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Four new Eagle Scouts and their fathers

Front Row: John Lloyd, Eddie Lloyd, Clay McKinney, Jeff McKinney, Back Row: Jack Lloyd, Will McKinney.

Four Fayette County brothers and cousins, Jack & Eddie Lloyd and Will & Clay McKinney, received their Eagle Scout Awards at a ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City on Sunday.  Only four percent of all boys joining the Boy Scouts eventually receive this highest designation, Eagle Scout. The boys and their fathers have enjoyed years of adventures including paddling the boundary waters with Canada, and hiking the Double H Ranch in New Mexico, culminating in four major service projects to attain their Eagle Scout ranks. Read More»

Fayette Senior Services’ Caregiver Expo on May 18 provides resources for families

The Caregivers Resource Expo offers a one-stop connection to valuable local resources. Photo/Special.

More than 65 million people in the United States (29 percent of the population) provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend. If you are among the millions of caregivers you already know how emotionally and physically challenging this responsibility can be; but you may not be aware of the vast array of local resources available to provide you with much-needed assistance. Read More»

Face painting at Fayette's Relay for Life

Face painting at Fayette's Relay for Life

Senoia resident Sophie Lear (center front) got an unexpected treat April 29 at the Fayette County Relay for Life held this year at Falcon Field in Peachtree City when she and her family stopped in at a very colorful booth and walked away with a butterfly face painting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC announces plans for 2011 Memorial Day observance

Last year’s golf cart procession is led into City Hall/Library Plaza by the Civil Air Patrol color guard as members of the Sons of the American Revolution welcome them. Photo/Special.

Roy Mooney is a man who understands the importance of remembering history; on Memorial Day in Peachtree City this year, Mooney will share history that he lived as one of the few remaining survivors of the Day of Infamy, Pearl Harbor.

“The longest day of my life was December 7, 1941,” Roy Mooney recalls vividly, remembering how he narrowly survived the Japanese sneak attack that officially drew America into WWII. Mooney, now well into his 80s, is one of only about 30 known Pearl Harbor survivors in Georgia and less than 3,000 nationwide. Read More»

Ronald Michael “Mickey” Odom, 69, of Fayetteville

Ronald Michael “Mickey” Odom, 69, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Charles and Doris Catherine Chandler Odom and a brother, Tommie Lee Odom.

Mickey took pride in holding the oldest business license in Peachtree City for his barbershop, which his son operates. He was retired due to health, but very much enjoyed the time with family, especially, his grandsons. He served the United States Army Reserve as a Staff Sergeant. He was a member of Fayetteville Masonic lodge 711. Read More»

Mr. Thomas Howard Elliott, Sr., 55, of Fayetteville

Mr. Thomas Howard Elliott, Sr., 55, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 4, 2011 due to complications of ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Mr. Elliott was a loving father, devoted husband, dependable friend and a warrior in the fight against ALS. He retired after working 34 years with Delta Air Lines. He was an avid Studebaker aficionado and member of the North GA and National Studebaker Drivers Clubs and the Avanti Owners Association.

He is preceded in death by his first wife Cathy Brigmon Elliott; father Howard A. Elliott; sister Teresa Ann Elliott. Read More»

Louie Larry of Jonesboro

Mr. Louie Larry of Jonesboro passed away May 6, 2011. He is survived by his sons, Michael Larry and his wife Gina of LaGrange; Christopher Larry of Fayetteville; sisters, Pat King and her husband Mickey of Fayetteville; Sheila Chambers and her husband Mike of Palmetto; brothers, Ronnie Larry and his wife, Jackie of Stone Mountain; Tommy Larry and his wife, Terry of Gay; grandsons, Andrew Larry and Cameron Larry. Read More»

Mrs. Annie Elmina Moody, 103, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Annie Elmina Moody, 103, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 4, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband Comer Edward Moody and daughter Doris Patrick.

She is survived by her daughter Frances (Don) McKee; son Edward (Camille) Moody; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; sister Ellen Moody; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Marvin Harold “Buss” Hill, 91, of Fayetteville

Mr. Marvin Harold “Buss” Hill, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 3, 2011.

Mr. Hill proudly served in the U.S. Army and is a Veteran of WWII. He was a recipient of a Purple Heart Medal and a Bronze Star Medal.

He is preceded in death by his parents James Edward Hill and Emma Estelle Evans; eleven brothers and sisters. Read More»

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