Anna Elizabeth Van Horn, 9, of Peachtree City

Anna Elizabeth Van Horn, 9, of Peachtree City, GA was involved in a tragic accident on June 3, 2011 that sent her to Heaven.

Anna was a very beautiful, outgoing and intelligent girl with an “old soul.” She loved animals, art, music, and to ride horses. Justin Bieber and Bon Jovi are among her favorite musicians. She adopted Phoenix, a right whale from the New England Aquarium. Anna was taking guitar lessons and preparing to audition for chorus. She loved the environment and participated in the “Green Team” at Braelinn Elementary School in Peachtree City. Read More»

Mrs. Lorraine Marie Marciano, 84, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Lorraine Marie Marciano, 84, of Peachtree City, passed away on June 8, 2011.

Mrs. Marciano is survived by her son, Stephen Marciano and his wife Eileen; daughter Joan Schloegel and her husband George; son Joseph Marciano and his wife Deborah; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers and one sister.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville –

Randolph H. Crider, 84, of Peachtree City

After a brief illness, Randolph H. Crider, 84, of Peachtree City, Georgia died peacefully Tuesday, June 7, 2011, with family by his side.

He was born in St. Matthews, SC on December 14, 1926. Randy joined the Navy and was stationed in Maine as a 3rd Class Yeoman during WWII. He attended the University of SC and retired in 1990 from Burroughs/Unisys after 42 years of service. Randy was an active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fayetteville and a charter member of Rock of Ages Lutheran Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Read More»

Kimberly Marie Fowler, 29, of Newnan

Kimberly Marie Fowler, 29, of Newnan, formerly of Fayette County died Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

Mrs. Fowler was a school teacher with the Coweta County Schools. She was a graduate of Starrs Mill High School and West Georgia College.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph K. Fowler of Newnan; daughter Madison Marie Fowler of Newnan; parents Skip and Karen Clark of Sharpsburg; brothers David Clark of Senoia and Bobby Clark of Roopville; grandmothers Joan Sabo and Mary Ann Jones; nephews Ethan, Jacob, Jet and Ace Clark. Read More»

Dogs (and their companions) get their day in PTC

Dogs (and their companions) get their day in PTC

The Bark for Life fund-raiser to support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life held June 4 at Drake Field in Peachtree City saw more than 40 canine entries for the various events. Watching the excitement was Mary Lou Goehring and MacKay, her 7-year-old West Highland Light Terrier. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Busy summer at the county library

Sarah Trowbridge, one of the public service librarians at the library, stands with a copy of this year’s Fayette On the Page book, “Rocket Boys” by Homer Hickham. Photo/Michael Boylan.

In addition to the construction at the Fayette County Public Library (the expansion is due to be completed by August), the county library is packed with action this summer. With Vacation Reading Programs for children and teens, a film series and the annual Fayette On The Page program, there is, quite literally, something to do at the library nearly every single day. If by chance there isn’t an activity, you can always find a book and escape into reading. Read More»

Loya is an Eagle Scout

Loya is an Eagle Scout

Boy Scouts of America – Troop 201 would like to congratulate Ray C. Loya in achieving the Rank of Eagle Scout. Ray began his scouting experience as a Tiger and progressed up in ranks.  He has been nominated by his fellow scouts for the “Order of the Arrow” award and has 13 years of scouting experience. Ray would like to thank Michael Warren, Jeff Terrell, Ward Chewning, Bob Page, Steve Rambeck, Susan Hoey, John Divirgilio, Troop 201, family members and friends for the assistance in helping prepare him for an “Eagle Scout”. Read More»

Antique truck show this weekend

Antique truck show this weekend

If you like antique cars and trucks, or you’re looking for some parts for your antique tractor then you’ll want to be at Minter’s Farm in the south Fayette County community of Inman, on Saturday June 11 for an old-fashioned truck and car show and swap meet. The Griffin Piedmont Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will be holding its 39th annual show along with the Second Inman Antique Truck Show and a swap meet sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of the International Harvester Collectors of America. Read More»

Not being fed? It’s time to take responsibility for yourself

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A pastor friend called greatly distressed because one of his core church members had informed him that his family was leaving the church because he was not being fed. If you really want to master the art of church grumbling, that is one statement that you must know how to use: “I’m not being fed.” Read More»

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