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Edwin Wilburn Pankey, Jr., 91, of Fayetteville

Edwin Wilburn Pankey, Jr., 91, of Fayetteville passed away October 18, 2010.

Mr. Pankey served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army where he fought at Normandy and in the German campaigns where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of VFW Post 9949.

Mr. Pankey was survived by many who loved him including Carolyn Solly & family of Fayetteville; Diane McCausland of Jenkinsburg, GA; Porter Horgan, III of Hammond, LA.; Jon Reed of New Orleans, LA ; Kay Hardee of Houston, TX; Elizabeth & Larry Davies of Trussville, AL. Read More»

That’s a lot of feet

That’s a lot of feet

Nearly 1,700 runners took to the streets and cart paths of Peachtree City Saturday morning as part of the annual PTC Classic Road Race. The event featured a 5K and 15K race hosted by the Peachtree City Running Club. The club supports various community initiatives including assistance for non-profit organizations and the local police and fire departments. See results at www.thecitizensports.com. Photo/John Munford.

PTC Classic winner crosses finish line

PTC Classic winner crosses finish line

Deanna McCurdy, 36, of Peachtree City was cheered across the finish line as the overall winner of the 15K PTC Classic Road Race Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Peachtree City Running Club. The overall winner in the men’s division was Jeffrey Zickus of Atlanta. Photo/John Munford.

Let your kids have Halloween

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I’ve said this before. I’ve written it before. But it bears repeating. Please listen again and give this consideration in your life.

I love Jesus. I hate the devil. I am guided by the Bible. I want to stay away from evil. I want what’s best for our children. I will protect them whenever, wherever, and however possible and necessary.

Can I get an Amen to that? (See, you good Baptists are rubbing off on me in lots of appropriate ways.) Read More»

Pumpkins on sale at Hopewell

Shown unloading and setting up the pumpkins (L-R) are Scott Pickering, pastor at Hopewell, and Sharon Pierce and Jeanie Kemp.

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone is selling pumpkins again this year. The Patch hours are Sunday through Friday, noon to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Shown unloading and setting up the pumpkins (L-R) are Scott Pickering, pastor at Hopewell, and Sharon Pierce and Jeanie Kemp, The church uses the proceeds from pumpkin sales to fund the missions and programs of the church. Hopewell members invite the community to stop by and buy pumpkins to decorate for the upcoming holidays. The church is at 351 Jenkins Rd., across from Sandy Creek High School. Read More»

Bethany will do Wesley Walk for Others

Members of Bethany United Methodist Church will be walking and volunteering for the Wesley Walk for Others on Saturday, Oct. 23.

The 6.2-mile walk around Stone Mountain benefits Wesley Community Ministries, which serves lower-income older adults and children through Project Extend, home-repair for lower-income older adults, Bethlehem Senior Center, and Camp Wesley.

For the last four years, Bethany has raised the most money for the walk, for churches its size.

COS will take on projects this weekend

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will spend Oct. 22-24 tackling 19 projects during the second annual Servant Weekend. Projects range from golf cart path and roadway clean-up, to clearing two lots at Christian City, to painting fingernails and singing for residents at a local retirement facility.

The public is invited to participate in seven events at the church. One requires an appointment (call 770-487-8717): free glaucoma testing offered by “god’s eyes” and PTC Eye Clinic, Oct. 22, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Read More»

Symphony returns to FFUMC

The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra will perform a return concert at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and will be sold at the door. Admission is free for students enrolled in the SCS’s orchestra program.

Selections include Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, Holst’s St. Paul Suite, van Suppe’s “Poet and Peasant” Overture, and Saint-Saens’s “Danse Bacchanale.”

Greek appetizers available

St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor) is offering its annual Greek Appetizers and Pastry Sale just in time for holiday entertaining.

Offered for sale will be Spanakopita (filo pastry filled with spinach, feta and onions) and Tiropites (filo pastry filled with cheeses and herbs) for $10 per dozen and Baklava (filo and nut filled sweet pastry) for $18 per dozen. Read More»

PTCUMC will offer ‘Surviving the Holidays’ seminar Tuesday

Peachtree City United Methodist will sponsor a “Surviving the Holidays” seminar Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 7-9 p.m.

The seminar is for both those that have lost a loved one and those that have experienced a divorce. The two seminars will be separate but run at the same time.

“The holiday season is approaching and we are aware of how difficult this time of the year is for those experiencing losses,” a spokesperson said. “This seminar is designed to help those going through these difficult ‘firsts’ to make decisions ahead of time.” Read More»

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