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Westbrook-Stanczak Wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Stanczak

Carol and Sam Westbrook of Peachtree City, Ga. and Sally and Rick Richardson of Treasure Island, Fla. proudly announce the marriage of their children Samantha Melissa Westbrook and Bradley Michael Stanczak on October 19, 2013.

The wedding took place at the Grande Bohemian Hotel in Celebration, Fla. and Pastor Glen Smith officiated the double ring ceremony.  Read More»

Davis-Siahkoohi engagement

Afsaneh Siahkoohi engaged to Kevin Davis

Mr. Karim and Mrs. Kimberly Siahkoohi of Irvine, Kentucky are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Afsaneh to Kevin Davis, son of Jim and Theresa Davis of Peachtree City, Ga.

Afsaneh, a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, is assistant to the CEO of Brett Construction Co. and Setzer Properties, LLC in Lexington, Ky. Kevin is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a sales engineer for the Peachtree City company RAS Systems, LLC. The couple will be married in September in Campton, Ky.

Sarah Palmer to chair 2014 Cattle Barons’s Ball

Sarah Palmer. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville resident and local business woman, Sarah Palmer, has agreed to round up a posse of local volunteers to plan and organize the American Cancer Society’s South Atlantic Division’s 2014 Cattle Barons’s Ball.

This will be the 12th consecutive year for the western themed fundraiser. The theme for this year’s ball is “Give Cancer the Boot”. 
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Christian City celebrates another successful event

Volunteers and staff gather to celebrate a successful 2013 Chair-ity Event. Seated, L-R, Carla Waters, Angela Bean. Standing, L-R, Debi Lenox, Janet Hall, Elizabeth Fugate-Lawrence, Vicki Turner, Janet McGregor-Dunn, Heidi Becker. Photo/Special.

At the home of Debi Lenox in Peachtree City, volunteers and staff gathered to celebrate a successful “2013 Chair-ity Event” benefitting The Children’s Village at Christian City. While there, Heidi Becker, Marketing and Development Director for Christian City, received a check for over $79,000 raised at the annual holiday celebration. Read More»

A Girl Scout's project will impact many over the years

Theresa Daugherty. Photo/Special.

Before Theresa Daugherty came along, women on bed rest at Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Riverdale Medical Center did not even have access to simple items such as socks, mirrors, and combs. Then, Daugherty changed everything.

Now thanks to Daugherty when women checking in at the hospitals, receive a bag filled with necessary supplies to stay clean and nice looking.

“They were filled with things like wipes to keep their face clean because some couldn’t even get up to shower,” Daugherty said. The bags were filled with - “things people wouldn’t think to give their friends or family.” Read More»

Monumental moments: Where were you when . . .?

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The 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron setting a new major league baseball home run record was yesterday. The Atlanta Braves are celebrating the milestone this season by wearing a special patch carrying “715,” Aaron’s autograph, and a “40th Anniversary” banner. They were scheduled to honor him last night in ceremonies at Turner Field.

I was a teenage Braves fan who listened to as many games as possible. I listened, because few Braves games were televised then. Ted Turner wouldn’t start broadcasting Braves games on his Superstation until 1977. Read More»

Drama, music provide structure for services at COS this weekend

“The Cry of the Whole Congregation” is a dramatic portrayal of the events in the last week before Jesus’ resurrection. It will provide the structure for all services this weekend, April 12 and 13, at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Peachtree City. The service was written by Walter Wangerin, a noted pastor/professor/novelist/essayist. He employs four story-tellers, three of whom assume the roles of Pilate, Judas, and Peter; the fourth voices the words of Jesus.

Dancers, drummers, and musicians all help propel the narrative, but in reality all in the congregation are cast members. Read More»

Mount Olive Baptist plans Men’s Day, revivals for April

Mt. Olive Baptist Church will celebrate Men’s Day on April 13 with guest speaker Minister Antone Smith at 10 a.m. The church also will have three consecutive Wednesday Night Revivals, April 16, 23 and 30, each at 7 p.m. nightly.

Pastor Tamarcus Cook of St. Smyrna Baptist Church will preach on April 16, Pastor Keith Staley of Chosen Generation will speak April 23, and Pastor Collier Starks of Rebirth Christian Outreach Center will speak on April 30.

Mt. Olive is at 1565 Ga. Hwy. 92 N., Fayetteville.

Forty days for the kingdom continues through Holy Week

The focus on Forty Days For the Kingdom began Ash Wednesday at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church and will continue through Holy Week as congregants prepare for Easter through self-reflection, outreach, and a conscious focus to “let the kingdom of God come first.”

Sunday worship at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. each week has focused on something new — new creation, birth, church, eyes, and people. As the church begins Holy Week, the Palm Sunday reminder of a new king will be celebrated with a palm processional by the children at all services. Read More»

Members of Hopewell UMC help feed the hungry

Hopewell UMC members (left to right) Meredith Beard, Sandy Golden, Lois McFarland, and Rich Madrid work to help package over 10,000 meal packets for hungry people around the world. Photos/Special.

On Saturday morning, March 29, 65 members and friends of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone met at the church to pack meals for the “Stop Hunger Now” organization. In just slightly over an hour the participants packed over 10,000 meals for hungry people around the world. The packaged meals are boxed and sent to a warehouse and are then distributed to areas of the greatest need. Read More»

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