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Kassems receive award for advocacy

From left, Dr. Mohamad Kassem, Tommy Nobis, Lynne Kassem. Photo/Submitted.

Fayetteville residents, Dr. Mohamad and Lynne Kassem, received the prestigious NobisWorks Luminary Award for Professional Advocacy at the recent Galaxy of Stars & Tommy Awards in Atlanta. As owners and founders of ClearWater Academy in Tyrone, the Kassems have championed students with learning differences and disabilities offering them a unique blend of academics, social and emotional development and therapies. Read More»

Joe W. Eidson, age 74, of Douglasville

Mr. Joe W. Eidson, age 74, of Douglasville passed away on September 2, 2014.

Joe was the owner of Joe's Barber Shop in Tyrone for the past 25 years and was a veteran of the US Army. He was a karate instructor for many years where he achieved 7th degree Black Belt and was a member of the National Martial Arts Association. Read More»

Frederick Riley Sisson of Fayetteville

Frederick Riley Sisson

Frederick Riley Sisson left us on September 1, 2014 at the age of 25.

Born in Atlanta on July 28, 1989, Riley grew up in Fayetteville, Ga. and graduated from Whitewater High School as the salutatorian in 2007, attended Davidson College and played football as an O-lineman, attended UGA and graduated from Kennesaw State. He was beginning a Masters of Social Work graduate program at KSU. Read More»

Judith Ann Plank Artzberger, 73, of Peachtree City

Artzberger, Judith Ann Plank, 73, of Peachtree City, Ga., formally of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, in Emory Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.

She was born on November 11, 1940, in Wheeling, W.Va., daughter of the late Louis and Helen Krim Plank.

Judie was a 1958 Mount de Chantal graduate, attended the University of Cincinnati and completed her nursing education in 1976, graduating from the nursing program at WVNCC on May 4, 1976, the same day she became Mrs. John Artzberger. Read More»

Peter Brian Wallace of Fayette

Peter Brian Wallace was born in Waltham, Mass. on December 6, 1948. He went to be with our Lord September 4, 2014.

Loving husband of 45 years to Becky Blunt Wallace. Father to David, Tim, Rachel & Brice Campbell, & Bobbie Griffith Wallace. Devoted grandfather to Annabelle, Paul and Aiden Wallace and Keegan Prince. Brother to Mark and Roberta Wallace, and Joe and Carolyn Wallace. Brother in law to Don and Ruth Blunt. He leaves many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents Alton and Virginia Wallace. Read More»

Plant sale approaches

Plant sale approaches

The greenhouse is full and Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are raiding their gardens for plants to donate to their Fall Plant Sale Oct. 4. The annual sale features dozens of perennials and other sought-after plants, plus azaleas, crepe myrtles, dogwoods, Japanese maples, gardenias and four kinds of hydrangeas. Read More»

Reading proves very profitable

Maddox Tomlinson and Mitch Seabaugh. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta first grader Maddox Tomlinson was awarded $1,529 for his college savings as one of four regional winners in the Path2College 529 Plan’s Summer Reading Program Sweepstakes—Fizz•Boom, $ave for College.

The Coweta County Public Library also received $529 as part of the sweepstakes.  Read More»

Tools to help Haiti

Tools to help Haiti

Tom Arsenault surveys the donation of a large variety of tools secured by “Tools for Empowerment” for use in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The tool donation and recycling center is located at 341 D-Bob Industrial Way in Peachtree City. Arsenault said the organization will be working with churches and schools to expand the efforts of Tools for Empowerment. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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Registration now open for Providence UMC’s motorcycle rally

Bubba Cathy (L), executive vice-president for Chick-fil-A, was joined by  Elaine and Deon Prinsloo for a ride to Cherohala Skyway during last year’s  rally4thekidz. This year’s rally will start at Providence UMC and end in Stecoah, N.C.  Photo/Special.

Registration is now open for the 2nd annual, “rally4thekidz,” an Oct. 23-26 motorcycle rally hosted by Providence United Methodist Church to raise funds for kidz2leaders, Inc.

Riders from the southside of Atlanta will leave from Providence at 9 a.m. on Oct. 23 to meet up with the rest of the group at Mt. Bethel UMC in Marietta. The group will ride from Marietta to their home base for the weekend, the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge in Stecoah, N.C.

Throughout the weekend bikers will ride famous motorcycle routes, including Tail of the Dragon and the Cherohala Skyway.
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