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New Hope, Jonesboro FBC will take Operation Christmas Child donations

While many Fayetteville families are busy with holiday activities, a group of local volunteers is focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas.

Fayetteville families are participating in the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind — Operation Christmas Child — an effort that has hand-delivered 86 million gifts to kids worldwide since 1993. Read More»

First Youth Service held at CTK

Last month, Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg experienced its first youth-led service in the church’s 15-year history. The preacher of the day was Rhianna Benson, a 14-year-old home schooled freshman.

Several months prior, a number of youth approached Christ the King, with the idea and he readily approved.

“When I was about 17,” Epps said, “I was the Youth Day preacher at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Kingsport, Tenn. It was my first sermon and, although it was awful, it was where I got my start.” Read More»

Religion Briefs 11/09/11

COS youth will host supper, auction Sat.
Christ Our Shepherd’s Youth Groups announce a Spaghetti Supper/Auction on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6 - 8:15 p.m., at the church. According to Melissa Jacobson, middle school and family director, and Marta Diehm, interim high school director, funds raised will support events in 2012 including the triennial National Youth Gathering in New Orleans, Affirm Leadership Week, and Middle School Retreat to Lutherock in Arden, N.C.

Men’s Chorus Night is this Saturday Read More»

Mrs. Maxine Jones, age 79, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Maxine Jones, age 79, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Fayetteville.

She was retired from Delta Air Lines.

She is survived by husband; Lewis Jones of Fayetteville, daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Richard Piercy of Italy, brother and sister-in-law, Clark and Judy West of Fayetteville, grandchildren, Kimberly (Terry) Blanton, Leslie Clay, great grandchildren, Olivia Mitchell, London Blanton, Gage Blanton, Emma Blanton. Read More»

Bette Priest Carlton, 82, of Watkinsville

Bette Priest Carlton, 82, of Watkinsville, Ga., formerly from Peachtree City, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011.

Born on Dec. 17, 1928 in Wilkinson County, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Earnest Birtan and Johny Olivia Priest and was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, James Conner Carlton; son Jack Conner Carlton; three brothers, Carl, Birtan and Lionel Priest; and sister Myrtle Priest Butler. Read More»

H. Lee Jackson, 61, of Fayetteville

H. Lee Jackson, 61, of Fayetteville passed away on October 30, 2011.  He was a caring, loving person who enjoyed playing golf.    Read More»

Student and local woman in U.S. Navy become pen pals

Student and local woman in U.S. Navy become pen pals

DCFN (Fireman, Damage Controlman Striker) Julie Dye thought the walls of the USS North Carolina were bland. She noticed that the other ships on her base had pictures donated by children and asked one of her superiors if she could “redecorate a wall or two.” He told her that as long as it was clean and appropriate, and as long as the Chief, approved, he could do it. Dye contacted Crabapple Lane Elementary School, where her mother used to work, and spoke with principal Doe Evans. Read More»

2012 Fayette County Relay for Life will kickoff with meeting next Tuesday

By Cindy Morley
Special to The Citizen

The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step...
-- Lao Tzu

Last April,  thousands took those single steps along the runway at Atlanta Regional Airport at Falcon Field in Peachtree City in the 2011 Fayette County Relay for Life.

 Now, the journey continues... Read More»

SCHS cross country coach to discuss book at PTC library

The Friends of the Peachtree City Library are pleased to present Douglas C. Pearson, teacher, coach and author of “The 10-20-30 Life Wellness Plan: A Manageable Plan to Instill Healthy Living into Your Life”.  He will be appearing Saturday, November 12 at 1 p.m. in the Peachtree City Library.  

His book shows how when You provide the ingredients, “The 10-20-30- Life Wellness Plan” provides the recipe. The Result is a complete, practical, single source, wellness book that gives you the information you need to live a healthy life and inspires you to make that life a quality one. Read More»

Midwest Food Bank opens doors, make first deliveries

Volunteers help load up donations for nine area food banks in the first ever distribution of the Georgia division of Midwest Food Bank, located in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

On Oct. 25, the Georgia Division of Midwest Food Bank, located in Peachtree City, distributed a total of 518 cases of food to nine area agencies. These agencies represent four different counties and serve over 6,000 people monthly.

As Ken King, Midwest Food Bank’s local director of operations, said, “It is such a blessing to offer hope to the hungry and less fortunate”.

A number of energetic volunteers from several local churches gathered on Tuesday morning for general instructions and to offer a prayer for the agencies that were scheduled to receive food. Read More»

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