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Honoring one of our own

Honoring one of our own

Brooke Fletcher, a 2010 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School who was recently crowned Miss Georgia USA 2015, was honored Jan. 8 with a proclamation by the Fayette County Board of Commissioners. Photo/Monroe Roark.

Fayetteville native studying in Greece

Tacy attends Wofford College

Kathryn Tacy, a student at Wofford College and a Fayetteville native, is studying in Greece for the month of January.

A Wofford study program permits students and professors to concentrate for the month of January on a single study project of their choosing.

Their projects are designed to move beyond traditional classroom courses and teaching methods, to consider important topics in relevant ways and places, to observe issues in action, to develop capacities for independent learning, and to encourage the responsible self-direction of educational development. Read More»

Rotarians bag beans

Peachtree City Rotary Club members

Members volunteer to help hungry

Members of the Peachtree City Rotary Club recently bagged 2,000 pounds of black beans into more than 700 individual containers to help package food for distribution to food banks across the country.

Members met a s a group and volunteered their time to the Midwest Food Bank, a faith-based organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger and poverty by gathering and distributing food donations to non-profits and disaster sites without costs to the recipients.

Goodwill offering free tax help

Let experts find you money

It’s tax time at Goodwill – the time of year when Goodwill offers free tax services to individuals and families who earned $53,000 or less in 2014.

IRS-trained volunteers prepared nearly 500 returns in Newnan alone last year. Overall, the Goodwill effort helped taxpayers find more than $5 million in tax returns in 2014. Read More»

Motorcycle club knows meaning of Christmas

Iron Order Motorcycle Club donates Christmas gifts.Shown are IOMC member and chapter officer David "Greywolf" Palmer and Frances Smith, who coordinates on behalf of the county.

Members went on shopping spree for kids

For the third Christmas in a row, members of the local chapter of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club (IOMC) donated gifts to children in Coweta County who are in the care of the Georgia Department of Family and Children's Services.

Chapter members went on a shopping spree and bought $1,000 worth of toys and gifts that were presented to Frances Smith of the Newnan Police Department who coordinates the project with the Iron Order. Read More»

Mentor a child, make a difference

Fayette schools celebrating mentors, looking for more

The Friends Mentoring Program of the Fayette County Public School System is celebrating National Mentoring Month throughout January by recognizing the service of current mentors, and recruiting new program participants.

The theme for this year’s National Mentoring Month is “Mentoring Works.”

And no one knows that more than John Masler, a 12-year veteran of the Friends Mentoring Program. Read More»

RN Troyer earns DAISY

 Peggy Troyer, RN, Piedmont Newnan Hospital, holds the DAISY Award certificate and Healer’s Touch sculpture. The sculpture, a gift for all DAISY Award honorees, was hand-carved by artists of the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe.

Rewarded for extraordinary care to patient

RN Peggy Troyer, a nurse in Surgical Services at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, has been awarded the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

The award is part of a national program honoring nurses for clinical skills and compassionate care of patients and their families.

Troyer was nominated because of the exemplary care she gave to a patient who received a devastating diagnosis. Troyer was drawn to tears by the patient’s situation and visited daily, even on her days off, to offer support. Read More»

Author of 'life lessons' book will sign copies in PTC

West has led congregations all over world

Peachtree City author and pastor Dr. James West will sign copies of his book, “Messages with a Meaning,” at the Peachtree City Library on Sunday, Jan. 25.

The book is a collection of messages that have been condensed into short, concise and meaningful life lessons. West will begin signing copies at 1 p.m.

Not only is West well known as an author, but he is also a lecturer, seminar leader, psalmist, and revivalist. He has led congregations in Peachtree City, Hawaii, Atlanta, Nigeria, Kenya, London, Johannesburg and Cape Town South, Africa. Read More»

South Korean nursing students visit Clayton State University

Clayton State Dean of College of Health Lisa Eichelberger

They learn English, medical terminology

The College of Health and School of Nursing at Clayton State University is once again hosting colleagues and nursing students from Daejeon Health Sciences University in South Korea.

Clayton State, which also has a Fayette County campus, is hosting 16 Daejeon students and Professor of Nursing Dr. Cho Meekyung from Jan. 12 to Feb. 6.

Meekyung’s first visit included 15 South Korean students who spent four weeks in Morrow last July while learning English as a second language, English medical terminology, and experiencing health care in area hospitals and community agencies. Read More»

Newnan business women lead healthy path

Newnan business leaders (L-R) Sheri Fleishour, Karen Strickland, Cynthia Jenkins, Liliana Chiciu, Sharon Rogers and Gwen Garrison with Chamber president & CEO Candace Boothby start 2015 with an annual mammogram.Photo/Submitted.

Mammograms recommended each year for those over 40

More than a dozen Newnan business women recently answered a call from the Newnan Coweta Chamber of Commerce for what could be their most important appointment of the year -- an annual mammogram at the Piedmont Newnan Outpatient Center at the Summit Healthplex.

The American Cancer Society recommends women have a mammogram annually starting at age 40 for the early detection of breast cancer. Call 770-400-4040 for an appointment.