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Scouts enjoy summer trip to New Mexico

Pictured left to right; Mark Jaggers, Harrison Jaggers, Jake McMahon, Jon Cockes, Ryan Cockes, Jordan Hall & Wayne Hall. Not pictured Kris & Noah Schmitz. Photo/Submitted.

A crew of teenage Scouts (14 and 15 yrs olds) and their leaders went on a life changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness with trails that climb from 6,500 feet to as high as 12,441 feet. During the trek Boy Scout Troop 212 from Fayetteville hiked 70 miles over 10 days. The photo was taken at Mt. Phillips at 11,711 feet. Troop 212 meets at Christ Church at Whitewater on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Read More»

Chester Cleal Ping, age 100, of Peachtree City

Chester Cleal Ping, age 100, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on July 25, 2014.

He was born on June 13, 1914 to Charles Wesley Ping and Mary Alice Barkus Ping in Miller, S.D.

He was the co-owner of Ping McCurdy Century 21 Real Estate in Peachtree City, Ga. for more than 20 years and a past President of the Fayette Board of Realtors. He was a member of Peachtree City Christian Church, a 25 year Mason, Indiana local and State Grange. Chester loved watching Westerns, watching the Braves and playing solitaire. Read More»

Minnie Cavalli, of Fayetteville

Minnie Cavalli

Mrs. Minnie Cavalli, a long time native of Fayetteville, Ga., passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 shortly after celebrating her 96th birthday.

She will always be remembered by her smile, sense of humor, gentle nature and always a pleasant and good word for all. Read More»

Joel Jay Bass, age 77, of College Park

Mr. Joel Jay "Sam" Bass, age 77, of College Park passed away Monday, July 21, 2014.

He was born to the late Lucille McFadden Bass and Alden G. Bass. Mr. Bass was a Graduate of Cadiz High (Class of 1954) and a United States Air Force Veteran (1954-1957). He graduated Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in 1959 and started working at Eastern Airlines (LaGuardia Airport) the same year. In 1960 he was awarded the Presidential Award for saving a Lockheed Electra from a fire at a terminal gate. He was an accomplished private pilot and rebuilder of general aviation aircraft. Read More»

Back to school, back to church

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

Oh, the sweet days of summer. Watermelon, fresh vegetables, red tomatoes, Fourth of July, beach vacation, Vacation Bible Schools, youth camp, peaches, homemade ice cream, plenty of Braves games!

I’d love a few more months of summer, but that’s not how the calendar works. Summer break is winding down and families are getting in “back to school” mode.

Pastors like back to school mode because members who have been on vacation hopefully will settle back into regular church attendance and participation. Read More»

Fister-Tinker engagement

Kelly Nicole Fister engaged to Cameron James Tinker

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fister of Fayetteville, Ga. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Nicole Fister to Cameron James Tinker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tinker of Covington, La.

Kelly is a 2003 graduate of Fayette County High School and a graduate of Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Music Degree in flute performance. 

She is employed as a personal trainer and yoga instructor with the Columbus YMCA.

Cameron is a graduate of Mandeville High School in Louisiana and a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Computer Science. Read More»

Elizabeth Horne, 94, of Fayetteville

Elizabeth Horne, 94, of Fayetteville, Ga. died July 24, 2014. She was born on September 25, 1919 in Montgomery County, Ga. to parents, Martin McQueen and Ruth Riggs McQueen.

She was a devoted wife and mother. She outlived 2 husbands and her son. 

Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ogletree; stepdaughters, Alice McClanahan and Becky West; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She worked at East Point Chevrolet for 30 years. The family wishes to thank the exceptional staff at Dogwood Forest and Homestead Hospice. Read More»

Robert Edward Nisbet, 82, of Senoia

Robert Edward Nisbet, 82, of Senoia, passed away July 28, 2014. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He also worked 40 plus years in commercial aviation.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Betty Sue Nisbet; sons Michael David (Karla) Nisbet and Mark Douglas (Elisa) Nisbet; daughter Virginia Lynn Hilts; grandchildren Kim, Bobby, Douglas, Steven, Thomas, Erica, Ashley and Anna; great-grandchildren Anna Belle, Carter and Emeric; also brother Carl F. Nisbet, Jr. Read More»

George Bernard Babb, 99

George Bernard Babb, 99, formerly a resident of College Park, Ga. for over 60 years, passed away on July 25, 2014, after a lingering illness lasting over a year.

He was preceded in death by his parents George Doles Babb and Mary Alma (Perry) Babb of Macon, Ga. and his wife of 70-plus years Ina Marie (Standifer) Babb. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/30/14

PTCUMC men’s breakfast set for Aug. 2
PTCUMC United Methodist Men’s next breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2 beginning at 7:45 a.m. with coffee and fellowship, and breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Windgate Multi-Purpose Room. Guest speaker is Will Garner, executive director of the Midwest Food Bank-Georgia Division. Midwest formed in 2003 as a non-profit organization that provides food to over 225,000 needy people every month throughout the U.S. and aboard.

Free genealogy class offered Read More»