G. Wayne DuBose of Fayetteville

G. Wayne DuBose passed away Dec. 6, 2011 after a strong battle with cancer.

He was born Dec. 16, 1944 in New Brockton, Ala. After service with the USMC, he pursued a career in aviation maintenance. In 1974, he moved to Fayetteville, Ga., and began work with Delta Airlines, retiring in 2005 as an Aircraft Inspection foreman. Much of his retirement was spent enjoying vegetable gardening, long daily bicycle rides, poker and occasional trips 'back home' or to North Georgia. Read More»

Wirt Epling, 53, of Peachtree City

Wirt Epling, 53, of Peachtree City, passed away Dec. 11, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.

Wirt was the beloved husband of Lisa Epling for 27 years. Wirt leaves behind his children, Clayton Wirt Epling and Sarah Katherine Epling.

Wirt is survived by his mother, Ruth Epling, brothers Jimmy Epling and Allen Epling (Gwen), sister, Tammy Wilkins (Bobby).

Wirt is preceded in death by his father, Wirt Epling, Sr. Read More»

Small school gets big results with canned food drive

Jackie Simmons (left) and paraprofessional Chinenye Oparah sort through the food donations mid-way into the drive. After three days the total was getting close to 600 food items donated by students, parents and staff. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County Alternative School is proving that it only takes a few people to make a big difference in the community.

Only two days after the start of the first canned food drive the school has ever sponsored, students and staff were just shy of collecting nearly 500 cans of food. That is amazing considering the school has about 50 students and less than 20 staff members.

“I was so blown away. I almost started crying. I am probably one of the happiest teachers in the county right now,” said Jackie Simmons, a teacher at the school whose idea it was to have a food drive. Read More»

American Legion Post 50's newest members

American Legion Post 50's newest members

On Tuesday, December 6, American Legion Post 50 welcomed it’s newest members. They are, from left, with Commander Arnie Geiger, James Renfro (USMC), Tony LaDouceur (USA), Darlene Robinson (USA), Daniel Gunther (USN) and Charles Quick (USN). American Legion Post 50 meets at the CAF hanger at Falcon Airfield on the first Tuesday of each month. Visit us at: or on Facebook under Lyle- Brewster, Post 50. Photo/Special.

Samaritans top ten for December

The Fayette Samaritans is a non-profit organization dedicated to the food and clothing needs of Fayette Countians.

Their needs for December is as follows:
Peanut butter
Pasta sauce’
Pancake mix

Its clothing needs include boys, girls, men and women’s underwear, all sizes (socks, briefs, boxer shorts); all teen boys clothes; girls and womens sweaters.

The facility is located at 125 Hickory  Rd., next to Fayetteville Christian Church. It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Call them at 770-719-2707.

Off the shelf and on the Jingle Bell Trail

Off the shelf and on the Jingle Bell Trail

Peachtree City Elementary School held their annual Jingle Bell Trail 5K earlier this month. The event, part of the Elementary Grand Prix sponsored by the Peachtree City Running Club and the Peachtree City Rotary Club, was well attended by festive runners of all ages and abilities. This runner, dressed as an elf, was just one of dozens donning costumes for the race. Photo/Sabine Scholz.

Tyrone parent uses box tops to help school

Some of Tyrone’s top collectors help Connie Redd (far right) display products that carry the Box Top for Education symbols. Pictured left to right is (back row) Kyla McMullen, fourth grade; Trinity Winne, fifth grade; David Zeiler, fourth grade; (front) Ayden Wright, first grade; and Olivia Lohr, first grade. Photo/Special.

A mom at Tyrone Elementary thinks outside the box a lot, and she wants others to do the same to help the county’s students and teachers. Read More»

With need up 25%, Toy for Tots scrambles for more gifts

With your help, the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program will help at least 5,000 children in Fayette and Coweta counties have a better Christmas this year. Demand is higher this year compared to last, up some 25 percent, and applicants are now being put on a “waiting list” Read More»

5th Annual Chair-ity Event Raises Over $50,000 for The Children’s Village

In the back row, from left, are Ron Brown as Santa, Belinda Fitch, Debby Harrison, Debi Lenox, Carla Waters, Angela White, Maggie Lachmayr, Debbie Beauregard, Anna Andreeva-Naydenova, and Volunteer Committee Chair Angela Bean. Seated are Janet Dunn, Christian City Director of Marketing & Development Heidi Becker, Betty Brown as Mrs. Clause. Photo/Special.

To kick off the holiday season, community leaders hosted the 5th Annual Children’s Chair-ity Event at The Dolce in Peachtree City on Dec. 1.

Over $50,000 was raised to help the boys and girls who live in the cottages at The Children’s Village at Christian City.

More than 100 sponsors — including Coweta-Fayette EMC, GreyStone Power, Georgia Power, Nestle Purina, BB&T Reese Insurance, Lexus of South Atlanta, the Tim Hudson Foundation, and The Dolce Atlanta — helped to make the event a success. Read More»

The power of a name:The ABCs of Jesus

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The power of a name:The ABCs of Jesus

Several years ago, some members of our Sunday School class were having trouble choosing a girl’s name for their soon-to-be-born first child. They were driving through the north side of Atlanta one afternoon and passed “Melody Lane” and said, “That’s it!”

The baby was a she and her name became Melody Lane. Thank goodness they didn’t pass Honeysuckle Circle.      
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