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Chelsea Brighton Thoms engaged to Joshua Trey Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Randall and Elizabeth (Betsy) Thoms of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Brighton Thoms, to Joshua Trey Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daryl and Jan Thompson of Newnan.

The bride to be is the granddaughter of Beverly B. Heefner of Fayetteville and the late Keith Dean Heefner, and Thomas Elliot and Betty Thoms. She is a 2011 graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business with a degree in business management. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. She is employed with Chick-fil-A, Inc. Read More»

Tracey Ann Bentley Maxwell, age 51

Tracey Ann Bentley Maxwell

Tracey Ann Bentley Maxwell, age 51, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2011, in Winter Park, Florida. From her birth in Hazen, North Dakota, on April 10, 1960, Tracey was known for her outgoing and vivacious nature which brightened the lives of those around her. Read More»

Fayetteville’s Troop 212 racks up merit badges

Fayetteville’s Troop 212 racks up merit badges

Twenty-six Boy Scouts from Troop 212, Fayetteville, recently spent a week at Woodruff Scout Camp in Blairsville, Ga. The scouts attended the week camp June 19-25 and earned over 85 merit badges. Pictured are Simon Anderson, Andrew Bartek, Ryan Bohdan, Jason Cagle, Chris Clark, Nathan Cockes, Ryan Cockes, Noah Dayhuff, Conner Gayda, Jordan Hall, Tyler Hart, Harrison Jaggers, Hunter Iniguez, Taylor Iniguez, Garret Lowery, Russell Marcum, Will Nicola, Jake Odom, Adam Perrett, Hunter Rock, Preston Rothfusz, Noah Schmitz, Caleb Sellers & Nick Wilson. Not pictured: Wesley Carpenter and Ryan Post. Read More»

Mrs. Laura Kay Feuerstein, 47, of Senoia

Mrs. Laura Kay Feuerstein, of Senoia, GA, passed away on July 9, 2011 at the age of 47.

Laura was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and a friend to many. She was a very strong, generous and loving person who always put the needs of others first. Friends and family could always depend on her for her big smile and for receiving greeting cards marking special occasions in their lives such as birthdays or anniversaries. Besides having a great sense of humor, she was a fantastic cook, and loved being in the outdoors. Read More»

Mr. William Callaway Henry, 83, of Peachtree City

Mr. William Callaway Henry, 83, of Peachtree City, died July 9, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his beloved spouse of 59 years Maxine M. Henry. Read More»

Mr. Ralph Franklin Cody, 72, of Newnan

Mr. Ralph Franklin Cody, 72, of Newnan, died on July 9, 2011.

Mr. Cody is preceded in death by his daughter Donna Lee Cody; parents William Ralph Cody and Theodosia Edenfield; brother, Herbert Cody. Read More»

Mr. Walter Allie Ponder, Sr., 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Walter Allie Ponder, Sr., 92, of Fayetteville, formerly of East Point, died on July 8, 2011.

Mr. Ponder proudly served East Point for 25 years, from 1963 – 1988. He served as City Councilman for 20 years and as Mayor for 8 years. He was a longtime member of Fayetteville Christian Church and the Lamplighters Sunday school class. He was a 33 degree Mason and was a 50-year member of the East Point Masonic Lodge. Read More»

Ernest Clain Bannister, 89, of Fayetteville

Ernest Clain Bannister, 89, of Fayetteville, died July 8, 2011.

He was born August 10, 1921 in Pickens County, Georgia, the fifth son of the late Rufus and Ida Bannister.

He was preceded in death by first wife Rosalene Fletcher Bannister; parents; four brothers, Broughton, Alman, Linc and Rex Bannister.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joyce Tate Bannister; brother-in-law Bill Tate of Sharpsburg, GA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Janice and Joe Lynch of Fayetteville; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Read More»

F’ville 1st Baptist’s Venture Crew 100 canoes across Canadian wilderness

Top row (standing): Rusty Wood, Andrea Wood, Emily Wood, Chandler Hadley, Timothy Lindsey, David Harbin, Tony McWaters, Julie-Ann Logan. Bottom row (kneeling): Daniel Harbin, Katie Wood, Hollie McWaters, David McWaters. Photo/Special.

On June 22, Venture Crew 100 of Fayetteville, chartered by Fayetteville First Baptist Church, undertook an adventure. They were to embark on a canoeing journey covering 143 miles of Canadian wilderness. Read More»

Family, friends marvel at Ory Stoker’s spirit after crippling dive

Life can change in a moment.

Gregory Stoker, 31, known as Ory to his friends and coworkers, was playing with some kids by a pool at a family reunion in Thomasville on June 25. The kids were chasing him with water balloons and Stoker dove into the water and did not immediately resurface.

“He was blue, he wasn’t breathing and my sister did CPR while we called 9-1-1,” said Stoker’s mother, Kathryn. “He told me he remembers hitting the bottom and realizing he couldn’t move before everything went white.” Read More»

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