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Jingle Bell Trail Race set

It’s that time again for an annual holiday tradition. Yes, it’s time to lace on those jingle bells and get ready for the 18th annual Jingle Bell Trail Race Dec. w6.

Race organizers are expecting many kids and adults to come to school and participate in the 5K run, which is part of the Grand Prix Rotary Series, or the more leisurely 1-mile run/walk. A festive atmosphere is promised for all participants! Read More»

PTC man honored at ISB gala as Influential Georgia Muslim

Zaheer Faruqi, a resident of Peachtree City, was one of 50 honorees recognized as an “Influential Georgia Muslims” at the first gala sponsored by the Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) of Atlanta.

The awards were presented in eight categories and were introduced by key Georgia leaders.

The honorees represented fields as varied as education, arts, medicine, sports, community activism and philanthropy, and were selected by an independent panel of judges. Read More»

Gold award for pet cemetery

Julie is pictured with Sadie beside the statue of St. Francis during the dedication of the Pet Remembrance Garden, Oct. 4. Photo/Submitted.

Julie Bedson, a senior at McIntosh High School, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for identifying, planning and completing the building of a pet cemetery in Peachtree City.
Bedson identified a need for the cemetery and proceeded to gain the necessary support, permits and donations to build the Saint Andrew’s-in-the Pines Pet Remembrance Garden. Read More»

Learning about nature

Learning about nature

The Fayette-Starr’s Mill DAR daughters were entertained and educated with a program at the October meeting about “Forest Diversity at the Ridge Nature Area”. Dennis Chase is developing the park in conjunction with the Southern Conservation Trust. The nature area is a habitat for box turtles, deer and many other species of wildlife. It is located between Whitewater Creek and Starr’s Mill Pond and contains the first public multi-purpose trails in the county. Pictured are: first vice-president and program chairman Lynda Fields, Dennis Chase, and conservation chairman Lynne Bride. Read More»

New facility

New facility

The Starr’s Mill high school cheerleaders helped with the ribbon cutting of the new athletic building at the south Fayette campus last week. Coaches of the team are Mandy Ratliff, Todd Saye, Emily Woodward. Also present at the ribbon cutting were members of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and Starr’s Mill principal, Audrey Toney. Photo/Submitted.

Malcom to be inducted in military hall of fame

Col. Ben Malcolm.

U.S. Army Col. (Retired) Ben Malcom will be inducted in the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame for Valor on Nov. 1 in Columbus.

Col. Malcom is a native of Monroe, Ga. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in 1950 upon graduation from North Georgia College where he earned his bachelors degree in education.

He also holds a masters degree in political science from Auburn University. He is a combat veteran of both Korea and Vietnam.

Col. Malcom is known throughout the Armed Forces as laying the foundation for today’s Special Forces Operations. Read More»

Thrift Shop helps out charities

From left, Shirley  Poole, Louise  Fowler, Mildred  Mayne, Kristin Hauck- Melton, Jane  Lindsey,  Marion  Howells and Rosemary  McIntire. Photo/Submitted.

The Fayette Thrift Shop recently celebrated its 24th annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch.

The shop is staffed by volunteers and is nonprofit with net proceeds benefiting Bloom"changing the face of foster children " and Promise Place ..."where domestic violence ends.”
August 31 ended the fiscal year and it was the biggest year ever with each charity receiving $50,000 each. “Considering the square footage of the shop this is an extraordinary accomplishment,” said Rosemary McIntire, board president. Read More»

Mental illness and There Is Hope

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Today I write to you about an important new ministry that is present and active here in Fayette County. This ministry is “There Is Hope.” Its founder and leader is Fayette County resident Pastor Gary Taber, who is quick to tell us that his passion for this ministry comes from personal experience within his own family. What I will do here today is share with you what Pastor Gary presents as he talks about the growing and vital need for this ministry. Read More»

St. Christopher’s offers Greek pastries for the holidays

Just in time for the holidays, St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in Peachtree City is having its 2014 Holiday Greek Pastry Sale to benefit the Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor).

Available for sale will be: 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.

Order deadline is Nov. 10. 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»

Religion Briefs 10/15/14

Fundraiser for the Bounds family set
Eleventh Hour Call Ministries in Fayetteville will host a fund raising benefit and community-wide gathering for the Randy Bounds family which has suffered personal tragedies and financial setbacks recently. The event will be held at 383 Fayette Place in Fayetteville on Saturday, Oct. 18, beginning at 6 p.m., and will feature music, inspirational word and fellowship. For more information, contact Wanda Hawkins, 770 - 842 - 4604.

Men’s breakfast set at Dogwood Read More»

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