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Lunch on the Lawn joins with Master Gardeners this Friday

Fayetteville Main Street is excited to welcome in the cooler, fall weather with another wonderful opportunity for everyone to get outside on their lunch break, and enjoy some music and socializing on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse square.

Lunch on the Lawn will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and everyone is welcome to participate in this community event. Chick-fil-A will be selling hot lunch combos for $5, but people can bring their own lunch as well. Read More»

Cub Scouts clean up in Tyrone

Cub Scouts clean up in Tyrone

Cub Scout Pack 373 Wolf Den #1 recently completed a community service clean up project on Trammell Road in Tyrone. Many bags of garbage and debris were collected, and after their worthwhile efforts, the Scouts posed with their “bounty”: (L-R) Adam Soper, Tristan Hellenbrand, Mark Soper, Jared Donahoo, Robby Klitten, Den Leader Brandon Hellenbrand, Bricen Thomas, Liam Prouty, Michael Prouty and Blake Hellenbrand. Photo/Laura Soper.

Betty Hansard of Tyrone

Mrs. Betty Hansard of Tyrone, passed away Sept. 23, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hansard, father, H. L. McElwaney, and brother, Danny McElwaney. Read More»

Jumping to win

Jumping to win

Fayette County resident Nicole Henson and her palomino She Dashes go through the paces Sept. 24 at the Hunter/Jumper competition at the Rock House Riding Center near Senoia. Rock House co-owner Mona Chapman said the competition featured 80 entries, with nearly all of the competitors coming from Fayette and Coweta counties. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Facing mom’s MS, family prepares for a very special PTC Classic 15K

With scenic Starr’s Mill in the background, the Kalafut family — Ellie (7), Tim , Carol and Spencer (10) — set their sights on the parents running their first Peachtree City Classic 15K race. Photo/Special.

Dr. Tim Kalafut, Ph.D., is a forensic biologist at the U.S. Army Crime Lab at Fort Gillem. While excelling in his chosen profession, he had let himself go physically to the point where he was 50 pounds overweight.

Finally, last year he decided enough was enough and started on a fitness program to get back in shape. “I realized that I need to be in better health too, as this has been a learning process for me that you can’t take your health for granted. I decided I was a big fat blob, and so I’ve been working hard at both the road bike and running.” Read More»

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

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

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.

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