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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.

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.