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Martha Louise Brittain, 90, of Fayetteville

Martha Louise Brittain, 90, of Fayetteville, formerly of Forest Park, died March 29, 2011.

She is survived by son Bill (Barbara) Brittain of Catlettsburg, KY; daughter Paulette (Mike) Jones of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sister Margaret Repp of Newton, IA; and daughter-in-law Glenda Brittain of Orlando, FL. Read More»

Batson-Cook Construction raises $50,000 for The Children’s Village at Christian City

Batson-Cook Construction raises $50,000 for The Children’s Village at Christian City

Batson-Cook Construction hosted their annual “Clays For A Cause” charity clay shoot on March 18 at Cherokee Rose in Griffin, Ga. The event raised $50,000 for the Children’s Village and directly benefits the abandoned, abused, and neglected children that live in the cottages at Christian City. Christian City has been caring for children in need since 1965. Over 1,000 children have called Christian City “home.” For more information about the Children’s Village, please visit www.christiancity.org. Read More»

Charles Douglas Cagle, 68, of Peachtree City

Charles Douglas Cagle, 68, of Peachtree City, died March 28, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his sister Marilyn Armstrong; and brother Donald Cagle. Read More»

Davenport to speak to arts group on pros and cons of incorporation and sole proprietorship

Many artists debate whether they should consider themselves as a hobbyist, a sole proprietor or whether they should take the next step and incorporate. Dennis Davenport, attorney with McNally, Fox, Grant & Davenport, P.C., will share information regarding the pros and cons of each option at the April 5 meeting of Fine Arts and Crafts Entrepreneurs (FAACE). Time will be allotted after Davenport’s presentation for questions and answers.
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Burch team qualifies for State Science Olympiad

The Robert J. Burch Science Olympiad Team

The Robert J. Burch Science Olympiad Team competed in the Fayette County Tournament at Starr’s Mill High School on March 19. The Science Olympiad is an academic interscholastic competition involving elementary school teams in a wide range of events involving all the science disciplines. The Burch Science Olympiad placed in 13 events and will also compete in the State Science Olympiad Tournament at Kennesaw State University on May 14. Read More»

Starr’s Mill speech and debate team wins a varsity state championship

Seyi Amosu and Dillon Roseen. Photo/Special.

Seyi Amosu and Dillon Roseen of the Starr’s Mill Speech and Debate team are Georgia’s 2011 state champions in Duo Interpretation. They topped their competition at the GFCA state tournament held at Georgia Tech March 25-26. Duo is a competitive drama event in which both students play multiple roles as the team performs a ten minute piece. Amosu and Roseen’s piece was from the movie “Toy Story.”  
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William Samuel Smith, 86, of Fayetteville

William (Bill) Samuel Smith, 86, of Fayetteville, GA, Retired City of Atlanta Fireman died March 28, 2011. He was preceded in death by wife, JoAnne Russell Smith and son, Michael David Smith. He is survived by son, Billy Smith, daughters, Linda Hodgins, Nancy Kintzle, Stacy Wheeler, Kelly Yarbrough and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A family service will be held Sunday, April 3. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Stockbridge. 770-692-1181

Mrs. Ellen LaRue Schaufelberger, 81, of Jonesboro

Mrs. Ellen LaRue Schaufelberger, 81, of Jonesboro, passed away on March 28, 2011.

Mrs. Schaufelberger, known as “Gram Gram” by her grandkids, always saw the best in everyone, never spoke a cruel word, was loving, supportive, understanding and constantly wore a smile on her face. She was a long-time member of The Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her life revolved around her relationship with Christ and she always put others first. Read More»

American Legion post receives flag certificate from SAR

American Legion post receives flag certificate from SAR

Members of the Sons of the American Revolution, Marquis de Lafayette Chapter, recently presented their flag certificate to Fayette County Post 105 of The American Legion. The SAR Flag Certificate recognizes the year-round, proper display of the American Flag by individuals and organizations throughout the community. Post 105 flies the flag in front of the Log Cabin, 180 South Glynn St, Fayetteville. From left are Paul Grimes, SAR Sgt at Arms, Denny Leander, Post 105 Commander, and Bo Hill, SAR Flag Committee Chairman and member of Post 105. Photo/Special.

Camels among the pines at Providence

Camels among the pines at Providence

There is nothing locally like the life-size mock-up of ancient Jerusalem found each year at Providence United Methodist Church on Bernhard Road. The Marketplace event last weekend gave the usual mass of visitors the chance to see ancient pottery-making and try their hand at a multitude of interactive exhibits such as crushing grapes, slaying Goliath, conversing with villagers and Roman soldiers and going for a camel ride. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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