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Fayetteville native receives national honor from the American Society of Engineering Education

Anthony Schwartz

Anthony Schwartz, a senior biomedical engineering major at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been named the 2009 Co-op Student of the Year by the Cooperative and Experiential Education Division (CEED) of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).  Schwartz, a 2005 graduate of Fayette County High School, received the award at a ceremony in Palm Springs, CA, earlier this month. Read More»

'No dog left behind' at Towne Club show

Ed Potts with “Buddy”, Nate Schuh with “Zoe”, Sara Chaknis with “Rambo”, Eve Chaknis-Vaughn, Wyndell Bush with “Louie”, Sylvia Mallette with “Tweetie Pie”, Alexis Powell with “Doodles”, Dr. Brian Mann with “Crash”, Mary Kay Rudd, Jim Coe with “Smokey”, Vivienne Bell with “Penny”, Sherry Vernick with “Baxley”, and Michelle Phillips

Towne Club at Peachtree City hosted a dog show for Monday, March 15 with dogs of resident’s family & friends as candidates.

Judges were representatives from PetSmart, Braelinn Village Animal Hospital, Fayette County Humane Society and Michelle Phillips, special needs teacher and also a daughter of Towne Club resident Vivian Pontius. Read More»

Michael Keplinger, 49, of Hampton

Mr. Michael Keplinger, age 49, of Hampton, died March 16, 2010. 

The funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 18, in the Jonesboro Chapel of Pope Dickson & Son with Rev. Tom Shannon officiating. 

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Keplinger; biological children, Michael Dylan, Taylor D’Marie, Timothy Hunter; step-son, Christopher Miller; step-daughter, Kelli Jordan; three step-grandchildren; mother and father, Oscar and June Keplinger; sisters, Karen Keplinger, Teresa Snider; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Daphna Odell Scott, 86, of Peachtree City

Daphna Odell Scott, 86, of Peachtree City died March 15, 2010.

Mrs. Scott had resided at Southland Nursing & Rehab for a year and a half when she passed away. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Ford Scott & her daughter Priscilla.  She is survived by her son Philip Scott & his wife LaDonna of  Peachtree City; grandchildren Paula Hardy of Carrollton, Steve Partain of Ellenwood, Ryan Scott & Tyler Scott, both of Peachtree City, and four great-grandchildren. Read More»

Jean O'Bryan, 82, of Peachtree City

Jean O’Bryan, age 82, of Peachtree City , GA peacefully passed away Friday, March 12, 2010.  Originally from Cleveland, Ohio , Jean lived in New York, New Jersey, and Florida and for the past year resided at Heritage of Peachtree where she made many lasting friendships. Read More»

Windel W. Norton, 66, of Fayetteville

After a long and brave battle against Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and lung cancer, Windel W. Norton, 66, passed away at his residence on March 12, 2010 with his wife, daughter, and youngest brother by his side.

Born Nov. 21, 1943, in Pelham, Ga., to the late Curtis and Ruth Norton, Windel joined the United States Army in 1962. He was stationed in Augsburg, Germany where he met his wife, Monika. Upon completion of his enlistment in the Army, he received an Honorable Discharge and they returned to Georgia in 1965. Read More»

Judith Sundloff, 49, of Fayetteville

Judith Sundloff

After a heroic three-year battle with cancer, Judith J. Sundloff mercifully passed away on March 13, 2010. Her treasure of loving family surrounded her as she succumbed to Brain Cancer.

Judy was the second of five children born in September 1960 to John and Margeret Jakuback in New Rochelle, New York. She attended New Rochelle High School, Westechester College, and moved to Central Florida in 1980. She attended The Florida Institute of Technology and met her husband, Fred Sundloff, in 1986. Read More»

Tea party meeting and bus trip later today

The South Atlanta Tea Party Patriots will be holding a meeting tonight, March 15, featuring gubernatorial candidate Ray McBerry who will be speaking on States’ Rights. The meeting will be held at 800 Commerce Drive in Peachtree City at 7 p.m.

On another issue, the organization is issuing a last call for a bus trip from Atlanta to Washington, D.C. At last count there were 12 seat available. The bus will leave from Atlanta at 7 p.m. and arrive in Washington Tuesday morning for the “Say NO to Obamacare” rally at the Capitol. Read More»

Mr. Ralph Van Hicks, 57, of Fayetteville

Mr. Ralph Van Hicks, 57, of Fayetteville, died on March 13, 2010 following a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

Van was a loving husband, father, brother and son and was the “ultimate family man.” He was active for many years in youth sports leagues in the Morrow and Lake City area. He is still affectionately known to many as “Coach Van.” He and his wife Karen owned and operated Karavan Doors for 27 years. He was a member of Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church and enjoyed photography and film making in his spare time. Read More»