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Mr. Larry Glen Vickers, age 65, of Fayetteville

Mr. Larry Glen Vickers, age 65, of Fayetteville, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Mr. Vickers is survived by his wife, Nancy Vickers; son Richie Vickers of Fayetteville, daughters Debbie Vickers and Carri Vickers of Sacramento, CA; grandchildren, Kayce, Codie, Kyle, Tim and Arianna.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 10 AM.

Mr. James Edward Butler, Sr., 85, of Fayetteville

Mr. James Edward Butler, Sr., of Fayetteville, passed away on June 20, 2011 at the age of 85.

Mr. Butler was a dedicated provider, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He was an Army veteran who proudly served his country during WWII, serving in the Philippines. Following his military service he worked for the Boomershine Automotive Service Center until his retirement. During his retirement Mr. Butler served as a Pastor’s Associate at Kenwood Baptist Church where he had attended for many years.

He is preceded in death by his wife Nona Bowen Butler. Read More»

7 from Fayette achieve Girl Scouts’ highest award

Elizabeth Schmidt of Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Seven young women from Fayette County were among 79 Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta who recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award girls can earn in Girl Scouts.

The seven are as follows:

Katherine Burke of Peachtree City, founded a special education club at Bennett’s Mill Middle School to give main stream teens opportunities to interact positively with special needs students. She is the daughter of Barbara and Brenden Burke. Katherine has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and is a rising junior at Fayette County High School. Read More»

Fayette County High School’s Class of 1936 celebrates 75th reunion

Attending the 75th Fayette County High School reunion are seated from left, above: Alma Jones Edwards, Martha Stinchcomb Schell Harris, Mildred Davis Swygert, and Weymon Newton. Standing from left: Sarah Adams Rivers, Elizabeth Swanson Stephens, and Elizabeth Dumas Brown. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

The 1936 Fayette County High School graduating class recently celebrated its 75th reunion with six of its members on hand. It was a luncheon held at the Fayette Senior Services Center in Fayetteville.

When these seniors graduated, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was campaigning for a second term and the country was months away from the double dip seven years into what became known as the Great Depression. World War II was still five years away, and “Gone with the Wind” had just been published a few weeks earlier. Read More»

Celebrating Juneteenth in Fayetteville

Celebrating Juneteenth in Fayetteville

Longtime members of the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP gathered at the Church Street Park in Fayetteville June 18 for the local organization’s first Juneteenth Celebration. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. It commemorates the date of the arrival in Texas of the news of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Scouts take aim for gun safety

Scouts take aim for gun safety

These local scouts learn gun safety and shooting skills with air rifles as part of the many activities last week at Cub Scout Day Camp at Providence United Methodist Church just east of Peachtree City. They were among more than 250 who participated in a variety of activities including canoeing, marbles, and slime-making, just to name a few. Photo/John Munford.

Sanders Anniverary

Major and Mae Sanders

In the spring of 1943, Major Sanders set his eyes on Mae Anthony, and while it’s a bit cliché’, he will say that it was love at first sight. Major and Mae dated for a year so. Mae was not easy girl; Mae wanted to make sure that he was the one. By 1944, Major enlisted in the Navy. Just before he was deployed he asked Mae to marry him. “That was really trying time for us. I was afraid I wouldn’t see him again. He wrote letters often to make sure I was still his girl,” Mae recalls. Major returned from his assignment in December 1945. Read More»

A salute to wonderful fathers is never too late

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

Our column rotation placed my Father’s Day tribute after the fact this year, but, hey, it’s never too late to salute the dads who are doing a good job with fatherhood, and to challenge all of us to raise our performance even more.

Being a father is a wonderful gift, an awesome privilege. I’ve entered the almost-empty nest stage of life, and would love the turn back the clock just a few years. I loved raising my kids, and tried especially to make many memories and spend much time with them. They say kids spell love t-i-m-e, and would rather have you than any thing you can buy for them. Read More»

Dodson appointed new senior pastor at PTCUMC

Dr. Steve Dodson

The Rev. Dr. Stephen M. Dodson was appointed as senior minister at Peachtree City United Methodist Church by Bishop B. Michael Watson at the denomination’s North Georgia Annual Conference, meeting in Athens, Ga., June 14-17. Dodson will preach his first sermon to the Peachtree City congregation on June 26. Read More»

Billy Beard is new senior pastor at Hopewell UMC in Tyrone

Members of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will welcome a new pastor to the pulpit Sunday, June 26. The Rev. Billy Beard formerly served as associate minister at First United Methodist Church in Dalton and will preach his first sermon at Hopewell this Sunday. The Methodist church routinely relocates ministers in an effort to give churches a more well-rounded experience. Hopewell’s current minister, The Rev. Scott Pickering, served the Tyrone church for the past six years and will now be serving County Line United Methodist Church in Acworth. Read More»