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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»

Maude Irene Schoene, age 90

Maude Irene Schoene, born November 9, 1924 in Mulberry Grove, Ill., passed away in her home at the age of 90 on January 12. Read More»

Roy and Rhenda Samples of Fayetteville

Roy Samples passed away on January 19, 2015 and Rhenda Samples of Fayetteville passed away on January 17, 2015 at Spalding Regional Medical Center.

Roy was born on April 9, 1944. He is preceded in death by his parents Guy Samples, Sr. and Mary Brand Samples. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Rhenda was born on May 23, 1945. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Bell, Sr. and Reba Bullard Bell. They were both members of Faith Fellowship. Read More»

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Religion Briefs 01/21/15

Stringham to be honored Sunday
Members of Fayetteville First Baptist Church will host a farewell fellowship in honor of Pastor Glenn Stringham and his family this Sunday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. The Stringhams’ community of friends is invited. Stringham recently announced his intention to retire from his position as pastor to senior adults effective Jan. 31.  He has served the church in that position for nearly 19 years.

Romano-Taylor to be installed Sunday Read More»

Epiphany pageant

Shown are (front row, L-R) Matthew Jones, Logan Greiner, Rose Whitaker and Gavin Bryan. On the middle row, (L-R) are Faith Macaluso, Isabella Macaluso and Aidan Whitaker. On the back row (L-R) are Andrew Fry, Nicky Macaluso, William Fry and Connor Macaluso. Photo/Special.

On Jan. 4, All Saints Anglican Church held its annual Epiphany Pageant. This year’s theme was “The Lost Meaning of Christmas.” With the help of Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, the true meaning of Christmas was found. Shown are (front row, L-R) Matthew Jones, Logan Greiner, Rose Whitaker and Gavin Bryan. On the middle row, (L-R) are Faith Macaluso, Isabella Macaluso and Aidan Whitaker. On the back row (L-R) are Andrew Fry, Nicky Macaluso, William Fry and Connor Macaluso. Photo/Special.

Holy Trinity to conduct poverty survival program

The Poverty Simulation Program called “Welcome to the State of Poverty” will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City.

The interactive program places participants into “families” or other roles and challenges them to survive with an income level below poverty level for one month.

The program is open to all church members, and any interested community members. Read More»