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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.

Lucille George Bailey, age 83, of Peachtree City

Lucille George Bailey, age 83, of Peachtree City went to be with her Lord and Saviour on April 28, 2011.

Lucille was born November 3, 1927 in Enoree, SC, the daughter of Franklin Augustus George and Annie Mae Jones, deceased, and sister of Charles George, deceased. Read More»

Mr. Robert Howell Hunter, Jr., 87, formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. Robert Howell Hunter, Jr., 87, of LaGrange, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on April 26, 2011. Read More»

James Allen Johnson, age 70 of Conyers

Mr. James Allen Johnson, age 70 of Conyers, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011. He was survived by his wife, Judy Johnson, Conyers; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Ray Malcolm, Peachtree City; son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Melissa Yarbrough, Stockbridge; brother and sister-in-law, David and Ida Johnson, Forest Park; sister, Janice Schultz, Houston, TX; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Read More»

Mary Virginia McDaniel Roper, age 92 of Fayetteville

Mrs. Mary Virginia McDaniel Roper “Jennie”, age 92 of Fayetteville, formally of Smyrna and Carrollton died Wednesday April 22, 2011.

Mrs. Roper was a Veteran of W.W.II – Naval Reserve W.A.V.E.S. She was a former music teacher and Legal Secretary with City Service. She was an Art student of the University of West Georgia at the age of 70. Mrs. Roper was a graduate of the University of South Carolina AB with a Major in music.

Mrs. Roper is preceded in death by John Robert Roper Sr. (spouse for 45 years), and John Robert Roper Jr. (Bob). Read More»

A cross walk across Lake Peachtree

A cross walk across Lake Peachtree

Members of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City along with members of other denominations gathered on Good Friday for the annual Cross Walk along the cart path from the church property at Ga. Highway 54 and North Peachtree Parkway to Drake Field at Lake Peachtree. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Riding for the Wall that Heals

Riding for the Wall that Heals

Approximately 200 motorcycles and even more riders arrived at Great South Harley Davidson in Newnan April 23 to raise money to help bring “The Wall That Heals” to the Coweta County fairgrounds in October. The wall is a 250-foot version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Egging them on

Egging them on

The annual Peachtree City Optimist Club held their annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City. Hundreds of families came out to enjoy games, treats and searching for thousands of colorful plastic eggs. For more photos from the April 23 event, go to this gallery. Photos/Michael Boylan.

Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself

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It was the top of the fifth, with a runner on first base and the Oakland A’s David DeJesus at the plate. Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, a right hander, stepped off the pitching rubber as if to attempt a pick-off throw to first, but instead at the last second changed his mind and threw sideways to the plate and right at the batter. It was a weird move and briefly confused the umpires. Read More»

Taylor, Epps ordination set for June 11 at Christ the King

Deacons Jason Epps and James Taylor (inset)

Deacons Jason Epps of Senoia and James Taylor of Peachtree City will be ordained to the sacred order of Priests on Pentecost Eve, Saturday, June 11, at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The men will be ordained by The Most Rev’d David Epps, Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-South. A reception will follow the ordination service.

A Hogansville native, Taylor was ordained as a deacon in 2010 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Read More»

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