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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»

Mrs. Frances Voncile “Vonnie” Hilton, 75, of Jonesboro

Mrs. Frances Voncile “Vonnie” Hilton, 75, of Jonesboro, passed away on July 19, 2011.

Mrs. Hilton is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years James Andrew Hilton; sisters Grace Carolyn Shaw of Atlanta and Shirley Hilton of Stone Mountain; brother Robert Huckaby of Marietta; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Burial will follow at Camp Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the funeral home. Read More»

George A. Sirois, 73, of Peachtree City

George A. Sirois, 73, of Peachtree City, GA went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2011.

He was born in Lawrence, MA to the late Major General and Mrs. Edward D. Sirois. He graduated from Norwich University in 1962. Lt. Colonel George A. Siois, Ret. served proudly in the U.S. Army for 34 years, including two tours in the Vietnam War, a member of National Guard and the VFW.

He is survived by his loving wife Kathleen G. Sirois, his children Susan M. Watson, Daniel G. Sirois and grandchildren. He will be remembered as a man who loved his family and his country. Read More»

Mrs. Ruth A. White, 86, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Ruth A. White, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away July 18 2011.

Mrs. White is preceded in death by her husband Harry R. White, Sr.

She is survived by her children, Harry “Ronald” and Loretta White of Newnan, Ken and Sherrill Chambers of Fayetteville; Ray and Pamela White of Fayetteville and Alice White of Savannah; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Gazebo, garden planned for Braelinn Elementary to remember Anna Van Horn, 9

Raising money for Anna’s garden — Students and parents from Braelinn Elementary School ran a lemonade stand at a recent concert at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater to raise money in memory of their classmate, Anna Van Horn. Photo/Special.

More than $10,000 has been raised for the Anna Van Horn memorial fund, as her parents have been overwhelmed with support from neighbors, friends, folks they didn’t even know and Anna’s third-grade classmates from Braelinn Elementary School.

Anna, 9, drowned in the Chattahoochee River June 3 in a tubing accident, despite the fact that she wore a lifevest. Read More»

Just be honest, OK? Just tell the truth

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The other day, I was finishing a very pleasant visit with a couple who had worshipped with us the previous Sunday. They walked me out the door, pulled the door shut, and then realized the door was locked.

Yes, the door was locked and the folks did not have a key in their pocket nor hidden outside. So what to do? It was hot and humid and we were already starting to sweat.

I called the office and one of our ministry assistants picked up a phone book, looked in the yellow pages and gave me a number for a locksmith listing in Fayette County. Read More»

COS day camp starts Monday

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer a day camp July 25 – 29 for children who have finished kindergarten through fifth grade. The hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. The camp will be led by five staff members from Lutheridge+Lutherock Ministries, Inc. (LLMI), which operates two retreat centers in North Carolina and one in Georgia. Two days will include trips off-site. A small number of openings still exist. For more information, contact Candace Robichaux, children@coslutheran.org.

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