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Burch team wins fifth grade math tourney

The 1st place team from Robert J. Burch Elementary. From left are Anna Bridgeman, Jordan Hinnant, Shon Hoberg, and Mia Williams (alternate) with teachers Kim Watson (L) and Venita Jones (math bowl coach). Photo/Special.

The sum of all the prime factors of 42 is subtracted from the sum of all the odd factors of 42. What is the result?

If you don’t know the answer, chances are the fifth grade math team at Robert J. Burch Elementary does. They are the champions of the 11th Annual Fayette County Elementary Math Tournament, fifth grade division.

After calculating 15 timed word problems, Anna Bridgeman, Jordan Hinnant, Shon Hoberg, and Mia Williams (alternate) took their team to victory with the most correct answers. Read More»

Trading Post marks new era with tent sale

Donald Pope, nephew of Bill Davis, has worked at The Trading Post for 30 years. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman.

The Trading Post, known as the oldest continuously operating business in Fayette County, is emerging into a new era. Bill Davis began his business venture 64 years ago, in 1947, on Highway 54 west of Fayetteville in a location known for selling general merchandise – gas, clothing, groceries. Aided by location, a friendly environment and a growing population, The Trading Post quickly became known as a gathering place for the locals.  Read More»

Hye-Sook Yun Wentzel, age 54

Hye-Sook Yun Wentzel

Hye-Sook Yun Wentzel passed into eternal life on April 28, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Namwon, Republic of Korea, on August 11, 1956, she earned a B.A. degree in commercial design from Kwangju University, and later received graduate-level certification in management and international marketing from Yonsei University in Seoul. Read More»

Thousands walk and run the runway to support Fayette’s Relay for Life

Thousands walk and run the runway to support Fayette’s Relay for Life

The signature event at annual Fayette County Relay for Life is always the survivor’s lap. The fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society, held for the first time at Falcon Field in Peachtree City April 29, drew thousands showing support for loved ones touched by the disease and calling for a cure for cancer. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Race for Riley gets a big start

Race for Riley gets a big start

A record-breaking 1,054 entrants in the 7th Annual Race for Riley to benefit the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville get off to an early start April 30 and help raise $82,000. The race and endless family activities were held for the first time in the Serenbe community in Chattahoochee Hills. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A chief reason to help this charity

A chief reason to help this charity

Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins was one a nearly three dozen community leaders and officials to try their hand at taking orders and delivering meals April 26 at the annual Prevent Child Abuse Fayette Benefit Dinner held this year at the Outback Steakhouse in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Suicide and heaven

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(Recent reports of increased child/youth suicides prompt this information again.)

“Pastor, can a person who commits suicide go to heaven? Or is this an unforgivable sin?” The inquiring voice of the teen on the phone needed the answer.

And not just the sweet, “Now, now, there, there, don’t worry your little head, everything will be alright,” answer. Read More»

Local gathering for National Day of Prayer planned for tomorrow

There will be a community prayer gathering for the National Day of Prayer at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Harvest Christian Community Center in Fayetteville.

The community is invited to join in praying for local and national leaders and local law enforcement officials.

A number of state and local leaders will be present.

The event is sponsored by Action of Faith Ministries and The Eleventh Hour Call Church.

The Harvest Christian Community Center is at 383 Fayette Place, Fayetteville. Read More»

Garage sale will benefit PTCUMC’s international missions

The International Mission Teams of Peachtree City United Methodist Church will hold a garage sale Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. – noon at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd. in Peachtree City.

All proceeds will be used by the Liberia, Guatemala, South Africa, and Mozambique Mission Teams for projects, supplies, and travel scholarships. Read More»

Second chance Thrift Shop plans spring sale and pancake breakfast

The Second Chance Thrift Shop in Brooks will have its annual sale in the gym at Brooks United Methodist Church on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be bargains on everything from clothes to furniture.

Proceeds benefit local, national and international outreach and mission programs.

A pancake breakfast is also scheduled on Saturday morning at the church from 8 – 11:30 a.m. There is no cost for the breakfast, but donations will be accepted. Read More»