the inaugural Scarecrow Competition hosted by the Fayette County Public Arts Committee.

Scarecrows were placed on display in October next to the public plaza on the grounds of the Fayette County Administration Building in downtown Fayetteville. Booth’s entry, “Art is a Portal to a New World,” showcased a scarecrow emerging from a portal in the ground.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners recognized the first place finish with an official certificate and a $150 check for the school’s art department. Read More»

CSU lauds those ‘Making Things Better’

Two-fold award winner Celena Milner and President Hynes. Photo/Erin Fender.

Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas Hynes recognized four individuals and two organizations for making a difference. Hayes said the winners of the “Making Things Better” awards empower Clayton State students (and prospective students) through their support.

The organizational winners were the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs and the First Year Advising and Retention Center (FYARC). The individual staff winners were director of orientation and new student programs, Celena Milner, and the assistant director of campus life, Atawanna Royal. Read More»

Light Up Senoia

Holiday event, ft. Clydesdales

Light Up Senoia is Saturday, Dec. 6. The food court next to City Hall opens at noon, and the famous Budweiser Clydesdales are coming from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., weather permitting, and will be available for photos.

The holiday festivities include a food court (which opens at noon), music from East Coweta High School’s band, lighting of the tree, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, pony rides and face painting.

There will also be a Santa’s Workshop at the Masonic Lodge next to the library. Read More»

500 sandwiches break record

500 sandwiches break record

Cub Scouts give food to needy

On Friday, Nov. 14, Tyrone Cub Scouts Pack 373 prepared over 500 sandwiches and treat bags for the homeless at the Tyrone Recreation Center. Every year, the pack set up a challenge to boost the number of sandwiches that can be made to distribute to the less fortunate. The goal for this year’s event was 300 sandwiches but the scouts broke the pack’s record. Read More»

Huddleston fifth-grader creates app

(L-R) Huddleston technology specialist Lisa Dobbs, app creator Dominic Tigue and Principal Heidi Pfannenstiel show off the school’s newly launched app. Photo/Submitted.

Everything you need to know about Huddleston Elementary is now in the palm of your hand, thanks to a free mobile app created by one of the school’s students.

Fifth-grader Dominic Tigue began working on the Huddleston app last spring. When the app was ready, he wrote a letter to principal Heidi Pfannenstiel requesting to meet with her.

“He shared with me that he had created a Huddleston app with the support of his father, coding and all. This young entrepreneur set our vision for the app,” says Pfannenstiel. Read More»

Fellowship is a gift that must be enriched

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

On Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 28, NASA launched its unmanned rocket Antares that was tasked with bringing supplies to the International Space Station. Six seconds after take-off, Antares suffered a “catastrophic anomaly” and exploded.

One early newscast suggested that the rocket was veering off course and that scientists on the ground destroyed it. But that report was inaccurate.

NASA doesn’t know what happened, and it may take six months to a year to find out. But when I heard that report, my mind jumped to churches that I’m aware are struggling with conflict and internal strife. Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC’s new Advent Study starts tonight

The community is invited to prepare for Christmas through a new free Advent study “Hope Amidst the Chaos” written and led by Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s associate minister, the Rev. Allyson Lawrence.

The four-week study exploring the book of Isaiah begins Nov. 19 and continues Dec. 3, 10 and 17 with two meeting times each day: one at 10 a.m. and the other at 6:15 p.m. Read More»

Great Fall Festival

 “Wonder Woman” Fran Godwin (right) paints the face of Avonlea Eichholtz, with an assist by her grandmother, Nancy Eichholtz. Photo/Special.

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone had a successful Fall Festival last month and the face painting booth was very popular. “Wonder Woman” Fran Godwin (right) paints the face of Avonlea Eichholtz, with an assist by her grandmother, Nancy Eichholtz. Photo/Special.

Religion Briefs 11/19/14

Holiday GriefShare set for tonight, Friday Read More»

Dedication ceremony set for Dec. 7

The church, shown during construction, was formed in 2007 and has been meeting in the old Peachtree City UMC building on Peachtree Parkway at Windgate Road. Photo/Special.

All Saints Anglican Church will dedicate its new sanctuary Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. Coffee and dessert will follow the ceremony. The new sanctuary is at 149 Ebenezer Rd., Fayetteville. R.S.V.P to Fran at 770-486-5374 or admin@ptcanglican,org. The church, shown during construction, was formed in 2007 and has been meeting in the old Peachtree City UMC building on Peachtree Parkway at Windgate Road. Photo/Special.

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