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Richling-Bowler engagement

Erin Anne Richling engaged to Blake Davis Bowler

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Richling of Omaha, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Anne, to Blake Davis Bowler, son of LTC (ret) and Mrs. Joseph L. Bowler, Jr. of Peachtree City.

Erin is a graduate of Marian High School in Omaha. She is a 2007 graduate of Boston College in Boston, Mass. where she majored in history. She earned her Master of Childhood Education at Pace University in New York City. She currently teaches history at a charter school in Chicago. Read More»

Stewart-Jordan engagement

Laura Aurore Stewart engaged to Bryan Christopher Jordan

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stewart, Jr. of Fayetteville, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Aurore Stewart, to Bryan Christopher Jordan, son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Jordan of Florence, S.C.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Mikel Smith of Columbia, S.C. and of the late Dr. John R. Stewart and Mrs. John R. Stewart of Jacksonville, Ala.

The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leroy L. Smith of Sumter, S.C. and the late Mr. Preston C. Jordan, Jr. and Mrs. Preston C. Jordan of Florence, S.C. Read More»

Major Dennis Baker, 95, of Peachtree City

Major Dennis "Nik" Baker

Major Dennis "Nik" Baker, 95, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away peacefully on 7 June 2014, after a brief battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Read More»

Challenger baseball families ‘chip in’ for scholarship as season concludes at Peachtree City's ‘Field of Hope’

Hayden McCurdy, a participant in Peachtree City’s Challenger League baseball program, couldn’t help but grin in joy as she took a healthy cut on the field May 17, assisted by her grandfather Alan Walsh. The Challenger League plays on a special rubberized surface designed to be used by children of all various abilities, and the games offer an opportunity for many players to be helped by “buddies” and, as one supporter recently noted, “lead the league in fun.” Photo/Steve Geyer.

Peachtree City’s Challenger Baseball awarded a $1,000 scholarship to one of the league’s most beloved athletes. Challenger Baseball is a division of Peachtree City’s Little League specifically for children and teenagers who have special needs. At the end of each Challenger season, the “Sugar Award” is given to the athlete who displays good sportsmanship and inspiration for the other athletes. The “Sugar Award” is named after 17 year-old John Sugar who won the very first sportsmanship award.
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Edgar L. Banks, Jr., 87, of Fayetteville

Edgar L. Banks, Jr., 87, of Fayetteville, passed away June 5, 2014.

He was a Past Master of Riverdale Masonic Lodge 709 in 1962. He also served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Mr. Banks was preceded in death by his wife Helen Darnell Banks; daughter Diane Hambrick; and grandson John Hambrick, Jr. Read More»

Virginia Gilpatrick, age 82, of Jonesboro

Mrs. Virginia Gilpatrick, age 82, of Jonesboro passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Willard Gilpatrick and is survived by her daughter, Vickie Anderson and her husband, Doug of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Michael Anderson and David Anderson.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11 o’clock at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jeff Durham officiating. 

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.  Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800.

American Legion baseball season starts Monday

An American Legion game from last season. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City American Legion Post 50 will again be sponsoring American Legion baseball.

All home games will be played at McIntosh High School.

The home schedule includes the following:

Loganville (June 9, 7 p.m.)

Alpharetta (June 17, 7 p.m.)

Douglasville (June 25, 7 p.m.)

Newton County (July 15, TBA)

Conyers (July 19, 2 and 4 p.m.)

Nub is gone

Howard “Nub” Durham, Sr. in an undated photo provided by his daughters. Among other crops, he grew sunflowers for their seeds.

Howard Durham, 87, farmed Fayette lands for 6 decades

For those who knew him, Howard “Nub” Durham, Sr., was a fixture in the Fayette County community for decades. Though he passed away May 29, Nub will long be remembered as the proprietor of a fresh produce stand along Ga. Highway 54 between Fayetteville and Peachtree City.

A lifelong resident of Fayette County, Howard “Nub” Durham, Sr. was 87 years of age when he died during the nighttime hours of May 29. Nub’s passing came just one day short of two months following the death of Effie Pearl Durham, his wife of 67 years. Read More»

Do we take the Bible for granted?

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

One recent morning, one of our students had a strong prompting that she should take her Bible to school. She put it in her book bag, and as she began every class, she’d open her book bag and glance at her Bible. As she started her last class, this time she took her Bible out of her bag.

Immediately, a student sitting next to her asked, “Is that a Bible? May I please see it? My parents will not allow me to have a Bible. I would love to look at it for a moment.”

This student from Southeast Asia held the Bible in her hands for the first time, and was so grateful to get to quickly scan it. Read More»

Family history class is tonight

The Fayetteville Family History Lab will hold its monthly family history class on Wednesday, June 4, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at 2021 Redwine Rd., in rooms 108-109. The event is hosted by the Fayetteville LDS Church.

The class will be “Exploring the Vastness of familysearch.org,” the official and free website of the LDS Church’s Family History Library based in Salt lake City. Users need not be members of the LDS Church to use the site, and no one will be contacted unless users request it. Read More»

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