Civil Air Patrol encourages leadership, unit helps with search and rescue

Civil Air Patrol Cadets from the Peachtree City Squadron are at the ready for a number of challenges. Photo/Matthew Niebes.

By MATTHEW NIEBES (Special to The Citizen) — Though many Peachtree City citizens have heard of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron stationed at Falcon Field, few know of the important services the CAP provides for our community and nation.

The Civil Air Patrol is the Air Force’s volunteer civilian auxiliary corps which provides invaluable support in a variety of missions and educational programs in the community. Read More»

Mr. Billy Earnest Byrd, 69, of Buchanan

Mr. Billy Earnest Byrd, of Buchanan, GA, passed away on July 15, 2011 at the age of 69. Read More»

Joyce Disharoon Reich, 76, of Fayetteville

Joyce Disharoon Reich, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 15, 2011.

Mrs. Reich proudly served her country as a member of the U.S. Navy.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert J. Disharoon.

She is survived by Roger Clayton; nieces, Cindy Rampley and her husband Lanny, and Kathy Murphy; nephew, Mike Disharoon and his wife, Cindy; several other nieces & nephews; good friend Karen Gifford.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In her memory please make donations to: Companion Animal Connection, 310 Debord Lane, Waleska, GA 30183. Read More»

Gregory Eugene Poe, 41, of Fayetteville

Gregory Eugene Poe, 41, of Fayetteville, went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2011 after an extended illness.

Gregg was born on July 22, 1969, in Chambersburg, PA. He is the much beloved son of Larry and Janis Poe of Goose Creek, SC.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carla Brannon Poe; a devoted sister Anita R. Black of Winchester, VA; a daughter, Cheri Poe of Peachtree City; a son, Aarron Poe of New Caney, TX; and his stepson, Keegan Brannon of Waleska; a niece, Amber Keehr of Winchester, VA; a nephew, John Black of Durham, NC and many extended family members. Read More»

Mrs. Linda Faye Dettmering, 66, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Linda Faye Dettmering, 66, of Senoia, GA, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away July 12, 2011.

She was born in Union City, GA to Franklin & Rebecca Thompson Carey. She was employed at Earthgrains. Read More»

Mr. Oliver Clyde “O.C.” Hendrix, Jr., 79, of Fayetteville

Mr. Oliver Clyde “O.C.” Hendrix, Jr., 79, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 11, 2011.

Mr. Hendrix was a member and past president of the Fayette Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was also a member of Fayetteville 1st United Methodist Church where he served as an usher. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Read More»

Couple celebrates 70 years together

A.U. Williams and his bride Margaret smile at the prospect of their 70th anniversary to be observed at their church, McDonough Road Baptist. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Austin Williams met his future wife, Margaret, at an outdoor skating rink in College Park in 1940. They were both 17 years old.

At five minutes to 9 p.m., the staff flashed the lights, alerting the skaters of the approaching curfew. Austin, known as A.U. to his friends, asked Margaret if he could walk her home. She lived a block away and agreed.

When they reached her house, A.U. asked if he could see her again. She said yes. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 07/13/11

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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 over the years and via email for this column. Read More»

Grace Flock Band announces upcoming performances

GraceFlock Band’s travel group includes (L to R) seated, Kathy Rothfusz and Susan Summers; standing, Lans Rothfusz, Christine Pederson, Karl Dietmeyer, Brandon Rothfusz, Mark Summers, Frank Trembley, Penny Kahley, and Gary Pederson. Photo/Special.

GraceFlock Band from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will play a concert on July 17 at All Saints Lutheran Church in Lilburn. The band will also play on Aug. 6 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Alpharetta and on Aug. 12 at The Frederick W. Brown Amphitheater in Peachtree City. The band has produced three compact discs of all-original music, and they lead music every Sunday at a 10:50 a.m. worship service. Read More»

Flat Creek will host ‘Mighty Men of God’ conference August 5 & 6

Flat Creek Baptist Church will host a “Mighty Men of God” conference Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5 and 6, for all men of the community age 12 and older. The conference will feature Dr. Paul David Freed, minister, author, publisher and TV personality, who will speak on manhood, fatherhood, sonship, leadership and friendship principles, and workplace issues.

On Friday, doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the conference scheduled from 6:45 - 9:30 p.m.

On Saturday, coffee and doughnuts will be available at 8 a.m., with the conference scheduled from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Read More»

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