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Peachtree City mom and son Pedal for Pets

Wendy Maguire is passionate about animals. Her own dogs and cats are well loved. But animals that are chained up, neglected, abused and homeless break her heart. “I wish I could adopt them all,” said Wendy.

Instead, she’s making a difference by raising funds in a ride for The Georgia Heartland Humane Society Free Spay/Neuter Clinic.   She refers to the two women, Jane Reed and Jill Whiskers who started this crusade three months ago as “bonafide heroes.” Read More»

Students place at national competitions

Some students spent part of their summer break preparing for and competing at national organizational conferences, bringing home trophies and medals as rewards for their hard work. Read More»

Trying their hands at art in Senoia

Trying their hands at art in Senoia

The Cultural Arts Committee of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority recently sponsored its third Hands On Art Camp. The camp this year included painting, photography and fiber art and was held at The Veranda on Seavy Street. A few of the campers included (from left) Miranda Cavins, Anna Chirillo, Madison Batchelor and Olivia Forte. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Louise Virginia Melson McAfee, 90, of Carrollton

Louise Virginia Melson McAfee, age 90, of Carrollton, GA, died on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Newnan Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Newnan, GA.

She was born May 30, 1921 in Coweta County, GA to the late Appleton Melson & Lizzie Moore Melson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, John C. McAfee. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Read More»

Ms. Gertrude Wendling Shepard, 86, of Fayetteville

Ms. Gertrude Wendling Shepard, age 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 29, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of many years, Howard Claxton Shepard.

She is survived by her sons, Howard N. Shepard of Fayetteville, GA and Robert W. Shepard of Gainesville, GA; also a granddaughter, Jacey Shepard of Cumming, GA. Read More»

Friends of PTC Library donate books to Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center

Friends of PTC Library donate books to Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center

Paul Lentz (center), representing the Friends of the Peachtree City Library, donates books to the Rene Christensen Library at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. The library is part of the Cancer Wellness Center at the hospital. The donated books are adult books; young adult and children books will also be donated in the future. Piedmont Fayette Hospital Volunteer Nancy Jurchenko (R), formerly employed at the Peachtree City Library, organized and maintains the hospital library. The library will be expanded to include the Infusion Center. Read More»

Tyrone Centennial committee needs more family information

Linda Howard, Tyrone Centennial Committee Chair, has sent word that they are still trying to get out information on the need for family information.

You don’t have to have family going back to the 1800’s, even if you just moved here in 2011, the committee wants to include your family in the Tyrone Centennial Book. Please get your family information in by Aug. 20 in time for the book to be out in time for Christmas giving.

The book is expected to be $25. Read More»

Rashad J. Majeed, 30, Fayetteville

Rashad J. Majeed, 30, Fayetteville, went home to be with the Lord on July 27, 2011.

He was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Fayetteville, GA. He attended elementary, middle and high school there. He liked music at an early age and played saxophone during middle school. He also developed a great singing voice but preferred to rap and became a rapper; calling himself ACAL, representing his California and Atlanta roots. He always enjoyed our holiday drives or flights to Arkansas or California to visit relatives. Read More»

Mrs. Lounell Johnson, 75, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lounell Johnson, age 75, of Fayetteville, passed away July 28, 2011, in the loving arms of her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Felton Johnson. Read More»

James William “Bill” Walker, 69, of Temple, Ga.

James William “Bill” Walker, 69, of Temple, Ga., passed away July 26, 2011.

Mr. Walker was born in Atlanta, Ga. He was the owner of Clayco Builders & East Clayton Cabinets. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Richard Walker and Buddy Walker. Read More»

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