Everything I learned about grammar I blame on Ms. Brooks

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Blame it on Ms. Brooks. After Christmas break, we sixth graders at West End Elementary in Milledgeville came back to school to find a new English teacher. They never told us what happened to Ms. Russell, but Ms. Brooks greeted us in January.

She was like a drill sergeant. Short, direct, old fashioned, this country lady from Gordon (Gordon, Ga., not Fort Gordon) ruled with an iron fist and drilled English grammar into our heads. She was obsessed with correctness. Read More»

Saturday’s Coffee House will showcase talent

Shown (L-R), Roger Callison, Morgan Hebert and Will Sanders play at the 2014 Coffee House at Christ Our Shepherd. Photo/Special.

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will host its second annual Coffee House on Saturday Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. The free event will feature a variety of talent, ranging from a jazz trio (saxophone, drums, and keyboard) to a flute choir (playing ragtime) to a handbell choir. Refreshments will be offered. Shown (L-R), Roger Callison, Morgan Hebert and Will Sanders play at the 2014 Coffee House at Christ Our Shepherd. Photo/Special.

Religion Briefs 02/25/15

All Saints announces Lenten events
All Saints Anglican Church announces its Wednesday night Lenten services.  Beginning tonight, Feb. 25 thru Wednesday, April 1, All Saints will conduct a Stations of the Cross service in the main sanctuary beginning at 6 p.m. followed by a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m.  All Saints is at 149 Ebenezer Rd., Fayetteville.  For more information, call the church  office, 770-486-5374 or visit

Lenten services begin tonight at WOG Read More»

Lenten Lunch program continues each Thursday

Lenten Lunch will be served each Thursday at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The luncheons are a popular church tradition and have been offered for the past several years.

Sponsored each week by a UMW Circle, the Lenten Lunch series includes a meal ($2) and a study. Lessons are from the book “Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus.”

The Feb. 26 luncheon will be sponsored by the Friendship Circle.

Everyone in the community is invited to participate.

Visit or call 770-461-4313 for more information. Read More»

Gardner to speak at Christ the King men’s breakfast

Andrew Gardner

Andrew Gardner, starting offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team, will be the guest speaker for the Christ the King Men’s Breakfast on Saturday morning, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. in the Parish Life Center.

Gardner, a long-time member of Christ the King, was a standout football player for Sandy Creek High School and started all four years at Georgia Tech.

The price of the breakfast is $5 and reservations are required.

To sign up, send an email to Tuffy Handley at Read More»

Holy Trinity’s Trinity Trail Walk/Run set for this Saturday in PTC

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will have its Trinity Trail 5K/2K Walk/Run 2015 on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 a.m. at the church.

The fee is $25. Register at Holy Trinity’s Faith Formation Office.

Proceeds from the race will benefit a group of teens at Holy Trinity who will attend summer camps, retreats or mission trips this coming summer.

The church is at 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City.

COS will host Susquehanna University Choir March 5

Members of The Susquehanna University Choir

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will host The Susquehanna University Choir in concert on Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m.

Susquehanna is a Lutheran liberal arts university in Selinsgrove, Pa. The SU Chamber Singers will also be featured. Dr. Julia Brasher Thorn, the conductor, was once an elementary music specialist in Dekalb County, and wrote that she is “thrilled to be returning to the metro area.” Read More»

Mel Glenn Brantley of Peachtree City

Mel Glenn Brantley of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

Mel, son of Eunice and Thomas Brantley, was born in Chula, Ga. and moved to Brunswick, Ga. shortly thereafter where he met his wife, Yvonne Fernandes Brantley, and many lifelong friends. Read More»

Charlotte W. White, 84, of Fayetteville

Charlotte W. White, 84, of Fayetteville, passed away February 22, 2015.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. White was a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church. She worked for the Fulton County Board of Education for many years. Prior to that, she was a devoted mother and homemaker.

Mrs. White is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Elvin Greene White. Read More»

Syndee Louise Rose, 50, formerly of Fayetteville

Syndee Louise (Cindy) Rose, 50, of Birmingham, Ala., formerly of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on February 17, 2015.

Syndee "Sissy" Rose, is survived by her mother Ann Rose of Highlands, N.C.; brother Ken (Linda) Rose of Fayetteville, Ga.; nieces Heather (Tyler) Clark of Alpharetta, Ga. and Hannah Rose of Senoia, Ga.; uncle J.W. (Juanita) Bowling of Edmond, Okla.; and many cousins. Read More»

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