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Riverfest makes a splash in downtown Newnan

Who would have thought that a tug-of-war featuring participants in canoes would ever happen in downtown Newnan? But that is what happened June 25 when 400 participants in the Paddle Georgia 2014 trip down the Chattahoochee River spent time off the river and were honored at the RiverFest event on the courthouse square. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Downtown Newnan was awash Wednesday evening with a water-themed event that included a tug-of-war contest between canoes in a 60-foot by 20-foot pool. “Riverfest” was a way for Newnan to provide the 400-strong 2014 Paddle Georgia group traveling 110 miles of the Chattahoochee River a place to step out of the river and enjoy the city.

Paddle Georgia 2014 is a project of the Georgia River Network. This year’s river trip by canoe and kayak included 400 people who began the journey in Buford on June 21 and ended in Franklin some 110 miles to the south on June 27. Read More»

Planning for UWG 'freshman sendoff'

Planning for UWG 'freshman sendoff'

Several University of West Georgia alumni from Coweta County are a part of the newly formed Coweta UWG Alumni Council that has been busy planning a Coweta Freshman Send-Off Party to be held at the Coweta County Fairgrounds on Aug. 19. Council members at a recent meeting include, from left, Gerald Kemp, Jim Eason, Frank Pritchett (UWG Alumni Relations), Tray Baggarly, Carol Glover, Cathy Wright (UWG Newnan director), Debra Fambro, Anita Carter, Rebecca Smith and Theron Gay. Photo/Special.

Maria Teresa Hernandez of Peachtree City

Maria Teresa Hernandez of Peachtree City, Ga. was first and foremost a loving mother and businesswoman. Maria was born in 1926 into a privileged family in Bogota, Colombia as the great-granddaughter of two presidents of Colombia. She was raised in a family that believed everyone deserved certain rights and freedom and she became a political activist working with the underground movement to defeat communism in her native country of Colombia. She was known to carry anti-communist leaflets and supplies under her stomach, hoping the communist military would not search a pregnant woman. Read More»

Reid Piper, 79 of Brooks

Reid Piper, 79 of Brooks, Ga. passed away June 16, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Mary Blaney Piper; son David and Heidi Piper; daughter Kelly and Michael Donnelly, grandsons Zane & Stephanie Piper, True Piper, Zachary Leppert and great grandson Van Reid Piper.

Reid retired from Amoco Oil Company in 1991 after 35 years. At the time of his retirement he was Director of Human Resources of Amoco Fabric and Fiber, Germany. He worked for Publix in Peachtree City the past 7 years. Read More»

Church camp

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One of my favorite events of ministry within the life of our church is our annual trek with kids and youth to summer church camp. We go to our Lutheran camp near Asheville, N.C., in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. It is appropriately named Lutheridge. Many church denominations have camps in that same area.

As you read the Citizen today, I am blessed to be in the middle of our week at Lutheridge right now. Having come here with campers for over 30 years, I can give you an almost exact account of our week, even though I’m writing this before we leave. Read More»

Classical Broadway and Beyond’ concert set at All Saints Anglican in PTC

Chelsea Buyalos and LeeLee Hunter

All Saints Anglican Church will host a free concert, open to the public, on Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. Sopranist Chelsea Buyalos and guitarist LeeLee Hunter will perform pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, George Gershwin, and Richard Rogers. The program will feature familiar pieces beloved by all. Buyalos and Hunter are also participating in the church’s annual Music Camp July 7 -11. Read More»

Ward-Fletcher engagement

Julia Asheton Ward engaged to Joshua Fletcher

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ward of Johns Creek, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Asheton Ward to Joshua Fletcher, son of Kevin and Tammy Fletcher of Fayetteville, Ga.

Ms. Ward graduated from The Portfolio Center and is a freelance art director in Nashville, Tenn.

Mr. Fletcher graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology and is a musician/songwriter.

A spring wedding is planned.

Community Christian to host Nicaraguan missionaries

On behalf of Global Ministries of the Christian church, Community Christian Church and God’s City of Refuge Christian Church, in partnership, will host a morning of worship and fellowship with special guests, Tim Donaghy and Laura Jean Torgeson, missionaries from the Christian Mission Church in Nicaragua.

The community is invited to participate and worship on Sunday, June 29, at 11 a.m. Read More»

Providence UMC welcomes Trinrud as associate pastor

Kory Trinrud

The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church has announced the appointment of the Rev. Kory Trinrud to Fayetteville’s Providence United Methodist Church as associate pastor. Providence‘s senior pastor, Diane Parrish, says, “We are excited to have Kory come on board with our pastoral staff. His love for the Lord and his passion for the Gospel in mission will be an integral part of expanding the ministries of Providence for the cause of Christ.” Read More»

F’ville UMC plans Music Camp

Summer Music Camp 2014: Hymns 4 Kids will be held at Fayetteville First UMC July 7-11.

Rising kindergarten through rising sixth grade students will enjoy instruments, drama, art, and singing with leaders Joan Aycock, Angela Goodwin and Carson Thaxton. New this year — ukulele.

The cost is $70 and registration is limited. For more info, visit fayettevillefirst.com or call 770-461-4313.