Martha Simmons Shelnutt, age 90, of Fayetteville,

Mrs. Martha Simmons Shelnutt, of Fayetteville, passed away on Jan. 10, 2012 at the age of 90.

Mrs. Shelnutt was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was a faithful member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church and a retiree of South Fulton Medical Center.

She is preceded in death by her husband, O.W. Shelnutt; great-grandchild Morgan Millians; sister Douglas Davis; and brothers Ed Simmons and Murray Simmons. Read More»

Evelyn H. Welch, age 90

Evelyn H. Welch

She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to William L. Hornsby and Mary Hornsby. Her family continued to live in the Atlanta area the remainder of her life.

She was married to the late Lewis A. Welch, Jr. for 65 years. Mrs. Welch was a stay at home mother during her childrearing days. Later, she worked for 10 years as a bookkeeper for her sister Ella Herren at her business, the Herren Candy Company. Mrs. Welch taught a young women's Sunday School class at Sylvan Hills Baptist Church during the 1950s. Read More»

Jeffrey S. White of Brooks

Jeffrey S. White

Jeffrey S. White of Brooks, Ga., passed away at home on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2012, after a short illness. Born in Quincy, Mass., Jeff had made Georgia his home for 40 years.

A graduate of Clayton County University, Jeff was the founder and President of Synmar and Castech, Inc. of Jonesboro. Jeff was proud of his Synmar and Castech family of employees, his companies, and his wonderful customers and business relationships of many years. Read More»

Dance the night away at the Angels Among Us Dinner Dance

Patrons reviewing silent auction items at the 2011 Angels Among Us Dinner Dance. Photo/Special.

The weekend before Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy an evening out with your sweetheart at the Angels Among Us Dinner Dance to benefit the children at Fayette Youth Protection Homes (FYPH). This elegant and enjoyable event takes place on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree and raises much needed funding for local children and youth who have been the victims of abuse, neglect, or other tragic circumstances.  Read More»

F’ville Girl Scouts aim to send cookies to troops; collecting on Jan. 20

Ten thousand boxes of cookies donated to the military is the goal of Fayetteville Girl Scout Cadette Troop 19276 and Jan. 20 is the date you can help them reach their goal. They will be collecting donations from 5-7 p.m. at the American Legion Log Cabin, on the corner of Ga. Hwy. 85 and Johnson Ave. in Fayetteville. Read More»

Crocheting at the Summit Y

Crocheting at the Summit Y

The Crochet Club at the Summit Family YMCA is working on leg warmers, newborn baby caps, adult caps, scarves and tube scarves. Besides traditional crocheting, they also knit using round or oblong looms. A newborn cap can be made by knitting a rectangle, gathering one end and attaching a pompom. Susan Shapiro, left, said they also "schmooze" a lot, simply visiting. With Susan are Lyane Watson, center, and Marian Estes, right. The Crochet Club meets the first and third Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The Summit Y serves Coweta and Fayette counties. Photo/Special.

Sharon Sue Price of Peachtree City

Ms. Sharon Sue (Sherri) Price of Peachtree City passed away Jan. 9, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bingham and Katherine Price, brother, David Charles Price, best friend, Gene Alexander and David Glenn Smith.

She is survived by her son, David Allen Price of Peachtree City; sisters, Beckie Price Holder of Newnan; Kathy Price Manautou of Thomaston, Ga.; Peggy Smith and her husband Kenny of Woodville, Texas. Read More»

Austin Conley, 86, of Sharpsburg

Austin Conley, 86, of Sharpsburg, passed away on January 9, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Myrtle Conley. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Conley of Fayetteville and several cousins.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Rev. Dennis Watson and Rev. Ken Helms officiated. The burial followed at Holly Hill Cemetery in Fairburn, Ga. The family received friends on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Read More»

F’ville to say goodbye to Ed Travis

Ed Travis.

The man who ran a namesake hardware store on Fayetteville’s courthouse square for 30 years has died.

Edward Nicholas Travis, 90, who died Jan. 8, opened his hardware store on the Fayetteville Square in 1952. He sold it in 1982, but the vacant building on the western side of the square is still designated by locals as Travis Hardware.

He was always interested in his county and served in a number of capacities throughout his lifetime. Read More»

MLK and the Bible

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As we prepare to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this next week, I want to share with you some thoughts about his vision and his direct connection to the scriptures of The Holy Bible. I happen to believe that we cannot begin to understand the strength and conviction of his leadership toward racial equality in our country unless we see the underlying power of God’s Word in his life and work. I also happen to believe that he was profoundly correct in his use and application of scripture to the issue that burned in his soul. Read More»

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