Let Freedom Ring in Fayetteville, July 4

The annual Let Freedom Ring Ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 4 at the Old Courthouse Lawn in Fayetteville. During this short but meaningful ceremony, the signers of the Declaration of Independence will be read, and a bell will be rung in their honor. The event is free and open to the public.  Bring lawn chairs for seating. 
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Local veterans to hand out flags at parade, July 3

Local veterans to hand out flags at parade, July 3

Who better than our veterans to hand out American flags at an Independence Day Parade? As is their tradition, the veterans organizations of Fayette County will be at the front of the Peachtree City parade and have again joined together to present flags along the parade route. Members of The American Legion Post 105, American Legion Post 50 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9949 are shown with just a few of the thousands of flags, made in America, they will be handing out. Read More»

Barry L. Howard, 50, of Fayetteville

West Palm Beach, Florida native Barry L. Howard, 50, of Fayetteville, GA died June 18, 2010 at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City, GA following a long battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on June 22nd at Carl J. Mowell & Sons Funeral Home in Fayetteville , GA.

Barry Lee Howard was born September 17, 1959, in West Palm Beach, FL to Carlisle and Lourdes (Dumond) Howard. He graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in 1977 and later earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Bellevue University in Omaha, NE. Read More»

William “Everette” Webb, 92, of Fayetteville

William “Everette” Webb, 92, of Fayetteville, died June 18, 2010.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was retired after 32 years with Ford Motor Company. Mr. Webb was a very active and long-time member and deacon at McDonough Road Baptist Church. He was ordained as a deacon at the age of 16. He held many positions in Second Baptist Church at College Park and McDonough Road Baptist. Read More»

Doris S. Meier, 97, of Fayetteville

Doris S. Meier, 97, of Fayetteville, died June 18, 2010.

She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church of Fayetteville. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl F. Meier, Jr.

She is survived by her sons Harry Jay and Brenda Meier of Fayetteville and Carl F. Meier III of Griffin; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; 1 great-granddog; brother and sister-in-law Wayne and Evelen Spivey of Marietta; sister-in-law Laura Spivey of Smyrna; and various nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mildred Smyser, 77, of Kokomo, Ind.

Mildred Smyser

Mildred (Mickie) Smyser, 77, of Kokomo, died on Tuesday June 15th, 2010, after a brief illness while visiting her daughter’s home in Georgia. She was born in Clinton County, TN on December 19, 1932 to Floyd and Stella (Turner) Foust.

Mildred married Billy J. Smyser on March 17, 1950, in Kokomo. She graduated from Kokomo High School and had been employed at First National Bank and for the Nassar Cardiology Group in Indianapolis. Read More»

ESL students collect Pennies for Peace

ESL students collect Pennies for Peace

Recently the Fayette Adult Education, ESL class, read “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson, a book about building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Upon finishing the book, Yon-Sook Dickinson, an ESL student in the class, started a donation for Pennies for Peace, Mortenson's organization for school building fund raising. The class was able to collect over $50. Photo/Special.

Ruth Wrenn Beeson Wood, 82

Ruth Wrenn Beeson Wood, 82 of Florence, Ky.

Ruth Wrenn Beeson Wood, 82 of Florence, Ky. Passed away Thursday 6/10 at Hospice of St. Elizabeth, Edgewood. She was a Homemaker, Charter member of Heritage Fellowship Church, choir member, Sunday School teacher, member of Bible Study, Womens Christian Fellowship of Northern Ky.She enjoyed gardening, sewing and was a great cook. Preceded in death by husbands: Stephen Wrenn Jr., Howard Beeson and Bill Wood. Survived by daughters Kandi Davis, Florence, Kris O’Ryan, Union, son Steve Wrenn, Atlanta, Ga., 4 granddaughters and 5 great-grandchildren. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 06/16/10

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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 over the years and recently via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul: Why do some churches practice infant baptism while others do not? — Eric Read More»

All Saints’ free music camp set for July 12-16 in PTC

All Saints Anglican Church Music Director Shannon Bryan leads (L-R) Andrew Fry and  Nicholas Macaluso in a tune-up for the annual free Music Camp planned for July 12-16. The camp is open to the public. Photo/Special.

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will conduct its annual free children’s Music Camp July 12-16. The theme is “A Week of Praise” with a focus on a variety of music, especially traditional hymns and praise songs.

Curriculum for the camp includes singing, dancing, an introduction to various instruments, composition, and art. It also features contests, games and snacks. No previous experience is required. Read More»

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