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Cecil Williams, Sr., age 80, of Tyrone

Mr. Cecil Williams, Sr., age 80, of Tyrone passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son, Douglas C. Williams...

Fayette DA Ballard to challenge incumbent for superior court judge post

Candidates line up for DA post; Tax Commissioner Wingo to retire in 2016 The 2016 local primary elections may be months away, but District Attorney...

Activist charges debris pile pollutes Fayetteville nature area

Opinions on what is there may differ, but what is known is that a portion of a large “debris pile” covered in dirt and...

Rorie promoted to PTC city manager

Interim City Manger Jon Rorie is interim no more. The Peachtree City Council by unanimous vote on Nov. 19 approved Rorie to the position...

Community invited to Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s tree lighting

Everybody gets excited as the holidays approach and the staff and volunteers at Piedmont Fayette are no exception. On Monday, Nov. 30, from 6-7...

PTC firefighters prep for 50th anniversary

The Peachtree City Firefighters Association (PCVFA) got the go-ahead from the Peachtree City Council on Nov. 19 to help celebrate the department’s 50th anniversary...

New, harder tests ahead for Fayette County students

The more stringent Georgia Milestones Assessment System is up and running, and with it students in Fayette and across the state are performing at...

Construction approved for Georgia Film Academy in Fayetteville

The new Georgia Film Academy in Fayetteville is set to open in January. Following in February will be the completion of a 15,000 sq....

Energy assistance program opens Dec. 1

Georgia’s energy assistance program, administered by the Division of Family and Children Services, will open Dec. 1 this year, Director Bobby Cagle announced Tuesday. The...

Local author hosts signing

Local resident and Chick-fil-A VP of corporate talent Dee Ann Turner recently signed copies of her new book, "It's My Pleasure: The Impact of...

Groups collecting gifts for needy

The holidays are now upon us. Several local organizations are actively working to spread holiday cheer for those in need in our own community,...

Become a holiday party pro

“Holiday Cheer” is the title of Fayette Senior Services’ program scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at its Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment...

Newnan chosen for grant

The City of Newnan has been selected by the Georgia Municipal Association to receive one of the Employee Health Promotion & Wellness Incentive Grants...

Post 105 to host Pearl Harbor ceremony

Fayette County's American Legion Post 105 will be hosting a brief public Pearl Harbor ceremony Monday, Dec. 7, commemorating the Japanese attack 74 years...

Holiday closings announced

All Peachtree City offices as well as the Peachtree City Library, Kedron Fieldhouse, and Glenloch Recreation will be closed this Thursday and Friday, Nov....

Fayette teachers receive EMC grants

Eleven Fayette school teachers were surprised with goodie bags, supplies and Bright Ideas checks ranging from $640 to $1,500 when a group of Operation...

Thankful for the gift of life

Each year at Thanksgiving, when we are asked what we are thankful for, our answers often circle around friends, family, our jobs or our...

Trees for sale at fire station

The Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters are raising funds for equipment and training by selling Christmas trees at Leach Fire Station 81 on Paschall Road. They...

A conversation about race

I don’t recall a time in my lifetime where our county or our country has been so racially divided. And while there may be...

Random reflections on Thanksgiving

The fourth Thursday in November is the day family and friends gather to celebrate and be thankful for good things that come their way....

Terrorists as ‘tourists’

President Obama has put a new twist on the Islamic invasion now taking place across Europe and the United States. Speaking to reporters last...

Giving thanks, but omitting God

In 1789, America’s first president proclaimed a “day of public thanksgiving and prayer.” George Washington implored the heavens to “pardon our national and other...

For Thanksgiving, just call us ‘Thank Tanks’

As terrorists were detonating deadly bombs in Beirut, hundreds of liberty-minded activists from around the world were gathered in New York City for the...

Candidates with actual governing experience are ignored by voters

There is a painful irony in a recent decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on the side of Governor Bobby Jindal...

Giving thanks in 2015

An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that my precious friend Randy Parks,...

F’ville shirks its cleanup problem

Last week, I described a problem that Fayetteville has with an illegal fill next to and onto the city’s nature area known as The...

Congress rewrites 10th Amendment

The U.S. Senate Education Committee met with House members and approved a compromise version of the Every Student Succeeds Act last week. They plan...

Ask Father Paul – Are we in the end times?

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible   Are we in the end times?   Dear Father Paul: A lot of my Christian friends are...

Religion Briefs 11/25/15

Free Thanksgiving meals offered R.O.C. Reach Out 2-D World Crusade, an outreach ministry of Shekinah Glory Fellowship Center, will be feeding families Thanksgiving Day, Thursday,...

Rick Harkavy to be installed as new rabbi at B’nai Israel

Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI), a Reform Jewish community located in Fayette County, announces the installation of a new rabbi, Rick Harkavy. The official ceremony...

Honoring military veterans

The congregation of Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, honored the veterans present in both morning services on the Sunday preceding Veteran’s Day....

Big names will be featured at FFUMC’s annual Christmas concert December 20

The 15th Annual Candlelight Concert at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church offers the return of exceptional talent and big names. Brent Davis, Timothy Miller and...

FFUMC to offer Advent study beginning Dec. 2

The community is invited to prepare for Christmas through a two-week Advent study, “Two Questions God Asks,” led by Fayetteville First UMC’s associate minister,...

COS will host annual chili supper Thanksgiving Eve

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will host its annual Chili Supper on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. at the...
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