James Richard Boykin, Jr 45, of Fayetteville

James Richard Boykin, Jr 45, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away September 24, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his father James Boykin Sr.

He is survived by his daughter Jamie Boykin; son James Boykin III; mother Ruth Boykin; sisters Ann Boykin (David Tilton partner); Donna (Allen) Romero; Susan (Eric) Leister-Cero; also grandchildren Lily Cosby and Kylie Cosby.

Jimbo had a heart the size of the moon and will forever be missed. Read More»

Manuel Adams of Peachtree City

On Wednesday September 10, 2014 Manuel "Hamby" Adams passed from this world following complications from lung cancer.

Born to Mary (Adams) Owens and James Arthur Adams on June 23, 1938 in Haralson County, Ga., Hamby loved growing up in a small town where everyone knows your name and friendships come easily. Hamby kept that kind spirit with him every day of his life. Read More»

Lawanda Jean Corley, 65, of Roswell

Lawanda Jean Corley, 65, of Roswell, Ga. passed away on September 23, 2014 following a lengthy illness.

She was born on October 17, 1948 in St. Petersburg, Fla. to Herman Otto and Margie Eugenia DuBose. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Allan Corley of Birmingham, Ala. and second husband, William Bonds of Docena, Ala. Read More»

Celebrating history

Celebrating history

Members of the Frankie Lyle Chapter 2074 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Fayetteville, participated in the 150th commemoration of Kilpatrick's Raid on Lovejoy's Station. They unveiled a monument honoring both Confederate and Union soldiers who died at the battle. It was held at Nash Farm Battlefield. From left to right: Ruth Smith, past president of No.2074, Linda Robinson, Georgia Division President, and Linda Jones, registrar No. 2074. Photo/Submitted.

A close-up to history

A close-up to history

Cub Scout Bears, third graders, from Den 9 of Peachtree City’s Pack 75 took a tour of the Dixie Wing for their “What Makes America Great” meeting. Scouts, parents and siblings had a great time learning about WWII and getting a close look at all of the airplanes from a Dixie Wing Colonel, Willard Womack (standing in the back on the right). For more information about Pack 75, please visit; for more information about the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing, please visit Photo/Submitted.

Memory Walk is Oct.4

Walking is great exercise. People of all ages can participate to keep physically fit. Walking alone affords the opportunity to clear and refresh your mind. Walking with others, whether with friends or family, lets you share the latest news or personal thoughts. But did you know walking can also help end Alzheimer’s disease and aid those stricken by that fatal disease?

Your opportunity to help comes at 8 a.m. Oct. 4 by participating in the 15th annual Southern Crescent Walk To End Alzheimer’s. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette’s Women’s Services celebrates eighth birthday

Piedmont Fayette’s Women’s Services celebrates eighth birthday

In the eight years since its inception, Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Women’s Services has experienced tremendous growth. On Wednesday, September 20, 2006, Piedmont Fayette delivered their first baby. Nearly one year later, on August 6, 2007, the 1,000th baby was delivered and last year, approximately 2,500 babies were born at Piedmont Fayette. As the number of deliveries increases, so does the need for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) services. The birthday week marked another important milestone for Women’s Services as the NICU began a long-awaited expansion. Read More»

Welcome to the world

Welcome to the world

This is the moment Army private Bryson Wood of Newnan held his newborn son for the first time. He deployed to Afghanistan in February, just days after learning his wife, Rebecca, was expecting their first child. She went into labor Sunday night and gave birth to Logan at 12:15 p.m. Monday at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Wood, who returned to his base in Colorado from Afghanistan just three weeks ago, pulled over while racing to the airport and watched his son come into this world via Facetime. He then caught the next flight to Atlanta. Read More»

How important are people to you?

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Bubba was always bragging about people he knew. One day his boss confronted Bubba and said, “Bubba, it’s impossible for someone to know all the people you claim to know.”

Bubba said, “Well, name someone, anyone.”

The boss wanted to prove his point, so he said, “How about Tom Cruise?”

Bubba said, “Oh, yes, Tom and I know each other well.” Read More»

Jewish High Holy Days begin at sundown today

The beginning of the year 5775 on the Hebrew Calendar is marked by Rosh Hashanah, the start of The High Holy Days. It begins with the blowing of the Shofar, a ram’s horn, and is observed by Jews all around the world.

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown today, Sept. 24 and continues for two days. Read More»