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Anthony Philip Bertino, 68, of Peachtree City

Anthony Philip Bertino, 68, of Peachtree City, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2014.

He served his country in the US Army and retired as Chief Warrant Officer II.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Dawn Bertino; son Troy Bertino; daughter Christine (Juan) Quiza; grandchild Chaz Bertino; one brother; and one sister. Read More»

Joseph K. Graves, 76, of Peachtree City

Joseph K. Graves, 76, of Peachtree City, passed away September 14, 2014.

He served his country during the Vietnam War with the United States Air Force and later was a pilot for Delta Airlines.

He is survived by his wife Martha; sons Brandon and Devon Graves; sisters Barbara Glaser, Martha Moore and Betty Backfield; brother James Graves and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial followed at Westminster Memorial Gardens. Read More»

Fayette Commission proclaims ‘Legion Day’

Fayette Commission proclaims ‘Legion Day’

Members of American Legion posts 50 and 105 accept a proclamation from the Fayette County Board of Commissioners naming Sept. 16 “The American Legion Day in Fayette County.” Photo/Monroe Roark.

Heaven is for real

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The book and movie Heaven Is For Real is the true story of Colton Burpo, the four-year-old son of a small-town Nebraska pastor. After surviving emergency surgery, he begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. He also describes being in heaven, seeing God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, and meeting long-dead family members. Read More»

Religion Briefs 09/17/14

Women’s Day
The women of Flipper Chapel A. M. E. Church will celebrate their annual Women’s Day Sunday, Sept. 21,   at 2:30 p.m. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Tracey Fletcher and the Wesley Chapel A. M. E. Church family. The theme is “Women Walking With Purpose. The church is at 175 Booker Ave., Fayetteville, the Rev. Kimberly Lyons, pastor.

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Good neighbors

Master Gardner Sandy Golden (left photo), Heather and River Colvin in right photo.

Hopewell United Methodist Church member and Master Gardner Sandy Golden led a group from Hopewell on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 7, as they cleaned up the courtyard at Robert J. Burch Elementary. The church and the school are neighbors on Jenkins Road in Tyrone. The church has pledged to support the school throughout the year. Heather and River Colvin worked hard to clean up the courtyard at Robert J. Burch Elementary in Tyrone. Photos/Special.

Ramsey’s Financial Peace University starts tonight at COS

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, corner of Peachtree Parkway and Ga. Hwy. 54 in Peachtree City, will offer Financial Peace University on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. at the church, beginning Sept. 17 [tonight]. The course runs seven weeks.

More than 1.5 million families and individuals have completed FPU, which makes use of print and video materials by Dave Ramsey.

Ramsey experienced personal financial ruin some years ago, and he turned to the Bible to find a way out. Read More»

Chabad of Peachtree City announces coming events for Jewish High Holidays

Chabad of Peachtree City will kick off its celebration of the Jewish New Year with the annual Rosh Hashanah family meal on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. with the meal following at 8.

The festival of Rosh Hashanah — the name means “Head of the Year” — is observed for two days beginning Sept. 24 after sunset. Read More»

Servant Weekend at COS Lutheran starts Friday

Servant Weekend at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church includes nine events. Volunteers are needed for some while others are offered as a service to the community.

The American Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19, from 2:30-7:30 p.m. Sign up online to donate at coslutheran.org/red-cross. During the same hours flu shots will be administered at the church; the cost is $25.99, with Medicare and other insurance accepted. Contact officeadministrator@coslutheran.org for more information. Read More»

Bethany, Sandy Creek church homecomings set for Sunday

Two historic churches will have homecoming festivities this Sunday. Bethany Methodist in the old Fife community and Sandy Creek Baptist on Sandy Creek Road will welcome former members and guests with special services and home-cooked dinners.

Bethany’s service starts at 10:45 a.m. with Cole Altizer preaching and Sandy Creek’s starts at 11.

The Jonathans will perform at Sandy Creek