Mrs. Linda Joyce Presley, 70, of Hampton

Mrs. Linda Joyce Presley, 70, of Hampton, died April 29, 2011. Linda was born and raised in Berlin, GA, and she graduated in 1958 from Moultrie Senior High School. She later received an Associate Degree in Music from Clayton Junior College .

She was preceded in death by her father B. McCoy. Read More»

Mrs. Gayla Jean Knowles, 62, of Jackson

Mrs. Gayla Jean Knowles, 62, of Jackson, passed away on April 27, 2011.

Mrs. Knowles is preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert Knowles and her parents Charles Clifford Landers and Lenore Stephens Landers.

She is survived by her daughter Kimberly Pangburn of Jackson; son Toby Knowles of Jackson; grandchildren, Cara Pangburn, Ceciley Pangburn, Olivia Knowles and Erica Knowles all of Jackson; sister Linda Tyler of Fayetteville; niece Michele Caldwell of Green Bay, WI. Read More»

James Allen Johnson, age 70 of Conyers

Mr. James Allen Johnson, age 70 of Conyers, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011. He was survived by his wife, Judy Johnson, Conyers; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Ray Malcolm, Peachtree City; son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Melissa Yarbrough, Stockbridge; brother and sister-in-law, David and Ida Johnson, Forest Park; sister, Janice Schultz, Houston, TX; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Read More»

Veteran: Pearl Harbor attack was ‘chaotic’

Griffin resident Bob Schmutzler talks about his experiences in World War II, including firing at attacking Japanese fighter planes at Pearl Harbor using a rifle like the one he holds. Photo/John Munford.

Editor’s note: This interview was conducted because of WWII Heritage Days, taking place this weekend in Peachtree City. Please see the special section in this paper for more information about that event.

When Japanese airplanes struck Pearl Harbor by surprise Dec. 7, 1941, Bob Schmutzler of nearby Griffin was eating breakfast in the mess hall. Read More»

Gas is higher — so are gas taxes

You’ll pay 3¢ more a gallon at the pump thanks to automatic tax increase

The drastic rise in gas prices statewide has triggered an automatic increase in gasoline taxes, meaning motorists will be paying more at the pump.

The gas tax will rise an additional 2.8 cents per gallon in state gas taxes starting May 1, according to state fiscal economist Kenneth Heaghney.

The increase was triggered by a rise of more than 25 percent in gas prices statewide over a six-month period, Heaghney said. That resulted in a re-figuring of the “second part” of the state’s motor fuel taxes. Read More»

Rolling Hills youth group helps out at Real Life Center

Rolling Hills members helping out at the Real Life center include, front row, L-R, Robin Camp, Meaghan Brown, Evan Mercer, Catherine Trebotte, Brandon Heaton, Mitchell Camp, and Leanne Farrington. On the back row, L-R, are Pete Mercer, Devin Camp, Pete Trebotte, Brian Farrington. Photo/Special.

Several members of the youth group from Rolling Hills Baptist Church, along with parents, gave up a Saturday morning to help out at the Real Life Center on April 16.

While there they were able to knock out several tasks that were on the RLC to-do list that they hadn’t been able to get to, including assembling some donated furniture, sorting a huge pile of donated shoes, consolidating garbage bags of donated clothing, and some general clean-up. Read More»

CDM to host free seminar April 30

Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM) will host a free seminar called The Power and Purpose of the Average Church, Saturday, April 30, from 1 -3 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor Jack Eldred. Read More»

CDM to host summer camp for kids May 31 - August 5

Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM) will collaborate with Patterson Sports Authority, FHS Business Consulting, Path To Wellness Foundation, DEC (Driver Empowerment Center), and the QYRx Group to sponsor a summer camp called CDM/PSA Summer Youth Camp 2011, to be held at Christ Discipleship Ministries, 114 W. Campbellton Street, Fairburn.

The camp will be for boys and girls age PreK through 12th grade with such activities as sports, games, arts and crafts, field trips, character building, guest speakers, liberal arts and more. Read More»

Religion Briefs 04/27/11

PTC Presbyterian plans rummage sale
First Presbyterian Church will have a rummage sale to help the youth go on a mission trip to Chattanooga for the second year in a row. The sale will be held Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. First Presbyterian is at 206 Willowbend Rd., near City Hall and the Peachtree City Library.

St. Christopher’s will host tea Read More»

Jean Elizabeth Werner, age 84

Mrs. Jean Elizabeth Werner, age 84, of Ohatchee

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at St. James Catholic Church, 622 Chestnut St Gadsden, Alabama for Mrs. Jean Elizabeth Werner, age 84, of Ohatchee, who passed away Saturday April 23, 2011. Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Roslindale, Massachusetts.

Mrs. Werner was a native of Boston, Massachusetts and was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Gadsden, Alabama. She was retired from Delta Airlines and a member of the Delta Pioneer Club.

She was preceded in death by her son, Carl Werner. Read More»

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