Eleanor Morris Pitman, 87, of Fayetteville

Eleanor Morris Pitman, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away January 25, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Teed Pitman, Jr.; her parents, William and Rosalie Morris; her sister, Jackie Bumbaugh; and her son, Rusty Pitman.

She is survived by her sons, Wesley Pitman (Laura) of Chattanooga, Andy Pitman (Lisa) of Fayetteville; her daughter Kaaren Bartlett (Wayne), of Marietta; daughter-in-law Robin Pitman of Seattle; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and her sister, Irene Martin (Bob) of Blairsville. Read More»

Jack M. Wilson, Jr., age 63

Mr. Jack M. Wilson, Jr. was born on September 14, 1951 to Jack Sr. and Lillian Wilson in Atlanta, Ga.

He passed away on January 23, 2015 and is survived by his sons, Christopher Wilson and his wife Victoria of Newnan; Zachary Wilson of Statesboro and aunt Sandra Milford Sadler of Atlanta.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800 –

'Day of Service' for Fayette kids

Fayette students volunteer

Students volunteered on MLK Day

Fayette County students and "GenerationOn" members Caleb Ramirez, Hannah Ramirez, Josiah Ramirez, Dayana Rodriguez, Caroline Owusu, and Florence Owusu participated in the 2015 Lutheran Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service this year by giving four hours of community service to benefit the refugees resettled by Lutheran Services of Georgia and the community of Clarkston. Read More»

Suicide prevention workshop set for March

'I Will Intervene Challenge' open to all

The Newnan First United Methodist Church is hosting the “Third Annual I Will Intervene Challenge” on March 23.

The one-day suicide prevention workshop is open to all and offers continuing education credit for mental health professionals.

The workshop is based on work with more than 24,000 soldiers and is designed for members of all care-giving groups -- medical professionals, law enforcement personnel, educators, ministers, counselors, coaches, human resource directors, managers, military personnel or anyone desiring to learn the skills needed to save others from suicide. Read More»

Congressional Black Caucus offers scholarships

Application deadlines coming up

U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-District 13) recently announced the availability of scholarships to students living in his district, which includes a portion of Fayette County.

The 2015 scholarships are available through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and include the following;

CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship - program for students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition and other health-related professions. Deadline: Feb. 28. Read More»

Spend summer break volunteering

Piedmont Newnan group looking for teen volunteers

The Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for the hospital’s 2015 Summer Youth Volunteer Program.

High school students who will be 14 to 18-years-old by April 18 are eligible for the six-week program, which is scheduled for June 15 through July 24. Participants must complete 40 hours of service by volunteering during two, four-hour shifts per week. Read More»

Coweta author earns praise from reviewer

“Maiden of Death,” a new book by Coweta County resident Lenny Fultz, was recently reviewed by blogger Forrest W. Schultz, who calls the book “classic fantasy at its best.”

According to reviewer Schultz, Fultz, learned his craft from the late Vickie Kennedy in her Newnan-based The Writers Block and currently belongs to the Coweta Writers Group, which is home to several fantasy writers.

Information on Fultz and his books is available at

“Maiden of Death” is the second book of “The Forgotten Gods Trilogy,” which Schultz also reviewed. Below are his comments. Read More»

FCHS retiring jerseys of 'dynamic duo'

Ceremony during Sandy Creek game

Fayette County High School is hosting “A Retirement of Team Jerseys” ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m.

FCHS is retiring the jerseys of two young men from the Class of 2008 who were known as “the Dynamic Duo.” They are Brandon Boykin of the Philadelphia Eagles and Matt Daniels of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The ceremony will be held in the school gym between the girls and boys games against Sandy Creek. The girls game begins at 5 p.m.

'Couponing 101' will save some cash

Free class teaches effective use of coupons

The Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity is hosting a free class that many savvy shoppers might want to attend -- “Couponing 101.”

It is designed to help shoppers learn how to get the “biggest bang for your buck” through couponing.

The workshop will focus on budgeting and financial planning with the added bonus of effective use of coupons for saving money.

The session is Thursday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and is open to the public. All classes are held at 150 Pine Road, the Newnan Habitat’s Community ReSource Room, right down the road from the Fairgrounds. Read More»

Faith-based conference for emergency workers set for Feb. 7

Wide range of topics to be addressed

Fayette County Emergency Management is having its Third Annual Fayette County Faith-Based Conference on Saturday, Feb. 7.

The conference will feature a guest speaker from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and many related topics, including; lessons learned from the 2014 ice storm, Georgia Power storm response overview, personal preparedness at home, preparing for functional needs population, the National Weather Service and CPR training.

A session designed to give facts on Ebola is also planned. Read More»