Doris Pennington Gould, 89

Mrs. Doris Pennington Gould

Mrs. Doris Pennington Gould, 89, of Louisville, Ga., died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Gould was born Nov. 25, 1923, the daughter of Moody T. and Lena Eason Evans of Matthews. The widow of Gailord Gould of Grovetown, Mrs. Gould was a graduate of Wrens High School and a caregiver for many years. She was a member of Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at James Funeral Home in Wrens, Ga. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Read More»

‘Pinocchio’ comes to Southside

Lydia Williams and Seth Moen are two of the players in “Pinocchio.” Photo/Special

Southside Theatre Guild is proud to present “Pinocchio,” a play the whole family can enjoy. The show opens Oct. 31 and runs weekends through November 17.  Opening night will feature free treats for all the children and free snacks for everyone. Also, if you bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Fairburn Community Food Bank for any of the performances, Southside Theatre Guild will give you one free concession item. It is the theatre’s way to give back to the community that has been so supportive of community theatre the past 41 years.  Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/23/13

PTCUMC cancels Trunk or Treat
Peachtree City United Methodist Church has cancelled its Trunk or Treat activity scheduled for Oct. 26. The official statement issued by the church states, “This year’s Trunk or Treat will not take place on Saturday, Oct. 26. We want to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We look forward to providing this fun, family event next year.”

Cornerstone Baptist plans yard sale, fair Read More»

Westmoreland votes ‘no’ on both debt deal, end of shutdown

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland speaks to the Fayette Chamber of Commerce in April 2013. Photo/Staff.

Federal government reopens as debt crisis averted; Westmoreland removes shutdown posts from Internet

With a last-minute chance to avoid a default on the United States government’s debts, U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland instead voted against a bill that would extend the debt ceiling until February and also reopen the federal government by extending federal appropriations until mid-January. Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/16/13

Don Ledbetter to preach McDonough Road one-day revival Oct. 27
Evangelist Don Ledbetter will preach the One Day Revival at McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville on Sunday, Oct. 27.  
After pastoring four growing churches, Ledbetter entered full time vocational evangelism in 1984. He previously served at Liberty Baptist Church. Read More»

Bryan Fletcher, age 52 of Locust Grove

Mr. Bryan Fletcher, age 52 of Locust Grove, Ga. passed away October 7, 2013. 

He was born in Macon, Ga. and received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology with highest honors in 1983.  Bryan was a member of Avalon Church and was Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Georgia Power/Southern Company.  He enjoyed spending time at the lake, high performance cars, remodeling and carpentry.  Read More»

Helen O'Connor McCarl, 101 of Florence, Ala.

Helen O'Connor McCarl, 101 of Florence, Ala. passed away Oct.9, 2013.

Born on a farm in Galesburg, Ill. on Dec. 16, 1911; Helen had many wonderful stories to share of her life there. She married Howard Hines McCarl and moved to Florence where she had three sons, Stephen, Richard and Howard "Bo".

Helen is survived by Richard Byrne McCarl and wife, Angie and his three children, Morgan Spear McCarl, Mollie McCarl Baldwin and Trevor McCarl as well as Bo's wife, Carl McCarl and their daughter, Lauren Dutra. Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/09/13

ESL classes continue at Carriage Lane
Free ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for adults meet weekly through May 16, 2014 at Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church, PCA,  in Peachtree City.  Students can join at any time.

Classes are held on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Childcare is provided. Carriage Lane is at 101 Carriage Lane just off  Ga. Hwy. 54. For more information call 770-631-4618 or look under Outreach at Read More»

Hail to Obamacare

Hail to Obamacare

Hail to Obamacare. Editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy. © 2013 Universal Uclick

Raise my credit limit

Raise my credit limit

Raise my personal debt limit. Editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy.

"Hello? Visa? I'd like to raise my personal debt limit from $5,000 to $500,000. Hello? Hello?"