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F'ville Mayor Steele: ‘Not committed to regional tax — yet’

Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele.

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele said last week he is not ready to support a proposed 1 percent Regional Transportation sales tax, but if the project list has enough bang for Fayette’s buck, he would support it.

That project list will be voted on by a 21-member Regional Transportation Roundtable which includes Steele along with Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady.

“I will support it if there is regional equity, and there is a project list that has direct benefits to the citizens of Fayette County,” Steele said. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey preps tough immigration law

Under a proposed law being introduced this Wednesday by Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City), employers across the state will be required to verify the residency status of all new job applicants to make sure only American citizens or properly documented aliens can be hired. Read More»

Religion Briefs 01/26/11

Summit will host benefit concert
Wilmesherr, a band from Middle Tennessee University, will be in concert Friday, Jan. 28 at The Summit Church. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6. There is no charge for admission; however canned goods are requested. The staple food items will be donated to Fayette Samaritans, food bank. Go to www.thesummitpc.net for directions to the church or call 770-460-3335. Info on “Wilmesherr “ can be found on itunes.

FCCF plans celebration service Read More»

Skiing injuries

By Michael Cushing, MD
Georgia Bone and Joint, LLC

Ski and snowboarding injuries are coming in to our office. The snow is on the slopes, the chair lifts are up and running and the weekend warriors are out. The combination of poor conditioning, inflexible joints and stiff muscles leads to injury on the slopes. Read More»

Jessica R. Grenier, 27, of Union City

Jessica R. Grenier, 27, of Union City, passed away on January 22, 2011.

Jessica dearly loved animals and fostered several dogs. She was an avid sports fan and cheered especially for the New England Patriots and the Texas Rangers. Jessica was a devoted member of Woolsey Baptist Church. Read More»

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»

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