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American Legion Post 105 awards winners of Constitutional Speech contest

American Legion Post 105 awards winners of Constitutional Speech contest

The American Legion Fayette County Post 105 announces the results of their 2011 Oratorical "Constitutional Speech" Contest. Open to high school students across Fayette County for scholarship money, each contestant delivers their own 8 to 10 minute prepared oration dealing with the US Constitution. Next, they present a 3 to 5 minute short speech on one of 4 possible topics dealing with selected amendments to our Constitution. Read More»

Mrs. Theresa Attina Lancaster, 57, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Theresa Attina Lancaster, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 4, 2011 at the age of 57 following a valiant battle with cancer.

Theresa was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She also loved animals, and at times had raised horses, rabbits and birds. Theresa was a long time member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and worked in the community as a real estate agent for Remax Around Atlanta. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Mary Attina. Read More»

Mrs. Reba Ann Pate, 58, of Senoia

Mrs. Reba Ann Pate, 58, of Senoia, died February 4, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her father Howard Felton Whitlock, step-father Jessie Banks, sister Patsy Adcock, and brother Stanley Whitlock.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years Ray Pate; son Anthony Ray Pate of Senoia and daughter Amanda Leigh Pate of Newnan; grandsons Tony Pate and Billy Pate, both of Newnan; mother Betty Banks of Senoia and brother Johnny Whitlock of Senoia. Read More»

Mr. Tully Miller, 77, of Peachtree City

Mr. Tully Miller, of Peachtree City, passed away on February 3, 2011 at the age of 77.

It was said that he never met a stranger and was always able to make people laugh. Tully was very talented man who loved ballroom dancing, tennis and playing golf. He flew for the Royal Air Force for 4 years. Tully later worked his way up through the ranks of the United States Internal Revenue Service, retiring as an executive with 32 years of service. He loved everyone but was especially fond of children. Read More»

Edgar "Buck" Johnson, 91, of Peachtree City

Edgar "Buck" Johnson, 91, of Peachtree City, passed away on January 25, 2011.

He was predeceased in death by his wife, Vivian Johnson. Buck was born in Burkburnett, Texas to the late Mr. Murray Noel Johnson and Mrs. Eunice Melissa Patton Johnson and had been a resident of Peachtree City since 2005.

Buck was a veteran of the United State Marine Corps, serving as a member of the Machine Gun Crew 604 in World War II receiving an honorable discharge in January 1946. Upon leaving the Marines, Buck worked for various companies in the Texas oil industry. Read More»

Starr’s Mill grad selected as Sailor of the Day

Commanding Officer, CPT D.L. Mewborne, US NAVY of the USS Enterprise, CVN-65, L, and Naval Air Crewman Benjamin Latham. Photo/Special.

Benjamin Latham, a Naval Air Crewman–Rescue Swimmer 3rd Class from Peachtree City, was recently selected as Sailor of the Day. He is currently attached to the USS Enterprise on a six-month deployment.

Latham, assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11, joined the Navy three years ago to carry on his family’s military heritage and have a job he can put a great deal of pride and professionalism into.

To Latham, the most rewarding aspect of his job is knowing that on a daily basis people’s lives may depend on how well he can perform his duties. Read More»

Emily Bradberry named Miss Whitewater 2011

 From left are Taylor Martinez, Emily Bradberry, and Ginny Nicholson. Photo/Turner PhotoDesign.

Emily Bradberry was crowned Miss Whitewater 2011 on Jan. 29, 2011. She earned the title and a $1,000 scholarship from the Whitewater High School Choral Department.

Taylor Martinez was selected as the first runner-up and received a $500 scholarship. Ginny Nicholson was chosen as second runner-up and given a $250 scholarship.

Thirty-six young women competed for the crown. The competition was held over a three-day period cumulating in the announcement of the winners on Saturday evening. Read More»

Mrs. Ann Josephine Summers Lee, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Ann Josephine Summers Lee of Senoia, GA, formerly of Fayetteville, GA, died February 1, 2011.

Mrs. Lee was a member of the Turin United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Phillips Lee.

She is survived by her daughters, Phyllis Hall and her husband Jimmy of Sharpsburg; Marian Joy Lee of Senoia; grandson, Charley Hall of Sharpsburg; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Virginia Letteer Rollick, 96, of Fayetteville

Virginia Letteer Rollick, 96, of Fayetteville, GA died January 31, 2011.

Mrs. Rollick was married to the late Walter Rollick, Sr. for 60 years. She attended Young Harris College, was an outstanding pianist & piano teacher. Mrs. Rollick was preceded in death by parents Lyle LeRoy and Ella Beusse Letteer, husband Walter Rollick, Sr. and sons Carlton Rollick & Walter Rollick, Jr.

Mrs. Rollick is survived by daughters Melissa Lawrimore and husband Garry of Fayetteville, GA, Dianne Collier of Atlanta, GA ; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren & sister Mrs. Carolyn Drees of Utah . Read More»

Catherine Ida Rudy, 94, of Peachtree City

Catherine Ida Rudy, 94, of Peachtree City, passed away January 31, 2011.

Mrs. Rudy was a graduate of M.B. Johnson School of Nursing in Elyria, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Rudy. Read More»