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State officer speaks to local marines

Detachment Commandant Guy Mitchell, Tyrone, and Chad Long (right). Photo/Special.

Chad Long, Locust Grove, spoke to the members of the Clyde Thomason Detachment #1325 of the Marine Corps League during their July meeting. Long is the Department of Georgia Jr Vice Commandant and the District 3 Vice Commandant. He is also a member of the Military Order of the Devil Dogs where he is a Pedigree Devil Dog and serves as the Pound 350 Dog Robber and the Georgia Pack Mad Dog. Read More»

Learning about other cultures’ crafts at Senoia Library

Learning about other cultures’ crafts at Senoia Library

It was a chance to get involved with other cultures. Area kids tried their hand at “World Craft India” at the Senoia Library on July 13. The program is one of a number of events, such as Story Time and Family Night, that are a part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. World Craft is held on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and highlights a different country each week. Story Time is held each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Civil Air Patrol encourages leadership, unit helps with search and rescue

Civil Air Patrol Cadets from the Peachtree City Squadron are at the ready for a number of challenges. Photo/Matthew Niebes.

By MATTHEW NIEBES (Special to The Citizen) — Though many Peachtree City citizens have heard of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron stationed at Falcon Field, few know of the important services the CAP provides for our community and nation.

The Civil Air Patrol is the Air Force’s volunteer civilian auxiliary corps which provides invaluable support in a variety of missions and educational programs in the community. Read More»

Mr. Billy Earnest Byrd, 69, of Buchanan

Mr. Billy Earnest Byrd, of Buchanan, GA, passed away on July 15, 2011 at the age of 69. Read More»

Joyce Disharoon Reich, 76, of Fayetteville

Joyce Disharoon Reich, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 15, 2011.

Mrs. Reich proudly served her country as a member of the U.S. Navy.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert J. Disharoon.

She is survived by Roger Clayton; nieces, Cindy Rampley and her husband Lanny, and Kathy Murphy; nephew, Mike Disharoon and his wife, Cindy; several other nieces & nephews; good friend Karen Gifford.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In her memory please make donations to: Companion Animal Connection, 310 Debord Lane, Waleska, GA 30183. Read More»

Gregory Eugene Poe, 41, of Fayetteville

Gregory Eugene Poe, 41, of Fayetteville, went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2011 after an extended illness.

Gregg was born on July 22, 1969, in Chambersburg, PA. He is the much beloved son of Larry and Janis Poe of Goose Creek, SC.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carla Brannon Poe; a devoted sister Anita R. Black of Winchester, VA; a daughter, Cheri Poe of Peachtree City; a son, Aarron Poe of New Caney, TX; and his stepson, Keegan Brannon of Waleska; a niece, Amber Keehr of Winchester, VA; a nephew, John Black of Durham, NC and many extended family members. Read More»

Mrs. Linda Faye Dettmering, 66, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Linda Faye Dettmering, 66, of Senoia, GA, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away July 12, 2011.

She was born in Union City, GA to Franklin & Rebecca Thompson Carey. She was employed at Earthgrains. Read More»

Mr. Oliver Clyde “O.C.” Hendrix, Jr., 79, of Fayetteville

Mr. Oliver Clyde “O.C.” Hendrix, Jr., 79, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 11, 2011.

Mr. Hendrix was a member and past president of the Fayette Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was also a member of Fayetteville 1st United Methodist Church where he served as an usher. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Read More»

Couple celebrates 70 years together

A.U. Williams and his bride Margaret smile at the prospect of their 70th anniversary to be observed at their church, McDonough Road Baptist. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Austin Williams met his future wife, Margaret, at an outdoor skating rink in College Park in 1940. They were both 17 years old.

At five minutes to 9 p.m., the staff flashed the lights, alerting the skaters of the approaching curfew. Austin, known as A.U. to his friends, asked Margaret if he could walk her home. She lived a block away and agreed.

When they reached her house, A.U. asked if he could see her again. She said yes. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 07/13/11

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations. Here are a few that I have gotten over the years and via email for this column. Read More»