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»

Nativity will bless backpacks this Sunday; continues new schedule

The 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity will feature a “Blessing of the Backpacks” for young people who are resuming school classes.

Families also have been asked to bring filled backpacks to be contributed to Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta, which provides them to needy school-age immigrant children in the area.

Nativity, which began having a single service at 10 a.m. each Sunday early in the summer, will continue on that schedule for the rest of this calendar year. Read More»

Carriage Lane readies for annual Ranch on Jesus Yard sale

Rhonda Quillian and Jill Fosnough are shown sorting clothing at last year’s sale. Photo/Special.

Preparations are underway for Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church’s sixth annual “Ranch on Jesus Yard Sale” Aug. 12 and 13 to benefit the Ranch on Jesus Orphanage in Uganda. Donations should start coming in from throughout the county Monday before the sale and volunteers will sort and price them for the 7 a.m. opening on Friday.

Donations can be dropped off Monday, Aug. 8, through Wednesday, Aug. 10 , from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adult clothing should be limited to in-style, gently used items. Read More»

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