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David Bartlett Roten Jr., 34, of Peachtree City

David Bartlett Roten Jr.

David Bartlett Roten Jr., 34, of Peachtree City, Ga., served in the United States Army as a decorated Special Forces Weapons Sergeant. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, among others. Since his honorable discharge in 2010, David has been supporting the U.S. Government in austere environments. He was killed in action on November 27, 2014 in hostile territory supporting the US Government. Read More»

William Bridges, 89

William Bridges

William “Billy” Bridges, 89, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Highland Hills Baptist Church, 1370 Briarcliff Road, Macon, Ga. 31211. Reverend Jake Hall and Reverend Cass DuCharme will officiate. Burial will follow in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. Read More»

James Walter Moss, age 82

Mr. James Walter Moss, age 82, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at his home in Fayetteville, Ga.

He was born September 16, 1932 in Atlanta, Ga., to late James Edgar Moss of Palmetto Ga., and Lunell Banks Moss of Fayetteville Ga., and long time residence of Mountain View Ga.

James served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 4 years, with two years in Japan during the Korean War. He was an avid sportsman and fan. In high school he played football and pitched for Jonesboro High School. He followed the Atlanta Braves and Falcons with great interest. Read More»

Saving chapel offerings for charity

St. Paul Lutheran School’s students have been collecting their chapel offerings since the beginning of the school year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. They surpassed their goal and collected a total of $650.30. Pictured are members of the St. Paul Lutheran Beta Club who picked the charity that would receive the donation. Photo/Submitted.

Students save for a cause

St. Paul Lutheran School’s students have been collecting their chapel offerings since the beginning of the school year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

They surpassed their goal and collected a total of $650.30.

Pictured are members of the St. Paul Lutheran Beta Club who picked the charity that would receive the donation. Photo/Submitted.

Feeding the homebound

Photo/Submitted.

Some elderly in the community are going hungry. They have difficulty preparing meals and don’t have any type of holiday food.

Fayette County has a large number of seniors that live alone and have health conditions that make the simple tasks of preparing a nutritious meal a real challenge.

Additionally, some have a very limited income, making it difficult to maintain a healthy diet while making sure they have the crucial medications they need as well. Read More»

Tuned for the holidays

Tuned for the holidays

Flat Rock holiday concert

The Flat Rock Middle School Band, directed by Mr. Matthew Price, will be performing their Winter Concert Dec 15 at 7 p.m. in Sandy Creek High School’s Patriot Hall. The Beginning, Concert and Symphonic Bands will be performing holiday music. Admission is free. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta author finishes final novel in trilogy

The book cover for ‘Duncan’s Justice,’ the final book in the trilogy. Photo/Submitted.

Newnan, Palmetto & Fairburn inspired setting for Brown’s historical fiction series

Dog River Press has just released Coweta resident and author Sidney A. Brown’s last novel in the Mathew Duncan Trilogy.

The series features the old town of Campbellton, Ga., and its long-serving City Marshal, Mathew Duncan.

The Carnegie Library of Newnan recently hosted a Meet the Author event where numerous followers and readers gathered to listen to Brown’s presentation on the old ghost town of Campbellton.

Brown has appeared at multiple locations promoting the trilogy, including Barnes & Noble bookstore in Ashley Park. Read More»

Caregivers team up for ‘Toys for Tots’

Piedmont elves David Hall and Zack Holt of Piedmont Newnan Hospital visit with Piedmont Fayette Hospital caregivers. Photo/Submitted.

This holiday season, Piedmont Fayette Hospital is teaming up with Piedmont Newnan Hospital and physician practices in Coweta and Fayette counties to support the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

Piedmont “elves” have been busy delivering collection boxes throughout the two counties. So far, more than 100 boxes have been distributed to 70 locations. Toys will be collected through Dec. 16.

Toys for Tots is collaborating with local organizations in Coweta and Fayette to ensure these toys are distributed to local families in need. Read More»

All we want for Christmas...

Gracie Wilson talks to Santa at the Coweta County Senior Center. Tony Bell, dressed as Santa, surprised Wilson and others at the monthly Senior Center luncheon. Photo/Submitted.

Santa surprises seniors at weekly luncheon

A surprise visitor came to Wednesday’s luncheon at the Coweta County Senior Center in Senoia.

“I never saw a room with so many 29-year-olds,” said Santa, as he entered the Senior Center.

There were lots of smiles and candy canes as Santa visited each table.

Later, seniors and guests had the opportunity to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas.

Some requests included a brand new Corvette with gas, “a happy Christmas for all my family,” and even an Easy-Bake Oven.

Doing the honors as Santa was Tony Bell.
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‘Christmas in the Country’

Brooks Town Manager, Ellen Walls, ready for "Christmas in the Country,” Sunday, Dec. 7. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with the town tree lighting, followed by Santa's arrival at 6 p.m. There will be a free Christmas concert at Brooks Chapel at 7 p.m., a food truck, photos with Santa and more. For more information contact Bebe Moore at 770-719-3194. Photo/Submitted.

Brooks Town Manager, Ellen Walls, ready for "Christmas in the Country,” Sunday, Dec. 7. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with the town tree lighting, followed by Santa's arrival at 6 p.m. There will be a free Christmas concert at Brooks Chapel at 7 p.m., a food truck, photos with Santa and more. For more information contact Bebe Moore at 770-719-3194. Photo/Submitted.

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