Robert Franklin Cauthen, 77

Robert Franklin Cauthen, 77, passed away on Oct. 9, 2011. 

He was a member of the U.S. Army and went to work for J.C. Penney's, where he later retired.

He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Cauthen of 54 years; daughters, Patti Howell and husband, Ervin of Sharpsburg, Ga.;  Cindy Brackett and husband, Daniel of Stockbridge, Ga.; 4 grandchildren; Courtney Grega, Carter Brackett, Caitlin Brackett and Michael Howell; brother, Hugh Cauthen of Gainesville, Ga., and several nieces and nephews.  Read More»

Helen Marie Slayton, age 100

Helen Marie Slayton, 100, passed away Oct. 9, 2011.

Survivors include daughter Jean Armbruster and her husband Kenneth; daughter Debra Kolster and her husband Richard; grandchildren Theodore Armbruster and his wife Shana Kane, Amy Kolster, and Laura Kolster. 

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to The Fayette County Humane Society at

Helen Lorene Chitwood, age 90, of Peachtree

  Mrs. Helen Lorene Chitwood, of Peachtree City, passed away on Oct. 9, 2011, at the age of 90. 

Mrs. Chitwood is described as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who always made people feel welcome in her home. She was always pleasant to be around and never had anything bad to say about anyone, except when the Braves or Falcons did something she didn’t like. She was an avid sports fan and supporter who never missed one of her children’s games or activities and could sometimes be heard cheering down the street when her favorite teams were playing on the television. Read More»

Chili cookoff in Fayetteville Saturday

Fayette Shrine Club and Fayetteville Main Street will host the first Old Courthouse Chili Fest and Competition on the lawn of the historic courthouse in downtown Fayetteville on Saturday, Oct. 15 beginning at noon. Over 25 different cooks will be competing and showcasing their best chili and salsa recipes. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, and the public will also vote to select a people’s choice award for chili and a people’s choice award for salsa. Read More»

Douglas Irvan Carson, 81, of Fayetteville

Douglas “Doug” Irvan Carson, 81, of Fayetteville, formerly of Lebanon, Tenn., passed away on Oct. 4, 2011. Petty Officer 3rd Class Machinist Mate Doug Carson proudly served on the USS Taussig, in the US Navy, during the Korean Conflict.  After 20 years of dedicated service, he retired from Lockheed Martin. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to fish and play golf. He was a family man who enjoyed spending time with those he loved. 

Mr. Carson is preceded in death by his son Timothy Don Carson.  Read More»

Local veterans mark POW/MIA Recognition Day

Local veterans mark POW/MIA Recognition Day

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. From left, at a ceremony at the recent POW/MIA Day Ceremony held at The War Memorial in Peachtree City are VFW 9949 Commander Stony Lohr, Marine Corps League Commander Guy Mitchell, American Legion Post 105 Commander Denny Leander and American Legion Post 50 Commander Arnie Geiger. Photo/Special.

James Franklin Dietz, III, 64, of Peachtree City

James Franklin Dietz, III "Jim" 64, of Peachtree City, Ga., died Oct. 3, 2011.

He was born in Charlotte, N.C. to James Franklin Dietz, Sr. and Dorothy Jackson Dietz.

Mr. Dietz served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid golfer & awesome "grandpa."

He was preceded in death by his parents. Read More»

Girl Scouts at Line Creek Nature Area

Girl Scouts at Line Creek Nature Area

A group of local Girl Scouts took part in a guided nature walk Sunday at the Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City. The tour was part of a “Bike and Hike” event hosted by the Southern Conservation Trust, which manages a number of greenspace areas including the Line Creek Nature Area, a 70-acre preserve off Ga. Highway 54 West near MacDuff Parkway in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

Gathering for annual PTC Memory Walk

Gathering for annual PTC Memory Walk

Large crowds gathered at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City on Oct. 1 and were ready to walk in the annual Southern Crescent Memory Walk. This year’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” was in honor of the late Floy Farr, one of the founders of Peachtree City. His late wife suffered from Alzheimer’s. Photo/Ben Nelms.

FCHS classmates continue the tradition

FCHS classmates continue the tradition

The sign above this lively group says it all. Members of the graduating Class of 1946 at Fayette County High School met at the Broadway Diner in Fayetteville Oct. 1 for their 65th class reunion. Pictured are: (front row from left) J.C. Newton, Josephine Ballard, Carol Erchak, Regina Godby, Louise Knowles, Doris Pryon, Helen Perkins and Heyward Owens; and (rear row from left) Helen Gausden, Travis Hardy, Homer Cooper, Joyce Bannister, Wilda Stapp, Clifford Flowers and Abb Burch. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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