William Kelley, age 62, of Tyrone

Mr. William "Ed" Kelley, age 62, of Tyrone passed away January 5, 2015.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Brenda Kelley of Tyrone; daughter, Brandy Kelley of Tyrone; grandchildren, Cody Kelley and Shaylee Bortolazzo. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-964-4800.

Modern-day Twain in PTC

Donald Davis. Photo/Submitted.

A modern-day Mark Twain, complete with a bow-tie, is coming to Peachtree City Jan. 25.
Story-telling performer Donald Davis’ humorous, heartwarming style and stories harken back to Twain and other unforgettable oral historians.
The Wilson Library Bulletin hails his performances as “absolutely hilarious and unpredictable as well as emotionally reviving.”
Davis is one of the most popular performers on today’s storytelling circuit, and appears throughout the country, including Atlanta’s Peach State Storytelling Festival. Read More»

Margaret Duggar Campbell, age 82

Mrs. Margaret Duggar Campbell, age 82, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Robert Wendell Campbell and Donald Wayne Campbell and is survived by her husband George Wendell Campbell; son Darrell Clay Campbell and his wife Teresa of Murfreesboro Tenn.; daughter Wanda Campbell Washowich and her husband Todd of Woodstock, Ga.; brother, Robert Earl Duggar and his wife Joyce of Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Kristina, Benjamin, Michelle, Andrew, Phillip, Matthew, Daniel, Tori and Erin; 11 great grandchildren. Read More»

LEGO regionals

A First LEGO League team. Photo/Special.

The First LEGO League (FLL) Super Regionals are once again returning to Clayton State University.

 This year’s version of the popular competition for regional, young STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) whizzes ages 9 to 14 will be an all-day event held in Clayton State’s James M. Baker University Center on Saturday, Jan. 10, once again under the sponsorship of the College of Information and Mathematical Science (CIMS). Read More»

Cirque du Soleil singer, cellist coming to Spivey

Cirque du Soleil performer and “ChamberSoul” cellist Shana Tucker comes to Spivey Jan. 25. Photo/Special.

For her day job, she performs in Las Vegas with Cirque du Soleil, where for the past two years she has been the featured performer in the KA show’s seven-piece band, singing the finale each night.

Even with the grind of performing ten shows a week, Shana Tucker still finds the time to write and perform her own music which she has dubbed “ChamberSoul” for its dual jazz and classical pedigrees, knotted by the thrum and moan of her cello.

Tucker is bringing her talent to Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. for this year’s Teacher Appreciation Concert. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette welcomes first baby of 2015

Pictured, from left, are Shannon Deaton, RN;  Tiffany Kleinkauf and Baby Dolan; Danean Crawford, RN; Tracie Delally, director, Women’s Services at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

The first baby born in Fayette County in 2015 arrived before his due date at 2:07 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Baby Dolan Williamson’s parents, Montana Williamson and Tiffany Kleinkauf, then learned their bundle of joy would receive an added bonus – $500 deposited into a Sandy Savers account at Delta Community Credit Union. Read More»

Life is a gift and time is a treasure

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Several years ago, Tom Heymann wrote a book entitled In An Average Lifetime. I’m sure the stats are a little dated now, but it’s still interesting to think about what happens in an average lifetime.

He shared that the average American lives to be 74.9 years old and earns $1.2 million. The average American drives 413,226 miles, and sits in traffic for nine months. In an average lifetime, we spend 49 hours seeing doctors, and 64 hours waiting to see them. Read More»

Operation Mobilization’s ‘Perspectives’ starts Jan. 8

Operation Mobilization’s “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” class begins Jan. 8 and will meet weekly through May 7 (16 Thursdays).

The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. at Operation Mobilization, 285 Lynnwood Ave., Tyrone.

“For four decades, God has used “Perspectives” to give people a better understanding of how they fit into God’s story,” said class spokesperson Kristi Threatt. “Perspectives is more than a class. It is part of God’s global disciple making movement.” Read More»

GriefShare starts at Fayette Presbyterian Jan. 4

Fayette Presbyterian Church will host its next 13-week GriefShare session beginning Sunday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. This session features all new materials.

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close.

Each session includes a video seminar and group discussion.

A GriefShare workbook assists with note taking, journaling, and grief study on the many facets of grief. Attendees will interact with facilitators and others who have experienced recent loss.

GriefShare is a nondenominational group that is Christ-centered. Read More»

St. Christopher’s to host benefit dinner January 10

St. Christopher Hellenic (Greek) Orthodox Church in Peachtree City announces its 12th Annual Vasilopita and Covered Dish Dinner sponsored by Philoptochos (Friends of the Poor) for the benefit of Saint Basil Academy in Garrison, N.Y.

The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Hangar in Peachtree City.

It will be an evening of food, fellowship and fun for the entire family.

A live auction of handmade Vasilopites (decorative breads) will be held. The public is welcome. Read More»

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