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Fayette veterans prepare to hand out Old Glory

Fayette veterans prepare to hand out Old Glory

Who better than a veteran to hand out American flags on the 4th of July? As is their tradition, the four veterans groups of Fayette County will be at the front of the PTC 4th of July Parade and have joined together to hand out thousands of flags along the parade route. From left are Guy Mitchell, Marine Corps League Detachment 1325, Arnie Geiger, American Legion Post 50, Liz Geiger, Legion Auxiliary Unit 50, Robert Ladd, American Legion Post 105, Bill Camper, VFW Post 9949, and Denny Leander, American Legion Post 105. Photo/Special.

Dr. Edgar Lee Bolin, Jr., D.C., 80, of Fayetteville

Dr. Edgar Lee Bolin, Jr., D.C., died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

A native of Sumter, SC, he was born August 5, 1930. Dr. Bolin grew up in Savannah, GA, and as a child attended Massey Elementary School, 38th Street School, and graduated from Savannah High School in 1948. He attended Armstrong Jr. College in Savannah, George Washington University in Washington, DC, and graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, IA. Read More»

Cheryl F. Freeberg, age 59, of Peachtree City

Cheryl F. Freeberg, age 59, daughter of the late J.D. & Alma Hayes of Senoia, GA died at her home in Peachtree City, GA on June 20, 2011.

The memorial service is Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of McKoon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice Advantage, 101 Yorktown Dr, Fayetteville, GA 30214. Condolences may be expressed online at www.mckoon.com Read More»

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»