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Mary Jo Kachman of Jonesboro

Mary Jo Kachman of 237 Cedar Trail, Jonesboro Ga. in Fayette county passed away September 16, 2014.

She was born in Kansas City, Mo. August 22, 1945.

Mary Jo lived in Fayette County for 31 years and worked for attorney Larry M. Melnick in Jonesboro, Ga. She enjoyed fishing and camping and spending time with her children.

She is survived by husband Richard Kachman, daughter April Denise Boham, Richard Joseph Kachman, grandson Joshua Boham and granddaughter Rayn Elizabeth Cooper.

There will be a private family service in the future. Read More»

Richard Hamman of Peachtree City

Richard "Dick" Hamman

Richard "Dick" Hamman of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

Born in Fairmont, W.Va., on Sept. 25, 1928, Dick was the son of the late Roy Silas Hamman and Edna Jane Hamman. He was 85. Read More»

Mary Evelyn Finlon of Fayetteville

Mary Evelyn (Perry) Finlon passed away on September 21, 2014.

She was born in Tifton, Ga. on November 14, 1920. She is preceded in death by her husband, of 53 years, Robert L. Finlon, Sr. Read More»

Glenda J. Grant, age 70 of Brooks

Mrs. Glenda J. Grant, age 70 of Brooks, passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Mrs. Grant was born in Griffin, Ga. on July 14, 1944. She is preceded in death by her parents, Claude Lee Phillips and Elsie Foster Phillips; brothers, Claude Phillips and Wilbur Phillips. Mrs. Grant was retired from Kroger, and was a member of North Griffin Congregational Holiness Church.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Winfred Grant; son, Ryan Grant; sisters, Etheleen Davis and Vernell Grant; several in-laws, nieces and nephews. Read More»

American Values Traveling Museum visits Whitewater

Knox Herndon shows students the World War II memorabilia on display in his American Values Traveling Museum. Photo/Submitted.

As students recognized Constitution Week at Whitewater High, they had the opportunity to see actual war artifacts used by soldiers during the American Revolution, bringing a greater appreciation for the sacrifices made by the early freedom fighters.

The high school’s PTSO (Parent, Teacher, Student Organization) funded the American Values Traveling Museum that came to Whitewater on September 16. Memorabilia featured in the traveling museum includes artifacts from the American Revolution all the way through the modern “War on Terror.” Read More»

Market Day is Saturday

This Saturday is the fourth Market Day event of 2014, at the Lane Brown Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Main Street welcomes everyone to attend this open air market featuring a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade or homegrown products.

The Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..Subsequent Market Days will be held on the fourth Saturday of September and October. Read More»

Dragon boats head to Lake Mac

Dragon boats head to Lake Mac

The Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Dragon Boat Races will celebrate its seventh year September 27. The festivities will be held at a new location this year. The boats will be racing at Peachtree City’s Lake McIntosh, located at the end of TDK Boulevard.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly event. All proceeds from the races will benefit the local Breast Cancer Survivors’ Network.

The race has grown from a handful of teams and a few spectators to a signature Peachtree City event that continues to grow year after year. Read More»

Reading rocks!

Reading rocks!

Friends of the Fayette County Public Library held one of its book sales and these folks have just set an arm load of books down to rest a moment. Alex Miguel Daigle, a student at Kedron Elementary School, and his dad, Eric Daigle enjoyed the selection of books. Alex has decided to pursue books in world history and found many to choose from. at the sale. The Friends were pleased with the turnout of visitors. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Anthony Philip Bertino, 68, of Peachtree City

Anthony Philip Bertino, 68, of Peachtree City, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2014.

He served his country in the US Army and retired as Chief Warrant Officer II.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Dawn Bertino; son Troy Bertino; daughter Christine (Juan) Quiza; grandchild Chaz Bertino; one brother; and one sister. Read More»

Joseph K. Graves, 76, of Peachtree City

Joseph K. Graves, 76, of Peachtree City, passed away September 14, 2014.

He served his country during the Vietnam War with the United States Air Force and later was a pilot for Delta Airlines.

He is survived by his wife Martha; sons Brandon and Devon Graves; sisters Barbara Glaser, Martha Moore and Betty Backfield; brother James Graves and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial followed at Westminster Memorial Gardens. Read More»

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