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Holy Trinity will offer special GriefShare

“Surviving The Holidays” a special session of the GriefShare program for those who are grieving the death of a loved one, will be offered at Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Rd, in Peachtree City.

“Surviving The Holidays” can help cope and discover new reasons to enjoy the holidays.

A special “Survival Guide” with devotions will be provided.

There is no fee for the program and it is open to the public. Read More»

Lamar Willard Woods, 86, of Fayetteville

Lamar Willard Woods, 86, of Fayetteville, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014.

He is survived by his wife Helen Woods of Fayetteville; son Bryan (Susan) Woods of Fayetteville; grandsons Jason and Evan Woods of Auburn, Alabama.  A special thank you to his loving caregivers: Penny Hope, Cindy O’Neal, and Mary Banks.     Read More»

Andrew Alvey McFarland of Peachtree City

Andrew Alvey McFarland

Andrew Alvey McFarland of Peachtree City, Ga. died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 27.

Andrew, born June 21, 1987 in Memphis, Tenn., was the son of Lee and Sharon McFarland of Peachtree City, Ga. His family moved from Memphis to Peachtree City in 1993. Read More»

Ashley Salter, 37, of Fayetteville

Ashley Salter, 37, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. Born in Statesboro, Ga., Ashley graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering. She taught math at Starr's Mill High School in Fayetteville.

She is survived by her husband Wayne and their sons: Bradley Paul (9) and Clayton Reives (6); her parents, Phil and Diane King; and sister and brother-in-law Allison and Jason Brown and their children Hadley Marie (3) and Hayden (6). Read More»

Up close with county officials

Up close with county officials

Among the county departments participating in the “Face to Face” event at the Fayette County Public Library were from left: Debra Parrish, county recreation, Joel T. Benton, chief appraiser/director at the tax assessors’ office and Brian Cook, systems analyst. The library had a fire truck on property for children to participate in “Touch-A-Truck” and a police car for them to see. The library then encouraged the children to check out a book on these subjects and learn more.  Hot dogs and music were also provided.  Photo/Carolyn Cary.

PTC publishing company’s invention wins award

Photo/Submitted

Peachtree City-based Gallopade International, Inc., an award-winning publisher of children’s books and educational materials, produced a product selected as Learning Magazine’s 2015 Teachers’ Choice Award winner for its Classroom Common Core Writer’s Blocks, cubes that prompt writing topics.
The Learning magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards honor innovative, superlative educational products with real teachers weighing in as judges. Read More»

Civitans celebrate a big year

The 2014 officers were installed during the club’s annual end of the year meeting. The club also honored the Civitan of the Year. Photo/Submitted

Smiles, smiles, more smiles, and a few tears of joy filled the air as the Line Creek Civitan Club of Peachtree City celebrated the end to another year of fellowship, service and knowledge during their annual meeting and recognition dinner.

‘Happiness Invades Peachtree City” served as a correlating theme to the 2014-2015 Civitan International President’s theme “I’m Civitan Happy.” Read More»

John Max Stratton, age 85, of Tyrone

Mr. John Max Stratton, age 85, of Tyrone Ga., passed away, Sunday October 19, 2014 peacefully at his home.

John was born November 21, 1928 in Detroit Mich. to Charles and Marie (Vangorder) Stratton. He married the former Betty Wilma Summers in Michigan. John was employed as a Lead Mechanic with Delta Airlines for over 31 years and worked on several ground breaking projects in aviation. John was a dedicated Delta employee until he retired in 1993. He spent a lot of his free time serving with his church Flat Creek Baptist Church and the Giddieons Read More»

Margaret Roberts Cook, 92, of Peachtree City

Margaret Roberts Cook

Margaret (Margy) Roberts Cook, 92, of Peachtree City passed away October 20, 2014. Margy was born March 19, 1922, in Atlanta, graduated from Girls’ High School, and spent much of her life as a homemaker in East Point and Douglasville.

She had a strong faith, and interests included Bible study, sewing, cake decorating, cooking delicious meals for her family, playing with her grandchildren (sockball, anyone?), following the Braves, and caring for and loving her family, who also dearly loved her and will miss her. Read More»

C. Donald Skelton, 78, of Peachtree City

C. Donald "Don" Skelton, 78, of Peachtree City, passed away October 22, 2014.

Don was a member of Christ our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City. He retired as a Lieutenant from the Dade County Police Department in Dade County, Florida; Chief of Police of the Peachtree City Police Department; head of security for Handy City; head of security for Egleston Hospital; and head of security for Aberdeen Woods Conference Center. Read More»

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