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Colonel David McCracken of Tyrone

Colonel David McCracken (United States Army Reserves) of Tyrone passed away September 2, 2011.

He is survived by his wife Tammy McCracken of Tyrone; children, Tyler Hindley of Ft. Bragg, NC; Connor McCracken of Tyrone; Maitlin McCracken of Tyrone; parents, Theo and Laura McCracken of New Castle, PA; siblings, Sharon Campbell; T.O. McCracken; Tressy Collins; Donna Domhoff; Laurie Mondlak; Peter Jambon and many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Ray Oliver Coogler, 65, of Sharpsburg

Ray Oliver Coogler, 65, of Sharpsburg, passed away on September 1, 2011.

Mr. Coogler proudly served in the US Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from Atlanta Dairies as a milk distributor.

He is preceded in death by his father Oliver Coogler. Read More»

YMCA helps develop budding Picassos

YMCA helps develop budding Picassos

"Little Picasso" classes will be taught at Newnan's Summit Family YMCA Friday
mornings, 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30. This parent and child class
will introduce children to the color wheel through artistic activities. Children
will paint, use clay and learn about primary colors, artists and techniques with
the Y's certified art teacher. Practicing for the classes are (from left)
Chase, three-year-old son of Tarita and Robert Hamman; Aspyn, four-year-old
daughter of Zaida and Joe Sousa; and Katie, two-year-old daughter of John and Read More»

Backpack Buddies begin second year helping kids

Vineyard Community Church volunteers assemble breakfast and lunch backpacks. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Backpack Buddies at Vineyard Community Church are at it again this year. Now in their second year, the church group has added the income-eligible students at a third Coweta County elementary school to be recipients of free weekend breakfasts and lunches.

Backpack Buddies coordinator April Anderson said the effort that began last year has grown to the extent that in-need students from a third elementary school have been added to the effort, adding that the group is trying to amass enough support to include a fourth school this year. Read More»

Mary Lois Clark Davis, age 85

Mary Lois Clark Davis

Mary Lois Clark Davis was born in McKeesport, Pa., on April 19, 1926, and died after a brief illness on Aug. 25, 2011.

She grew up in the greater Pittsburgh area and graduated from McKeesport High School in 1944. The date was June 6, 1944, to be exact--D-Day, and that event which overshadowed her transition from high school to college had a profound effect on her life as it did so many of “The Greatest Generation." Read More»

Marda L. Suliga

Marda L. Suliga, of Hillsborough

Marda L. Suliga (nee: Enbody), of Hillsborough died Thursday, Aug. 25th, at the Somerset Medical Center. She was 81.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, she lived in Colonia for over 50 years before moving to Hillsborough five years ago.

She worked in the Human Resources Department of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick for many years before her retirement.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Mayflower Compact.

Her husband, Edward J. Suliga, Sr. died in 1979. Her son, John Suliga died in 2002. Read More»

Curtiss Fredrick Ross, age 96, of Peachtree City

He was born Dec. 4, 1914, in Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Ross was a World War II Veteran, serving as Private 1st Class 31st Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, M-1 rifle sharpshooter, from 1943 to 1945, in the South Pacific Islands.

He was discharged from the war with a serious back injury. Shortly after the War, he and his wife Arlene, moved to south Florida and raised five children. In 1998 they moved to Peachtree City. During most of his life he worked as an automobile mechanic and later in life he was a real estate agent. Read More»

Shakerag hosts KidzFest

Shakerag hosts KidzFest

The inflatable slide was just one of the free attractions that brought hundreds of children and their parents to KidzFest at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City last Saturday. The event was also combined with FoodFest and HelpFest, giving local citizens some food to taste and some non-profit and volunteer organizations to learn about. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Twelve reasons we don’t get more done

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I heard about a man who visited Uncertain, Texas, population 273. I don’t know whether Uncertain is near Muleshoe and Lazboddie, or closer to North Zulch and Dime Box. This poor man had car trouble and found himself stranded in a small, unfamiliar place. The people were friendly enough, but he became frustrated with them rather quickly. Every time he asked someone where he was, they would answer, “Uncertain.” After several “Uncertain” replies, he threw his arms up in the air and screamed, “Doesn’t anybody in this town know where they are?” Read More»

Woolsey Baptist to present 9/11 tenth anniversary tribute

The Celebration Choir of Woolsey Baptist Church will present “America We Must Not Forget, A Patriotic Call for Revival in America,” as a tenth Anniversary tribute of 9/11 on Sunday night Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The musical was created by, Mike Harland with Chris Machen and Luke Garrett, arranged and orchestrated by Richard Kingsmore. Read More»

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