Fayette County

Phyllis Hutchison Withrow, age 83, of Fayetteville

Phyllis Hutchison Withrow, age 83, of Fayetteville passed away on May 9, 2011 following a long illness with stomach cancer. Phyllis was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She was an active member of Peachtree City United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities including, Stephen Ministry and Past President of the Ad Loy Ho Sunday School Class. Read More»

Alma Jones Hunter, 103, formerly of Fayetteville

Alma Jones Hunter, 103, formerly of Fayetteville and Hapeville, passed away May 7, 2011 at Laurel Park Nursing Home in Stockbridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Hunter, and brothers James Jones (a former sheriff of Fayette County) and Gerald Jones.

Alma was a member of Hapeville First Baptist Church. Alma retired from Fulton County Board of Education after 27 years as a secretary at North Avenue Elementary School in Hapeville. Read More»

Connie J. Walton, 90, of Fayetteville

Connie J. Walton, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away May 6, 2011.

Mrs. Walton was a member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, the East Point Women’s Club, and the Mary Martha circle at FFUMC. Mrs. Walton was also retired from the Fulton County Board of Education.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, James D. Walton; daughter Miriam Hannah of Griffin, Carol & Jerry Light of Fayetteville, and Donna & Jonathan Galucki of Buford; grandchildren Annette, Arlene, Deborah, Jerry, Matt, Andrew, Christa, and Will.; 4 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. Read More»

Kedron teachers at the spring hoedown

Kedron teachers at the spring hoedown

Kedron teachers performed a Western Cha-Cha slide at the school Spring Hoe-Down. They entertained students and parents at the PTO sponsored event. From back to front are Sarah Lumpkin, Abbie Abel, Sue Keirns, Stacey Barnett, Principal, Mary Margaret Bivings, Vice-Principal, Vicki Rachels, Karen Thurston, Ann Reefe, Nancy Jackson, Delores Wright, Trish Roshelli, Sarah Christman, Teresa Drennan and Ginny Kopec. Photo/Special.

Four new Eagle Scouts and their fathers

Front Row: John Lloyd, Eddie Lloyd, Clay McKinney, Jeff McKinney, Back Row: Jack Lloyd, Will McKinney.

Four Fayette County brothers and cousins, Jack & Eddie Lloyd and Will & Clay McKinney, received their Eagle Scout Awards at a ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City on Sunday.  Only four percent of all boys joining the Boy Scouts eventually receive this highest designation, Eagle Scout. The boys and their fathers have enjoyed years of adventures including paddling the boundary waters with Canada, and hiking the Double H Ranch in New Mexico, culminating in four major service projects to attain their Eagle Scout ranks. Read More»

Fayette Senior Services’ Caregiver Expo on May 18 provides resources for families

The Caregivers Resource Expo offers a one-stop connection to valuable local resources. Photo/Special.

More than 65 million people in the United States (29 percent of the population) provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend. If you are among the millions of caregivers you already know how emotionally and physically challenging this responsibility can be; but you may not be aware of the vast array of local resources available to provide you with much-needed assistance. Read More»

Face painting at Fayette's Relay for Life

Face painting at Fayette's Relay for Life

Senoia resident Sophie Lear (center front) got an unexpected treat April 29 at the Fayette County Relay for Life held this year at Falcon Field in Peachtree City when she and her family stopped in at a very colorful booth and walked away with a butterfly face painting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC announces plans for 2011 Memorial Day observance

Last year’s golf cart procession is led into City Hall/Library Plaza by the Civil Air Patrol color guard as members of the Sons of the American Revolution welcome them. Photo/Special.

Roy Mooney is a man who understands the importance of remembering history; on Memorial Day in Peachtree City this year, Mooney will share history that he lived as one of the few remaining survivors of the Day of Infamy, Pearl Harbor.

“The longest day of my life was December 7, 1941,” Roy Mooney recalls vividly, remembering how he narrowly survived the Japanese sneak attack that officially drew America into WWII. Mooney, now well into his 80s, is one of only about 30 known Pearl Harbor survivors in Georgia and less than 3,000 nationwide. Read More»

Arrests made for cruelty to children, burglary, other offenses

Arrests in four separate cases reported May 5 by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office involved incidents pertaining to cruelty to children, burglary, attempting to influence a witness and identity fraud.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said 43 year-old Peachtree City resident Richard Chris Munoz was arrested April 27 in connection with a cruelty to children case that had been reported on April 22. Munoz was charged with first degree cruelty to children, third degree cruelty to children and battery (family violence), said Rowan. Read More»

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