Legacy’s Team Holland performs its own version of extreme makeover

Team Holland members: Standing on the roof (L-R),  Hank Lane, Evan Huelfer, Jeff Serbun. Sitting on the roof (L-R),  Jeff Angelo and Greg Creighton. Below (L-R),  Holl Huelfer, Lisa Champlin, Kelly Green, Leah Holland, Cindy Holland, Michelle Serbun,  Erinn Angelo, Kara Lane, and Dave Yeager. Photo/Special.

By Evan Huelfer

Special to The Citizen

In the summer of 2012, school teacher Cindy Holland suddenly lost her husband to pancreatic cancer and faced a myriad of home repair issues. Hank and Kara Lane organized a small group from Legacy Christian Church and a circle of friends to help put a much needed new roof on Holland’s house.

The mission became known as “Team Holland.” Hank, with help from Greg Creighton, assembled a group of men to remove the existing roof and replace it with a new one — all in a three day period. Read More»

FPC will honor vets this Sunday

Fayette Presbyterian Church, 791 Forest Ave. (Ga. Highway 92 North) in Fayetteville will observe Veteran Recognition at each service this Sunday.

The recognition will be held at 8:30 and 11 a.m, followed by worship, and will include a slide show of FPC members and friends who have served, and a recognition of everyone present who has or is currently serving in the U.S. military.

Each branch of service will be honored individually, followed by a stanza from its service song. Read More»

Women of Faith live simulcast starts this Friday

Members of Peachtree City Christian Church Women’s Ministry are busy preparing for hundreds of women in the surrounding area to attend the Women Of Faith – Survival to Revival 2014 Live Simulcast this Friday, Nov. 7, from 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held at the church, 500 Kedron Dr., Peachtree City.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at or in the church office.

The doors will open an hour early and Roly Poly will provide box lunches for $7. Read More»

Healing Bridge Clinic hosts banquetto raise awareness, honor visionary

Andy and Shannon Steele (facing camera) speak with Dr. Jeffrey Metts, chief of medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center and Dr. Rama Rao, gynecologic oncology surgeon at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Steele is the director of the Quality of Life at Cancer Treatment Centers of American in Newnan. Photo/Special.

The Healing Bridge Clinic in Peachtree City recently hosted an awareness banquet at First Presbyterian Church PTC to inform those attending about its ministry. The evening included live music, photos, and a meal. The banquet honored Ms. Ruth McCammon whose original vision led to the formation of the clinic.

The Healing Bridge Clinic exists to serve the uninsured and underinsured of Fayette, Coweta, and South Fulton Counties with quality, professional medical care. Its staff provides free routine, non-emergency medical and nursing care normally provided at family practice centers. Read More»

Mickey the fireman

Mickey Mouse (AKA Silas Brooks May) explored the cab of a big red fire truck at the recent Hopewell UMC Fall Festival. Photo/Special.

Mickey Mouse (AKA Silas Brooks May) explored the cab of a big red fire truck at the recent Hopewell UMC Fall Festival. The “Touch the Truck” exhibit was provided by the Fayette County Fire Department and the children were able to touch, climb on, and ask questions about the big truck from the helpful firemen at the event. Hopewell is at 351 Jenkins Road, and the new Tyrone Fire Station is just a few feet from the church. Photo/Special.

Higher Ground panel discussion set for tomorrow

The Higher Ground Group, comprised of an assembly of four long-time Atlanta faith leaders who share common experiences and lead positive change, will explore what it means to be a person of faith within a diverse social system via a panel discussion entitled “Christians, Jews and Muslims: Let’s talk — Opening the dialogue amongst all peoples of faith.”

The event will be hosted by and held in the sanctuary of Newnan Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 7 - 8 p.m. and is an initiative led by Hasco Craver, City of Newnan’s business development director. Read More»

Get ready for 'chair-ity' event Dec.4

Several unique items will be up for bid at the silent auction. Photo/Submitted.

Some wonderful volunteers, community leaders and the local art community are coming together to host the 8th annual Chair-ity event Dec.4 at the Dolce in Peachtree City benefiting the abandoned, abused, and otherwise homeless children who live in the cottages at The Children’s Village at Christian City. Our kids are so blessed to have this support.

Tickets are $25 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, live jazz performed by the Peachtree Pops Ensemble, and a silent auction where you can shop for that special someone on your holiday list. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Read More»

Eagle Scouts have an impact in Fayette

From left, Nicolas Eatman, Preston Earle, Taylour Butler and Joseph Noffsinger. Photo/Submitted.

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 79 has four new Eagle Scouts. Nicolas Eatman, Taylour Butler, Preston Earle and Joseph Noffsinger all recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 79. All four began their scouting adventure together as Cub Scouts while attending Robert J. Burch Elementary, in Pack 179 which is hosted by Tyrone Christian Church. While Cub Scouts, they did the traditional Scouting activities, but they also spent a significant amount of time volunteering in their Fayette County community. Read More»

Woodard Travis Whitaker, 73, of Fayetteville

Woodard Travis Whitaker, 73, of Fayetteville, Ga. was a native Georgian born in Fitzgerald, Ga., on January 7, 1941.

Travis passed from this life to eternal life on Sunday, November 2, 2014. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Travis worked for Delta Airlines 34 years and was a long-time member of Lisbon Baptist Church. He enjoyed cooking, carpentry, and peach ice cream. His greatest loves were his family and his church. Read More»

Max Darrow Strozier, 86, of Fayetteville

Max Darrow Strozier, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away November 3, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Eva Strozier, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Kenwood Baptist Church. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. The burial will be at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville

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