Film professor part of south metro outlook panel

Barton Bond

Presentation will focus on educational link to film boom

Barton Bond, director of Clayton State University’s Film and Digital Media Center, will speak about the educational aspect of Georgia’s film boom at an upcoming conference that will also include a speaker connected to Fayetteville’s Pinewood Studios.

Bond will be a panelist at the upcoming 2015 South Metro Outlook Development Conference that will be held Feb. 18 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park. Read More»

Habitat receives $45,000 for Newnan home

Habitat volunteers

Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity has been awarded $45,000 from Thrivent Financial.

The money will fund construction of a house in Newnan and supports the “Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity” program, an ongoing multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between the business and Habitat.

Thrivent Financial is committing $12 million nationally to the 2015 partnership, which will be used to serve families and mobilize volunteers through three programs: Thrivent Builds Homes, Thrivent Builds Worldwide and Thrivent Builds Repairs. Read More»

Peachtree City student to study abroad

University of Evansville student McKenna Ceci of Peachtree City will spend the Spring 2015 semester studying abroad at Harlaxton College, UE's British campus near Grantham, England.

Ceci is majoring in Theatre Performance.

UE's study abroad program at Harlaxton College, has been ranked number one in America by Read More»

James Erman Jones, 87, of Brooks

James Erman ("J.E.") Jones, 87, of Brooks passed away January 21, 2015.

He retired from Merita Bakery Company.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen Jones; his daughters, Sherry Graham and Lisa Eason; his son, Glenn Jones; his grandchildren, Brandy Graham, Kathleen Kendrick, Monica Lewis, Erica Bush, Keath Eason, Braek Jones, Robert Jones; his great-grandchildren, Trae Davis, Gayla Graham, Kamryn Kendrick, Natilee Bush, Tristen Kendrick, Phillip Wright, Noah Bush, Emma Eason, Madalynn Wright; and his sister, Frances Alverson. Read More»

Claire A. Fachet, age 91, of Peachtree City

Claire A. Fachet

Claire A. Fachet, age 91, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015.

She was born on September 2, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pa. to the late Edward & Agatha (Marcinowski) Nitka. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Fachet; and her brothers, Edward Nitka, Leonard Nitka and Henry Nitka. Read More»

Eric Chandler Griffiths, Jr. of Peachtree City

Eric Chandler Griffiths, Jr.

Eric "Ric" Chandler Griffiths, Jr. of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away January 24, 2015.

After retiring as an executive from Delta Airlines, Mr. Griffiths began a second career where he was co-manager of the Kroger grocery store in Fayetteville, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his parents Eric Chandler Griffiths, Sr. & Edna Grace Angell Griffiths, and brother Donald Griffiths. Read More»

Eleanor Morris Pitman, 87, of Fayetteville

Eleanor Morris Pitman, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away January 25, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Teed Pitman, Jr.; her parents, William and Rosalie Morris; her sister, Jackie Bumbaugh; and her son, Rusty Pitman.

She is survived by her sons, Wesley Pitman (Laura) of Chattanooga, Andy Pitman (Lisa) of Fayetteville; her daughter Kaaren Bartlett (Wayne), of Marietta; daughter-in-law Robin Pitman of Seattle; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and her sister, Irene Martin (Bob) of Blairsville. Read More»

Jack M. Wilson, Jr., age 63

Mr. Jack M. Wilson, Jr. was born on September 14, 1951 to Jack Sr. and Lillian Wilson in Atlanta, Ga.

He passed away on January 23, 2015 and is survived by his sons, Christopher Wilson and his wife Victoria of Newnan; Zachary Wilson of Statesboro and aunt Sandra Milford Sadler of Atlanta.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800 –

'Day of Service' for Fayette kids

Fayette students volunteer

Students volunteered on MLK Day

Fayette County students and "GenerationOn" members Caleb Ramirez, Hannah Ramirez, Josiah Ramirez, Dayana Rodriguez, Caroline Owusu, and Florence Owusu participated in the 2015 Lutheran Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service this year by giving four hours of community service to benefit the refugees resettled by Lutheran Services of Georgia and the community of Clarkston. Read More»

Suicide prevention workshop set for March

'I Will Intervene Challenge' open to all

The Newnan First United Methodist Church is hosting the “Third Annual I Will Intervene Challenge” on March 23.

The one-day suicide prevention workshop is open to all and offers continuing education credit for mental health professionals.

The workshop is based on work with more than 24,000 soldiers and is designed for members of all care-giving groups -- medical professionals, law enforcement personnel, educators, ministers, counselors, coaches, human resource directors, managers, military personnel or anyone desiring to learn the skills needed to save others from suicide. Read More»