Area students named to college honor rolls

Area students continue to collect honors after leaving home as shown by their listing on college honor rolls for the Fall 2014 session at their colleges.

Three Fayetteville natives were recently named to the Dean’s List at Reinhardt University. They are Tanner Baker, Brittany Gaddy and Lindsay New.
Reinhardt University is a private comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Read More»

Religion Briefs 01/21/15

Stringham to be honored Sunday
Members of Fayetteville First Baptist Church will host a farewell fellowship in honor of Pastor Glenn Stringham and his family this Sunday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. The Stringhams’ community of friends is invited. Stringham recently announced his intention to retire from his position as pastor to senior adults effective Jan. 31.  He has served the church in that position for nearly 19 years.

Romano-Taylor to be installed Sunday Read More»

Christian City celebrates 50 years of service

Original sign for Christian City

'Golden Anniversary' celebration is gala event

Christian City is hosting a special celebration to honor its 50th anniversary of service to society's most vulnerable groups -- children and seniors.

“This is going to be a major event in the life of Christian City,” said Bob Crutchfield, president and CEO. “We’ll reflect on our past and look towards our future, as we celebrate 50 years of service to children and seniors.”

The golden anniversary celebration is scheduled for Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Delta Flight Museum at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Read More»

Diverse blood donors needed

All types needed

The Red Cross is calling for blood donors as unique as the patients it serves, and has set up more than 100 donor locations around the Metro Atlanta area to ensure an adequate blood supply.

The effort is being made in honor of Black History Month in February, and also in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer.

All blood types are currently needed to help maintain a diverse and sufficient blood supply, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. Read More»

Learn songwriting at Clayton State

Experienced or novice, young or old, all welcome

Aspiring song writers of all ages and every level of experience have a unique opportunity this month to participate in a songwriting workshop at Clayton State University.

Only 12 spots are still open for the workshop that features Shana Tucker at Spivey Hall on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Tucker is a singer-songwriter and cellist who credits her genre-bending Chamber-Soul musical combination to the influences of '80s and '90s pop music, movie soundtracks, and world music. Read More»

Help for compulsive eating

12-step program and support available for free

Overeaters Anonymous is meeting on Tuesdays and Saturdays at St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church in Peachtree City.

Overeaters Anonymous offers a 12-step program of recovery from compulsive eating. Meetings are free.

The group meets on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Call Barbara for information at 678-876-0102.

The church is located at 316 North Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City.

Race features Fayetteville, Senoia drivers

Jan. 31 is fourth race of six-part series

Senoia’s Tina Johnson and Fayetteville’s Ashton Winger recently made an impressive showings at Week 3 of the Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Winter Flurry.

Week 3 races on Jan. 17 marked the half-way point of the six-week Winter Flurry racing series at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Read More»

Honor students sponsor blood drive

Donors get free t-shirt

The Honors Student Association at Clayton State University is sponsoring a Blood Drive to benefit the American Red Cross on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

The Blood Drive will run from noon to 5 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. All presenting donors will receive a free t-shirt.

For an appointment, log onto and enter sponsor code: claytonstate. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome as well.

Clayton State homecoming fun includes tailgate, two doubleheaders

Don't miss annual faculty vs. student game

Homecoming week for Clayton State University is just around the corner.

The celebration begins Jan. 26 with a 5:30 p.m. pep rally and the annual Faculty/Staff vs. Student Basketball Scrimmage.

The first of two basketball doubleheaders scheduled for Homecoming week is set for Wednesday, Jan. 28. The Clayton State men’s and women’s teams will take on Georgia Southwestern at 5:30 p.m. (women) and 7:30 p.m. (men). Read More»

Promise Place 'appreciates' law enforcement

Promise Place appreciates law enforcement

Law officers important to fight against domestic violence

Promise Place, a domestic violence awareness group, recently celebrated local law enforcement officials at an “Appreciation Luncheon.”

Collaboration between law enforcement and local domestic violence programs is an important component to victim safety, said Wendi Bozeman, director of volunteer services/ fundraising coordinator for Promise Place. Read More»