William Samuel Smith, 86, of Fayetteville

William (Bill) Samuel Smith, 86, of Fayetteville, GA, Retired City of Atlanta Fireman died March 28, 2011. He was preceded in death by wife, JoAnne Russell Smith and son, Michael David Smith. He is survived by son, Billy Smith, daughters, Linda Hodgins, Nancy Kintzle, Stacy Wheeler, Kelly Yarbrough and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A family service will be held Sunday, April 3. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Stockbridge. 770-692-1181

Mrs. Ellen LaRue Schaufelberger, 81, of Jonesboro

Mrs. Ellen LaRue Schaufelberger, 81, of Jonesboro, passed away on March 28, 2011.

Mrs. Schaufelberger, known as “Gram Gram” by her grandkids, always saw the best in everyone, never spoke a cruel word, was loving, supportive, understanding and constantly wore a smile on her face. She was a long-time member of The Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her life revolved around her relationship with Christ and she always put others first. Read More»

American Legion post receives flag certificate from SAR

American Legion post receives flag certificate from SAR

Members of the Sons of the American Revolution, Marquis de Lafayette Chapter, recently presented their flag certificate to Fayette County Post 105 of The American Legion. The SAR Flag Certificate recognizes the year-round, proper display of the American Flag by individuals and organizations throughout the community. Post 105 flies the flag in front of the Log Cabin, 180 South Glynn St, Fayetteville. From left are Paul Grimes, SAR Sgt at Arms, Denny Leander, Post 105 Commander, and Bo Hill, SAR Flag Committee Chairman and member of Post 105. Photo/Special.

Camels among the pines at Providence

Camels among the pines at Providence

There is nothing locally like the life-size mock-up of ancient Jerusalem found each year at Providence United Methodist Church on Bernhard Road. The Marketplace event last weekend gave the usual mass of visitors the chance to see ancient pottery-making and try their hand at a multitude of interactive exhibits such as crushing grapes, slaying Goliath, conversing with villagers and Roman soldiers and going for a camel ride. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Look! In the can! It’s Plastic Man!

Look! In the can! It’s Plastic Man!

Kids at Fayette Montessori School gathered around Plastic Man (aka Jim Ries) last week at the school’s activities in support of Plastic Awareness Week. The Fayetteville resident and his two children, Carter and Olivia, produce to bring attention to the marine and other animals that die after ingesting plastic products. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Ten times to call your pastor

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One of the privileges of being in the ministry is the opportunity to be “pastor” to people in times of joy and in times of adversity. Simply “being there” and having that “ministry of presence” are greatly appreciated by parishioners in need.

I may be slightly biased, but I feel every person should have a pastor and church family to support and minister to them at life’s critical points: weddings, births, hospitalizations and surgeries, deaths, family crises, celebrations and losses. Read More»

Nativity Episcopal will host Evensong service tonight

Episcopal Church of the Nativity will conduct a service of Evensong at 7 p.m. today as part of a weekly series of special events during Lent.

The service is a musical setting of the liturgy for Evening Prayer in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. It will be followed by a discussion on the theme of “Personality and Gifts” and by a soup supper. Read More»

Wesleyan choir to perform at North Fayette UMC Sunday

The concert choir from Wesleyan College in Macon will perform at North Fayette United Methodist Church Sunday, April 3, at 5 p.m.

The 60-voice ladies’ group is performing concerts to raise funds for its upcoming tour to Greece.

North Fayette UMC is at 847 New Hope Road, Fayetteville.

Girl Scout Day at All Saints

Shown (L-R) Wilson, Ana Hall, sponsor Emily Hall, Katie Barry, Emma Bryan, and Kylee Greiner. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

It was Girl Scout Day last Sunday at All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City. The scouts treated the parish to food and beverages during coffee hour. Kim Wilson and the girls also gave a brief presentation which stressed the similarities between ideals of the Scouts and the teachings of the Holy Bible. An informal survey revealed that most of the women of the church had been in the Girl Scout program when growing up. Shown above, (L-R) Wilson, Ana Hall, sponsor Emily Hall, Katie Barry, Emma Bryan, and Kylee Greiner. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

April orders for Angel Food now being taken at Summit

The Summit Church, through the Angel Food Ministries program, is offering quality food at discount prices to members of the community. The deadline for the April order is April 12.

Angel Food Ministries ( is an organization dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality food to those in need. The organization is now operational in 45 states. Read More»

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