Religion Briefs 11/12/14

GriefShare scheduled at Dogwood
Dogwood Church, 975 GA. Highway 74 South in Tyrone, will offer a special GriefShare seminar, Surviving the Holidays, tonight, Nov. 12, from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Atrium area of the church office. Sessions  offer support, encouragement, and advice to survive. Contact Susan at 770-487-6691, or to register.

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Veterans are honored by UDC

Frankie Lyle Chapter #2074 United Daughters of the Confederacy President Linda Ramey, left, honored World War II veterans Ernest Wood and William Sewell with Military Service Awards. UDC members Barbara Fox and Linda Patterson participated in the event. Photo/Submitted

World War II veterans, William Lee Sewell, Newnan, served as a Yeoman Second Class in the United States Navy and Ernest Willard Wood, Bonaire, served as a Gunner’s Mate Third Class in the Navy, were given the UDC World War II Cross of Military Service by UDC President Linda Ramey.

The World War II Cross was awarded posthumously to Lewis Edward Quinn. It was received by his daughter, Barbara Quinn Fox of Fayetteville. He had served as a Corporal in Ordnance Company 4th Base Depot, Service Command, 1st Marine Forces, United States Marines. Read More»

Troop 189 features several Silver Award winners

From left, top row; Rebecca McDonald, Lindsey Poff, Rachel Parker, Kara Fecteau. From left, bottom row, Jeanna Speck, Audrey Fecteau. Photo/Submitted.

Several girls from Troop 189 completed the requirements and recently earned the Girl Scout Silver Award.

Four members, Rebecca McDonald, Rachel Parker, Audrey Fecteau and Kara Fecteau, each worked well over the required 50-hours to complete their project. The girls renovated the Bennett’s Mill Middle School’s “corral” and created an outdoor classroom. Read More»

Hiram Michael Perkins, 64, of Fayetteville

Mr. Hiram Michael "Mike" Perkins, 64, of Fayetteville, died November 8, 2014.

Mike retired in 2002 as a Colonel in the US Marine Corp, where he was a pilot. He participated in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in various ways including Youth Ministry, ESL (English as Second Language), and numerous international mission trips.

Mr. Perkins was preceded in death by his father Thomas Hollis Perkins, Jr. Read More»

In Memory Lane Brown

Lane Brown

In Memory
Lane Brown
Gone But Not Forgotten November 11, 2011

What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose. Lane you will always be in our hearts. We have so many great memories - Thank you. We are blessed. We miss you everyday. We miss your sense of humor, your laugh, your smile and your love of all of us. You were definitely a people person.

Our time with you was less than we wanted, but it is not over. You are waiting for us beyond the sunset to join you. Until then... Read More»

Jane Elizabeth Carroll, 82 of Fayetteville

Jane Elizabeth Carroll

Jane Elizabeth Carroll, 82 of Fayetteville, Ga. died peacefully the 11th of November, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. Read More»

Sandy Creek students get up close with math

One of “The Numbers Game” challenges had students working in a group, eyes closed, to create geometric shapes with rope. (Clockwise from left) Brittany Johnson, Chandini Kannan, Skylar Ingram, Chadera Obinali, and Haley Grant. Photo/Submitted.

A game of numbers not only helped students at Sandy Creek High see how math is used in everyday life, but it also benefitted those less fortunate in the community.

Senior Taylour Howell organized a student-led math tournament called “The Numbers Game,” which was hosted by Sandy Creek’s math team after school .

The goal was to show students how math plays a role in daily life, and give them an opportunity to put their knowledge to use. Attendees brought a non-perishable food item for admission; all items were donated to the Real Life Center in Fayetteville. Read More»

Cattle Baron’s Ball

Organizers of the American Cancer Society’s 12th annual “Cattle Baron’s Ball” are proud to announce that this year’s ball raised $100,000, bringing the 12 year total for the annual western themed fundraiser to $1.3 million dollars.

“I am so thrilled with this year’s Cattle Baron’s Ball,” says Event Chairperson Sarah Palmer. ”Everyone seemed to have a great time, peoplewere in good spirits, there was lots of dancing, lots of bidding and mostimportantly we raised a lot of money for the American Cancer Society.”

Palmer led the committee of local volunteers.  Read More»

Teachers tete-a-tete

Rising Starr Middle faculty present the proceeds raised for the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center. Front, from left, Caroline Rutledge, with the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center, learning specialist Camille Jammes, RSMS Principal Nancy Blair, Science Teacher Ann Lenderman, Science Teacher Karen Mizell and School Superintendent Joseph Barrow. Back, Math Teacher Richard O’Brien. Photo/Submitted

Rising Starr Middle School (RSMS) faculty challenged Bennett’s Mill Middle School (BMMS) faculty to a volleyball game to help raised funds to help cancer patients at the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center.

The event generated over $440 for the Cancer Wellness Center.

In early October, RSMS Principal Nancy Blair issued a friendly challenge to a game of volleyball to all other middle schools in the county. BMMS Principal Jason Byars accepted.

Rising Starr won the game, beating Bennett’s Mill in two out of three games. Read More»

Magic carpet to red carpet: ‘Aladdin, Jr.’

Aladdin standouts include Elijah Lee (Fayetteville), Emma and Katie Futch (Peachtree City), and Evan Hassenritter (Newnan). Photo/Submitted

A Disney classic gets retold by juniors

Disney’s musical version of “Aladdin” opened this year on Broadway, but residents can enjoy a family-friendly junior version closer to home when the Konos Academy Juniors of Fayetteville and Peachtree City presents Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.,” on Friday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church at Whitewater in Fayetteville.

Based on the popular animated movie, Disney’s “Aladdin” is the story of a poor Arabian boy who meets a beautiful princess, Jasmine. Read More»