Community

Church hosts yard sale for orphans in Uganda

Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church and Pearl Ministries, Inc. will have a church yard sale to benefit African orphans, Friday, Aug. 13 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 14 from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Read More»

Last fling before school year

There was fun all around last Saturday at Shamrock Park, as kids of all ages turned out for the “Back to School Bash.” There were plenty of rides, games and activities as well as plenty of food for everyone who worked up an appetite. Pictured above are some of the kids trying their hand at catching one of the many free frisbees and other gifts that were tossed into their waiting arms.

There was fun all around last Saturday at Shamrock Park, as kids of all ages turned out for the “Back to School Bash.” There were plenty of rides, games and activities as well as plenty of food for everyone who worked up an appetite. Pictured above are some of the kids trying their hand at catching one of the many free frisbees and other gifts that were tossed into their waiting arms.

Healthfield Hospice holding month-long food drive

Staff members from the Healthfield Hospice office here will be blanketing the community Aug. 1-31, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Community Welcome House as part of the Company’s 6th Annual Food Drive. Read More»

Operation Christmas Child helps kids year-round

Kids in the Newnan area are learning something surprising about back-to-school shopping—it is not just a time to fill their book bags and closets, it is also a great opportunity to fill shoe boxes to help children in need around the world. Read More»

Becky Mowell Arnall, of Fayetteville

Becky Mowell Arnall, of Fayetteville, died August 2, 2010.

She was a native to Fayette County and an active member of Fayette First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Dr. David Arnall; children Rebecca Hollins, Madeline Faye, Griffin David, and Anna Grace; parents C.J. and Faye Mowell; sister Beth Axelberg & her husband Scott all of Fayetteville; brothers Ferrell Mowell & his wife Susan of Jasper and David Mowell & his wife April of Brooks; father and mother-in-law Dr. and Mrs. J.R. Arnall of Perry and nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Terry Ray Bruce, 53, of Peachtree City

Mr. Terry Ray Bruce, 53, of Peachtree City died July 30, 2010.

He is survived by his daughter Jessie Boozer and her husband Mike; grandchildren Desiree, Michael and Trevor, all of Hampton; mother Nell Anders of Peachtree City.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home (Peachtree City). The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Peachtree City 770-487-3959

Ruth Hazel Crawford, of Brooks, Ga.

Ruth Hazel Crawford, of Brooks, Ga., died July 30, 2010.

She was the daughter of Elizabeth Hurly and Dee Forrest Hazel of Griffin, Ga , deceased. She was born in Bartow County, Ga. July 17, 1918.

Mrs. Crawford was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Frank M. Crawford, and brother Joe T. Hazel of San Antonio, TX . Read More»

Christian City calls on community with needs list  for The Children’s Village

The Children’s Village at Christian City is in need of the following items and would appreciate any help the community can provide:

• Paper plates, napkins, cups
• Toilet tissue and paper towels
• Canned fruits and vegetables
• Boxed macaroni and cheese
• Peanut butter
• Individually wrapped snacks and drinks
• Kid friendly Cereals
• Batteries
• Personal hygiene items for girls
• Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger, or  Publix Read More»

Meeting a Scout VIP

Meeting a Scout VIP

Members of the Troop 1829 Ligar Patrol met Chief Scout Executive Robert Mazzuca during the opening ceremony for the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree. Troop 1829 is made up of Boy Scouts from Flint River Council units located in Cowetta and Fayette County. The Jamboree runs from July 27 to Aug. 4 at Fort A.P. Hill Virgina.

What I love about the Peachtree Road Race

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It’s been exactly one month since 960 other Fayette residents and I ran the 41st annual Peachtree Road Race, a major part of celebrating the Fourth of July in Atlanta. Since the race fell on Sunday, the challenge was not only running the race, but also timing everything to get back to church by the 10:55 morning worship start. I made it by 10:15.

Running is good stress relief, and I find it a good outlet for a pastor. I’m getting exercise, staying fit, burning calories and praying all at once. In addition, I enter a 5K or 10K every now and then for the thrill of competition. Read More»