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Landmark’s inaugural Key Club members

Landmark’s inaugural Key Club members

On Nov. 7, Landmark Christian School held its Key Club Charter Ceremony. Sponsored by the Peachtree City Kiwanis Club, Landmark inducted its first members and slate of officers. Pictured in the center is Harold Chapline, president of the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City. To his left is James Roberson, president of the Key Club at Landmark Christian School. The others pictured are various Kiwanis and Key Club representatives. Photo/Special.

Tyrone’s ClearWater Academy students participate in ‘Rachel’s Challenge’

Tyrone’s ClearWater Academy students participate in ‘Rachel’s Challenge’

ClearWater Academy students contributed 160 acts of kindness and compassion in support of “Rachel’s Challenge,” a foundation created in honor of Rachel Scott, the first person to lose her life at Columbine High School in April 1999. From raking lawns to helping siblings, ClearWater students were part of the largest chain of kindness and compassion, featuring acts of kindness from schools and organizations throughout the state. Paper chains were assembled at the Georgia Dome on Nov. 11 with each link representing an act of kindness or compassion by students. Read More»

Boy, 11, uses his birthday to honor veterans

Boy, 11, uses his birthday to honor veterans

Chad Fryer, Jr. (L) extends a hand to his long-time friend and former Fayette County resident Sgt. Tim Peavy, who is stationed at Ft. Campbell, Ken. Chad celebrated his 11th birthday on Nov. 11 and, in recognition of Veterans Day, he wanted to use the occasion to honor members of the military. Chad’s yard off Ellison Road was packed with more than 150 people, a wealth of flags and, of course, the other guest of honor. “I’ve known him forever,” Chad said of Peavy. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Larry Michael Gillespie of Peachtree City

Mr. Larry Michael Gillespie of Peachtree City passed away Nov. 16, 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle Gillespie; mother, Barbara Broyles and her husband, Bill of Ocala, Fla.; children, Terri Gillespie, James Gillespie, Hannah Gillespie, all of Peachtree City; sisters, Cathy Reisner of Ocala, Fla.; Ginger Hall and her husband Mike of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Mark Broyles and his wife, Deann of Anthony, Fla.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Peachtree City with Rev. Norris Blount officiating. Read More»

Bollywood arrives in Senoia

Bollywood arrives in Senoia

The Earth, Wind and Veils dance troupe from Rachel’s Dance Connection in Peachtree City/Sharpsburg were the highlight of the evening on Nov. 12 for the Senoia Area Historical Society Annual Auction. The Bollywood theme was accentuated by dancers (front, from left) Patti Lee and Alexis Say and (rear, from left) Marlene Peguero and Ilene Peguero. Auction items included art work, collectibles and dance lessons. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayetteville First Baptist Church holds first Veterans Day program

The veterans choir performed at the Salute to Veterans program held at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church. Nearly 500 were on hand for the event with four fifth-grade essay winners announced. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

The Fayetteville First Baptist Church held its first Veterans Day Program with nearly 500 attending and nearly 100 church members participating in the program.

The Rev. Glenn Stringham emceed the “Salute To Veterans” event, himself a service veteran of 22 years. He is also the minister to senior adults at the church.

Music was presented by the Southenaires Big Band, who contributed its time for the evenings enjoyment. Appropriate music and recognition of each military branch of service was given, and veterans from each branch stood when appropriate. Read More»

Retired, but not finished

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This past Sunday we had a big event and celebrated the ministry of Deanna McAteer, our director of children’s ministries here at Prince of Peace for the past 22 years. Deanna is a remarkable Christian woman, who has given so much to so many. I’d like to tell you a little more about her in my article this week. Read More»

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is tonight at Nativity Episcopal

Representatives of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths in Fayette County will participate Wednesday, Nov. 16, in an interfaith Thanksgiving service sponsored by Fayette Interfaith Network. The service will begin at 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, located at 130 Antioch Road, just off Georgia Route 92 south of downtown Fayetteville.

A special focus of the service will be the honoring of the late Susan Levine. Mrs. Levine, who died Aug. 10, for many years was cantorial soloist at Congregation B’nai Israel and was an active member of Fayette Interfaith Network. Read More»

Holly Grove AME will host Women’s Day Celebration services Sunday

The women of Holly Grove AME Church will host their annual Women’s Day Celebration Service on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m. and at 2 p.m. During the morning service, three women of various ages from the community will share messages on “Women of Strength” based on the women of the Bible. Lunch will be served immediately following the morning service. Read More»

December’s Chair-ity Event will benefit children at Christian City

Chair-ity volunteer and artist Angela White poses with her hand-painted chair. Photo/Special.

Next month, community leaders and elected officials, including Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, will come together to host an elegant holiday affair with delicious food and Christmas cheer.

It’s the 5th Annual Children’s Chair-ity Event benefiting the abandoned, abused, and otherwise homeless children who live in the cottages at The Children’s Village at Christian City.

The event will feature a silent auction of extraordinary chairs and other works of art donated by local artisans.

All proceeds will help the children who live at Christian City have a wonderful Christmas. Read More»