Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Army Ground Forces Band to Perform 23rd Annual Free Holiday Concert

10/29/08 (Music Matters) The Army Ground Forces Band will perform its 23rd annual Holiday Concert at the Georgia World Congress Center, 3 p.m., Dec. 14.The performance will include traditional holiday music, a sing-along and a special salute to the men and women of the Armed Forces far from home during this special time of year... More

Isakson, Chambliss Urge Treasury to Address Needs of Community Banks

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson urging him to give community banks access to the Troubled Asset Relief Program authorized by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act... Click to read: Isakson, Chambliss Urge Treasury to Address Needs of Community Banks

Southern Crescent Chorale Benefit Concert

10/22/08 Fayette County High School Chorus; Georgia Young Men’s Ensemble; Gwinnett Choral Guild; Saturday, November 1 · 7:00 p.m.; Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church; 1183 Hwy. 92 South, Fayetteville; Donations requested to benefit Fayette Youth Protection Homes; Info: 770-716-1231

Sandy Creek High School Chorus Presents Mini-Variety Show

10/25/08 The Sandy Creek High School Chorus will present a mini-variety show on October 31. Show times are 4:30 and 5:30 at the Sandy Creek High Patriot Hall Auditorium. Be sure to wear your costumes! Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds will be used for the upcoming Chorus trip to Carnegie Hall in New York City.

U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss Makes a Stop in Fayetteville and Peachtree City

10/24/08 Amidst all the recent gloomy news of the economy and today's rainfall in Fayette County, U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss brought a message of hope and encouragement to Fayetteville and Peachtree City ... More (with slide show of photos from Fayette Chamber of Commerce visit)

American Cancer Society Names 2009 Relay Chairpersons

10/26/08 The 2009 Relay For Life will have a bright new face as it has two new Chairpersons heading up the Planning Committee this year. Nychelle Williams, Senior Community Manager of the South Atlantic Division proudly... More

CDC Study Finds 3 Million U.S. Children have Food or Digestive Allergies

10/22/08 The number of young people who had a food or digestive allergy increased 18 percent between 1997 and 2007, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2007... More

Hospice Advantage Celebrates November as National Hospice Month

10/28/08 Millions of people received care from hospice professionals this year. In honor of all those individuals that work so hard to ensure that people have a choice to receive care at home, Hospice Advantage... More

Back by Popular Demand: Rhodes Hall's Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

10/22/08 PRNewswire-USNewswire RedruM Mystery Theater and Avante Catering present "Committed to Murder" every Monday and Wednesday through Nov. 24 at historic Rhodes Hall in midtown Atlanta... More

Legacy Ministries for Christ Invites Community to Free Brunch

10/22/08 Legacy Ministries for Christ, Incorporated would like to invite the community to a free brunch to inform the public about what is offered at the Legacy Equipping Center. This is a drop-in brunch on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 AM until noon with a presentation to be shown at 10:30 and 11:30. The Equipping Center is located at 1952 Hwy 54 W, Suite 100 (2 1/2 blocks east of Publix in Peachtree City). To RSVP, or for more information, call 404-643-9042, or visit their website at

Peachtree City United Methodist Church Announces Thanksgiving Dinner

10/23/08 The Peachtree City United Methodist Church will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on November 19th at 5:00 and 6:30. The menu includes: Turkey and Dressing Casserole, Cranberry Orange Relish, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Rolls, Pumpkin pie. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the church at 770-487-6499. The cost of the dinner is $7.50 for adults, $3.00 for children (2-10) with a maximum of $20.00 per family.

Invitation: Open House to Celebrate the Opening of The Children's Village at Christian City

Please join us Saturday, November 1st from 8am until 3pm for a celebration of the opening of The Children's Village at Christian City. We are planning a fun-filled day you wont want to miss including a pancake breakfast starting at 8am, tours of The Children's Village beginning at 9am, a car show displaying antique cars, the Atlanta Corvette Club, music and entertainment. Come shop for bargains at our big annual Autumn Days Sale at Graceland Thrift Store. Tickets for the pancake breakfast are $5 at the door or in advance by calling Lauren at 770-964-3309. Christian City is located in Union City at 7345 Red Oak Road. Please access for directions or more information on our programs for seniors and abandoned and abused children or call 770-703-2636.

Job Opening: Graphic Design

We're looking for a freelance graphic designer to help out on occasion. If you're willing to work "on-call" please send your resume and rate requirements to:

NEW! FREE Church Directory Listings!

The Fayette Front Page is offering all Fayette County churches a FREE page! That's right, it's a FREE page devoted to your church. We'll showcase special services, events and any other information you send. We'll also include a link to the church website and general contact information. All you have to do is send your info, or permission to use info from the church website, to:

Welcome to Our Newest Non-Profit: Job Seekers of Peachtree City

Job Seekers PTC is a group of volunteers, led by a professional career counselor, Dave O’Farrell. For the last 10 years this faith-based, non-denominational ministry has been providing job search assistance to both the unemployed and those seeking to make a career transition... More

NCR to Locate Center of Excellence in Georgia

Fortune 500 company will expand within existing Peachtree City, Duluth facilities
10/28/08 Governor Sonny Perdue and NCR Corporation Senior Vice President Christine Wallace announced today that NCR, a Fortune 500 technology company, will establish a global Center of Excellence in Georgia, co-locating several key components of its Worldwide Customer Service operations and creating 916... More

Early Voting Through Friday in Fayette, Saturday in Coweta


October 27‐31
M‐F 8:00am‐5:00pm
Fayette County Elections Office; 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 209; Fayetteville

October 27‐31
M‐F 8:00am‐5:00pm
Peachtree City Library; 15 Willowbend Road; Peachtree City

October 27‐31
M‐F 8:00am‐5:00pm
Fayette County Public Meeting Room; 140 Stonewall Avenue West

October 27‐31
M‐F 8:00am‐5:00pm
Tyrone Library; 143 Commerce Drive; Tyrone


October 27‐31
M‐F 8:30am‐5:00pm
Saturday, November 1
Coweta County Voter Registration Office; 22 East Broad Street; Newnan

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wicked Goes "Green" to Celebrate "Wicked Day" in Atlanta's Renaissance Park, Sunday, October 26th

The National Touring Company of the Broadway musical WICKED will celebrate WICKED Day - the musical’s fifth anniversary - on Sunday, October 26. WICKED Day is a national initiative with events involving the WICKED Company to lend support to the environment and to help educate others on living a greener lifestyle. WICKED Day takes place in various cities where the musical is currently playing, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London.... Click to read: Wicked Goes "Green" to Celebrate "Wicked Day" in Atlanta's Renaissance Park, Sunday, October 26th

Free Outdoor Concert at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church

10/20/08 Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church announces a free outdoor concert on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 6:00 p.m. at the church. GraceFlock, the church’s contemporary worship band, is releasing a second compact disc, “Alive in the Lamb.” The concert will feature these new songs, written by members Lans Rothfusz and Gary Pederson. “Alive in the Lamb” follows the group’s successful first CD, “Living Treasures.” The public is invited and encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Refreshments will be provided. In case of rain, the church’s sanctuary will be used.

Spring Hill Elementary 5th Annual Turkey Trot

Saturday, November 8th
8:00 a.m. - 1 Mile Fun Run8:30 a.m. - 5K Race7 - 7:30 a.m. - Late registration7:30 a.m. - Race warm up
Pre-register for a great long-sleeve t-shirt! (not guaranteed after 10/24/08 so register soon!)
Click here for application

Click here for photos and video from the 4th Annual Turkey Trot

Keith Steen, Peachtree City, Appointed by Governor to State Construction Industry Licensing Board

10/18/08 Keith J. Steen, 47, Peachtree City, Utility Contractor Representative – Steen is vice president of construction operations and owner of P.F. Moon and Company, Inc. He served as president, vice president and on the board of directors for the Georgia Utility Contractors Association. He is an executive board member for the National Utility Contractors Association. He is a Peachtree City Little League manager and a member of the LSU Alumni Association. He was named the National Utility Contractors Association’s Outstanding Chapter president in 2004. Steen earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. He and his wife, Theresa, have four children.

Line Creek Nature Area is Finalist for Save the Trails™ Funding

10/20/08 Southern Conservation Trust is pleased to announce that the Line Creek Nature Area is among 20 finalists in a competition for Save the Trails™ funding through Nature Valley® and the American Hiking Society... More

Over 2200 Run the Paths in Peachtree City Saturday Morning

10/18/08 Friday night, the rain put a slight damper on activities at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City, but many braved the drizzle to pick up their packets. Numerous vendors enticed the crowds to sample their foods and products... More

Sunday, October 12, 2008

FDIC and Clayton State University Address How Consumers Can Protect Themselves Financially

The FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) and Clayton State University will provide a seminar of how Georgians can protect their savings in today’s tumultuous economic environment through FDIC insurance. The free, two-hour program is sponsored by Heritage Bank and will include a question-and-answer session... Click to read: FDIC and Clayton State University Address How Consumers Can Protect Themselves Financially

Dr. James W. Dyer, Jr. Founder of Southwest Christian Care Dies

10/12/08 Dr. James W. Dyer, Jr., minister emeritus of Southwest Christian Church, East Point, Georgia and founder of Southwest Christian Care in Union City, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 1... More

Isakson Urges Treasury, Federal Reserve to Enforce Stronger Accountability on AIG

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to convey his disgust at the behavior of the American International Group and demand stronger accountability in light of the government’s loan to the company... Click to read: Isakson Urges Treasury, Federal Reserve to Enforce Stronger Accountability on AIG

Welcoming our latest blog

C.J. Packard ...just another thought is packed with thought provoking commentary on subjects ranging from religion to politics to life in general. Well worth a read!

Student Inventors Win $10,000 MIT Grant

10/7/08 A group of high school students might have the solution to end the world’s shortage of clean drinking water. So impressed with their idea was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that it awarded them a $10,000 grant to develop a prototype.... More

Annual Board of Education Publication Goes Electronic

10/8/08 The 2007-2008 Annual Report for the Fayette County School System is now available for download on the school system’s... More

Georgia Right to Life Endorses Senator Ronnie Chance

10/12/08 The Georgia Right to Life Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Senator Ronnie Chance in his reelection effort. Georgia Right to Life thanked Senator Chance... More

Make-Your-Own Monster Puppet Class

10/7/08 Just in time for Halloween, a Make-Your-Own Monster Puppet class is being offered by the Fayette County Parks & Recreation Department. Participants, ages 8 – 14 years old, will make fun and scary monster hand puppets. Use your wildest imaginations and... More

PTC Aglow Meets Oct. 13th

10/7/08 The PTC Aglow fellowship will hold its regular monthly gathering on Monday, October 13, 2008, at 6:45 PM at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. Each Aglow meeting includes a time of... More

Lighthouse Church Celebrates 2nd Birthday with Luau

10/12/08 The Lighthouse Church recently celebrated its 2nd birthday with a luau themed party. Guests were treated to a family style dinner in order to say “Mahalo” or thanks for a great second year. Lighthouse meets Sundays at McIntosh High School and is hosting a family fellowship dinner at Partner’s Pizza in Peachtree City on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 pm. Dinner is free for those interested in learning more about the mission of Lighthouse. Please RSVP to (770) 487-3400 or call for more info.

Get Ready for the Holidays with Greek Appetizers and Baklava!

10/5/08 St. Christopher’s Hellenic Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society will be having their annual Greek Appetizers and Baklava sale just in time for your holiday entertaining. They will be offering Spanakopita (a filo pastry filled with spinach... More

Family-Friendly Comedian is ‘Just Pure Laughs’

First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City will be hosting family-friendly comedian and worship leader Dan McGowan in a concert titled “Just Pure Laughs” on Sunday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This will be the second concert given during the church’s 2008-2009 Concert Series season.

Dan McGowan is known for delighting audiences of all ages with his observational humor, parody songs, and interactive hilarity. Dan was most recently seen auditioning last season on NBC’s Last Comic Standing which led to his opening for Kathleen Madigan, national touring comedian and judge for Last Comic... More

Honor Flight Fayette Makes Second Flight in 2008

10/8/08 World War II veterans from the Fayette County area were departed Fayetteville First United Methodist Church early on October 8, 2008, to visit their WWII... More

28th Annual PTC Classic Attracts Able and Disabled World Class Athletes Alike

10/12/08 Fresh off his win at the Akron Marathon in Ohio on September 27th, Birhanu Wukaw of Ethiopia is looking forward to extending his winning streak at the Peachtree City Classic 15K race on October 18. Birhanu ran a 2:23:12 to defeat his next closest competitor by over three minutes... More

State Graduation Rate Jumps to 75.4 percent

Georgia's graduation rate has jumped to over 75 percent, the highest level ever. The state's final graduation rate for 2008 is 75.4 percent, an increase of more than three points from last year."

Georgia continues to make great progress in getting more students to graduate on time with a meaningful diploma," said State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox. "In 2008, we had more than 83,000 students who graduated on time, which is 27,000 more than we had just five years ago. That's a testament to focus, collaboration and a lot of hard work by our teachers and students."... Click to read: State Graduation Rate Jumps to 75.4 percent

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fayette County Invited to Go Red for Red Ribbon Week

Fayette County students and teachers will join millions nationwide in wearing red ribbons to support healthy lifestyles during Red Ribbon Week October 27-31. This national celebration has become a major force for raising public awareness and mobilizing communities to combat drug use and underage drinking among youth. Research shows that early drug use is associated with negative consequences such as higher school dropout rates and a greater likelihood of violence and using weapons... Click to read: Fayette County Invited to Go Red for Red Ribbon Week

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel Responds to Activist Lawsuit (to prevent verification of voter eligibility)

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed in the United States District Court to prevent the Secretary of State from verifying the eligibility of voter registration applicants:... Click to read: Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel Responds to Activist Lawsuit (to prevent verification of voter eligibility)

“Today’s Economy and FDIC Insurance” Seminar at Clayton State University -- Fayette

Heritage Bank, in partnership with Clayton State University, will be presenting a seminar with information on today’s economy and protecting your deposits with FDIC Insurance. There is a tremendous amount of news and interest in the state of today’s financial industry. There is concern for the stability of our banks and their customer’s deposits... Click to read: “Today’s Economy and FDIC Insurance” Seminar at Clayton State University -- Fayette

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Great Pumpkin Festival Attracts All Ages

10/7/08 Carve your pumpkin, sew your costume, gather your goody bag and head toward downtown Fayetteville for the Great Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Old Courthouse Square and the Stonewall Village complex... More