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Manthey-Reeder

Mr. & Mrs. Reeder

Terri Allison Manthey and Christopher Matthew Reeder were married at Oakhurst Farm, West Point, on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. Pastor Miriam Beecher conducted the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Terry and Lisa Manthey of Tyrone. She is the granddaughter of Dolores Hewitt and the late Glenn M. Hewitt of Gainesville, and Lucile Manthey and the late Bernard M. Manthey of Janesville, Wisc. She is a graduate of Sandy Creek High School and Georgia State University. Read More»

Free Speech 03/31/10

To the person who commented on Fayette County and the “more diverse” community potentially having something to do with an increase in crime: I just have one question. Do you teach your children to be racist, too? How awful.

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Marine Corps League moving to new location

Fellowship Hall of Christ the King Church

The Marine Corps League Detachment # 1325 is changing locations. The detachment, which has previously met the first Wednesday of each month at The Gathering Place in Peachtree City, will begin meeting in the Fellowship Hall of Christ the King Church on Highway 34 between Newnan and Peachtree City. The move will allow the Detachment to be more centrally located for Marines in Coweta and Fayette counties. The meetings will continue to be at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is Apr. 7. Read More»

Chamber of Commerce breakfast April 6 features Rep. Westmoreland

Business leaders and Fayette residents are invited to hear an update from U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland at a breakfast sponsored by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, April 6 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City. Read More»

Do you know how to spot counterfeit money?

Do you know how to spot counterfeit money?

The U.S. Secret Service is responsible for investigating counterfeiting operations but as a matter of policy, they do not comment on the number of phony bills believed to be in circulation in specific cases. Businesses must be pro-active in protecting themselves from being victims of this type of fraud. Read More»

Mrs. Mary Eva Staniszewski, 84, of Jonesboro

Mrs. Mary Eva Staniszewski, 84, of Jonesboro, formerly of Bayonne, N.J., passed away on March 26, 2010.

A loving wife, mother grandmother and great-grandmother, she was described by her family as brave and courageous. She loved to cook and worked in the garment industry in New Jersey and was a member of International Ladies Garment Union. Read More»

Ga. Senate OKs bill to clear up gun restrictions

A law designed to clarify where gun owners can “carry” weapons legally has won approval in the Georgia Senate and will be up for consideration by the Georgia House of Representatives.

Senate Bill 308 allows those with a carrying permit to carrying a weapon in all parks, historic sites and recreational areas. And it gives bar owners and “places of worship” the opportunity to allow guns to be carried on their premises as well.

Under the bill Georgia’s universities and technical schools will be allowed to choose whether or not to allow guns to be carried on their campuses. Read More»

Religion Briefs 03/24/10

Grantville gospel sing is this weekend
Two free nights of “Old Fashioned Southern Gospel Singing” will be featured at the Old Train Depot in downtown Grantville Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27, beginning at 7 p.m. Featured groups for Friday’s performance will be Kingdom Express, Mona Gayle Presly, Amazing Grace and One Accord, all from Columbus. Saturday’s performance will feature the Cleghorns from Warner Robins and the Hall Sisters from Soperton.

Brooks UMC thrift shop holds clearance Read More»

Race for Riley gears up for April 24 fundraiser

Race for Riley gears up for April 24 fundraiser

It is an annual fundraising event to benefit The Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville. Always a unique, family-focused event, the 6th Annual Race for Riley is looking for runners, walkers and cyclists to participate in one of south metro Atlanta’s largest fundraising efforts. Read More»

Gov. Perdue: Health bill will hurt Ga., require new taxes or big service cuts

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue

New taxes and fees ahead for individuals, businesses — timeline and details

The just-passed federal healthcare bill will cost Georgia an added $1 billion in Medicaid spending per year, “requiring either a tax hike or offsetting cuts to public safety, education and other core services of state government,” Governor Sonny Perdue said Monday. Read More»

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