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PTC’s St. Paul Lutheran will offer new support group in January

Beginning in January, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer “Living Free,” a supportive community for people and families experiencing life-controlling issues.

Introductory meetings begin in January on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Following the introduction, groups will meet Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m.

For more information and details, call 770-486-3545.

Mrs. Margo Cruthird Smith, 51, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Margo Cruthird Smith, 51, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away on December 24, 2010 following a valiant battle with breast cancer.

Margo attended Chicago, IL public schools and earned her undergraduate degree in accounting at Florida A & M University. She had a successful career as a certified public accountant including six years with Delta Air Lines. Her last position was as the Chief Financial Officer for the Jacksonville, FL Transportation Authority. Read More»

Mrs. Joyce Jordan Allen, 67, of Stockbridge

Mrs. Joyce Jordan Allen, 67, of Stockbridge, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2010.

Mrs. Allen is preceded in death by her husband Aaron D. Allen, her father William Thomas English and her brother Tommy English.

She is survived by her son Jason and Joanie Allen of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Laney, Miller and Hadley; mother Ivelyn English of Stapleton; sisters, Ellen and Vic Vickers of Tifton, GA and Krystal and Ronald Ponder of Metter; sister-in-law Sandra English of Hartwell, GA; nieces and nephews, Greg Ponder, Robin Brock, Ivey Vickers and Will English. Read More»

Blood drive next Wednesday at Holy Trinity

A blood drive is being conducted at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Peachtree City. Donors will be received in Loreto Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 12-6 p.m. For convenience, appointment times may be scheduled by calling Dan Law at 770.631.6779 but walk-ins are also welcome. Holy Trinity Catholic Church is located at 101 Walt Banks Road which is the intersection of Walt Banks Road and GA Highway 54. The holidays are a particular time of need due to travel creating shortages of donors at a time of peak demand. Read More»

F'ville woman turns 102 on Christmas Eve

Rowena Pickens, soon to be 102, stands in from of her grandson’s Christmas tree in Fayetteville. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Through 19 presidents, and 2 world wars, the centenarian’s secret: ‘Learn to adapt’

Rowena Pickens laughs easily. At 101 years old (Rowena turns 102 this Friday, Christmas Eve), why waste time doing anything else? As she says, she “has had a good, full life,” but she doesn’t show any signs of slowing down any time soon either.

Theodore Roosevelt was president when she was born; 18 more presidents have been elected since.

Born in Milford, Ohio on Dec. 24, 1908, Rowena was just like many other children. The exception was having a birthday so close to Christmas. Read More»

Leonard Goodman, 94, of Peachtree City

Leonard Goodman of 103 Flintlock Court, Peachtree City, GA died on December 13, 2010.

Born in Tacoma, WA in 1916, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. After serving in the Army in Alaska during World War II, he joined Pan American World Airways as a pilot. He flew out of San Francisco, then Frankfurt a. M. in Germany and finally New York. He retired in 1976 and moved to Georgia in 1979.

He was predeceased by his wife Mimi in 2003. Read More»

Miss Willette Brown, 90, of Fayetteville

Miss Willette Brown, 90, passed away on December 20, 2010 at Savannah Court in Newnan surrounded by her caring family.

Born in the Ebenezer Community of Fayette County to loving parents, Elizabeth (Lizzie) McEachern Brown and Marcus L. Brown, Jr., she was a graduate of Fayette County High School. After attending West Georgia (now State University of West Georgia) and teaching for a few years, she embarked on a long career at Standard Oil. After residing in Jacksonville, FL for a number of years, she returned to Fayetteville in 1957. Read More»

How do we come to Christmas?

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I recently heard a newscast that reported Americans are spending about $20 less per person this year than last year on Christmas gifts. Our average this year is about $680.

Then the newscaster said that 31 percent of Americans feel they are worse off economically this year than last. That same day, a news article found its way to my inbox with the headline, “Study Says Recession Catching Up to Churches.” Read More»

‘Churchless,’ Rolling Hills plans outdoor Community Christmas service Dec. 24

Rolling Hills Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas with a special “Christmas by Candlelight” event on Friday, Dec. 24 , from 6 - 6:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Town Square.

The event will include singing Christmas carols at the Gazebo, reading the Christmas story, and singing Silent Night by candlelight. The event is open to the public. Read More»

Episcopal Church of the Nativity celebrates 20 years in Fayetteville

New members were welcomed Sunday when the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Fayetteville, celebrated its 20th anniversary. From left in front are Nicole Philips, Diana Richburg, Gail Kirby, Ross W. Terry, Kimisha Scarborough (holding her son, Keymani, who was baptized), Kiora Nichols (Keymani’s godmother), Edward Saha and Shirley Saha. Standing in the rear are the Rev. Rita Henault, rector of the parish, and the Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Photo/Special.

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity, which began its life as a congregation two decades ago in a storefront space in Fayetteville, celebrated its 20th anniversary last Sunday.

The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, was on hand to preside at the Eucharist, preach, and administer sacraments of confirmation, and reception of new members. Both he and the Rev. Rita Henault, rector, also officiated at a baptism. Read More»

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