Marriage celebration event coming to FFUMC Saturday

“Pathways to the Heart … Pathways to Growth,” an informative marriage celebration event for couples of all ages and stages of life, is coming to Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on Jan. 31 from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Childcare is provided at no charge.

Better Marriages of Georgia will partner with FFUMC to present three workshops, a romantic dinner and an evening concert to foster healthy marriages by offering insight, practical ideas and quality time for couples. Read More»

Line Creek Baptist to host Jubalheirs in concert Friday

Line Creek Baptist Church will host The Jubalheirs in concert Friday, Jan. 30, at 4 and 7 p.m., at the church on Bob Smith Road in Sharpsburg.

Jubalheirs is a female chorus for ministers of music, organists, pianists and others who are involved in the music programs of Baptist Churches. The group sings under the direction of Jon Duncan, the specialist, music and worship ministries, Georgia Baptist Convention. The varied program consists of hymns, spirituals and anthems.

The Jubalheir Handbells perform under the direction of Beth Humber. Read More»

Stephen Ministry leader

Joyce Pilch

Joyce Pilch has been commissioned a Stephen Ministry leader at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City. She recently attended an intense week of training in Orlando, Fla., to prepare her for her new responsibilities. A member of Christ Our Shepherd since 1999, Pilch is a native of Bangdong, Indonesia. She has served as a Stephen Minister for several years. In her new role she fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Carole Lynch, who became a Stephen leader the same year Pilch joined Christ Our Shepherd. Photo/Special.

Christian band to perform at SDA church

OBB, a contemporary Christian band, will perform at Peachtree City Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $8 in advance (groups of 10 or more are only $6 in advance) and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at

For more information about OBB, go to Peachtree City SDA Church is at 4957 East Ga. Highway 34, Sharpsburg.

Fayette Emergency Management plans faith-based conference

Fayette County Emergency Management announced its third annual Fayette County Faith Based Conference, Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Heritage Christian Church, 2130 Redwine Rd., Fayetteville. There is no charge to attend.

Conference topics will include:

• 2014 ice storm, lessons learned;
• Georgia Power storm response overview;
• Personal preparedness in your home;
• CPR training;
• EBOLA - Get the facts;
• National Weather Service;
• FEMA guest speaker;
• Preparing for functional needs population; and more. Read More»

Film professor part of south metro outlook panel

Barton Bond

Presentation will focus on educational link to film boom

Barton Bond, director of Clayton State University’s Film and Digital Media Center, will speak about the educational aspect of Georgia’s film boom at an upcoming conference that will also include a speaker connected to Fayetteville’s Pinewood Studios.

Bond will be a panelist at the upcoming 2015 South Metro Outlook Development Conference that will be held Feb. 18 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park. Read More»

Habitat receives $45,000 for Newnan home

Habitat volunteers

Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity has been awarded $45,000 from Thrivent Financial.

The money will fund construction of a house in Newnan and supports the “Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity” program, an ongoing multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between the business and Habitat.

Thrivent Financial is committing $12 million nationally to the 2015 partnership, which will be used to serve families and mobilize volunteers through three programs: Thrivent Builds Homes, Thrivent Builds Worldwide and Thrivent Builds Repairs. Read More»

Peachtree City student to study abroad

University of Evansville student McKenna Ceci of Peachtree City will spend the Spring 2015 semester studying abroad at Harlaxton College, UE's British campus near Grantham, England.

Ceci is majoring in Theatre Performance.

UE's study abroad program at Harlaxton College, has been ranked number one in America by Read More»

James Erman Jones, 87, of Brooks

James Erman ("J.E.") Jones, 87, of Brooks passed away January 21, 2015.

He retired from Merita Bakery Company.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen Jones; his daughters, Sherry Graham and Lisa Eason; his son, Glenn Jones; his grandchildren, Brandy Graham, Kathleen Kendrick, Monica Lewis, Erica Bush, Keath Eason, Braek Jones, Robert Jones; his great-grandchildren, Trae Davis, Gayla Graham, Kamryn Kendrick, Natilee Bush, Tristen Kendrick, Phillip Wright, Noah Bush, Emma Eason, Madalynn Wright; and his sister, Frances Alverson. Read More»

Claire A. Fachet, age 91, of Peachtree City

Claire A. Fachet

Claire A. Fachet, age 91, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015.

She was born on September 2, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pa. to the late Edward & Agatha (Marcinowski) Nitka. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Fachet; and her brothers, Edward Nitka, Leonard Nitka and Henry Nitka. Read More»

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