Girl Scout takes project to a whole new level

Lauren Ladouceuer. Photo/Special.

Most juniors in high school use the spring and Thanksgiving breaks to relax and unwind from the stress. But Lauren Ladouceuer is not a regular high school junior.

In August, 2012, Lauren’s father visited the country of Haiti to visit his grandparents. When he returned home, he told Lauren about the children struggling in the town of La Trembly.

“The timing was perfect because I wanted to do my Girl Scout Gold Award Project in Haiti, but didn’t know where to start”, Lauren said. Now, she had the ideas for her project and could put them into action. Read More»

Christian City dedicates newest facilities

Community leaders, volunteers, sponsors, Christian City Trustees, and staff gathered to dedicate a new Crisis Stabilization Cottage and Multi-Court Recreational Facility on the campus of The Children’s Village at Christian City.

Among the attendees were Union City Mayor, Vince Williams; City Councilman, Brian Jones; Consumer Investigator, Dale Cardwell, and many others. Read More»

Sold out for Promise Place

Sold out for Promise Place

The Feb. 28 performance held at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone and featuring Atlanta’s Whole World Improv Theater comedy troupe benefitted the nonprofit Promise Place domestic violence prevention organization. Pictured are a few of the attendees for the sold-out performance. Photo/Ben Nelms.

William Michael Dawkins, 63, of Fayetteville

William "Mike" Michael Dawkins, 63, of Fayetteville, passed away March 3, 2014.

He is survived by his wife Janet Dawkins of Fayetteville; mother Addie Dawkins of Pinehurst, N.C.; son William "Scooter" Michael Dawkins, Jr. of Atlanta; daughter Wendy & husband Todd Carter of Loganville; grandchildren Blake, Brennan, and Brantley Carter; brothers John and Tom; sisters Sylvia and Jenny; as well as nieces & nephews. Read More»

Theodore Charles Freeman, 85, of Peachtree City

Theodore Charles Freeman

Mr. Theodore (Ted) Charles Freeman (85) of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on February 20, 2014. Ted was born May 20, 1928 and grew up in Muskegon, Mich. with six brothers and sisters. While serving in the US Army he shared his knowledge of the printing industry with disabled Veterans. He moved to Southern California where he married his wife Millie and raised their three children. In December of 1992, after working 50 plus years in the printing business, they moved to Peachtree City to enjoy retirement. Ted loved golfing and playing cards with his grandchildren, family and friends. Read More»

Gail Wasson Lyle, age 55, of Marietta,

Mrs. Gail Wasson Lyle, age 55, of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, February 26.

A celebration of her life will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Smyrna followed by a reception of family and friends in the fellowship hall. Read More»

Dolores Cason Grimes, 83, of Sharpsburg

Dolores Cason Grimes, 83, of Sharpsburg, passed away February 26, 2014.

She graduated from Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S.C. and was a retired math teacher from Haralson County School System. She was a member of Peachtree City First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons Kevin and his wife, Jill Grimes of Sharpsburg and Brian Grimes of Douglasville; grandchildren Tiffany and Ashley Grimes of Sharpsburg; sister Charlene and her husband Donald Smith of Tallapoosa; brother Lindy and his wife Betty Cason of Dallas, Ga. and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Joe Lamar Lynch, 76, of Fayetteville

Joe Lamar Lynch, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away February 27, 2014.

He was born April 28, 1937 in Griffin, Ga. to the late Joseph Franklin Lynch and Nettie Lou Reid. He graduated from Griffin High School in 1955 and also attended Georgia Tech. Mr. Lynch retired from Georgia Power Co. with over 35 years of service as a design engineer. He was a deacon emeritus at Fayetteville First Baptist Church, where he was a member for over 50 years. He enjoyed photography and travel. Read More»

Judith Harlow Devine, 78, of Fayetteville

Judith Harlow Devine, 78, of Fayetteville, passed away February 26, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband John J. Devine and parents Kenneth & Ruth Harlow.

She is survived by her daughters Andree Devine, Shawn Gilmore, Christina and husband Tony Williams, and Kimberly Rountree; also 12 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. Reverend Carolyn Clifton officiated. The family received friends Saturday 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Read More»

Justin Aaron Holcombe, 24, of Fayetteville

Justin Aaron Holcombe, 24, of Fayetteville, passed away March 2, 2014. Read More»