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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.

Egging them on

Egging them on

The annual Peachtree City Optimist Club held their annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City. Hundreds of families came out to enjoy games, treats and searching for thousands of colorful plastic eggs. For more photos from the April 23 event, go to this gallery. Photos/Michael Boylan.

Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

It was the top of the fifth, with a runner on first base and the Oakland A’s David DeJesus at the plate. Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, a right hander, stepped off the pitching rubber as if to attempt a pick-off throw to first, but instead at the last second changed his mind and threw sideways to the plate and right at the batter. It was a weird move and briefly confused the umpires. Read More»

Taylor, Epps ordination set for June 11 at Christ the King

Deacons Jason Epps and James Taylor (inset)

Deacons Jason Epps of Senoia and James Taylor of Peachtree City will be ordained to the sacred order of Priests on Pentecost Eve, Saturday, June 11, at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The men will be ordained by The Most Rev’d David Epps, Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-South. A reception will follow the ordination service.

A Hogansville native, Taylor was ordained as a deacon in 2010 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Read More»

GriefShare session starts May 3 at F’ville First Baptist Church

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will offer a new session of GriefShare, a free, 13-week Bible-based program for those who have lost a loved one, starting Tuesday, May 3.

The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion.

The program is open to people of all ages in the community and surrounding areas, whether the loss is recent or in the past.

Sessions are led by Paul and Mary Ellen Ashworth, Jenny Muller and Gena Turner and meet in Room A-101 in the First Baptist Church Worship Center building at 205 Stonewall Ave. Read More»

Rolling Hills youth group helps out at Real Life Center

Rolling Hills members helping out at the Real Life center include, front row, L-R, Robin Camp, Meaghan Brown, Evan Mercer, Catherine Trebotte, Brandon Heaton, Mitchell Camp, and Leanne Farrington. On the back row, L-R, are Pete Mercer, Devin Camp, Pete Trebotte, Brian Farrington. Photo/Special.

Several members of the youth group from Rolling Hills Baptist Church, along with parents, gave up a Saturday morning to help out at the Real Life Center on April 16.

While there they were able to knock out several tasks that were on the RLC to-do list that they hadn’t been able to get to, including assembling some donated furniture, sorting a huge pile of donated shoes, consolidating garbage bags of donated clothing, and some general clean-up. Read More»

Stenner to speak at Atlanta Christian’s commencement

Atlanta Christian College announced today that the Rev. Rhys Stenner, senior pastor of the 6,500-member New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, will speak at this year’s spring commencement exercises. Commencement for the college – which will become Point University this summer – will be held May 14 at New Hope Baptist. Read More»

‘How Great Is Our God” cantata set for May 14, 15 in Coweta

Sharpsburg Baptist Church, in conjunction with Northside Baptist Church of Newnan, will host one of the presentations of the musical, “How Great Is Our God,” to be presented at Sharpsburg Baptist on May 14 at 6 p.m. and at Northside Baptist on May 15 at 6 p.m.. Read More»