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Grady Avenue roundabout reveals need for refresher on meaning of ‘yield’

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Have you noticed how many drivers would benefit from a refresher course in driver’s education? How some of these folks get a license and keep a license is beyond me.

Several years ago, my mom was riding with her sister when they approached an intersection with a green light. Ruby came to a complete stop in Macon traffic.

“Ruby, why are we stopping? The light’s green,” my mom said.

Ruby replied, “Well, it’s about to turn red.” And a few seconds later, it did. Read More»

Starting the day with a biscuit

Front, left to right, Alex Neal. Joshua Martinez. Back, left to right, Wyatt Burke, Levi Kerlin, George Harris, and Dylan Crozier. Photo/Special.

The Biscuit Club meets on the first Thursdays of the month during the school year at Lisbon Baptist Church. The group meets around 7:45 am, and the church provides transportation to Whitewater High School. Those who would like to attend are asked to call the church, 770-461-1583, so that enough biscuits will be available. Shown front, left to right, Alex Neal. Joshua Martinez. Back, left to right, Wyatt Burke, Levi Kerlin, George Harris, and Dylan Crozier. Photo/Special.

Local churches will host ‘blessing of the animals’ services in October

Pastor Miriam Beecher (center) and Pastor Fritz Wiese (in clerical collar) of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City are shown blessing animals at last year’s event. The blessings are an annual event for many local churches and usually are well-attended. Photo/Special.

Several churches in the Fayette area will hold special services to bless animals of parishioners and members of the community during the next couple of weeks.

Most require that animals be kept confined either on a leash or in a carrier and that they be accompanied by an adult.

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will hold its annual blessing of the animals and pet fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Read More»

Fayette Churches join forces for ‘Unite!’ weekend

Churches in Fayette County will cooperate on Oct. 1 for “Unite!” Weekend.

Dubbed “Compassion in Action,” the churches will work on a wide variety of projects, some accomplished by churches individually, some done in connection with other congregations.

This is the second year for “Unite!” in Fayette county. Some agencies benefitting from the work are Midwest Food Bank, Keep Peachtree City Beautiful, Pregnancy Resource Center, Christian City, Covenant House, and Real Life Center. A crew of 60 will do construction at Griffin Play Park, and another will provide tornado relief. Read More»

Hopewell’s Pumpkin Patch opens Sunday

The annual Hopewell United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will open for business Sunday, Oct. 2. All proceeds go toward mission projects at the church.

The Patch will be open Monday through Saturday from noon until 7 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30 to 7 p.m.

The Patch offers pumpkins in a variety of sizes and prices.

Hopewell UMC is at 351 Jenkins Rd. in Tyrone, directly across from Sandy Creek High School.

For more information contact the church office, 770-306-7537.

All Saints Anglican to host spaghetti dinner Oct. 8

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will host a spaghetti dinner, including salad, dessert, and beverage at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The public is invited to buy tickets for $5 per adult and $2 for children age 12 and under. Proceeds will benefit the Bethlehem Ministry, a non-profit organization begun in 1993 to support education, food and healthcare for the poor of Haiti.

One of the ministry’s key projects is the St. Barthelemy School in Terrior Rouge, which teaches a population of over 700 children. Two hundred dollars supports one student for one school year. Read More»

Summit Presbyterian Church offers free tutoring

The Family Resource Center at The Summit Presbyterian Church will once again offer free tutoring for elementary and high school students during the 2011-2012 school year. This is the second year the church has offered this service to the community.

Classes meet on Wednesdays, one from 4-5 p.m. and another from 5-6 p.m.

Help is offered in math, reading, homework, science, and language arts.

Tutors are supervised by certified teachers.

To register, call 770-460-3335 or email info@thesummitpc.net.

The church is on Ga. Highway 92, south of Fayetteville.

Religion Briefs 09/28/11

Chabad will host High Holy Days tonight
Chabad of Peachtree City will host High Holy Days this year at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center, 2443 Ga. Hwy. 54 West, Peachtree City, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Sept. 28. High Holy Days are free and reservations are currently being accepted by Don Thomas at 770-731-0219 or jdonthomas@comcast.net.

COS announces weekend events Read More»

Galloway - Speiser engagement

Sara Ellen Galloway engaged to Matthew Jason Speiser

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Galloway of Fayetteville, Ga. are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Sara Ellen Galloway to Matthew Jason Speiser, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas of Peachtree City, Ga. and Mr. Bruce Speiser of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Sue Callahan of Tyrone, Ga. and the late Bruce and Mary Ellen Galloway of Live Oak Fla. Sara is a 2009 graduate of Whitewater High School. She is currently the Production Assistant for Nationwide Contracting Inc. in Sumter, S.C. Read More»

Fralish-Hall engagement

Lauren Elizabeth engaged to Clayton Edwin Hall

Jay and Cathy Fralish of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Clayton Edwin Hall, son of Mrs. Susan Norton of Fayetteville and Harold Hall of Mansfield, Texas.

The bride-to-be is the grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Fralish of Taylorsville, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. David Hill of Mesa, Ariz. She is a 2007 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and a 2011 graduate of Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in early childhood education. She is currently employed by the Delta Community Credit Union. Read More»