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Family, friends marvel at Ory Stoker’s spirit after crippling dive

Life can change in a moment.

Gregory Stoker, 31, known as Ory to his friends and coworkers, was playing with some kids by a pool at a family reunion in Thomasville on June 25. The kids were chasing him with water balloons and Stoker dove into the water and did not immediately resurface.

“He was blue, he wasn’t breathing and my sister did CPR while we called 9-1-1,” said Stoker’s mother, Kathryn. “He told me he remembers hitting the bottom and realizing he couldn’t move before everything went white.” Read More»

Good citizens

Good citizens

Representative Matt Ramsey spoke to over 250 Fayette County Cub Scouts during their week-long day camp on the grounds of Providence Methodist Church. He talked to the boys about how to be a good citizen in our community. In the back row, from left, are Christian Dunn, Dylan Yost, Maxwell Meyhoefer, Brady Meyer, Rep. Matt Ramsey, Brendan Lane, Grant Nugent, Max Zappendorf. In the front row are Matthew Hyle, Alex Drouillard, Aaron Alford, William Fry, Michael Heatherly, Matthew Craig, Anthony Cortes, and Jonathan Brown. Photo/Special.

Howard Legg, 82, of Fayetteville

Howard Legg, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 5, 2011.

He served his country as a member of the US Air Force. He was a 50-year member of Plumbers-Steamfitters Local #72.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lois Christine Legg of Fayetteville; daughter Judy White of Fayetteville; son Tony Legg and his wife, Lea James of Newnan; grandchildren Kristy Johnston, Michael White & Michael Legg; two great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Read More»

Catherine Wallace Bartlett, 91, of Fayetteville

Catherine Wallace Bartlett, age 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2011 in Moultrie, GA.

She was a long-time resident of Fayette County, where she was a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church, and was director of WMU and leader for Acteens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren H. Bartlett.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne “Sue” Bartlett Wayda of Moultrie, GA; grandchildren, Caitlyn Wayda, Dalton Smith and Harlie Smith; great-grandchildren, Mya Faith Young, Avery Michael Cochran and Warren Alexander Ray; also, nieces and nephews. Read More»

Summer slump doesn’t stop summer service

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These summer months may be vacation season for church members who are in and out of town and in and out of church. Church attendance may dip, but these aren’t the lazy days of summer for folks who participate in the missions opportunities that summertime brings.

Our summer at McDonough Road Baptist always starts with Vacation Bible School. This year our theme was “Big Apple Adventure” as we connected faith to life. Five days of Bible teaching, crafts, music, and missions stories culminated with Vacation Bible School Sunday on June 12. Read More»

Summer mission

 Standing at the entrance are, front row, (L-R),  Dara Dyer, Winnie Mask, Maddi Poff, and Pete Smith. Back row (L-R), Carolene Thames, Cathy Kinsey, Debbi Smith, Robin Austin, Phyllis Morgan, Lexi Smith, Logan McMillin, Julie Herbert, Jonnie Hale, Sammie Simmons, Jackie Weldon, Karol Smith, Daran Paden, and Debi Paden. Photo/Special.

Volunteers from McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville served at Camp Hawkins in Mount Airy, Ga., June 21-26. Camp Hawkins is a ministry of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries. Standing at the entrance are, front row, (L-R), Dara Dyer, Winnie Mask, Maddi Poff, and Pete Smith. Back row (L-R), Carolene Thames, Cathy Kinsey, Debbi Smith, Robin Austin, Phyllis Morgan, Lexi Smith, Logan McMillin, Julie Herbert, Jonnie Hale, Sammie Simmons, Jackie Weldon, Karol Smith, Daran Paden, and Debi Paden. Photo/Special.

All Saints’ music camp starts July 11

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will conduct its annual free children’s Music Camp July 11-15. The featured theme, “Sing To The Lord A New Song,” will be evident in traditional hymns and praise songs, as well as scripture verses and messages.

Curriculum for the camp is a potpouri of music, singing, dancing, and instruction in various instruments, composition, and art.

It also features contests, games and snacks. The program is intended for children ages 4-11. No previous experience is required. Read More»

Heritage Christian to host WinShape C3 Day Camp

Registration is still open for Winshape C3 Camp, which will be hosted by Heritage Christian Church, July 11-15. The day camp is open to all students who have completed first through sixth grade. Camp runs from 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Cost is $179 for a full week of camp. A deposit of $50 is due upon registration.

C3 combines sports and recreation, arts, Bible study and worship for a truly unforgettable week of life change. Read More»

Fayette Presbyterian VBS mission

Left to right are Mary Lou Masters, Alex McManus, Lauren Howland, Sharon Ayers, Katie Stone, and Carly Schnable. Photo/Special.

Fayette Presbyterian church held its VBS the week of June 6-10. A group of sixth graders from VBS went on mini-mission trips each day throughout the community. They helped at the Parks and Recreation Activities house, Fayette Samaritans, Master Gardeners, Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Care in Newnan, and Peachtree City Clean and Beautiful. Shown is the group at the Master Gardeners Garden at New Hope where the produce they picked went straight to the Fayette Samaritans. Left to right are Mary Lou Masters, Alex McManus, Lauren Howland, Sharon Ayers, Katie Stone, and Carly Schnable. Photo/Special.

PTCUMC to offer ‘Vacation Bible Sundays’ during July and August

Vacation Bible Sundays for all ages at Peachtree City United Methodist Church start July 10 and continue through Aug 7.

A kid-centered worship will begin at 9 a.m. in the worship center. There will be classes offered for all ages from babies to adults.

At 10:30 a.m. there will be a time of fellowship and snacks, and at 11 a.m. there will be one worship service in the worship center that will include a wide variety of talents among members of the congregation.

Dr. Stephen Dodson, the new senior pastor at PTCUMC will speak each week during the 11 a.m. worship service. Read More»

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