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Gail Meyer of Fairburn

Mr. Gail Meyer (MSGT USMC RET) of Fairburn passed away April 25, 2014.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Millie) Meyer of Fairburn; step-children, Debbie and Chris Spriggs; Patti and Terry Quanstrom; sister, Ginny Grau; brother, Harold and Kim Meyer; grandchildren, Mark Spriggs; Jon Spriggs; Anna Dewart; Jenifer Youmans and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 5 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 821 Old Atlanta Highway, Newnan, Ga. 30263 with remains placed in-state at 4 p.m. Read More»

City of dreams

By DAVID EPPS

I was in Nashville, Tenn., a few weeks ago attending the Southeast Convention of the Marine Corps League. It was Friday night, I was weary, and there was nothing on TV, so I decided to go to bed early.

As I was preparing to turn in, I kept hearing the steady beat of music coming from somewhere. After a bit of investigation, I concluded that the sounds were coming from the restaurant in the hotel. I boarded the elevator to the first floor, wandered in and joined two couples who were also present for the convention. Read More»

A dog gone good story

By RICK RYCKELEY

With Little One here and her sister Little Bit due any day, it’s rare The Wife and I get any time to ourselves. It’s rarer still we have time for a quick vacation.

But with the Mean Lady, Little One, and The Boy out of town for a few days, we suddenly found ourselves with, well, just ourselves.

So last week did we jet off to the beach for some sun and fun? Nope. Did we drive to the mountains for some solitude and fresh air? Nope again.

With tax refund in hand, what creative, relaxing destination did we decided upon? Read More»

Clayton State promotes PTC’s Demmitt

Dr. Kevin Demmitt, a 20-year veteran faculty member and administrator at Clayton State University, has been named the university’s interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Read More»

Religion Briefs 04/23/14

Mt. Olive’s revivals continue tonight
Mt. Olive Baptist Church continues its consecutive Wednesday Night Revivals, April 23 and 30, each at 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor Keith Staley of Chosen Generation will speak April 23, and Pastor Collier Starks of Rebirth Christian Outreach Center will speak on April 30. Mt. Olive is at 1565 Ga. Hwy. 92 North, Fayetteville.

Free coffee at the Summit Read More»

Donald R. Rogin, 76, of Williamson

Donald R. Rogin

Donald R. Rogin, 76, of Williamson, Ga. passed away on April 8, 2014.

He was born on April 25, 1937 to Eleanor Silverstein Rogin and Isador Rogin in Chicago, Ill. Don was an icon of Peachtree City since 1970 and is best known as a residential builder and as owner of Frank 'n' Fries restaurant. He coached soccer for 27 seasons and was an ardent golfer. Read More»

Jessie Dutton, age 87, of Forsyth

Mrs. Jessie Dutton, age 87, of Forsyth (formerly of Fayette County) passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014. 

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 1 o’clock at Mt. Zion UMC Cemetery with Dr. Jimmy Orr officiating.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.

Parrott Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-964-4800.

Race for Riley could draw more than 1,000 to Serenbe

Riley Peek. Photo/Special.

The 10th Annual Race for Riley fundraiser for the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville will be held April 26 at Serenbe in south Fulton County. The annual fundraiser customarily attracts more than 1,000 participants and visitors from across metro Atlanta.

The race and activities associated with the fundraiser are named for Riley Peek, who at age 2 was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease. This systemic condition causes her to be non-verbal, have abnormal brain function, gastrointestinal problems, muscle failure and delayed development. Read More»

Religion Briefs 04/02/14

St. Paul’s plans Lenten services
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will continue midweek Lenten services (no Communion) tonight, April 2, and next Wednesday, April  9 at  7 p.m. in the cafeteria. The church is at 700 Ardenlee Parkway in Peachtree City. For information, call 770-487-0339 or visit www.stpaulptc.org.

WOG schedules Lenten services Read More»

Joan Holland Wilson of Cedartown

Joan Holland Wilson

Joan Holland Wilson went home to be with the Lord on March 18, 2014. 

She was born in Cedartown, Ga., to William Pratt and Annie Casey Holland. After graduation from Cedartown High School, she moved to Atlanta and attended business college before being employed with the Georgia State Public Service Commission. 

Joan met her husband, John, while working with the State of Georgia.  During their dating period, she also attended art school, studying under a noted portrait artist.  They were married on November 13, 1966 and have two children:  Rhonda Ann and William Carlton.  Read More»

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