Ferrell Eugene Couch, 83, of Riverdale

Ferrell Eugene Couch, 83, of Riverdale, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

Mr. Couch was a decorated Veteran of the Korean War and retired from Kroger as a truck driver after 50 years. He was a member the First Baptist Church in Riverdale.

Mr. Couch is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Betty; sons Mike (Sherry) Couch and Greg (Aundrea) Couch; grandchildren John, Brandy, Braden & Natalie, and a sister Lavern Mask. Read More»

Dale Roger Wees, 94, of Peachtree City

Lt. Col. (ret) Dale Roger Wees, 94, of Peachtree City, passed away December 11, 2014.

He was born June 30, 1920 in Elkins, W.V.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Anna Lee Moore Wees and his son, Dale Roger Wees, II.

He is survived by his daughters Sue Ellen (Rick) LeBrun, Beverly Jo (Allen) Davis, Trudy Anne (Ken) Baker, and Debra Kaye (Jimmy) Brogdon; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Read More»

Honoring our veterans

Honoring our veterans

Maj. Art Capehart (U.S. Army-Ret.) of Fayetteville was one of many to take part in the Wreaths Across America observance honoring deceased veterans held Dec. 13 at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City. The local event was sponsored by American Legion Post 105 and the Civil Air Patrol. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Wreath ceremony in PTC on Dec. 13

American Legion Post 105 is again supporting the local Civil Air Patrol squadron as part of the Wreaths Across America program to lay Christmas wreaths on the graves of our military veterans in cemeteries all across the nation, including right here in Fayette County. Read More»

Muggles, cops & tupperware

Using satellite and phones to sleuth for hidden treasures

Over the past 10 years there is a new game being played in Fayette County and around the world.

It is called Geocaching.

It’s a GPS/Web-based treasure hunt where people hide containers and others look for them via GPS or a smart phone.

Geocachers commonly say they are using multi-million dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods.

Currently, there are over 2.5 million geocaches around the world and over six million people looking for them. Read More»

Louise Loggins Cook, 97, of Brooks

Louise Loggins Cook, 97, of Brooks, passed away December 10, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Howard Loggins and Matthew Cook; son Billy Loggins; daughters Sussie Camp and Bessie Wright; grandchild Eric Farr. Read More»

St. Paul’s ‘Lessons and Carols’ for Advent

Episcopalians ‘wait’ for Christmas in service modeled after Kings College

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

Some Christians begin celebrating Christmas right after Thanksgiving (or even Halloween if they’re in retail). But for Episcopalians, Christmas begins on Christmas Eve.

For Episcopalians, the weeks leading up to Christmas are the Advent season: a time of preparation. It’s a solemn time, but with an underlying anticipation of the joyful event to come. Read More»

A closer look at Christmas traditions

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Christmas is so full of wonder, meaning and tradition. But, where did all these things that we now call “Christmas” come from? I turned to one of my favorite websites,, and found a good bit of information on this topic. I’ll share some of it with you here. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/10/14

Potluck dinner is tonight at All Saints
All Saints Anglican Church will have a Feast of St. Nicholas potluck dinner tonight, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. and will host Advent Lessons and Carols on Dec. 21 at 10:30 a.m. The church invites the community to visit its new location, 149 Ebenezer Rd, Fayetteville. For more information, call 770-486-5374.

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COS to present 12th annual Moravian ‘Love Feasts’

Karl Dietmeyer conducts the choir, bells, and orchestra at Christ Our Shepherd’s 2013 Love Feast. Photo/Special.

Christ Our Shepherd will offer its twelfth annual Love Feasts in Moravian Tradition on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m.

Christ Our Shepherd’s inter-generational church band will play carols in the Narthex about 30 minutes before each service. Then, at 15 minutes before the hour, The musical offering will feature music by Joyful Noise Ringers, The COS Winds, the Love Feast Consort, and harp soloist Jamie Ann Gossett. Read More»

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