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Priscilla Morison Smith, 83, of Peachtree City

Priscilla Morison Smith, 83, of Peachtree City, GA went to be with the Lord on the evening of January 28th , 2011.

She was born to the late George and Eleanor Morison, Jan. 7, 1928, in Arlington, MA. Priscilla graduated from Arlington High School in 1945 and received an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Edgewood Park School in Briarcliff , NY . Read More»

Scouts stepping up efforts to meet great need

Members of Boy Scout Troop 73, sponsored by Inman United Methodist Church.  This group is led by Scoutmaster Rich Carmichael. In the front row, from left, are Tristan Davis, Torin Stott, Chris Akin, Dylan Brackett, Sean Micklus, Andrew Aycock, Ian Williams and David Carmichael. In the back row are Austin Turner, Trenton Turner, Kevin Schachle, Christopher Messina, Ryan Jordan, Charlie Austin and Josh Tillman. Photo/Special.

Many of us enjoy plenty of food- -especially during the holidays. But, the latest statistics by worldhunger.org show that approximately 17 million United States households experienced uncertainty regarding having food for their families in 2008. That’s approximately one in seven homes, the highest number ever recorded in this country. With these staggering statistics in mind, local Boy Scouts are gearing up for their annual Scouting For Food Program. Read More»

Johnson earns his Eagle rank

Johnson earns his Eagle rank

Seth Johnson, 17, of Peachtree City, advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout in a court of honor ceremony Jan. 18 at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran. The award was presented by Phil Carson, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 181, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City.

Seth began his Scouting adventures as a Bear Scout with Pack 409 at Braelinn Elementary. He moved through the ranks of Webelos I and II, where he earned the God and Family Award and the Arrow of Light. Read More»

Fayette American Legion officers meet with national commander

Fayette American Legion officers meet with national commander

Jimmie Foster (L), the National Commander of The American Legion just completed a visit to Georgia. During his visit, Commander Foster met with government officials, toured VA facilities and briefed his fellow Legionnaires on the many issues affecting veterans. The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans organization with over 2.5 million members, all former veterans or currently serving in the military. Commander Foster, who served in both the Marine Corps and the Army, is shown with Denny Leander, Fayette County Post 105 Commander. Read More»

Mr. Henry Allen Smith, 58, of Brooks

Mr. Henry Allen Smith, 58, of Brooks, passed away on January 25, 2011.

Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his parents William Smith and Katheryne Stephenson Smith.

He is survived by his son Eric Smith of Brooks; two daughters, Amy Story of Loganville, and Christie Nelson of Brooks; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Tom Smith of Brooks, US Ambassador Jim Smith of Saudi Arabia, John Smith of Oxford, England, and Marion Smith of Brooks; sister Dr. Harriet Smith of Pelham, NY; Aunt and Uncle Caroline and Jimmy Barcheldor of Phoenix City, AL; many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Vera Lucile Tanner, 93, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Vera Lucile Tanner, 93, of Fayetteville, went to be with Jesus on January 24, 2011.

Mrs. Tanner was born in Lakeland, FL to the Late Mr. Jefferson Robert Marshall and Mrs. Beulah Mae Rush Marshall. She resided in central Florida until moving to Georgia in 1982.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, James Lester Tanner.

She is survived by her daughters, Joan Branton of Fayetteville, Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Bea) Martin of Ormond Beach, FL; seven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; seventeen great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Matthew Kyle Garrity, 27, of Senoia

Mr. Matthew Kyle Garrity, of Senoia, GA, passed away suddenly on January 22, 2011 at the age of 27.

Matthew was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving as a fire fighter at bases in Germany and Kuwait. Following his military career, he continued as a firefighter with the Dobbins Fire and Emergency Services at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Matthew was an avid salt water fisherman and loved to cook. He enjoyed using his cooking skills to feed his fellow firefighters. He was a member of Christ’s Church at Whitewater. Read More»

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations. Here are a few that I have gotten during my ministry and via email for this column. Read More»

Tripp will lead seminar at Heritage Church Fri., Sat.

Heritage Church in Fayetteville (150 Lester Rd.) is having a free parenting seminar Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-29. The speaker will be Dr. Tedd Tripp, one of the leading experts and authors on the topic of parenting. Tripp’s book, Shepherding a Childs’ Heart, has become a classic on the subject and has been made into a DVD series for Christian parents.

This seminar will focus on the topic of Tripp’s second book, Instructing a Child’s Heart, co-written with his wife, Margy. Friday’s session will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturday’s session from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Read More»

FFUMC to offer Financial Peace University beginning Sunday

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, in the winter through spring 2011.Classes will start Jan. 30.

“Financial Peace University (FPU) is a life-changing program that teaches you to achieve your financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving like never before,” a spokesperson said. “More than one million families have attended FPU with amazing results. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.” Read More»

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