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Evelyn Newton Pyke, age 79, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Evelyn Newton Pyke, age 79, of Fayetteville passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles B. Pyke, Sr. and is survived by her daughter, Anne Pyke Miller and her husband Kevin of Tyrone; son, Charles B. Pyke, Jr. and his wife Lane of McDonough; grandchildren, Brandon Charles Miller and his wife Jessica, Caitlin Marie Miller, Charles (Chad) B. Pyke, III, Chandler Robert Pyke, Emily Anne Miller; brother, Gene Newton and his wife Doris of Gay; sister, Joyce Newton Hutcheson and her husband Wayne of Senoia. Read More»

John Edward Crain, Jr., 69, of Fayetteville

John Edward Crain, Jr., 69, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014. He was a graduate of the University of Memphis and retired after 35 years with Pitney Bowes. Mr. Crain was a loving Papa to his girls.

He was preceded in death by his parents Verna & John E. Crain, Sr.; brother William Crain; and sisters Joanne Nellis, Carolyn McCormick, and Janet Crain. Read More»

Julia Brown, 93, of Fairburn

Mrs. Julia Brown, 93, of Fairburn, died August 31, 2014.

She was born January 19, 1921 in Tyrone, Ga. and was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Fairburn.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Beasley Brown. Read More»

DAR members head to Forsyth

DAR members head to Forsyth

Several members of the Fayette-Starr's Mill Chapter of the DAR attended the State DAR Summer Workshop in Forsyth Aug. 21. Attendees from left to right are; Marge Lechner, Linda McBride, Sylvia Nolde, Susan Pericht, Judy Hughes, Regent, Ginger Deraney, Susan Morrison, and Rebecca West. Photo/Submitted.

Slow pokes, round-abouts, and good ol’ kindness

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I don’t know about this new law that went into effect July 1. The “Slow Poke” law, House Bill 459, is designed to reduce tailgating, road rage and traffic congestion. If you’re driving in the left lane of a Georgia highway or expressway and some motorist speeds up behind you, quickly move over and let him pass or you could be ticketed. Read More»

Enjoy piano recital, gospel music at COS this week

Pam Martin

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City invites everyone to two events this week.

Pamela Martin will play a piano recital on Thurs., Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at the church. Admission is free.

A former resident of Peachtree City, Martin maintained a piano studio for more than a decade.

The recital includes works by Mozart, Grieg, Shubert, and Mompou. Martin has been invited to present this recital at Agnes Scott College in September. Read More»

New adult Bible studies will begin Sept. 7 at PTCUMC

Registration is underway for new Adult Bible Study classes offered at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd. in Peachtree City. Everyone is invited to sign up for one or more classes.

Short Term Bible Studies include:

• Fresh Encounter, classes begin Sept. 9 and continue each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Book cost: $13.

• Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent, classes begin: Sept. 10 and continue each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Cost: none.

• Daniel by Beth Moore, Classes begin Sept. 16 and continue each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Book cost: $19. Read More»

COS children, youth groups start fall programs

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City invites children and youth to Wednesday programs.

Music and The Master is for children in grades 1-5 and meets from 4:30-5:30 p.m. There children sing, learn about worship, and ring handbells and ChoirChimes.

The preschool group, “sKIDdles,” gathers from 5-5:30 p.m. Read More»

Olivet’ Church’s 23rd anniversary celebration starts next Wednesday

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»

FFUMC’s Titus II plans luncheon meeting

Titus II at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church kicks off the 2014 – 2015 year on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with a musical program presented by Cordially Yours, an a cappella vocal trio led by Ms. Cathy Wright.

Lunch will include a low country boil featuring shrimp, kielbasa, corn and potatoes plus a green salad, cheddar cheese biscuits, and apple cobbler. The cost is $6.

Make reservations by calling Martha Turner at 770-461-2802 by noon on Thursday, Aug. 28. The cost is $6.

The church is in downtown Fayetteville across from the old Fayette County courthouse.