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Christopher Ryan Hayes, 24

Christopher Ryan Hayes, 24, passed away Sunday August 17, 2014.

Ryan was born July 29, 1990 in Atlanta, Ga. He graduated from Whitewater High school in 2008 and is survived by his parents Chris Hayes and Rhonda Shepherd.

The memorial service was held at Graceway Church in Hampton, Ga. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 p.m.

The Ryan Hayes Memorial Fund has been set up at any Wells Fargo Bank and donations can be made in lieu of flowers. Please see a personal banker and use the last 4 numbers of the account 0613. Condolences can be left at www.georgiafuneralcare.com. Read More»

Jacquelyn Hugo of Jacksonville, Fla

Jacquelyn Hugo

Jacquelyn (Jackie) Hugo, a long time resident of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away August 19, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ga.

Jackie was a petite beauty, known for her sense of style and vivacious personality. Her classmates deemed her "most popular" and named her "queen." Read More»

Juanita G. Blanton, 82, of Fayetteville

Juanita G. Blanton

Juanita G. "Tootsie" Blanton, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband Troy A. Blanton and son John Clay Blanton.

She is survived by her son Toby (Sarah) Blanton of Brooks; grandchildren Jonathan Clay (Desiree) Blanton of Fayetteville, Benjamin Troy Blanton and fiancé Jackie William of Orlando, Anna Elisabeth Blanton, Courtney Marie Blanton, and Madelyn Rae Blanton, all of Brooks; beloved dog DD; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces & nephews, and special friend & caregiver Marie Knowles. Read More»

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale, age 77

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale returned to the Lord on August 23, 2014.

He was born Dec 4, 1936 in Sylacauga, Ala. Rev. Hale graduated from East Highland High School. After graduating from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1965; he moved his family to Atlanta, Ga.

Rev. Hale continued his studies at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Gammon Theological Seminary. He graduated in 1968. Later, he received his Master of Theology Degree in 1973. Rev. Hale was then appointed Pastor of Bowen United Methodist Church in Tuskegee, Ala. Read More»

Ruth Annette Burke Ford, age 92, ofFayetteville

Mrs. Ruth Annette Burke Ford, age 92, of Redwine Road, Fayetteville, Ga., died Wednesday, August 20. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 23, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, Ga., with the Rev. James F. Lambert officiating. Read More»

'Tools for Empowerment' is Saturday

Make a stop in Peachtree City this weekend for a good cause. Photo/Submitted.

Before you settle in to watch football next Saturday, why not help change the world first? Join ‘A Self-help Assistance Program (ASAP) for coffee, donuts and snacks plus a tour of the new “Tools For Empowerment” tool donation and recycling center. Here your donated tools will bring hope to youth in Haiti. Stop by Saturday at 341 D-Bob Industrial Way, Unit C, in Peachtree City between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Read More»

Food drive to start after Labor Day

To help feed the hungry in the community, while offering library customers a way to ease their own financial burdens, the Fayette County Public Library is partnering with Fayette Samaritans to host a “Food for Fines” drive beginning the day after Labor Day. Food collection containers will be located inside the library from Sept. 2 through Oct. 31. Read More»

There she is...

There she is...

Savannah Mathis, a previous resident of Fayetteville, won Majorette Queen of America 2015 in July at Drum Majorettes of America’s National finals. She is the daughter of Mike and Shirley Mathis, formerly of Fayetteville. She is a 2010 graduate of Whitewater High School where she was the featured twirler her senior year. Mathis also graduated magna cum laude from Georgia Southern University in May with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She intends on pursuing a degree in medicine specializing in oncology. Photo/Submitted.

Worley gets Girl Scouts highest award

One of Worley’s classes, Photo/Submitted.

Jordan Worley was recently awarded Girl Scouting’s highest honor, the Gold Award. She chose her project, entitled “Dance Techniques through Rhythm and Movement”, to show children a fun way to become more physically active and also gain an appreciation for the art of dance.

Worley’s inspiration for her project came a year ago while reading an article in “The Citizen” about obesity rates in Georgia’s children Read More»

A new garden grows in Fayette

Garden volunteers include, first row from left, Jordon Cole, Andrew Cole, Braden Pennypacker and Taryn Pennypacker. Very front: Destyn Pennypacker and Trio Dog. Back row: Matthew Browning, Andrew Alberts, Steven Andrews and Rhonda Penneypacker. Mathew and Andrew are with Boy Scout Troop 79, Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone. Photo/Submitted.

A garden by the Heritage Christian Church for the Fayette Samaritans was the vision of a church member, Rhonda Pennypacker. She did all of the organizing, made it happen and is also the garden manager.

Members of the church and local volunteers provided money and their time to plant, maintain, and harvest. Everything that is grown is donated to the Samaritans. The church also provides water for the project.

This summer, over 120 to 150 pounds of cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and okra were harvested for the benefit of this 21 year old food and clothing charity. Read More»

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