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Remembering Robert Jordan, F’ville’s beloved junkman

Robert Jordan took a moment for an undated snapshot by his customer and friend, Carla Harrison, manager of Fayette Antique Mall. Jordan’s funeral was Dec. 20, and dignitaries from Fayette County and beyond turned out to eulogize the man who ran the landmark salvage store in Fayetteville for decades and left an indelible impression on generations of residents. Photo/Carla Harrison.

It looks abandoned.

Whispers of history ride along with the cold, winter wind, rattling the white doors that are now rolled down.

What junk that’s left outside is covered in tarps, oddly giving some semblance of familiarity to the stark, bare dirt yard.

On the corner out front there are a bouquets of flowers and a teddy bear where a line of old, rusty lawn-mowers might have sat in Jordan Sales & Salvage’s glory days.

The weathered junkyard is a symbol of home for old Fayetteville residents and sometimes an eyesore for the brand new ones.
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A camel for Christmas . . . and sheep and children and . . .

A camel for Christmas . . . and sheep and children and . . .

Chester the Camel is part of a live nativity that will be featured during today’s Christmas Eve candlelight service at 4 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Ga. Highway 314 in Fayetteville. Pastor Justin Kollmeyer stands at the rear center in red. Photo/Submitted.

Ask Father Paul - Was (is) Jesus God?

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Was (is) Jesus God?

Dear Father Paul:  Here it is Christmas again. I am a believer in Jesus, but some of my friends are not. We frequently discuss whether or not Jesus was the Son of God, and neither side will give an inch. Is there any proof? What is the evidence, if any, that Jesus was, indeed, deity? — Denise
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Larsh-Bassler engagement

Katherine Anne Larsh engaged to Erik Ryan Bassler

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Peterson of Fayetteville, Ga. and Mr. and Mrs. John Larsh of Black Mountain, N.C. are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Anne Larsh to Erik Ryan Bassler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bassler of Homosassa Springs, Fla.

The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Starr's Mill High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. She is starting the Accelerated Masters of Nursing Pathway program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in January of 2015. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/24/14

COS changes worship time
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City announces a change in worship schedule beginning Jan. 3, Saturday evening worship will be at 6 p.m. This service, 45 minutes in length, has been called “warm and family-like” by minister in music David Beecher. It includes music, hymns, a sermon, and Holy Communion. All are welcome. The church is at the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

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Churches in Fayette, Coweta set Christmas week services

Churches in Fayette, Coweta set Christmas week services
The parties are over, the festivities done. It’s Christmas Eve. Now it’s time for Christians everywhere to celebrate the real reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ. All over the south side, churches are preparing for tonight’s big event with candles, carols and Holy Communion.

WOG children’s choir performs

Pictured are (L-R) Emma Krause, Darcy Drury, Nickolas Hacker, Colin Hacker, Kaylee Poff, Kate Krause, and Grant Prather. The musical was directed by Andi Laaker. Photo/Special.

The Children’s Choir at Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City performed the musical, “Touch Of An Angel”, during the sermon on Sunday, Dec. 14. Members of the cast pictured are (L-R) Emma Krause, Darcy Drury, Nickolas Hacker, Colin Hacker, Kaylee Poff, Kate Krause, and Grant Prather. The musical was directed by Andi Laaker. Photo/Special.

Christmas with the Presbyterian Women

Shown are  singer Bethany Smithley and the Rev. Morgan Morse Hay. Photo/Special.

The Presbyterian Women of the First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City recently gathered for an evening of Christmas food, fun, and fellowship. More than 60 women enjoyed a delicious meal by chef Pat Hawthorne, an inspirational message from the Rev. Morgan Morse Hay, and music entertainment by singer Bethany Smithley and pianist Susan Scheuer. In addition, three local families were adopted for the Christmas season by the PWs with toys, clothes, and gift cards provided. Shown are singer Bethany Smithley and the Rev. Morgan Morse Hay. Photo/Special.

Stix Ministry at Word of God Lutheran

Shown are Stix Ministry members (L-R) Andi Laaker, director; ministry members Eddie Griffin, Owen Apfel, Steven Ochoa, Michael Crofton, and Bert Laaker. Photo/Special.

Members of the Stix Ministry at Word of God Lutheran Church were presented with a cross in their honor during the worship service on Sunday morning, Dec. 14. The Stix Ministry, under the direction of Andi Laaker, performs using wooden dowels that are choreographed to the music of Christian and patriotic songs. The metal cross was hand forged by members of Word Of God Cross Ministry Russ Crawford, Ken Griffin, and Bert Laaker. Shown are Stix Ministry members (L-R) Andi Laaker, director; ministry members Eddie Griffin, Owen Apfel, Steven Ochoa, Michael Crofton, and Bert Laaker. Photo/Special.

CTK ladies luncheon

 (left to right) Dorothy Fawley, Union City; Lois Caputo, Senoia; Donna Turner, Sharpsburg;  Peggy Nelson, Peachtree City;  Roberta Furlong, Fayetteville; Nancy Handley, Peachtree City; Susanne Dickinson, Sharpsburg;  Virginia Fretwell, Sallie Metzger, and Karen Romano-Taylor, Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

A mid-week Christmas luncheon was held recently by the women’s ministries of The Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Attending were (left to right) Dorothy Fawley, Union City; Lois Caputo, Senoia; Donna Turner, Sharpsburg; Peggy Nelson, Peachtree City; Roberta Furlong, Fayetteville; Nancy Handley, Peachtree City; Susanne Dickinson, Sharpsburg; Virginia Fretwell, Sallie Metzger, and Karen Romano-Taylor, Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

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