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Target awards Hood Avenue with money for books

Target’s Alicia Green presents principal Julie Turner (center) and media specialist Laura Tant with the Books for Schools award accompanied by students (L-R) Sophia Galloway, Duncan Fortson, and Madeline Dunn. Photo/Special.

New books are on tap for the media center at Hood Avenue Primary thanks to a $500 Books for Schools award from the Fayetteville Target.
The school’s media specialist Laura Tant and principal Julie Turner accepted the award that Target has been giving to schools across the country as part of their goal of giving $1 billion to education and reading by 2015. It recognizes schools that foster a love of reading, and those that encourage children and their families to read together. Read More»

Carl Gilbert Threadgill, 91

Carl Gilbert Threadgill, (Retired Lieutenant Commander) age 91, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. Another of the Great Generation has left us.

He was born in Bullochville, Ga., to the late George Washington Threadgill, Sr. and Jewell Still Threadgill. He was the son of a Meriwether County farmer. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940 and served in World War II, Korean and Vietnam wars. Read More»

Hettie P. Lawson, 88

North Augusta, S.C. — Graveside Services for Mrs. Hettie Putt Lawson, 88, of North Augusta, S.C., who entered into rest Sept. 1, 2011, was conducted Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at 10 a.m. in Westover Memorial Park. Chaplain Dexter Lambert officiating.

Mrs. Lawson was a native of Baldwyn, Miss., a former resident of Peachtree City, Ga., having made North Augusta, S.C. her recent home. She was a member of the Peachtree City Christian Church, the Messenger Sunday School Class, the Dorcas Women’s Circle and a homemaker. Mrs. Lawson was the “Proud Army Wife” of the late CWO James W. Lawson, Sr. Read More»

Peachtree City school attains National Blue Ribbon status

Peachtree City Elementary Principal Kristin Berryman responds to cheers from students and staff after State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge presented her with a certificate recognizing the school’s National Blue Ribbon award. Photo/Special.

It is always good to receive an honor that is deserved and in the case of Peachtree City Elementary School the honor was one of national significance. The school was recently named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Read More»

Norman Cale, 78, of Sharpsburg

Norman Cale, 78, of Sharpsburg, Ga., passed away on Sept. 14, 2011. Norman was a graduate of the University of Alabama and served in the United States Marine Corps. An Eastern Airline captain and avid golfer, Norman had a great life and was well-loved by all who met him. He is preceded in death by his son Kent Cale.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Herndon Cale; daughters Karen Turner and Kelly Cale; son Kip Cale; stepson Todd Hale; stepdaughters Shannon Johnson, Branndan Vanegmond and grandchildren. Read More»

Floyd R. Baldree of Fayetteville

Mr. Floyd R. Baldree of Fayetteville passed away Sept. 12, 2011.  He is survived by his son, Randall Baldree of Fayetteville; daughters, Latrell Stone of Woodbury; Denise Scott and her husband, Ronnie of Newnan; Angela Yarber of Versaille, KY; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at 11 o'clock at the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Waldrop officiating.  Interment followed at Camp Memorial Park. 

Those wishing may send an on-line condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.  Read More»

Reuben Hewell Brown, 80, of Fayetteville

Mr. Reuben Hewell Brown, 80, of Williamson Ga., formerly of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on Sept. 13, 2011.

Mr. Brown proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on U.S. Haven, where he served as a medic. After 13 years, he retired from the Fayette County Board of Education. During that time, he oversaw the building of McIntosh High School, Booth Middle School and Sandy Creek High, as well as several others. 

He was a member of the “Cloud Dancers Radio Controlled AC Club”.  He was a loving husband and the best “Poppy” there has ever been. He was a true family man.  Read More»

Rose Neiner, 93, of Sharpsburg

Mrs. Rose Neiner, age 93, of Sharpsburg died at her home following a lengthy illness. 

She was born on Jan. 31, 1918 in St. Charles, Mo. to the late Albino Bizelli and Alva Sarah Bishop Bizelli. 

Music was very important in her life. She frequently entertained family and friends in her home and will be remembered as a gourmet cook with a tremendous sense of humor.  Read More»

Delrose Braid - Memorial

Passed away 9-1-2009

It’s been three years ago today that we received the news that took our breath away. You always used to say that the one thing a parent can’t teach is how to grieve for their parents when they are gone. And grieve we have done, it will always be there, not time nor space will not lessen the fact that we will never again see your face, smell your sweetness or be in the presence of your grace. You made us all feel so special, unique and loved.
We cherish your memory, each in our own way, and wait for the day until we meet in a new and special way. Read More»

New members of the Lisbon Baptist Biscuit Club

New members of the Lisbon Baptist Biscuit Club

The Biscuit Club meets on the first Thursdays of the month for the school year at Lisbon Baptist Church. It starts around 7:45 a.m., and the church provide transportation to Whitewater High School. “Give the church a call if you'd like to attend so that we can make a biscuit for you,” says Ginger Reeves. Back row biscuit eaters are (L-R) Wyatt Burke, Levi Kerlin, George Harris and Dylan Crozier. Front row (L-R) are Alex Neal and Joshua Martinez. Photo/Ginger Reeves.