Cheryl Lyn Neely, 50, of Peachtree City

Cheryl Lyn Neely, of Peachtree City, passed away Friday, August 05, 2011.

She was born May 9, 1961 in Bedford, Ohio and graduated from R. B. Chamberlin High School in Twinsburg, Ohio in 1979. Cheryl served in the U. S. Army and Ready Reserve. She attended Ohio State University, then completed her nursing degree at Niagra Community College in Buffalo, New York. Cheryl loved her job at Piedmont Newnan Hospital working with babies in the N.I.C.U. Read More»

PTC Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award

Members of the Peachtree City Girl Scout Troop 436 with the donations collected for the Fayette County Animal Shelter as part of their Bronze Award Service Project. Standing are Mary Katherine Adcox and Rachel Fox. Sitting (front row, L-R) are Madison Martin, Erin Macke and Morgan Beck. Back row, Hannah Price, Ainslie Schmidt, Carolyn Sanders, Sarah O’Toole and Katherine Farrell. Not pictured: Lilly Carter and Troop Leaders Sandy Macke and Karen Sanders. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City Girl Scout Troop 436 was recognized in a formal ceremony in May for earning the highest award in Junior Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Bronze Award. Each of these girls has achieved the high ideals and goals expressed by Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scout movement in 1912. These 11 girls have served their country, community, and God with their hard work and skills. Read More»

PTC CAP squadron welcomes new commander

Major Randall S. “Randy” Stastny of Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

Major Randall S. “Randy” Stastny of Fayetteville assumed command of Civil Air Patrol’s Peachtree City — Falcon Field Composite Squadron, GA116, from Lt. Col. David “Dave” Mitchell on June 16. Maj. Stastny has been a member of Civil Air Patrol and the local squadron since 2008. Read More»

Benjamin Harrison Reynolds, Jr., 88, of Peachtree City

Benjamin Harrison Reynolds, Jr., 88, of Peachtree City, GA passed away August 3, 2011.

He was born March 13, 1923 in Atlanta, GA He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and employed as a plant contract supervisor for Southern Bell. Read More»

William K. Cress, 75, of Fayetteville

William K. (Bill) Cress, 75, of Fayetteville, entered into eternal rest to be with the Lord on August 2, 2011. He died of complications from acute leukemia. He was born May 3, 1936 in Butler, Tennessee. Bill graduated from Carson-Newman College in 1958 and entered the U.S. Army shortly after graduation. After serving his country, Bill started his career with Delta Air Lines in 1961. He spent most of his 33 years as an Internal Auditor for the airline. After retirement in 1994, he continued working for Delta as a contract employee for another 10 years. Read More»

Celebrating 70 years together

Celebrating 70 years together

Massachusetts residents John and Ellen Gallant traveled to Peachtree City last week to be near relatives as they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at the home of Jim and Julie Veilleux. The couple met on a blind date in 1938 and were married on Aug. 2, 1941. John joined the Navy and served in the North Atlantic on a destroyer escort in WWII. Ellen and their family moved from Massachusetts to Michigan to Missouri and back to Massachusetts again over the years while rearing eight children. John sold ice from an ice truck with his father in his younger years and made and sold root beer. Read More»

Lou Meadows Gilmer Hale, 84, of Fayetteville

Lou Meadows Gilmer Hale, 84, of Fayetteville, GA passed away August 1, 2011.

She was born in Eatonton, GA to the late Archie Albert Meadows and Pearl Lee Waltz Meadows. She attended Eatonton High School & Eatonton Business School in Eatonton, GA. Lou was retired from Constangy, Brooks & Smith Law Firm in Atlanta, GA and a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church in Fayetteville, GA and a member of the Gideons International Auxiliary. Read More»

Mrs. Marian R. Fielder, 78, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Marian R. Fielder, 78, of Peachtree City, passed away August 2, 2011.

She was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She received a bachelors degree and was employed with the Fairfax Co. School System in Virginia. She was a member of the Alpha Pi Sorority. Read More»

PTC family hosts East European orphans

Siblings, Diana, 10, and Roman, 8, enjoy an American Fourth of July celebration. Photo/Special.

A story in a newspaper over five years ago led Don and Debra Shoaf of Peachtree City to New Horizons for Children, an international hosting program for orphaned children, and their hope is that their story will lead others to the same place.

LeAnn Dakake leads a small missions team to orphanages in Eastern Europe each year to look for older children, ages 8-16, who stand little chance of being adopted and would benefit from experiencing life in a loving, stable, Christian family in America. Read More»

Be careful how you sleep in church

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Several years ago, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran a story about Los Angeles juror number 2386. This man had faithfully reported for jury duty, but had been sitting in the courtroom for two days, waiting to be interviewed by lawyers.

Suddenly, he let out a loud yawn.

Superior Court Judge Craig Veals said, “You yawned rather audibly there. As a matter of fact, it was to the point that it was contemptuous.”

“I’m sorry, but I’m really bored,” the juror replied.

“I’m sorry?” the judge responded, and the juror repeated his statement. Read More»

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