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Private First Class Amy Elizabeth Layton, 21, of Peachtree City

Private First Class Amy Elizabeth Layton, 21, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away Friday, August 13, 2010 resulting from a motor vehicle accident.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage at Bass United Methodist Church, 4062 Vineville Ave., Macon, Ga. Burial will be private. Reverend Rex Odom will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. till 2 p.m. in the church.

Born in Macon, she was a private first class in the U.S. Army Reserve. Read More»

Etta Carreker Crews, 94, of Pine Mountain

Etta Carreker Crews, 94, of Pine Mountain died peacefully Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Florence Hand Nursing Home in LaGrange, GA.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, 180 North Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville . Rev. Glenn Stringham and Rev. Allen Bridgman will officiate. Interment will follow at 4:30 PM at Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville, GA. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Read More»

Pauline Daniels Parks, 94, of Peachtree City

Trusting in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, Pauline Daniels Parks, 94, loving mother & wife, passed into glory August 14, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband Alonzo Parks, son Thaddius Parks & grandsons Derek & Kevin Anderson. Read More»

James Oliver DuRant, 74, of Fayetteville

James Oliver DuRant, 74, of Fayetteville, GA and Florence, SC passed away August 17, 2010.

Mr. DuRant was a retired Air Traffic Controller, and he had served his country in the U.S.A.F. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Theresa DuRant; son, James A. (Andy) DuRant of Forest Park, GA.; brothers David DuRant Jr., Charles DuRant, Sr., and Kenneth DuRant; sisters Irene Poole, Cathrine Allen, and Virginia Baird. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Vera F. Eastburn of Peachtree City

Mrs. Vera F. Eastburn of Peachtree City, GA died August 15, 2010.

Mrs. Eastburn was a member of First Baptist Church of Peachtree City, GA.

She is survived by her children Barbara J. Hawxwell of Orlando , FL , Robert J. Eastburn & his wife Dorothy of Memphis, TN, David P. Eastburn & his wife Karen of Chalfont, PA and Pamela R. Hammarlund & her husband Richard of Peachtree City, GA ; 17 grandchildren & 12 great-grandchildren. Read More»

Mrs. Nina Laura Hardin Garner, age 96, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Nina Laura Hardin Garner, age 96, of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2010.

Mrs. Garner was born on September 25, 1913, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Cabool, Missouri, to the late Grover Cleveland (G.C.) Hardin and Iva Ann Weber Hardin. She was the third of ten children. After graduating from Mountain Grove High School in Mountain Grove, Missouri, where Mrs. Garner grew up, she moved to Washington, D.C., to work for the federal government. Read More»

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Last month, Shirley Sherrod was asked to resign her USDA position after being accused of racism.

The controversy erupted on Monday, July 19, when conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart posted a heavily-edited video of a Sherrod speech. In the video, Sherrod related a 1986 incident in which she said that she didn’t help a white farmer in South Georgia as much as she could have. She told an NAACP gathering in Coffee County that she “didn’t give the full force of what I could do” as he came to her for assistance. Read More»

‘Project Linus’ being ‘reborn’ at Community Christian Church

Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Fayetteville is revitalizing the “Project Linus” program which makes no-sew fleece security blankets, receiving blankets, quilts, crotcheted and knitted afghans and comforters for newborns and children.

The organizational meeting is this morning at 10 a.m. Those interested are asked to to meet at the church, 349 Kenwood Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18.

Bring a sandwich and a drink and learn all about the project which is a 100 percent volunteer non-profit organization. Read More»

Kenya’s song in our hearts

Kenya’s song in our hearts

Susan Mills, Elizabeth Hiatt, Lori O’Bar and Margaret Alford were part of a seven women team from First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City called to Africa to train early child development teachers in the province of Western. Partnering with Kim Pace, the director of Brackenhurst Ministries, the team served for 10 days, training, teaching children and building relationships. As part of a presentation this past July, these four women sang a song taught to them by one of the Kenyan pastors they met. Photo/Special.

Free monthly movie night starts this Friday in F’ville

Eleventh Hour Call Church will host the first of its free monthly family movie nights this Friday with the presentation of the movie “To Save a Life,” (rated PG-13) Friday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Harvest Christian Community Theater on Ga. Hwy. 85 behind the La Hacienda Mexican restaurant.

The movie involves a star athlete who has it all — basketball scholarship, good looks. a cheerleader girlfriend, hangs with the in crowd — but when an old friend from his past shoots himself at school, his world is turned upside down and he seeks answers on how he could have made a difference. Read More»

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