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Stevens-Wilson engagement

Sarah Ashleigh Stevens engaged to Benn Charles Wilson

Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens of Gainesville, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Ashleigh Stevens, to Benn Charles Wilson, son of Jimmy Wilson of Newnan and Ms. Becky Wilson of Brooks. Read More»

Kevin Scott Kerr, 43, of LaGrange

Kevin Scott Kerr, 43, of LaGrange, died April 29, 2011.

He is survived by his parents Rev. Robert and Dell Kerr of Fayetteville; sister Betsy Kerr of Cumming; brother Andy Kerr of College Park; sister Jennifer Huycke and brother-in-law Rev. Richard Huycke of Cleveland; niece Kerry Huycke and nephew Allen Huycke of Cleveland; biological mother Linda Staley Hill of Hogansville; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends. Read More»

Oak Grove Elementary’s DARE essay winners

Oak Grove Elementary’s DARE essay winners

Students at Oak Grove Elementary participated in the D.A.R.E. (Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education). After lengthy studies with School Resource Office Paul Smilley (PTCPD), all students passing the course earn a certificate. Winning essay writers for each 5th grade class include, from left, Will Pickard, Ian Darling, Rebecca Snyder, and Marlena Walker. Special thanks to the Peachtree City Kiwanis Club for their annual support of the D.A.R.E. Program at Oak Grove. Photo/Special.

Fayette Senior Services dedicates its resource library

Among those attending the dedication are, from left, Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele, family members Kathy Neal Graham, Jo Neal Griffeth, Roger V. Neal, Lucy Neal, Bryson, and, seated, friend Frances Reeves. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

The late Joan Neal was a “we’ve gotta do this” type of person. She was on the board of Fayette Senior Services in Fayetteville, and when it went into a brand spanking new facility, she commented, “We gotta have a library.” She stated that “aside from my children, I would have to say that being part of the team that helped to build the new Life Enrichment Center for seniors is my greatest legacy.”

Not one to sit around to see if her ideas came to fruition, she promptly began to find books to start a library at the center. Read More»

Mrs. Linda Joyce Presley, 70, of Hampton

Mrs. Linda Joyce Presley, 70, of Hampton, died April 29, 2011. Linda was born and raised in Berlin, GA, and she graduated in 1958 from Moultrie Senior High School. She later received an Associate Degree in Music from Clayton Junior College .

She was preceded in death by her father B. McCoy. Read More»

Sgt. Philip John Pekarske, of Jacksonville, NC, formerly of Fayetteville, Ga.

Sgt. Philip John Pekarske, of Jacksonville, NC, formerly of Fayetteville, GA, was called to a higher duty on April 27, 2011.

He was born on April 7, 1985 in Glendale Heights, IL. Philip was a loving and supportive husband, son, brother and friend. He was a 2003 graduate of Fayette County High School. He joined the United States Marine Corps on November 28, 2004. He was attached to the 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion and proudly served two tours in Iraq. Read More»

Mildred Hight Cheely, 90, of Fayetteville

Mildred Hight Cheely, 90, of Fayetteville, died April 28, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband Warren Cheely, founder and owner of Cheely Motor Company, East Point, parents John and Willie Hight and brother Carl Hight. Read More»

5th annual Law Enforcement essay winner at Kedron

5th annual Law Enforcement essay winner at Kedron

Fifth grade student, Eric Flandermeyer, won the District Attorney's 5th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Essay/Art Contest at Kedron Elementary School. Flandermeyer, a student in Mrs. Lynne Tait's class, wrote about the dangerous and selfless job that our police officers have. "We should honor the police" is the main thought of Flandermeyer's essay. Flandermeyer will attend the Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet on May 5, where his essay will compete with others from students in Fayette County. Read More»

Mrs. Gayla Jean Knowles, 62, of Jackson

Mrs. Gayla Jean Knowles, 62, of Jackson, passed away on April 27, 2011.

Mrs. Knowles is preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert Knowles and her parents Charles Clifford Landers and Lenore Stephens Landers.

She is survived by her daughter Kimberly Pangburn of Jackson; son Toby Knowles of Jackson; grandchildren, Cara Pangburn, Ceciley Pangburn, Olivia Knowles and Erica Knowles all of Jackson; sister Linda Tyler of Fayetteville; niece Michele Caldwell of Green Bay, WI. Read More»

Sharpsburg 6th-grader wins ‘If I Were A Mayor’ essay contest

Sharpsburg 6th-grader wins ‘If I Were A Mayor’ essay contest

Sharpsburg 6th grader James Spavelko is the regional winner of the “If I were Mayor” essay contest sponsored by the Ga. Municipal Association. The award was presented at the GMA meeting held April 20. Pictured (from left) are Dr. Bo Ryles, Fayetteville Mayor and GMA President Ken Steele, James Spavelko, Kristin Spavelko, Hannah Spavelko, Sharpsburg Mayor Wendell Staley and Rick Spavelko. Photo/Special.