New Family of Christ Ministries hosts Valentine gathering

Pictured (L-R) Pastor John & Kathy Nash, Co-Pastor Barbara & Pastor Bill Holmes.

Topic was 'Restoration of Love' for family, home

The New Family of Christ Ministries in Fayetteville celebrated Valentine’s Day in a big way – with a “Restoration of Love.”

The address by keynote speaker Pastor John A. Nash engaged everyone to participate, and encouraged all to think of new and exciting ways to bring love back into their marriages, relationships and homes.

Nash is a professor and founder of a ministry which specializes in leadership training, pastoral conflict mediation, premarital and marriage counseling. Read More»

Silent auction funds donated to Samaritans

Fayette Master Gardener Association makes donation.

The Fayette Master Gardener Association members donated the proceeds of their annual silent auction to the Fayette Samaritans.

Shown is the presentation of a $600 check to (center) Marcia Rogers, of the Fayette Samaritans. Association members (L to R) are Lynda Fields, chair of the auction, and Myriam Cousin, auction co-chair.

The Fayette Samaritans is a Christian ministry serving the needy in Fayette County.

Mayors' group, others unite to give kids special treat

Palmetto Mayor J. Clark Boddie at the circus.

Children enjoyed circus, private meeting with animals and performers

Palmetto Mayor J. Clark Boddie and several families from the Coweta area recently joined others on a “Magical Journey,” a private pre-show event before attending the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus in Atlanta. Read More»

Learn to write children's books at library workshop

The Friends of the Peachtree City Library will present a workshop for people interested in writing and publishing children’s books on March 21.

The leader, Danny Schnitzlein, has published three children’s picture books. The workshop will be conducted at the library. Space is limited, and pre-registration is a must. A fee of $20 will be collected to help offset expenses.

Register at under the “contact us” menu.

Sitzler promoted to EMC COO

Stanley Sitzler of Newnan has been promoted to chief operating officer (COO) of the Coweta-Fayette EMC.

Sitzler is former senior vice president of Administrative Services of the EMC and has been with the cooperative since 1978.

Sitzler began his co-op career as a student in the engineering department. He has served as staking engineer, engineering assistant and chief dispatcher, operations supervisor and district office manager, among other positions. Read More»

Help feed the hungry with fresh fruits and vegetables

Volunteers needed

The Real Life Fruit Orchard and Garden in Peachtree City is looking for volunteers to help grow fruits and vegetables for those in need. No experience is necessary.

The Orchard and Garden grow produce that is distributed to the needy in this community.

Volunteers can work 10-15 hours a year on a specific team caring for a specific fruit or vegetable from pruning to harvest. Or they can wait until summer and go to the harvest of U-Pick berries. Volunteers keep half and donate the other half.

Visit or email for more information.

Sandy Creek kids keep collecting awards

SkillsUSA chapter pounces competition

The medals keep mounting for Sandy Creek High School’s SkillsUSA Chapter as members conquered their regional competition, and are preparing to do the same at the state conference in March.

The chapter medaled in nine out of 13 competitions, earning four gold, two silver, and three bronze medals. More than 500 students from the region competed in 33 contests in the areas of architecture, construction, communication, transportation, public safety, cosmetology, and culinary arts. Read More»

Fayette seniors rally for funds

"Be There 4 Seniors Rally" at the state Capitol.

Patrons of Fayette Senior Services (FSS) participated in the “Be There 4 Seniors Rally” on Feb. 9 at Liberty Plaza across from the Georgia State Capitol.

Seniors and advocates were rallying in support of increased funding to support home and community care services that would allow older adults to remain in their homes and also be supported by their caregivers. Read More»

Burch Bears send love

Students at Robert J. Burch Elementary have big hearts and showed it on Valentine's Day.

Burch Art teacher Donna Baena helped students spread some kindness for the Valentine holiday. Students in art classes, fifth grade homerooms, and the integrated pre-k program all participated in making Valentine cards for patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Burch Bears sent 218 cards to patients at the children's hospital.

Math whizzes battle at regional Mathcounts competition

Flat Rock Middle MathCounts team members; first row (L-R): Brandon Worrell, Anh Tuyet Nguyen, Emma Bryan, Chase Holderness; second row (L-R): Andy Huynh, Isaac Presberg, Sienne Hall, Kati Gossett; third row (L-R): Ethan Knight-Scott, D. Monique Williams (coach), John Suess.

Flat Rock student advances to state

“Mathletes” from Flat Rock Middle and J.C. Booth Middle gave their opponents a run for their numbers at the 2015 MathCounts state regional competition held at Clayton State University in Morrow on Feb. 21.

MathCounts is a national middle school competitive mathematics program consisting of four rounds that test accuracy, problem solving processes, teamwork, and speed. The Georgia Society of Professional Engineers oversees the regional and state competitions. Read More»

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