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O’Brien-O’Shields engagement

Susan Harper O’Brien engaged to Joseph Franklin O’Shields

Mr. and Mrs. Richard O’Brien of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Harper O’Brien, to Joseph Franklin O’Shields, son of Connie Brown, Sam Harris, and Bill and Robin O’Shields.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Robert Cunningham and Susan Cunningham of Auburn, Ala. and John O’Brien and the late Ann O’Brien of West Point. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business with a B.B.A. focusing in real estate. She is currently pursuing a master’s in early childhood education from Oglethorpe University. Read More»

Isaac-Richstone wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Richstone

Jillian Brooke Isaac of Peachtree City and Robert Soule Richstone of Tallahassee, Fla. were married June 11, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. The Rev. Christopher Rogers, Mercer University RUF campus minister in Macon, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Malia Brooks Isaac of Peachtree City and Keith Philip Isaac of Moreland.

The groom’s parents are Ruth and Jeff Heggen and Gregg and Marsha Richstone, all of Tallahassee, Fla. He is employed by CH2M Hill engineering firm in Atlanta. Read More»

Fritts anniversary

Courtney R., (Pete) and Page Fritts

On Friday, July 15, Courtney R., (Pete) and Page Fritts, residents of Fayette County for the past 24 years, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Flat Creek Club in Peachtree City. They were joined by a group of 146 relatives and guests from 13 different states. The festivities included a receiving line, cocktail hour, buffet dinner and dancing to the popular “Headliners” band from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Read More»

Girl Scouts membership drive, August 21

Girl Scouts are pleased to announce their annual Girl Scout membership drive will take place on Sunday, August 21, from 2-4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 206 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City. Local girls and their families are invited to come participate in a fun activity, meet new friends and sign-up for Girl Scouts. Read More»

Emily Stastny - A Road To Recovery volunteer

Emily Stastny is a volunteer driver for the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. She is shown in its wig room in Peachtree City. Cancer patients can choose two wigs at no charge. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Emily Stastny was born in Augusta, vacationed in Germany, where she met her husband, Randy, lived in Auburn and then lived in Texas, where she obtained her degree in Interior Design. They moved to Fayetteville 11 years ago, had her own interior design business, lost a sister to cancer and realized what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. She decided to work with the Cancer Society driving cancer patients to their appointments at no charge of any kind to them. Read More»

Hoke “Trey” Smith, III, 46, of Fayetteville

Hoke “Trey” Smith, III, 46, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away July 21, 2011.

He was a family man who loved his family and his job (Midas Auto Service). He was a great father and loyal friend. Read More»

American Legion congratulates scholarship winner

American Legion congratulates scholarship winner

Denny Leander, Commander of Fayette County Post 105, right, congratulates Heidi Turner on receiving a $1,000 scholarship from The American Legion.  Each year, six $1,000 scholarships are awarded to the children and grandchildren of Legionnaires from across Georgia upon their graduation from high school.  Heidi was a home schooled student and the granddaughter of the late Samuel Glenn Cassady, a Legionnaire in Post 105.  Cassady was a US Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War and passed away on July 3, 2011.  Heidi will begin attending classes in the fall at Point University, formerly Atl Read More»

PTC Troop 279 Boy Scouts engage in high country adventure

PTC Troop 279 Boy Scouts engage in high country adventure

Nine Boy Scouts from Peachtree City Troop 279 in June tackled the grueling high adventure activity at Philmont Scout Ranch, a large, rugged, mountainous ranch located near the town of Cimarron, New Mexico, covering approximately 137,500 acres of wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico. According to Wikipedia, it is the largest youth camp in the world by size and number of participants. Between June 8 and Aug. Read More»

Shirley Marie Kimbler, 85, of Peachtree City

Shirley Marie Kimbler, 85, Peachtree City, formerly Hillsboro OH, passed away surrounded by loved ones July 20, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Gladys Zink, brother Fred Zink, and sisters Mary Ann Buck and Freda Mae Roush. She retired from NCR in Peachtree City in 1992. Survivors include her husband George Kimbler; son Tim Kimbler Sr.; niece Patricia Roush; grandchildren Victoria Broccoli, Tim Kimbler Jr., Kayla Bruton, Louis Campese, Michelle Roush, Jeremy Bickford, Bradley Bickford, Sarah Spivey; and 13 great-grandchildren. Read More»

Mrs. Lucy H. Yancey, 89, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lucy H. Yancey, 89, of Fayetteville, passed away July 20, 2011.

She was currently residing at Heritage Assisted Living in Fayetteville. Mrs. Yancey was born in Jacksonville, FL to John William Hosford & Roxia Thomas Hosford. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Yancey. Read More»

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