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Fayette County High School’s Class of 1936 celebrates 75th reunion

Attending the 75th Fayette County High School reunion are seated from left, above: Alma Jones Edwards, Martha Stinchcomb Schell Harris, Mildred Davis Swygert, and Weymon Newton. Standing from left: Sarah Adams Rivers, Elizabeth Swanson Stephens, and Elizabeth Dumas Brown. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

The 1936 Fayette County High School graduating class recently celebrated its 75th reunion with six of its members on hand. It was a luncheon held at the Fayette Senior Services Center in Fayetteville.

When these seniors graduated, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was campaigning for a second term and the country was months away from the double dip seven years into what became known as the Great Depression. World War II was still five years away, and “Gone with the Wind” had just been published a few weeks earlier. Read More»

Celebrating Juneteenth in Fayetteville

Celebrating Juneteenth in Fayetteville

Longtime members of the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP gathered at the Church Street Park in Fayetteville June 18 for the local organization’s first Juneteenth Celebration. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. It commemorates the date of the arrival in Texas of the news of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Scouts take aim for gun safety

Scouts take aim for gun safety

These local scouts learn gun safety and shooting skills with air rifles as part of the many activities last week at Cub Scout Day Camp at Providence United Methodist Church just east of Peachtree City. They were among more than 250 who participated in a variety of activities including canoeing, marbles, and slime-making, just to name a few. Photo/John Munford.

Sanders Anniverary

Major and Mae Sanders

In the spring of 1943, Major Sanders set his eyes on Mae Anthony, and while it’s a bit cliché’, he will say that it was love at first sight. Major and Mae dated for a year so. Mae was not easy girl; Mae wanted to make sure that he was the one. By 1944, Major enlisted in the Navy. Just before he was deployed he asked Mae to marry him. “That was really trying time for us. I was afraid I wouldn’t see him again. He wrote letters often to make sure I was still his girl,” Mae recalls. Major returned from his assignment in December 1945. Read More»

A salute to wonderful fathers is never too late

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

Our column rotation placed my Father’s Day tribute after the fact this year, but, hey, it’s never too late to salute the dads who are doing a good job with fatherhood, and to challenge all of us to raise our performance even more.

Being a father is a wonderful gift, an awesome privilege. I’ve entered the almost-empty nest stage of life, and would love the turn back the clock just a few years. I loved raising my kids, and tried especially to make many memories and spend much time with them. They say kids spell love t-i-m-e, and would rather have you than any thing you can buy for them. Read More»

Dodson appointed new senior pastor at PTCUMC

Dr. Steve Dodson

The Rev. Dr. Stephen M. Dodson was appointed as senior minister at Peachtree City United Methodist Church by Bishop B. Michael Watson at the denomination’s North Georgia Annual Conference, meeting in Athens, Ga., June 14-17. Dodson will preach his first sermon to the Peachtree City congregation on June 26. Read More»

Billy Beard is new senior pastor at Hopewell UMC in Tyrone

Members of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will welcome a new pastor to the pulpit Sunday, June 26. The Rev. Billy Beard formerly served as associate minister at First United Methodist Church in Dalton and will preach his first sermon at Hopewell this Sunday. The Methodist church routinely relocates ministers in an effort to give churches a more well-rounded experience. Hopewell’s current minister, The Rev. Scott Pickering, served the Tyrone church for the past six years and will now be serving County Line United Methodist Church in Acworth. Read More»

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Senior Pastor Frank Mercer giving the sermon at the new location.

Rolling Hills Baptist Church held its first Sunday morning worship service at NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings in Coweta County over the weekend, celebrating the latest chapter in the church’s missional journey. Shown is Senior Pastor Frank Mercer giving the sermon at the new location. The congregation formerly worshipped at the Cinemark Tinseltown 17 Movie Theater in the Fayetteville Pavilion. Sunday worship service at the new location starts at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. For more information on Rolling Hills, see the website at http://WheresTheSteeple.org. Photo/Taylor Trebotte.

All Saints’ Anglican’s annual music camp set for July 11-15

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. No previous experience is required. Read More»

Religion Briefs 06/22//11

Early deadline for July 6 paper
The Citizen offices will be closed Monday, July 4, for the holiday and the normal Monday deadline will be changed. The deadline will be noon on Friday, July 1, for religion articles, weddings, engagements and births to be published on Wednesday, July 6. Please make a note of this on your calendars.

Brooks VBS: June 24, 25, 26 Read More»

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