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Henry Christopher Greer, age 68, of Peachtree City

Henry Christopher Greer

Henry Christopher "Turtle" Greer, age 68, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on April 4, 2014 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He was visiting his favorite country in Europe when he died of natural causes. Read More»

Donald R. Rogin, 76, of Williamson

Donald R. Rogin

Donald R. Rogin, 76, of Williamson, Ga. passed away on April 8, 2014.

He was born on April 25, 1937 to Eleanor Silverstein Rogin and Isador Rogin in Chicago, Ill. Don was an icon of Peachtree City since 1970 and is best known as a residential builder and as owner of Frank 'n' Fries restaurant. He coached soccer for 27 seasons and was an ardent golfer. Read More»

Dennis John Berkelbaugh, 72, of Fayetteville

Dennis John Berkelbaugh

Dennis John Berkelbaugh, 72, of Fayetteville, passed away April 8, 2014.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. For 27 years he worked as a manager of Eastern Airlines and later for Progressive Lighting in Braselton, Ga. Mr. Berkelbaugh was a volunteer fireman and EMT in Brooks, a former Fayette County Commissioner from 1981-1984, and more recently a volunteer at Fayette Youth Protection at Gracie's Closet/Bloom. He was a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Berkelbaugh was preceded in death by his parents Fred & Rose Berkelbaugh. Read More»

Helping out for the holiday

Helping out for the holiday

This marks the fifth year the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club has provided Easter baskets to members of the community. The club recent presented the baskets to the nonprofit Family Patterns Matter organization. The baskets will be distributed to grandparents raising small children. Pictured are, from left, club president Ginger Jackson Queener, 5-year-old Ashlyn Cox, club member Jim Cox and Family Patterns Matter CEO Linda Kirkpatrick. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Backpack buddies provide a helping hand

Backpack buddies provide a helping hand

The Senoia-based nonprofit Backpack Buddies organization got some help recently from SouthCrest Church, Orchard Hills Baptist, Crossroads Church, First Baptist Newnan, Senoia Vineyard Church, Legacy Christian Church and Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club packing food items for needy school children and delivering them in time for spring break when school is not in session. For more information visit www.backpackbuddiesga.org Photo/Special.

Jeanette G. Hall of Peachtree City

Jeanette G. Hall

Jeanette (Jan) G. Hall of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Houston, Texas with her children and grandchildren at her side.

She was born in Rockton, Ill., on June 13, 1928 to the late Louis and Eleanor Charboneau. She was educated in Rockford, Ill. and married Ralph (Bill) William Hall on April 3, 1948.

As a young woman, Jan was a swimming instructor and life guard and handed down her love of water to her children. Jan also worked as a librarian in Farmers Branch, Texas for many years where she passed on her passion for reading to all she touched. Read More»

Coweta school wins state award

Coweta County’s Moreland Elementary School is one of four Georgia schools selected as winners of the Georgia Department of Education’s 2014 Family-Friendly Partnership School Award.

“The schools that won this award understand the importance of what welcoming environments bring to student success,” said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. “They are models for the entire state when it comes to engaging families and making parents feel welcome from the moment that they walk in the door. I offer my congratulations and thanks to all of the winners and finalists.” Read More»

Police, firefighters raise funds for Wounded Warrior Project

Public safety team to tackle Tough Mudder April 26

A group of Fayette firefighters and police officers has been in training for a physical challenge to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

They are seeking donations which will all go towards WWP, which aids disabled veterans as they return home from the battlefield.

The local group of public safety participants will participate April 26 in a “Tough Mudder” event in Fairburn, which includes a 10-12 mile run with between 20 and 25 military-style obstacles to complete. Read More»

Donuts with Dad at Spring Hill Elementary

Donuts with Dad at Spring Hill Elementary

The cafeteria at Spring Hill Elementary was packed for a “Donuts with Dad” event sponsored by the school’s PTO March 28. Dads, granddads, uncles and father figures took time from their busy mornings to come to school with students, enjoying a fresh donut and coffee. The school has also begun an initiative called Fathers Being Involved in an effort to bring more dads to volunteer at the school. Photo/John Munford.

Enthusiastic about the 5th Annual Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk

Enthusiastic about the 5th Annual Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk

Warming up at Drake Field — At right, a quick warm-up was all that was needed April 5 to get the mass of participants ready for the 5th Annual Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk. The well-attended event, held at Drake Field in Peachtree City, benefits local cancer patients in and around Fayette County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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