Ruth Annette Burke Ford, age 92, ofFayetteville

Mrs. Ruth Annette Burke Ford, age 92, of Redwine Road, Fayetteville, Ga., died Wednesday, August 20. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 23, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, Ga., with the Rev. James F. Lambert officiating. Read More»

'Tools for Empowerment' is Saturday

Make a stop in Peachtree City this weekend for a good cause. Photo/Submitted.

Before you settle in to watch football next Saturday, why not help change the world first? Join ‘A Self-help Assistance Program (ASAP) for coffee, donuts and snacks plus a tour of the new “Tools For Empowerment” tool donation and recycling center. Here your donated tools will bring hope to youth in Haiti. Stop by Saturday at 341 D-Bob Industrial Way, Unit C, in Peachtree City between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Read More»

Food drive to start after Labor Day

To help feed the hungry in the community, while offering library customers a way to ease their own financial burdens, the Fayette County Public Library is partnering with Fayette Samaritans to host a “Food for Fines” drive beginning the day after Labor Day. Food collection containers will be located inside the library from Sept. 2 through Oct. 31. Read More»

There she is...

There she is...

Savannah Mathis, a previous resident of Fayetteville, won Majorette Queen of America 2015 in July at Drum Majorettes of America’s National finals. She is the daughter of Mike and Shirley Mathis, formerly of Fayetteville. She is a 2010 graduate of Whitewater High School where she was the featured twirler her senior year. Mathis also graduated magna cum laude from Georgia Southern University in May with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She intends on pursuing a degree in medicine specializing in oncology. Photo/Submitted.

Worley gets Girl Scouts highest award

One of Worley’s classes, Photo/Submitted.

Jordan Worley was recently awarded Girl Scouting’s highest honor, the Gold Award. She chose her project, entitled “Dance Techniques through Rhythm and Movement”, to show children a fun way to become more physically active and also gain an appreciation for the art of dance.

Worley’s inspiration for her project came a year ago while reading an article in “The Citizen” about obesity rates in Georgia’s children Read More»

A new garden grows in Fayette

Garden volunteers include, first row from left, Jordon Cole, Andrew Cole, Braden Pennypacker and Taryn Pennypacker. Very front: Destyn Pennypacker and Trio Dog. Back row: Matthew Browning, Andrew Alberts, Steven Andrews and Rhonda Penneypacker. Mathew and Andrew are with Boy Scout Troop 79, Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone. Photo/Submitted.

A garden by the Heritage Christian Church for the Fayette Samaritans was the vision of a church member, Rhonda Pennypacker. She did all of the organizing, made it happen and is also the garden manager.

Members of the church and local volunteers provided money and their time to plant, maintain, and harvest. Everything that is grown is donated to the Samaritans. The church also provides water for the project.

This summer, over 120 to 150 pounds of cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and okra were harvested for the benefit of this 21 year old food and clothing charity. Read More»

Sitton-Bearden engagement

Meagan Danielle Sitton engaged to Michael Scott Bearden

Michael S. Sitton and Karla W. Sitton would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Meagan Danielle Sitton to Michael Scott Bearden. The bride is the granddaughter of Charles and Kathleen Whitehead and Estelle McMillian (late). She is the great-granddaughter of Warren and Corrie Alma (late) Phillips and the late Julian Perry and Mae Nell Strickland. The groom is the son of David and Lela Bearden. He is the grandson of Elizabeth Bearden (late) and Ray and Eloise McElwaney (late). Read More»

Robert Martin DeMine, Sr., 80, of Brooks

Robert Martin DeMine, Sr., 80, of Brooks, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Mr. DeMine was the owner/operator of Bob DeMine Heating and Air. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW Post in Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by his wife Betty DeMine. He is survived by daughters Barbara (Keith) Wills of Gainesville and Brenda (Rodney) McCranie of Lawrenceville; son Robert M. (Carole) DeMine, Jr. of Brooks; 8 grandchildren; sister Dolly Becton of Savannah; brother Thomas (Rose) DeMine of Savannah. Read More»

Separation of church and state?

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The First Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America is simply and completely as follows:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Read More»

Gurley to kick off Bethlehem Baptist’s revival tonight

Members of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Peachtree City will hold their revival this week, Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 20-22, at 7:30 p.m. each night. The host pastor is the Rev. Dwight Elder.

Guest preachers will be the Rev. Dr. Eric Gurley of Flintridge Baptist Church in Fayetteville on Wednesday, Elder Daniel Smart of Edgefield Baptist Church, also in Fayetteville, on Thursday, and the Rev. Anthony Williams of United in Faith Christian Ministries of Jackson on Friday night. Read More»