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Vickie Lynn Davis, age 52 of Senoia

Mrs. Vickie Lynn Davis, age 52 of Senoia, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Mrs. Davis was born in Lexington, Ky. on August 19, 1962.

She is preceded in death by father, Dewey Harris; mother, Jane Johns Harris; brothers, Teddy Harris and Fred Harris.

Mrs. Davis was a 1980 graduate of Jonesboro High School, employed with Panasonic for 20 years, and was a member of IAAP. She loved to line dance, play ping pong, loved the outdoors and cure for cancer walks. Read More»

Stephen C. Schmidt, 61, of Peachtree City

Stephen C. Schmidt

Former longtime resident of Peachtree City, Stephen C. Schmidt, 61, died suddenly Sept. 12 in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Schmidt worked for Bells Markets, General Foods, and Saputo Dairy Foods during a long successful career in food sales.

A great lover of music and sports, Mr. Schmidt was actively involved in his children's activities, including acting as coach for his son's baseball and his daughter's soccer teams. He played guitar and loved to sing harmony in his eclectic band, The Wobbly Cowboys. Read More»

Laureano Gil, 77, of Fayetteville

Laureano "Larry" Gil, 77, of Fayetteville, Ga., went to be with our Lord in Heaven on October 19, 2014.

He suffered from congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. Read More»

James Melville Landers, of Peachtree City

James Melville Landers

James ("Jim") Melville Landers, of Peachtree City, Ga., 78, born in Little Rock, Ark., passed from this earth and went to Heaven on October 19, 2014.

Jim is survived by his wife Rebecca Landers of Peachtree City, Ga., married 56 years. He is survived by his three children, Kelly Baker-Barnes and husband Craig Barnes, Colonel Kevin Landers and his wife Melody, and Brian Landers and wife Suzie; 12 grandchildren; and sister, Natalie Goss of North Little Rock, Ark. Jim's parents were the late Mel and Edna Landers of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Read More»

Jingle Bell Trail Race set

It’s that time again for an annual holiday tradition. Yes, it’s time to lace on those jingle bells and get ready for the 18th annual Jingle Bell Trail Race Dec. w6.

Race organizers are expecting many kids and adults to come to school and participate in the 5K run, which is part of the Grand Prix Rotary Series, or the more leisurely 1-mile run/walk. A festive atmosphere is promised for all participants! Read More»

PTC man honored at ISB gala as Influential Georgia Muslim

Zaheer Faruqi, a resident of Peachtree City, was one of 50 honorees recognized as an “Influential Georgia Muslims” at the first gala sponsored by the Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) of Atlanta.

The awards were presented in eight categories and were introduced by key Georgia leaders.

The honorees represented fields as varied as education, arts, medicine, sports, community activism and philanthropy, and were selected by an independent panel of judges. Read More»

Gold award for pet cemetery

Julie is pictured with Sadie beside the statue of St. Francis during the dedication of the Pet Remembrance Garden, Oct. 4. Photo/Submitted.

Julie Bedson, a senior at McIntosh High School, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for identifying, planning and completing the building of a pet cemetery in Peachtree City.
Bedson identified a need for the cemetery and proceeded to gain the necessary support, permits and donations to build the Saint Andrew’s-in-the Pines Pet Remembrance Garden. Read More»

Learning about nature

Learning about nature

The Fayette-Starr’s Mill DAR daughters were entertained and educated with a program at the October meeting about “Forest Diversity at the Ridge Nature Area”. Dennis Chase is developing the park in conjunction with the Southern Conservation Trust. The nature area is a habitat for box turtles, deer and many other species of wildlife. It is located between Whitewater Creek and Starr’s Mill Pond and contains the first public multi-purpose trails in the county. Pictured are: first vice-president and program chairman Lynda Fields, Dennis Chase, and conservation chairman Lynne Bride. Read More»

New facility

New facility

The Starr’s Mill high school cheerleaders helped with the ribbon cutting of the new athletic building at the south Fayette campus last week. Coaches of the team are Mandy Ratliff, Todd Saye, Emily Woodward. Also present at the ribbon cutting were members of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and Starr’s Mill principal, Audrey Toney. Photo/Submitted.

Malcom to be inducted in military hall of fame

Col. Ben Malcolm.

U.S. Army Col. (Retired) Ben Malcom will be inducted in the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame for Valor on Nov. 1 in Columbus.

Col. Malcom is a native of Monroe, Ga. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in 1950 upon graduation from North Georgia College where he earned his bachelors degree in education.

He also holds a masters degree in political science from Auburn University. He is a combat veteran of both Korea and Vietnam.

Col. Malcom is known throughout the Armed Forces as laying the foundation for today’s Special Forces Operations. Read More»

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