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Samaritans top ten for December

The Fayette Samaritans is a non-profit organization dedicated to the food and clothing needs of Fayette Countians.

Their needs for December is as follows:
Peanut butter
Jelly
Juice
Pasta sauce’
Ketchup
Mayonnaise
Pancake mix
Syrup
Rice
Coffee

Its clothing needs include boys, girls, men and women’s underwear, all sizes (socks, briefs, boxer shorts); all teen boys clothes; girls and womens sweaters.

The facility is located at 125 Hickory  Rd., next to Fayetteville Christian Church. It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Call them at 770-719-2707.

Off the shelf and on the Jingle Bell Trail

Off the shelf and on the Jingle Bell Trail

Peachtree City Elementary School held their annual Jingle Bell Trail 5K earlier this month. The event, part of the Elementary Grand Prix sponsored by the Peachtree City Running Club and the Peachtree City Rotary Club, was well attended by festive runners of all ages and abilities. This runner, dressed as an elf, was just one of dozens donning costumes for the race. Photo/Sabine Scholz.

Tyrone parent uses box tops to help school

Some of Tyrone’s top collectors help Connie Redd (far right) display products that carry the Box Top for Education symbols. Pictured left to right is (back row) Kyla McMullen, fourth grade; Trinity Winne, fifth grade; David Zeiler, fourth grade; (front) Ayden Wright, first grade; and Olivia Lohr, first grade. Photo/Special.

A mom at Tyrone Elementary thinks outside the box a lot, and she wants others to do the same to help the county’s students and teachers. Read More»

With need up 25%, Toy for Tots scrambles for more gifts

With your help, the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program will help at least 5,000 children in Fayette and Coweta counties have a better Christmas this year. Demand is higher this year compared to last, up some 25 percent, and applicants are now being put on a “waiting list” Read More»

5th Annual Chair-ity Event Raises Over $50,000 for The Children’s Village

In the back row, from left, are Ron Brown as Santa, Belinda Fitch, Debby Harrison, Debi Lenox, Carla Waters, Angela White, Maggie Lachmayr, Debbie Beauregard, Anna Andreeva-Naydenova, and Volunteer Committee Chair Angela Bean. Seated are Janet Dunn, Christian City Director of Marketing & Development Heidi Becker, Betty Brown as Mrs. Clause. Photo/Special.

To kick off the holiday season, community leaders hosted the 5th Annual Children’s Chair-ity Event at The Dolce in Peachtree City on Dec. 1.

Over $50,000 was raised to help the boys and girls who live in the cottages at The Children’s Village at Christian City.

More than 100 sponsors — including Coweta-Fayette EMC, GreyStone Power, Georgia Power, Nestle Purina, BB&T Reese Insurance, Lexus of South Atlanta, the Tim Hudson Foundation, and The Dolce Atlanta — helped to make the event a success. Read More»

The power of a name:The ABCs of Jesus

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The power of a name:The ABCs of Jesus

Several years ago, some members of our Sunday School class were having trouble choosing a girl’s name for their soon-to-be-born first child. They were driving through the north side of Atlanta one afternoon and passed “Melody Lane” and said, “That’s it!”

The baby was a she and her name became Melody Lane. Thank goodness they didn’t pass Honeysuckle Circle.      
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This weekend is last chance for Dickens Village visit

Friday, Saturday and Sunday — this is your last chance to visit Heritage Christian Church’s authentic old English Victorian Village — a 10th annual presentation of Dickens Village, held nightly Dec. 9-11 from 6-9 p.m. The event opened last weekend and will conclude this Sunday. Dickens Village is free of charge. Read More»

Golfing for the needy

Pictured golfing in the  photo is Garland Perry, with Doug Shoemaker, Lyn Gapen and Bert Laaker watching. Photo/Special.

Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. in Peachtree City held an Employee Appreciation Day called “Putt Fore Pantry” the Friday before Thanksgiving. Employees collect food items to benefit the Real Life Center and use the food that is donated to build a nine- hole miniature golf course throughout their building. Teams of employees then play golf to win prizes. Pictured golfing in the photo is Garland Perry, with Doug Shoemaker, Lyn Gapen and Bert Laaker watching. Photo/Special.

COS ‘Love Feasts’ set for this weekend

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer Love Feasts in Moravian Tradition on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. The 10:50 GraceFlock Service will participate in the Love Feast.

The public is invited to arrive 30 minutes early to get a good seat and to hear the “musical offering” by five instrumental groups. Over 35 instrumentalists will join Sanctuary Choir and Joyful Noise Ringers to present traditional carols, Moravian carols, and Christmas anthems. Read More»

FFUMC’s Christmas dinner, auction, concert planned for December 18

In place of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s (FFUMC) 2011 Tour of Homes this year, members will host a silent auction and dinner before the Candlelight Concert on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. This year marks the 12th performance of the Candlelight Concert featuring violinist Sonja Squires and pianist Rick Massengale.

Along with all of the great instrumentalists, the concert will feature vocalists Kristy Cline and Dr. Franklin Green. Read More»

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