SMHS grad voted GT’s new president

Above, SMHS graduate Dillon Roseen, elected GT student body president. Photo/Submitted.

Dillon Roseen, son of Erik and Lynne Roseen, a 2011 Starrs Mill High School graduate, was elected the Georgia Institute of Technology student body president for the 2014/2015 school year.

After campaigning for two weeks last spring in a three-way primary, he and his running mate, Brandie Banner, came away with 53.6 percent of the votes, avoiding a runoff.

They focused their campaign on enriching the student experience at Tech in various areas including improving student life, campus infrastructure, access to technology and revitalizing SGA (Student Government Association). Read More»

CAP’s wreaths of honor

A CAP member assisting with a wreath for a veteran. For almost a decade, Civil Air Patrol members nationwide adorn memorials and veterans’ graves in December, showing their appreciation for the nation’s military. Photo/Submitted.

For nine Decembers, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members nationwide have shown their appreciation to our nation’s veterans by adorning memorials and veterans’ graves with evergreen wreaths.

As a key partner in Wreaths Across America, CAP ensures our nation’s soldiers’ sacrifices are not forgotten.

This year, anyone can be a part of this nationwide tribute to veterans by sponsoring a Wreaths Across America wreath at Westminster Memorial Cemetery, in Peachtree City. Read More»

Brooks UMC to host holiday festival November 22

Brooks UMC will host a Holiday Festival Saturday, Nov. 22, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The event will feature ten “alternative giving” booths with representatives from local and global nonprofit organizations who will explain how giving will provide services to those in need.

The Artisans and Farmers booth will feature fair trade gifts and the church will provide a barbecue lunch, bake sale, and free babysitting.

The festival will be held at the church on Ga. Highway 85 Connector at Morgan Mill Road.

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Exploring the solar system

From left, Alexandria McClements, Karis Myers, Wesley Weldon, Hudson Earley, Jakson Mayer. Photo/Submitted

Students of Legacy Preparatory Academy (LPA) in Sharpsburg spent the month of October creating models of the solar system.

They presented their creations to teachers and fellow students Oct. 30.

Students in first through fifth grades learned the names and characteristics of all eight planets in the solar system. LPA also went to Fernbank to look inside the Planetarium and learn more about man’s first trips into space exploration.

Free flu shots for families

Free flu shots are available for qualifying uninsured and low-income residents of Fayette, Coweta and South Fulton counties. Please call 770-681-0157 to reach the Healing Bridge Clinic, located at 215 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City, to schedule an appointment if you are uninsured, have Medicare A or D, PeachCare or Medicaid.

Gift of a meal

Meals on Wheels of Coweta, a not-for-profit organization that helps older adults who depend on home delivered meals, is accepting donations for elderly adults this holiday season.

The donations will go to inviduals who will receive a festive Christmas gift certificate that shows they are cared for.

Donations are tax deductible so you will receive an acknowledgment for tax purposes. Read More»

Veterans, we honor you

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Yesterday, Nov. 11, was Veterans Day, and so we rise again to honor all who have served in our United States military. Thank you. God bless you. I thought it important to remember the history of Veterans Day and to share a prayer.

The History Channel website reminds us that on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations (including the U.S.) and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Read More»

FFUMC to offer Advent Study starting next week

Rev. Allyson Lawrence

The community is invited to prepare for Christmas through a new free Advent study, “Hope Amidst the Chaos,” written and led by Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s associate minister, the Rev. Allyson Lawrence. The four-week study exploring the book of Isaiah begins Nov. 19 and continues Dec. 3, 10 and 17 with two meeting times each day — one at 10 a.m. and the other at 6:15 p.m. Read More»

Meeder-Berkencamp engagement

Lisa Gray Meeder engaged to William Henry Berkenkamp

Mr. and Mrs. James Meeder of Peachtree City, Ga. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Gray Meeder, to William Henry Berkenkamp, son of Mr. Kevin Berkenkamp of Marietta, Ga. and Ms. Sheila Berkenkamp of Marietta, Ga. Read More»

Providence UMC offers ‘The Living Room’ this Friday

Bring the whole family to the children’s building at Providence United Methodist Church for “The Living Room,” this Friday, Nov. 14 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

The Living Room is a place where families can come together each month for free wholesome fun in a comfortable environment.

This month the Living Room will move outdoors for fall family activities with hayrides, firepit, s’mores, games, worship, and campfire songs. Read More»

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