Francis William Walker, 89, of Sharpsburg

Francis  William "Bill" Walker, 89, of Sharpsburg, passed away February 26, 2014. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and later retired from the Jacksonville, Florida Shipyards in 1988. He relocated to Sharpsburg, Ga. to be close to his family in 2001.  Bill was a devoted and loving husband and father. Known as "Poppie" to his grand kids and their children, he had a special gift with kids of all ages. Friend to many, stranger to none, he loved life and lived to serve others. Read More»

Misty L. Goss, 39, of Sharpsburg, Ga.

Misty L. Goss, 39, of Sharpsburg, passed away Feb. 15, 2014 at 9:51 p.m.

She leaves behind her husband, Norman C. Goss III; children, Jaydon Blake Goss, Jake Goss and Andeigh Goss; her mother, Cheryl and Chris Childers; her father, Richard and Tearra Southern and her brother Richie and Heather Southern; nephew, Hunter Southern and niece Aubree Southern; her in-laws, Norman C. and Sharon R. Goss Jr.; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Read More»

Cokes Chapel UMC launches Cokes Kids for Christ services

Last Sunday, Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church in Sharpsburg launched a youth-focused worship service dubbed Cokes Kids for Christ, or CKC. The service was designed for children in preschool to 12th grade. The service is held from 10-10:45 a.m. in the Contemporary Worship Center. Read More»

Coweta hardware store to become furniture/appliance shop

The old Ace Hardware store on Ga. Highway 154 just north of Thomas Crossroads was approved Jan. 23 for a rezoning that will bring a furniture and appliance business to the location.

The unanimous vote by commissioners amended a condition of the C-6 (Commercial Minor Shopping Zoning District) zoning that allowed the site in 2004 to be used as a hardware store.

Applicant Jack Shepard requested that one of the conditions of the zoning be amended to permit the old hardware store to be converted to a business that sells furniture and appliances. Read More»

Icy driving conditions already

This is the icy view on Robinson Road in Peachtree City contributed by Seth Langford. Slick conditions all over the county are leading to multiple wrecks.

Vehicles continue to slide off road, get stuck; multiple highways shut down

UPDATED 8:30 p.m. Read More»

Marc Steven Dreyer, 59, of Sharpsburg

Marc Steven Dreyer, 59, of Sharpsburg, Ga. died in his sleep on Dec. 15, 2013.

After graduating from North Eastern University, Marc was employed by Eastern Airlines and transferred from New York City to Atlanta. He remained in Georgia active in real estate as a broker and an agent until his death.

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He is survived by his parents John and Jean Dreyer, his brother Glenn and wife Wendy and his sister Abby Dreyer. Read More»

Robert Dale Holcomb, 60, of Sharpsburg

Robert Dale Holcomb

Robert Dale Holcomb, 60, of Sharpsburg, Ga. passed way unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

Born January 24, 1953 in Welch, WVA, he was the son of Catherine Fitzgerald and Jimmy Dale Holcomb. Mr. Holcomb was devoted to his family especially his wife and daughter, and he always enjoyed spending time with them. He was also a faithful friend to his neighbors, golfing buddies, and business associates. Whether family or friend, he delighted in helping those he loved and often did so. Read More»

Dickinsons serve as Boy Bishops at Christ the King

Isaac and David Dickinson recently served as Boy Bishops at The Cathedral of Christ the King. Photo/Special.

On a recent Sunday morning at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg, two brothers shared the honor of being named St. Nicholas bishops for the Advent season.

Isaac Dickinson, 16, was the bishop during the 8:30 a.m. service while his brother, David Dickinson, 18, served at the 10 a.m. service. Each service began, as usual, with the processional hymn and acclamation. At the rear of the procession was a young man in the full regalia of a bishop – a young man they knew very well, but were more accustomed to seeing in the cassock and cotta of an acolyte. Read More»

More commercial on the way for Hwy. 34 E

Plans have been proposed for further commercial development at the retail center along Ga. Highway 34 and Andrew Bailey Road near Thomas Crossroads. A public hearing in January will include a proposal to establish a national chain restaurant and other retail businesses in a 9,400 sq. ft. building which has been vacant since it was constructed in 2007. Read More»

Katharina Schaer, 77, of Sharpsburg

Katharina Schaer, 77, of Sharpsburg, Ga. passed away on November 26, 2013 at Gentiva Hospice in Columbus, Ga.

Mrs. Schaer was born on June 10, 1936 to the late Kaspar and Maria Mollinger. In addition to her parents Mrs. Schaer was preceded in death by her husband, SSG U.S. Army (Ret) Bartlin Herman Schaer.

Memorial services for Mrs. Schaer will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Main Post Cemetery, Fort Benning, Ga. According to Striffler-Hamby 4071 Macon Road Columbus. Read More»

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