MRBC plans family blast, movie Friday

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. Read More»

First Presbyterian’s Music for Missions to feature jazz, dancing, auction Nov. 14

Peachtree Jazz Edition band members include, kneeling (L-R), Ted Zitelli, Tom Sepanski, director David Gaissert, David Brinson and Dale Pheicie. Standing (L-R), Gary Ray, David Marcus, Tom Tierney, Ron Bratcher, Joe McDaniel, Joe Auriemma, singer Toni Byrd, Wayne Hughes, Saunders Jones, Donn Blosser, Brian Thomas and Bill Greenhaw.  Not pictured:  Tara Adcock.  Photo by Ellen Tew.

Enjoy live music, dancing, and a silent auction while supporting local and international missions, on Friday, Nov. 14 at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City.

“Music for Missions” will feature the band, Peachtree Jazz Edition playing big band dance hits accompanied by singer Toni Byrd. The concert and dance will take place in Smith Hall from 7 - 10 p.m. Read More»

Women of Faith live simulcast set for Nov. 7 & 8

Members of Peachtree City Christian Church Women’s Ministry are busy preparing for hundreds of women in the surrounding area to attend the Women Of Faith – Survival to Revival 2014 Live Simulcast on Friday, Nov. 7, from 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church, 500 Kedron Dr., Peachtree City.

Tickets for the event are $30 and can be purchased online at or in the church office.The doors will open an hour early and Roly Poly will provide box lunches for $7. Read More»

Order Greek pastries for the holidays

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»

Holly Grove AME to host Women’s Day

Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church will host its Annual Women’s Day Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 10:30 a.m.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Celeste Wells of Christ Community AME Church of Clarkston.

Holly Grove AME Church is at 400 Holly Grove Church Rd., Peachtree City.

Holy Trinity will offer special GriefShare

“Surviving The Holidays” a special session of the GriefShare program for those who are grieving the death of a loved one, will be offered at Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Rd, in Peachtree City.

“Surviving The Holidays” can help cope and discover new reasons to enjoy the holidays.

A special “Survival Guide” with devotions will be provided.

There is no fee for the program and it is open to the public. Read More»

Lamar Willard Woods, 86, of Fayetteville

Lamar Willard Woods, 86, of Fayetteville, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014.

He is survived by his wife Helen Woods of Fayetteville; son Bryan (Susan) Woods of Fayetteville; grandsons Jason and Evan Woods of Auburn, Alabama.  A special thank you to his loving caregivers: Penny Hope, Cindy O’Neal, and Mary Banks.     Read More»

Andrew Alvey McFarland of Peachtree City

Andrew Alvey McFarland

Andrew Alvey McFarland of Peachtree City, Ga. died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 27.

Andrew, born June 21, 1987 in Memphis, Tenn., was the son of Lee and Sharon McFarland of Peachtree City, Ga. His family moved from Memphis to Peachtree City in 1993. Read More»

Ashley Salter, 37, of Fayetteville

Ashley Salter, 37, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. Born in Statesboro, Ga., Ashley graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering. She taught math at Starr's Mill High School in Fayetteville.

She is survived by her husband Wayne and their sons: Bradley Paul (9) and Clayton Reives (6); her parents, Phil and Diane King; and sister and brother-in-law Allison and Jason Brown and their children Hadley Marie (3) and Hayden (6). Read More»

Up close with county officials

Up close with county officials

Among the county departments participating in the “Face to Face” event at the Fayette County Public Library were from left: Debra Parrish, county recreation, Joel T. Benton, chief appraiser/director at the tax assessors’ office and Brian Cook, systems analyst. The library had a fire truck on property for children to participate in “Touch-A-Truck” and a police car for them to see. The library then encouraged the children to check out a book on these subjects and learn more.  Hot dogs and music were also provided.  Photo/Carolyn Cary.