Fayette County

Fayetteville First UMC announces 25th annual Christmas Marketplace

Cindy Hall, United Methodist Women member, showcases the unique Christmas gifts which will be for sale at the 25th Annual Christmas Marketplace at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on Nov. 1. Proceeds benefit local charities. Photo/Special.

Get a great start on Christmas shopping at the 25th annual Christmas Marketplace at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The events is set for Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

One of the church’s biggest events, the Marketplace features more than 80 unique vendors selling a large variety of items located throughout the entire church. Read More»

Fall family blast, movie on lawn set at McDonough Rd.

The McDonough Road Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Family Blast Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30-9 p.m. on the front lawn.

Children’s games, popcorn, hot dogs, candy, cake walk, face painting and other activities will begin at 5:30 p.m., while the movie on the lawn, “Mom’s Night Out,” will begin at 7:15 p.m.

“Bring your chairs, and enjoy some family time. The kids will get plenty of candy and have some fun activities, and then you can watch a great, funny movie together under the stars,” said David L. Chancey, pastor.

The event is free. Read More»

Oberg retires

Patricia Oberg, accepts an engraved crystal plaque from Jamie Lambert.

Patricia Oberg, accepts an engraved crystal plaque from Jamie Lambert, senior pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, for 31 years’ service as pianist. Lambert notes that Oberg has played at countless events at the church as well as many weddings, funerals, and memorial services within the church family. The congregation recognized Oberg during a retirement celebration in her honor on Oct. 5. Photo/Special.

Weekly Lifetree Cafe explores life and faith

Christ’s Church at Whitewater is presently hosting Lifetree Cafe, a weekly “conversation cafe” to bring people from all walks of life into “a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.”

Lifetree Café is offered at noon and 7 p.m. every Thursday at Christ’s Church at Whitewater, 1577 Ga. Highway 85 South, Fayetteville.

Admission to the 60-minute sessions is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the prompt start of the conversation. Childcare is available from 6:30-8 p.m. The topic will be the same for both sessions. Read More»

Holiday Greek pastry sales continue through Nov. 10

The deadline is Nov. 10 for ordering pastries from St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church’s 2014 Holiday Greek Pastry Sale .

Available for sale are: Spanakopita, $10 per dozen; Tiropita, $10 per dozen; Baklava, $18 per dozen; Kourambiethes, $15 per dozen; Melomakarona, $15 per dozen ; Koulourakia $8 per dozen; sampler mixed dozen, $20 per box.

Pick up dates are Friday Nov. 21 from 3 – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. – noon at 313 Dividend Dr., Peachtree City. Read More»

Stephen C. Schmidt, 61, of Peachtree City

Stephen C. Schmidt

Former longtime resident of Peachtree City, Stephen C. Schmidt, 61, died suddenly Sept. 12 in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Schmidt worked for Bells Markets, General Foods, and Saputo Dairy Foods during a long successful career in food sales.

A great lover of music and sports, Mr. Schmidt was actively involved in his children's activities, including acting as coach for his son's baseball and his daughter's soccer teams. He played guitar and loved to sing harmony in his eclectic band, The Wobbly Cowboys. Read More»

Laureano Gil, 77, of Fayetteville

Laureano "Larry" Gil, 77, of Fayetteville, Ga., went to be with our Lord in Heaven on October 19, 2014.

He suffered from congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. Read More»

James Melville Landers, of Peachtree City

James Melville Landers

James ("Jim") Melville Landers, of Peachtree City, Ga., 78, born in Little Rock, Ark., passed from this earth and went to Heaven on October 19, 2014.

Jim is survived by his wife Rebecca Landers of Peachtree City, Ga., married 56 years. He is survived by his three children, Kelly Baker-Barnes and husband Craig Barnes, Colonel Kevin Landers and his wife Melody, and Brian Landers and wife Suzie; 12 grandchildren; and sister, Natalie Goss of North Little Rock, Ark. Jim's parents were the late Mel and Edna Landers of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Read More»

PTC man arrested for aggravated child molestation

A Peachtree City man has been arrested on charges of child molestation in connection to incidents involving a 4-year-old girl during early 2013 to mid-2014.

Thomas Edward Zerbarini, 45, of Peachtree City, was arrested on Oct. 6 on charges of aggravated child molestation stemming from offenses against a 4-year-old Fayette County girl that took place during early 2013 to mid-2014, said department spokesperson Odilia Bergh. Read More»

Classic this weekend

The Fayette County High School Band will host its own competition, the 33nd Annual Lafayette Marching Classic Oct. 25 at Tiger Stadium. Bands from all over Georgia will come to Fayetteville to compete in this prelims/finals competition. All day admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children 4 years of age and under are free. The Marching Tigers will perform in exhibition at the end of the day’s competition.

The Marching Tigers are under the direction of Band Director, Dr. Myra Rhoden, and Assistant Director, Mr. R. Kevin Brown. Read More»

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