In a decade of fund-raising, PTC Rotary Club raises $1 million for school system

From left, Amy Leuenberger, president, Rotary Club of Peachtree City, Dr. Joseph C. Barrow, Jr., Fayette County Superintendent of Education and George Martin, Rotary assistant district governor, past president and Grand Prix Series coordinatior. Photo/Special.

Fayette County Superintendent of Education, Dr. Joseph Barrow, Jr. received a symbolic $1 million check from Rotary Club of Peachtree City president, Amy Leuenberger at a recent luncheon and awards ceremony.

This check represents the proceeds generated over the past decade from the Rotary Elementary School Grand Prix Series and already paid to the schools.  Read More»

Dan Allen Dorsey, 77, of Fayetteville

Dan Allen Dorsey, 77, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014.

He was born in Atlanta, Ga. on April 16, 1937 to the late John C. Dorsey and Mattie Kimbell Dorsey. Read More»

Herbert Summers, 79

Herbert Summers, 79, passed away May 27, 2014. 

He was born May 16, 1935 to H.L. Summers and Kate Summers in Atlanta, Ga. The family moved to Mississippi near the end of WWII. He graduated from high school in Meridian, Miss. in 1953. He entered Air Force Aviation Cadet Training in 1954 where he received Air Force wings and commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in 1956. Read More»

Richard Allen Combs Sr., age 59

Richard Allen Combs Sr., age 59

Richard Allen Combs Sr., age 59, of Ellijay, Ga., formerly of Peachtree City, Ga., passed from this life on Sunday, May 25th, 2014, at his residence in Ellijay, Ga.

Mr. Combs worked in Civil Service for the U.S. Government for over 30 years, and retired as Chief of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Atlantic Region, IMCOM, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Read More»

Wayne Henry Martin, 74

Wayne Henry Martin, 74, died June 1, 2014 after a decade long battle with cancer.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Frances Robinson, daughters, grandchildren, cousins, and several nieces & nephews.  He was a veteran serving in the United States Air Force.

Services and burial will be June 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Fayetteville City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville -

Harriette Moore Foster, age 98

Harriette Moore Foster

Harriette Moore Foster, age 98, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children and grandchildren on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Doctor's Hospice of Ga. in Fayetteville. Read More»

Louis Fuertes Boynton, age 80

Louis Fuertes Boynton

Louis Fuertes Boynton (Lou) died peacefully on April 14, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga. after a year of declining health. He was born on July 19, 1933 in Trumansburg, N.Y.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents Damon and Mary Fuertes Boynton.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances Taraila Boynton; his four children, Louis Fuertes Boynton II, Carol Mastin, Timothy Boynton, Christine Boynton; his six grandchildren, Sophie Boynton, Mary Mastin, Dallas Mastin, Jacob Boynton Welch, Sara Welch, and Damon Boynton; and his two sisters, Katherine Payne and Maria Boynton. Read More»

CAP cadets post the colors in PTC

CAP cadets post the colors in PTC

Members of the Civil Air Patrol unit from Falcon Field served as the color guard for the Memorial Day ceremony at city hall plaza in Peachtree City Monday. Photo/John Munford.

Another ‘biggie’

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Christmas and Easter. The “biggies,” right?

Well, what about the event we will “celebrate”tomorrow, which happens to be the 40th day after Easter?

Yes, it was 40 days after Christ’s resurrection that He ascended back into heaven, the event we call “The Ascension.”

News flash: it’s a “biggie,” too.

Bishop John Bradosky of our North American Lutheran Church shared an intriguing reflection on Christ’s ascension and its meaning for us today, the bulk of which I will pass on to you here with his blessing. I have had to edit and omit some portions to fit this column. Read More»

Fellowship of Love Church celebrates six years

B.A. Jackson, left, pastor of Fellowship of Love Church in Fayetteville, hands an empowerment package to Fayette Samaritans representatives (L-R)  Linda Ladd, Lena Slaughter and Pat Patrick. The package included a check for $1,000, a $500 gift card from Staples, and certificates for cleaning supplies and new chairs for the reception room. Photo/Special.

It was just six years ago, In February of 2008, that Minister BaSean A. Jackson met with three other people, Wendell Phillips, Janace Coleman, and John Clemons, at Smokey Bones Restaurant in Peachtree City. The topic of discussion was about whether they could change people’s minds, including their own, about church.

For Jackson, this meant creating a church that would be “... focused more on the people rather than the pastor, love rather than laws, relationships rather than religion, and giving rather than receiving.” Read More»

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