Community

Rotary continues tradition

PTC Mayor Vanessa Fleisch

Club gets mayoral update

The Peachtree City Rotary Club continued its longstanding tradition into 2015 recently when Mayor Vanessa Fleisch spoke to the group. For many years, the club has had the city’s mayor as a featured speaker near the start of the year.

Fleisch updated club members on new retail developments for the city, road construction and other plans for the next year.

Fleisch is shown with Rotary Club President Ed Outlaw.

Girl Scouts volunteer at food bank

Girl Scouts and families volunteer

Helping others, but learning lessons, too

Two local Girl Scout troops -- Brownie Troop #12104 and Daisy Troop #14773 -- recently volunteered at the Midwest Food Bank in Peachtree City.

The girls and their parents bagged 30,000 mini bags of M&M's and Twix candy bars, and over 250 bags of cookies.

The girls not only worked on their math skills, but learned important life lessons about teamwork, sharing the blessings of food for those less fortunate and how to be good community partners.

The food bank serves more than 120 agencies in the local community.

Young musicians continue to grab coveted seats

High school and middle school kids are honored

Fayette County’s young musicians continue to hit the high notes with yet another honor given to some talented high school and middle school students.

More than 20 Fayette orchestra students have been chosen as members of the 2015 All State Orchestra that will perform during the All State Festival February 26-28 in Athens. Read More»

Rollings-Duhon engagement

Lauren MacKenzie Rollings engaged to Jay Patrick Duhon

After a year long engagement, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Rollings of Peachtree City, Ga. are excited to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren MacKenzie Rollings, to Jay Patrick Duhon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Duhon of Peachtree City, Ga.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Lloyd Adams and Ms. Donna Collins of Portland, Ore. and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Rollings of Salem, Ore.

Lauren is a 2010 graduate of McIntosh High School and a 2014 graduate of the University of Alabama where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Read More»

Florine Tucker McBrayer, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Florine Tucker McBrayer, of Fayetteville, died January 17, 2015.

She loved her family and was always her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's biggest sports fan. She was an active member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church and worked over 45 years as a hair stylist in Fayette County.

She is survived by her daughter Mickie & Alan Haney of Fayetteville; daughter Brenda & Jim Hall of Fayetteville; daughter Tina & Gary Varnadoe of LaGrange; son Mike & Kathy McBrayer of Senoia; 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; sister Ethel Maddox and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Marjorie M. Minton, Sharpsburg

Marjorie M. Minton, Sharpsburg

Marjorie M. Minton, Sharpsburg, died peacefully in her sleep January 16, 2015, with family present.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William John Orth, parents, Josephine and Clarence Russell, sister, Barbara Smith and stepson, Jerry Minton.

She played and taught organ and piano for many years and always had family dogs and raised their puppies, thus instilling a love of animals in her children. Read More»

P.H. McKinney, 93, of Flowery Branch

P.H. "Hugh" McKinney, 93, of Flowery Branch, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Mr. McKinney was a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church and a Deacon Emiritus. He served his country in World War II in the United States Navy as a pilot and flight instructor. Mr. McKinney retired from Arrow Shirt Co. (the world's largest manufacturing shirt plant at one time) as a Plant Manager. He was a scoutmaster for many years and was a Silver Beaver recipient. He was the assistant doorkeeper for the Georgia House of Representatives. Read More»

Anderson Wright English, 24

Anderson Wright English, 24, passed away on January 13, 2015, after losing his struggle with Substance Use Disorder. Read More»

Jack G. Hanson, age 87

Humility, self-discipline, honor, unpretentiousness, patience and a sense of justice and love are characteristics describing "Coach" Jack G. Hanson, who passed away on January 6, 2015 after lengthy illnesses.

He was born February 23, 1927 in Roanoke, Ala., the son of Dr. Douglas and Mrs. Annie Gooden Hanson. Read More»

W.A. Strickland, age 80, of Newnan

On January 19, 2015 W.A. (Bill) Strickland, age 80, of Newnan passed from this life into his heavenly home.

He was preceded in death by father and mother, E.B. and Cora Strickland; brothers, Harry, Ed and Sonny; sisters, Margie and Betty.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Diane Harbin Strickland; sister, Shirley Jane Lear of LaGrange; daughter, Cindy Strickland Ralston and husband Ray of Hiram; sons, David and wife Terri of Peachtree City; Michael Ashley of Newnan; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bill's grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Read More»