Lee competing in Area Oratorical Competition

Lee competing in Area Oratorical Competition

Jennie Lee, a senior homeschooler representing Post 50, took first place in The American Legion 4th District High School Oratorical Contest held at the CAF Hangar, Falcon Field, Peachtree City, Ga. She had recently won 1st place in the local competition and now moves on to the area competition which will be held at American Legion Post 29 in Marietta tomorrow at 1 p.m. Jennie is shown with Mayor Don Haddix of Peachtree City, who attended the event. Photo/K A Johnson

Taking a trip to Finster's Paradise Garden

Pictured are Patti Stone, Jordan Poole, Executive Foundation Director, Edna Mikel, Dianne Ryan, Brenda Collick, James and Jean Burel, Betty Workman, Joan Coleman, Debra Smith, Karen Lewis, Pauline Skadeland,  Julie Pucel, Martha Kozisek, Carmen Johnson, Barbara Drez, Doris Fredericks, Janet McKenzie, Audrey Bruce and Annie Walter. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department recently offered a trip to Summerville, Georgia to Howard Finister’s Paradise Garden. Through the use of bottles, glass, mirrors, cement, bathtubs, toilets, “garbage” such as rusted bicycle frames and cast off jewelry… you name it, it’s there. Howard had an amazing way of combining text and strong visual forms, so that you have no doubt about his evangelical purpose. His calling as a preacher comes to life here at Paradise Gardens, and by using his art, he created sermon after sermon. Of visual art, he said, “Visual art is a great thing. Read More»

Doretha Akbar of Fayetteville

Doretha Akbar of Fayetteville passed away Feb. 13, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Andy Akbar of Fayetteville; mother, Mary Williams of Fayetteville; sons, Benjamin, Muhammad, Daniel and Derrick Akbar all of Fayetteville; sister, Patricia Chamblis of Morrow; brother, Carlton Williams of Gasden, Ala., and 4 grandchildren.

Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, Fairburn, was in charge – 770-964-4800.

William Albert Davis, Jr., age 84 of Conyers

Mr. William Albert (Bill) Davis, Jr.

Mr. William Albert (Bill) Davis, Jr., age 84 of Conyers, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Holloway Davis. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Heather and David Lee; son and daughter-in-law, Bert and Debbie Davis; granddaughters, Lindsay and Abby Davis, all of Fayetteville.

Born in Augusta, Ga., Bill was the son of William Albert Davis and Ruth Purvis Davis.

After graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology, he served in the U.S. Army as an instructor in the Southeastern Signal School in the 1950's. Read More»

Lieutenant General (Retired) John J. Yeosock. of Peachtree City

Lieutenant General (Retired) John J. Yeosock

Lieutenant General (Retired) John J. Yeosock was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. March 18 1937, and passed Feb. 15, 2012 in Peachtree City, Ga.

After graduating Valley Forge Military Academy, General Yeosock attended Pennsylvania State University earning a degree in Industrial Engineering, and later earned a graduate degree in Operations Research/Systems Analysis from the United States Naval Post Graduate School. Read More»

Ask Father Paul - 02-22-12

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations. Here are a few that I have gotten in my ministry and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul:  What is Lent and Ash Wednesday all about?  My church does not participate in Lent. — Dennis
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President of Nat’l Reform Jewish group to speak at B’nai Israel

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, will speak at services beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville.

“We hope that many of our friends in the south metro Atlanta area will be able to join us for this event, and to hear this dynamic and visionary leader in American Judaism,” said Mike Edison, congregational president. “It is truly an honor to have him.” Read More»

Cobbert chosen as Redemption’s senior pastor

The elders, deacons and members of Redemption Fellowship have announced that the Rev. Stephan Cobbert has accepted the call to the position of senior pastor.

Cobbert comes to Redemption from Providence Church in Birmingham, Ala., where he served as senior pastor.

Prior to serving at Providence Church, Cobbert was instrumental in planting missions churches, both in Houston, Texas and Lithonia, Ga.

Cobbert received his masters of divinity and Th.M. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., in 1997.

He and his wife Monica now reside in Riverdale. Read More»

John Jacobs to present worship experience at FFC

John Jacobs and the Next Generation Power Force will present a worship experience at the Fayette Family Church, 1729 Ga. Hwy. 54 W, on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services.

Jacobs is the founder of the Strength Evangelist Concept and Power Team now called the Next Generation Power Force. He has held more than 3,000 crusades in 40 countries and his team has held more than 30,000 Public School Assemblies in the U.S. Read More»

COS announces Ash Wednesday, Lenten events

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer two Ash Wednesday communion services on Feb. 22, one at 12:15 p.m. and another at 7 p.m.

For five Wednesdays beginning Feb. 29, Christ Our Shepherd will stage a drama series, “The People vs. Judas Iscariot: The Punishment Phase.”

The dramas will be from 7-7:30 p.m. at the church. The audience will serve as the jury as prosecution and defense attorneys present evidence based on the Bible and tradition.

Various witnesses will be “subpoenaed” to testify, including Peter, John and Mary Magdalene. Read More»

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