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Mr. Dannie “Dan” Charles Ogletree, 64, of Woodstock

Mr. Dannie “Dan” Charles Ogletree, 64, of Woodstock, passed away on January 18, 2011.

Mr. Ogletree had a love for antique cars.

He is survived by his daughter Wendi Ogletree; sons, Jason Ogletree, Tim and Tina Ogletree, and Adam and Jill Ogletree; daughter of his heart Rachel Stencil; nine grandchildren; mother Hildred Ogletree; brothers, Gary and Debbie Ogletree, and Rick Ogletree. Read More»

Praise for Ben Nelms’ Fluoridegate column

I just received a copy of Ben Nelms’s article “Emergence of Fluoridegate (Part I)” and I would like to tell you how much I appreciate Ben for writing this piece.

I am a parent of two children and I have been researching and aware of the dangers of fluoride for a couple of years now.

I have raised my concerns with my local water district as well as my state representative and senator and received only polite nods in response before I was pointed to the same outdated information on the CDC website. Read More»

Religion Briefs 01/19/11

Bethany moves to Parrott’s temporarily
Because of the filming of a movie at the church, Bethany United Methodist Church is holding services at Parrott’s Funeral Home chapel now through Feb. 20. Services are expected to resume at the church on Feb. 27. Choir rehearsal will be suspended until after the filming. The movie, “Joyful Noise,” will star Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, and Kris Kristoferson. Projected release date is January 2012.

PTCUMC starts DivorceCare Jan. 19 Read More»

Kuebler-Carman - wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Carman

Kathryn Ruth Kuebler and Zachary Andrew Carman were married at Dahlonega United Methodist Church on Oct. 9, 2010. Pastor Jeff Ross of Dahlonega conducted the wedding.

The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Jeffery and Susan Kuebler of Marietta. She is the granddaughter of Tom Pyron of Jasper and the late Jennie Pyron of Atlanta, and Mr. and Mrs. Don and Molly Kuebler of Peachtree City. She is a graduate of Sprayberry High School, and has a bachelor of arts from North Georgia College and State University. Read More»

Mr. Renato P. “Ray” Monterdy of Hogansville

Mr. Renato P. “Ray” Monterdy of Hogansville, Ga. died January 12, 2011.

Ray was the owner and operator of Superior Bookkeeping & Data Processing Service, Inc. in Peachtree City and Fayetteville.

He is survived by his wife Lola Monterdy of Hogansville; daughter Maritza Dubroca and her husband Jan of Sharpsburg; grandsons, Sean Dubroca of Newnan; Nicholas Dubroca of Lafayette, La. Read More»

Mrs. Haruko “Sue” Newhouse, 88, of Jonesboro

Mrs. Haruko “Sue” Newhouse, 88, of Jonesboro, passed away on January 10, 2011.

Mrs. Newhouse was born in Kauai, Hawaii. Her college career was interrupted when she was detained in an Interment Camp in 1941. After her release, she returned to Hawaii and began working for the US Government. As a teletypist, she received the news of Japan ’s surrender, ending WWII. Other than her family, her two loves were volunteering and gardening. Read More»

Gov. Deal freezes state jobs, plans 7% budget cut

“We are now entering a new era of smaller government and greater personal responsibility. Government must pull back, but Georgians and our strong communities, big and small, have what it takes to fill the gap,” said Governor Nathan Deal in his State of the State address Wednesday to a joint session of the Georgia General Assembly. Read More»

PTC should support Gathering Place expansion

On any given day, walking into the Peachtree City Gathering Place, you are likely to see tables full of bridge players, a circle of seniors doing arthritis exercises, and a meeting of the PTC Pioneers Club.

At other times, the Gathering Place hosts community meetings, blood drives, election forums, wedding receptions, educational seminars, and civic club meetings.

The Gathering Place is our community center. Yet it was built 16 years ago when PTC was a much smaller community. In the past few years this wonderful space has simply become too small to hold all the events requested. Read More»

Margurite Grace Farrer Morgan, 73, of Griffin

Margurite Grace Farrer Morgan, 73, of Griffin, passed away on January 7, 2011.

She is preceded in death by her parents Alton R. Farrar and Doris Couch Farrar. Read More»

Free tutoring offered at Summit

The Summit Church’s tutoring program is a ministry that focuses on supporting, encouraging, and serving children in the local community.

The church offers free tutoring and homework help for children in elementary-high school, every Wednesday when school is in session.

For more information, or to register child, contact: Carole Foran, 770-487-7655 or carole4kids@mindspring.com.