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McIntosh grad wins national art contest

Melissa Woodbridge with her winning piece, “Surreal Self-Portrait.” Photo/Michael Boylan.

Melissa Woodbridge, a 2011 graduate of McIntosh High School, entered the Creative Self-Expression Show contest, The Great Frame Up’s art competition last year and was one of the two finalists.

As one of the two winners, Woodbridge won a $2,000 scholarship and a trip to Santa Monica to meet Jane Seymour, the official spokesperson of the competition, earlier this summer. Read More»

Mrs. Helen Lucille Bergquist, 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Helen Lucille Bergquist, 90, of Fayetteville, formerly of Conyers, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011.

She was a loving mother and grandmother; who had an eye for decorating and loved gardening. Her professional career included working at General Motors and Rich’s Department Store.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin “Beck” Bergquist; and her parents, Seaborn Guyton Jones and Ruth Hulsey Jones. Read More»

Local American legion post wins 'Newsletter of the Year' award

Local American legion post wins 'Newsletter of the Year' award

Fayette County Post 105 of The American Legion was selected to receive the 2011 Georgia American Legion Press Association "Newsletter of the Year" Award in Division 3 (medium sized posts). John Pierson, Dept of Georgia Junior Vice Commander is shown presenting the award to Denny Leander, Post 105 Commander. Roger Bober, Fayetteville was the Post 105 Newsletter Editor but was unable to attend the presentation. Fayette County Post 105 meets the second Monday of each month at the Log Cabin, Fayetteville.  Eligible veterans are encouraged to consider membership. Photo/Dave Niebes.

Tyrone to mark centennial next Saturday

Tyrone to mark centennial next Saturday

It’s just one more week before the town of Tyrone celebrates its centennial. Be at Shamrock Park, Saturday, Aug. 20, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also be sure to bring along a lawn chair and a hearty appetite. There will be free food, games and entertainment just like at a family reunion. Shown in the old photo from left to right, Bernie Eugene McElwaney, a member of the first City Council after its incorporation in 1911. He had begun business in this location in 1909. Read More»

Alyce Irene Menet, 89, of Newnan

Alyce Irene Menet, age 89, of Newnan, GA went to be with the Lord on August 10, 2011.

She was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 28, 1922 to the late Eric and Olga Anderson. She lived in Vista, CA for many years and was a retired employee of the state of California. She moved to Newnan in 2002 and she was a member of Peachtree City Church of Christ.

Alyce was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Ernest Menet. Read More»

Susan Levine, 62, of Riverdale

Susan Levine, 62, of Riverdale, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

She was born to the late Charles and Thelma Adler in Akron, Ohio, and in 1980, moved to Georgia, where she found her passion as a cantorial soloist at Congregation B’nai Israel.

She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Raphael Levine; her son, Scott Isaac and his wife, Kerry; her daughter, Tara Hughes and her husband, Eugene; her grandchildren, Nicholas and Kate Isaac, and Sabrina Hughes; her sisters, Robin Ledridge and Carol Montesinos; and her brother, Tommy Israel. Read More»

Mr. John Keith Howell, 54, of Tyrone

Mr. John Keith Howell, age 54, of Tyrone, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Mr. Howell was a Sunday school teacher at Crossroads Church of Newnan, GA, and was employed by Delta Airlines for 32-years as a Lead Aircraft Mechanic.

He is preceded in death by his father, John Crawford Howell and father-in-law Jasper Clayton Hart. Read More»

Joey Corvino, 24, of Peachtree City

Joey Corvino passed away on August 9, 2011 at the age of 24.

Joey was a 2005 graduate of McIntosh High School and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

He had a carefree spirit and a great sense of humor. He enjoyed traveling and especially his time spent at the beach. Joey loved music, but most of all, loved the time that he spent with his sister, Michelle. Read More»

Richard (Rick) Deraney, 26, of Fayetteville

Richard (Rick) Deraney, 26, of Fayetteville, passed away on August 9, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Derany, Sr., paternal grandfather Joseph A. Deraney, Sr., maternal grandparents Hugo and Irene DeVaughn.

He is survived by his mother Virginia (Ginger) Deraney of Fayetteville; brothers, Christopher J. Deraney of Jonesboro and John (Brittany) Deraney of Newnan; niece Peyton Elizabeth Deraney of Newnan; and paternal grandmother Mable Deraney of Barnesville. Read More»

First Lady of Georgia Mrs. Sandra Deal visits Christian City

The governor's wife, Mrs. Sandra Deal, with some of The Children’s Village girls making cookies. Photo/Special.

First Lady of Georgia Mrs. Sandra Deal recently visited the Christian City campus for a tour and lunch.

After attending Christian City’s Hopes and Dreams Luncheon featuring Former First Lady Laura Bush, Deal became interested in the ministries for abandoned and abused children and seniors Christian City offers. As an advocate for volunteerism and serving the community, Deal was impressed by all the opportunities Christian City offers, both for those in need and for those who want to help others. Read More»

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