Area churches offering Christmas services

It’s Christmas in Fayette and Coweta counties. Christians once again are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ with special worship services both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, which, this year, falls on Saturday and Sunday. Some services are formal, some informal, but all reverently celebrate the birth of the person who is the very heart of the Christian religion. Read More»

Fifth grader shows entrepreneurial spirit

Bryce Wallace with one of his bracelets. Photo/Michael Boylan.

At Camp WinShape last summer, Bryce Wallace, a fifth grader at Cleveland Elementary School, learned how to make bracelets with parachute cords. He enjoyed making them and decided he wanted to go into business making them. Too Cool for School, his business was soon born, and Wallace and his family, which made a small investment in materials, set up at a booth at the final Market Day of the year in Fayetteville. Read More»

Student uses gift to get bicycles ready for children in-need

Lauren gets ready to assemble her first bike. Photo/Special.

Anyone who has ever tried to put something together with many different parts and pieces knows how daunting it can be. The instructions are usually not the best and inevitably a few nuts and bolts are left over that obviously belong somewhere.

 Lauren Black does not have that problem. She is a natural at putting things together, especially those with moving parts. When she heard that some unassembled children’s bicycles had been donated to the school system for students in need, she eagerly stepped up to help put them together. Read More»

Recitation winners advance to District Festival in Feb.

Reading and memorizing a poem is one thing, but making it come alive in front of an audience is a real feat and that is exactly what Fayette’s elementary students did at the county’s annual Recitation Festival.

 After months of memorization and practicing pronunciation, enunciation and diction, not to mention the countless hours spent rehearsing voice inflexions and facial expressions, students dazzled audience members at the 2011 festival. They were vying for the opportunity to represent the county at the district festival taking place in Griffin in February. Read More»

Optimist Club of Peachtree City enjoyed another Breakfast with Santa

Pictured above are Sydney and Jenna Britton visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa’s helper was Blaise DeGolian. Photo/Special.

The Optimist Club of Peachtree City hosted a Pancake Breakfast with Santa on December 10th. Families enjoyed an all –you- can- eat pancake breakfast and then the children brought their “wish list” to Santa.

The funds raised from this event will help support many of the events/projects that the Optimist Club provides throughout the year. All funds raised stay in the Peachtree City/Fayette County community and provide services/events for children and their families. Read More»

Peeple students give back to military families

Peeple students give back to military families

Students in Mrs. Hossbach’s second grade class at Peeples Elementary donated money this year to support the local organization “Embracing Military Families” instead of buying a holiday teacher’s gift   This organization supports the children of active duty soldiers based at Fort Benning here in Georgia. Read More»

Senoia Candlelight Tour features 6 homes

Senoia Candlelight Tour features 6 homes

The wealth of items on display at the Senoia Historical House and Museum on Couch Street in Senoia were just a sampling of the local treasures found at six homes during the Senoia Candlelight Tour of Homes held Dec. 11. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Henry Alonzo Casey, Jr., age 76

Henry Alonzo Casey, Jr., age 76, of 225 Hospital St., Plains, died at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. A native of Sasser, Mr. Casey was born May 15, 1935, the son of the late Henry Alonzo Casey, Sr. and Fannie Rigsby Casey. He was a member of First Methodist Church and retired from International Minerals and Chemicals where he was employed as a sales manager. Read More»

Heritage Christian presents another Dickens Christmas Village

Heritage Christian presents another Dickens Christmas Village

Visitors to the Dickens Christmas Village at Heritage Christian Church were able to enjoy the sounds of the holidays from strolling singers dressed in period Victorian garb, as well as a live nativity scene, treats, homemade toys and candles and more. The church just east of Peachtree City stages the annual event during the Christmas season. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Remembering veterans this holiday season

Remembering veterans this holiday season

Deceased military veterans were remembered Saturday in a special ceremony at the Fayetteville city cemetery as part of the national “Wreaths Across America” campaign. Local veteran Robert Ladd, left, joins Civil Air Patrol Cadet Christopher Perdew in saluting one of the wreaths that was placed to represent each branch of the armed forces. Individual wreaths were also placed at the graves of each veteran in the cemetery. Photo/John Munford.

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