Mrs. Lanie Spikes of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lanie Spikes, of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2011.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Gerald Spikes of Fayetteville; daughter Sherrie & Mike Stanley of Arizona; son David Spikes of East Point; grandchildren Jason and Michelle; sister Jean Ward of West Virginia and sister Mary Ferguson of Macon, GA. Read More»

Magic at the library

Magic at the library

Mr. Greggy and Abbie Cadabra did close-up magic and balloons for the kids at the Kickoff Celebration for the Fayette County Library’s Vacation Reading Program last Saturday. The program runs June 6-July 30. Turn in completed Reading Logs July 1—30 to receive certificate and goody bag. The Finale Concert is on July 30 with Julie Austin. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Uncle Sam’s got nothing on this young patriot

Uncle Sam’s got nothing on this young patriot

Seventeen-month-old Solomon Speer of Senoia was in true patriotic spirit when he attended the Memorial Day Parade in Senoia on May 30. Solomon, who also brought his mom, Jennifer, to the event, was one of the hundreds of spectators that lined the street for the annual parade. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Mr. Bertrum Fred Long, 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Bertrum Fred Long, 92, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 30, 2011.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Minnie Long; son David Long and his wife Carol of Fayetteville; grandchildren Scot Long and his wife Shelly of Conyers, Ginger McKnight of Butler; eight grandchildren. Read More»

Fayette on the Page 2011 kicks off Saturday

Local readers encouraged to read 'Rocket Boys'

The Fayette County Public Library is pleased to announce that the 2011 “Fayette on the Page: One Book, One Community” initiative will focus on “Rocket Boys,” a memoir by Homer Hickam. Now in its fourth year, “Fayette on the Page” is an annual countywide reading and discussion program encouraging all Fayette County residents to read the same book, and then participate in related cultural, educational and recreational activities. Read More»

What are you going to do this summer?

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“What are you going to do this summer?” When someone asks you this, I have some suggestions for your answer. Tell them this:

• “I’m going to dedicate myself to worship.” Read More»

PTCUMC’s Andone appointed to bishop’s cabinet

One of the three new cabinet members announced recently by Bishop Mike Watson of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church is currently the senior pastor of the Peachtree City United Methodist Church. The Rev. Herzen Andone has been appointed to the cabinet and has also been promoted to become the district superintendent of the Northwest District of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The new cabinet appointment will become effective July 1. Andone will serve over 75 charges and 85 churches in this district. Read More»

Successful food drive

Shown  is  Lewis Sitton, IUMC’s liaison with the Fayette Samaritans.

Inman UMC held another food drive for the Fayette Samaritans Food Pantry recently and collected an overflowing bounty of food and supplies. Shown is Lewis Sitton, IUMC’s liaison with the Fayette Samaritans. Sitton has devoted many years to helping the Fayette County community. To learn more about Inman UMC, visit To see how to be of service to the Fayette Samaritans, visit Photo/Special.

FFUMC offering summer activities for toddlers 2-4

There’s still time to register your child for FFUMC’s summer program open to ages two through four. Summer Fun Days meet during June and July on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - noon. The cost is $15 per day, per child. Spaces are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Below are the themes for each day:

June 7 and 8 - Safari Adventure; June 14 and 15 - Beach Party; June 21 and 22 - Let’s Cook.

No Programs are scheduled June 28, June 29 and July 5, due to VBS and the July 4 holiday. Read More»

Sharpsburg Baptist Church will start ‘Backyard Bible Clubs’ June 10

Sharpsburg Baptist Church in Coweta County has announced a brand new youth program called “The Great Backyard Bible Clubs” scheduled for Fridays June 10, June 17, July 8 and July 15 held from 10 a.m. until noon at the A&O BridgesRecreation Center in downtown Sharpsburg.

All children from ages first grade through fifth grade are invited.

Included in this fun program are food, fun, fellowship, games, music, crafts, and Bible stories — all free of charge. All children in the area are invited.

For additional questions call 770-251-6963 or email Read More»