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Larysa Pushkar of Peachtree City

Larysa Pushkar of Peachtree City, Ga. was born November 29, 1971 and passed away on August 15th of this year.

She was preceded in death by her mother Eva Pushkar.

Larysa was a proud graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in early childhood education. While she enjoyed teaching, her passion was serving and helping others through service in her local church. She was extraordinarily sacrificial in these efforts and through her example she inspired others and impacted many lives. Read More»

Andrew Shlapak is the county’s newest Eagle Scout

Jeff Shafer, Troop 175 Scoutmaster and Andrew Shlapak, Eagle Scout. Photo/Submitted.

Troop 175 is excited to announce Andrew Shlapak was judged to meet the standards and high ideals of an Eagle Scout.

He is from Troop 175 Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Shlapak graduated from Starr’s Mill High School in the spring and will attend Auburn University this Fall

His project was to build a deck adjacent to the Peachtree City United Methodist Church Youth Lodge. Read More»

Helping out

Helping out

The Wilshire Estates neighborhood in south Peachtree City has made active choices to support one of the four major focus areas of the Fayette Vision Plan. Wilshire Estates is located close to the Peeples, Rising Starr and Starr’s Mill complex and has several residents active on PTO organizations and other volunteer positions in these schools. On Saturday the neighborhood had a ‘Party with a Purpose’ and while enjoying a great family BBQ, a collection was held to support Peeples Elementary where apparently many children are hungry during the day and need snacks. Photo/Submitted.

Albert Edward Ensell IV, age 57

Albert Edward Ensell IV

Albert "Tippy, Eddie Munster, Babu, Squirrel Boy, Dingus" Edward Ensell IV, who was born August 25, 1956 in Wildwood, N.J., died Saturday, August 9 2014, in a plane crash near Senoia, Ga.

He was committed to the lord, a devoted husband, committed father and incomparable friend. After serving in the Navy, Ensell spent 32 years as an air traffic control specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration and was to retire in September of this year. He was an adventurer, hiker, sailor, pilot and extreme lover of life. Read More»

Partying for a good cause

Partying for a good cause

Fayette County resident Mike Flynn wouldn't have it any other way. As he did five years ago, Flynn for his 75th birthday threw a party Aug. 10 where guests brought gifts for the Fayette County Humane Society. Taking a minute out from the festivities were, from left, Mike Flynn, Fayette County Humane Society representative Leah Thomson and Debbie Flynn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Looking at the lighter side of life

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

One of the things that I miss most about this stage of life is sitting around the dinner table as a family and talking about our day, especially this time of year. The kids would tell stories about their day at school.

At our recent brothers’ reunion, my sister-in-law was telling me that they were sitting around the dinner table, and my brother Mark was telling his story about his day. Read More»

GriefShare starts tonight at Tyrone’s Dogwood Church

Dogwood Church, 975 Ga. Hwy. 74 South in Tyrone, will offer a GriefShare support group Wednesday evenings beginning tonight, Aug. 13, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The group will meet in the Atrium area of the church office.

“GriefShare is a Bible-based support group with friendly, caring people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences,” a spokesperson said. “You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.” Read More»

Paul and Judy Massey complete visit to all 50 states

Judy and Paul Massey

In a quest taking 49 years, Dr. Judy Massey and Father Paul Massey this summer completed their goal of visiting all 50 states plus the U. S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Recent visits to North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin completed the circuit.

Judy Massey is the author of three books and is a popular Christian speaker. Paul Massey is Pastor Emeritus of Fayetteville’s Church of the Holy Cross and authors the Citizen’s “Ask Father Paul” column. Read More»

New Bible studies begin Sept. 7 at PTCUMC

Registration is underway for new Adult Bible Study classes offered at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd. in Peachtree City. Everyone is invited to sign up for one or more classes.

Short Term Bible Studies include:

• Fresh Encounter, classes begin Sept. 9 and continue each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Book cost: $13.

• Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent, classes begin Sept. 10 and continue each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Cost: none.

• Daniel by Beth Moore, Classes begin Sept. 16 and continue each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Book cost: $19. Read More»

Car show at High Museum is destination of S.A.G.E.

The S.A.G.E. group (Senior Adults Going Everywhere) at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will visit the High Museum in Atlanta on Wednesday, Aug. 20 to view the Dream Cars special exhibit of 17 concept cars built from the early 1930s to the 21st century. These cars pushed the limits of imagination and foreshadowed the future of design. The group will then enjoy lunch at the High Café and explore other exhibits at their leisure.

The cost is $10 for tickets and transportation, plus lunch. The outing will be from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Read More»