Community

Providence UMC will host Church Fair this Sunday

The community is invited to Providence United Methodist Church this Sunday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a church fair with information about ministries, classes and special events for the fall. Read More»

Olivet’s 23rd anniversary celebration starts Sept. 3

Olivet’s 23rd anniversary celebration starts Sept. 3

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will begin its 23rd Church Anniversary celebration with the first of four Wednesday night services next Wednesday, Sept. 3, and a final Sunday Anniversary Service on Sunday, Sept. 28. The theme this year is “We’ve Come This Far by Faith — Let Us Rise Up and Build.” Wednesday night services are at 7 p.m. nightly.

A different speaker is scheduled each Wednesday night.

On Sept. 3, Dr. Maurice Watson, senior pastor of Beulahland Bible Church in Macon and Warner Robins will speak. Read More»

Family History Lab changes dates for free genealogy classes

The LDS Church’s Family History Lab has changed its meeting date from Wednesdays to Tuesdays. The free genealogy classes now will meet each Tuesday evening from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The class meets at 2021 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Those attending can bring their own laptop/tablet or use those provided by the church.

The church offers weekly classes on a variety of topics, including how to use the church’s website, Familysearch.org. For questions or more information, email ffhlab@gmail.com.

‘Undie Sundays’ net big haul for local clothing bank

Real Life Center volunteer coordinator Vicki Troyer R) receives the donations from Debbie Hamby, treasurer of Hopewell Methodist Women. Photo/Special.

The congregation of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone recently donated 356 pairs of underwear to The Real Life Center for those in need.

The underwear was collected during “Undie Sundays” this summer. The congregation collected underwear for men, women, and children and Hopewell Methodist Women repackaged the donations, three to a bag, for the Real Life Center to distribute to their clients in need. Read More»

Maki-Metzger engagement

Nicole Mae Maki engaged to Capt. Andrew Joseph Metzger, USAF

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Maki of Reno, Nev. and Ms. Toni Maki of Sparks, Nev. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Mae Maki to Capt. Andrew Joseph Metzger, USAF, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Metzger of Peachtree City, Ga.

Nicole is a 2005 graduate of Wooster High School and a graduate of the University of Nevada-Reno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Read More»

Carolyn Louise Bearden, 75, of Fayetteville

Carolyn Louise Bearden, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014.

She was a loyal member of Lisbon Baptist Church. She spent much of her time volunteering at the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Gift Shop and the Fayetteville Senior Citizens Center. She also especially loved to cook for her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Bearden and parents Virgil & Minnie Wyatt. Read More»

Robert Vaughan Hunter, 74, of Fayetteville,

Robert "Bob" Vaughan Hunter, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014.

He grew up in College Park and was a member of the 1958 graduating class of College Park High School. He enjoyed fishing and playing the piano.

He was preceded in death by his parents Horace Randolph & Helen Markey Hunter and grandson Corey Allen Davis. Read More»

Arlene L. Harris of Nebraska

Arlene was born in Bruning, Neb. and graduated from Nebraska Weslyan University as a theater major. After touring with the theater company, Arlene went to Alaska to visit her sister and started working in television. She met and married T. W. "Bill" Harris and had two sons, Tad and Mike, and moved to Georgia and then Illinois. Arlene and Bill ran their own business in Illinois for several years until the late 1970's. Arlene worked in marketing for a medical products company and became the Vice President of Marketing. She retired in 1989 and moved to Georgia to be close to family. Read More»

Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone

Miss Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone passed away August 18, 2014.

She is survived by her parents Ron and Janet Barteski of Peachtree City; grandmother, Phyllis Collins; boyfriend Lee Jones of Tyrone; sister Jennifer Barteski; brother Adam Barteski; niece Blair Barteski and nephew Landan Barteski.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Father Kevin Hargaden principal celebrant. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Park. Read More»

Margaret K. Tarpley, 96, of Jonesboro,

Margaret K. Tarpley, 96, of Jonesboro, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014.

Mrs. Tarpley was a porcelain artist, an avid gardener, and an expert quilter. She retired from National Bank of Georgia. Read More»