Harold William Copeland, 86, of Fayetteville

Mr. Harold William Copeland, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on Oct. 20, 2011.

Mr. Copeland was born March 27, 1925, in Whitesburg, Ga.; his family later relocated to Coweta County in 1933.

In 1942, he graduated from Western High School. Mr. Copeland entered the US Navy in 1943 where he proudly served in the Asian Pacific Theater of Operations and was honorably discharged in 1947.

He worked for the Sperry Corp. & Norfolk Southern Railroad where he retired as a Chief Rail Test Officer. Read More»

Jane Esther Richards VanOrden, 78, Peachtree City

Jane Esther Richards VanOrden, 78, Peachtree City, Ga. died Oct. 20, 2011.

She was born June 14, 1933, the daughter of Carl and Esther Richards, and grew up in Grand Rapids, Mich. She attended and was a lifelong fan of the University of Michigan. Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Peter H. VanOrden, and sister, Mary Faget . Read More»

Riley Neil Swicord, 50, of Peachtree City

Riley Neil Swicord, 50, of Peachtree City

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, Riley Neil Swicord, of Peachtree City, (formerly of Fayetteville, Ga. and Wedowee, Ala.) passed away at Southwest Christian Care, surrounded in love by family and friends. Riley was 50 years old and fought a brave and tenacious battle with brain cancer. He is now at peace.

Riley was born in Patuxent River, Md., and spent his youth in Fayetteville and Gay, Ga. Read More»

No formalities for this dinner

No formalities for this dinner

The weather Oct. 21 was perfect for an evening outdoors. And it was the perfect venue for Dinner on the Lawn, sponsored by Fayetteville Main Street. The leisurely dinner provided by The Olde Courthouse Tavern and was attended by friends and families set on an autumn evening of outdoor dining. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Choosing to live life

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

A minister was asked to do the funeral for a real rascal. A man approached him and said, “I know my brother was a lying, drunken cheat who ran around on his wife and never amounted to anything. But you will refer to him as a saint.” That was a tough assignment! The pastor knew both men were lying, drunken cheats. In fact, younger brother had a worse reputation than older brother.

Funeral time came, and the pastor decided to shoot straight. He said, “We all know this man was a horrible, no good, miserable low-life, but compared to his brother sitting over there, he was a saint!” Read More»

Get your famous ‘Perlieu Stew” at Bethany UMC this Saturday

Bethany United Methodist Church will offer its famous Perlieu Stew Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon until 5 p.m. or until the stew is sold out. Plates are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Pints of stew are $6 and quarts are $10. Read More»

Bible Express cover girl

Brianna Burton (far right)

Fayetteville resident Brianna Burton (far right) made the cover of the November issue of Bible Express magazine. Brianna is 11 years old and attends Fayette Middle School. This is her first cover. She will also appear in the January 2012 issue. Bible Express is a magazine focused on preteens and is a product of LifeWay Christian Resources ( Photo/Special.

COS announces events for Reformation Sunday

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will celebrate its Lutheran heritage with Reformation Sunday events Oct. 30.

During GraceFlock worship at 10:50 a.m. two songs by composer/vocalist/guitarist Lans Rothfusz, “Here I Stand” and “Soli Deo Gloria,” will be sung with excitement.

At 8:30 and 11 a.m. The COS Brass and Joyful Noise Ringers will join Sanctuary Choir and the congregation for festival music.

The color red, symbolizing the Holy Spirit, will be everywhere: worshipers are even encouraged to wear red clothing. Read More»

Inman UMC will offer ‘allergy friendly’ Trunk or Treat for kids

Inman United Methodist Church, 151 Hills Bridge Road, Fayetteville, will hold its annual Trunk or Treat – “Light the Night for Jesus” - event on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Everything is free and open to the community.

The event will feature games, hay rides, pony rides, and inflatables beginning at 5:30 p.m. Trunk or Treat will begin promptly at 8 pm. Read More»

For the FC Humane Society ...

Rev. Rita Henault, rector, presents the check to Sherry Vernick

Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville raised a record amount of $1,381 for the Fayette County Humane Society during the recent annual blessing of the animals. At right, the Rev. Rita Henault, rector, presents the check to Sherry Vernick, an organization volunteer and board member. Vernick is holding two puppies rescued from a shelter when they were two days old — Meryl, on the left, and Liberace. Photo/Special.