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Johnson earns his Eagle rank

Johnson earns his Eagle rank

Seth Johnson, 17, of Peachtree City, advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout in a court of honor ceremony Jan. 18 at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran. The award was presented by Phil Carson, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 181, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City.

Seth began his Scouting adventures as a Bear Scout with Pack 409 at Braelinn Elementary. He moved through the ranks of Webelos I and II, where he earned the God and Family Award and the Arrow of Light. Read More»

Fayette American Legion officers meet with national commander

Fayette American Legion officers meet with national commander

Jimmie Foster (L), the National Commander of The American Legion just completed a visit to Georgia. During his visit, Commander Foster met with government officials, toured VA facilities and briefed his fellow Legionnaires on the many issues affecting veterans. The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans organization with over 2.5 million members, all former veterans or currently serving in the military. Commander Foster, who served in both the Marine Corps and the Army, is shown with Denny Leander, Fayette County Post 105 Commander. Read More»

Mr. Henry Allen Smith, 58, of Brooks

Mr. Henry Allen Smith, 58, of Brooks, passed away on January 25, 2011.

Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his parents William Smith and Katheryne Stephenson Smith.

He is survived by his son Eric Smith of Brooks; two daughters, Amy Story of Loganville, and Christie Nelson of Brooks; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Tom Smith of Brooks, US Ambassador Jim Smith of Saudi Arabia, John Smith of Oxford, England, and Marion Smith of Brooks; sister Dr. Harriet Smith of Pelham, NY; Aunt and Uncle Caroline and Jimmy Barcheldor of Phoenix City, AL; many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Vera Lucile Tanner, 93, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Vera Lucile Tanner, 93, of Fayetteville, went to be with Jesus on January 24, 2011.

Mrs. Tanner was born in Lakeland, FL to the Late Mr. Jefferson Robert Marshall and Mrs. Beulah Mae Rush Marshall. She resided in central Florida until moving to Georgia in 1982.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, James Lester Tanner.

She is survived by her daughters, Joan Branton of Fayetteville, Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Bea) Martin of Ormond Beach, FL; seven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; seventeen great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Matthew Kyle Garrity, 27, of Senoia

Mr. Matthew Kyle Garrity, of Senoia, GA, passed away suddenly on January 22, 2011 at the age of 27.

Matthew was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving as a fire fighter at bases in Germany and Kuwait. Following his military career, he continued as a firefighter with the Dobbins Fire and Emergency Services at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Matthew was an avid salt water fisherman and loved to cook. He enjoyed using his cooking skills to feed his fellow firefighters. He was a member of Christ’s Church at Whitewater. Read More»

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations. Here are a few that I have gotten during my ministry and via email for this column. Read More»

Tripp will lead seminar at Heritage Church Fri., Sat.

Heritage Church in Fayetteville (150 Lester Rd.) is having a free parenting seminar Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-29. The speaker will be Dr. Tedd Tripp, one of the leading experts and authors on the topic of parenting. Tripp’s book, Shepherding a Childs’ Heart, has become a classic on the subject and has been made into a DVD series for Christian parents.

This seminar will focus on the topic of Tripp’s second book, Instructing a Child’s Heart, co-written with his wife, Margy. Friday’s session will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturday’s session from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Read More»

FFUMC to offer Financial Peace University beginning Sunday

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, in the winter through spring 2011.Classes will start Jan. 30.

“Financial Peace University (FPU) is a life-changing program that teaches you to achieve your financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving like never before,” a spokesperson said. “More than one million families have attended FPU with amazing results. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.” Read More»

Holy Trinity Catholic Church plans retreat/mission Feb. 7-9

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will host a parish retreat/mission Feb. 7-9 at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Leading the event will be Fr. James Friedel, an Augustinian from the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Friedel will also conduct a mini-series especially for seniors at 9 a.m. which will be open to others who prefer to attend a morning session.

“We encourage you to come and prepare for the upcoming Lenten season,” a spokesperson said.

Refreshments will follow each session. For more information call 770-487-7672.

Shroud of Turin presentation coming to Fayette’s Summit

Shroud Encounter, a highly acclaimed 90-minute multi-media presentation, is coming to The Summit Church on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Shroud Encounter is a production of Shroud of Turin Education Project, Inc. and will be presented by renowned international expert Russ Breault. The presentation is a fast moving, big-screen experience using over 150 images covering all aspects of Shroud research. Read More»