Domenico Troia, of Peachtree City

Domenico Troia, of Peachtree City, Georgia,passed on 1/13/2018. He was born in Palermo, Sicily on October 5, 1936 to Vincenzo and Maria Troia. He was a great man who lifted himself out of poverty, sailed all over the world, emigrated to the United States, started his own business, and most importantly left a legacy of […]

Mary Simms Eldridge, 62

Mary “Jan” Simms Eldridge, 62 years, old of Fayetteville, Ga., joined the saints of her family on January 16, 2018, in Atlanta, Ga., succumbing to cancer related respiratory failure. She was surrounded by her sons, daughter-in-law, and husband. Jan was born on September 30, 1955, to Lester and Faye (Moore) Simms, in Fayetteville, Tenn. Jan was […]

Kenneth James Hulse 68

Kenneth (Ken) James Hulse 68, passed away on Christmas Eve surrounded by his family. He had been fighting Alzheimer’s for the last 11 years. With his quick wit and infectious smile he won the hearts of many. He was a great guy with the best sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh. Ken was […]

Make sure all Vietnam vets are honored next weekend

Make sure all Vietnam vets are honored next weekend

There is still time for Vietnam veterans from Peachtree City and the surrounding area to sign up for the upcoming Vietnam Veteran Honors Ceremony taking place Saturday morning, 11 a.m. on Jan. 27 at Peachtree City Christian Church. Sign up has been extended; the new deadline is now Jan. 22. Vietnam veterans who have not […]

Changes coming to area libraries

Changes coming to area libraries

For nearly 10 years, readers in Fayette County have enjoyed free online access to eBooks and eAudiobooks through their local public libraries. This service will continue, but users will see some changes in the coming weeks. The public libraries in Fayette County will soon be purchasing their eBooks and eAudiobooks from a new vendor. Beginning […]

Fayette band director is tops in nation

Fayette band director is tops in nation

A mother and son shared a special moment at the All-American Bowl when the announcement was made that Dr. Myra Rhoden had been named the 2018 National Band Director of the Year by the National Association for Music Education. Dr. Rhoden, band director at Fayette County High School, was at the bowl to watch her […]

Ask Father Paul – The name(s) of God

DEAR FATHER PAUL: A friend of mine insists that God has a number of different names and that these are actually all in the Bible. I’ve always just called him “God.” So what IS God’s name? Frank DEAR FRANK:  Your friend is right. The first reference in the Bible to God’s name is found in […]

James Michael Sams, age 69

James Michael (Mike) Sams of Molena passed peacefully on January 10, 2018. He was born on July 7, 1948 in Atlanta. His parents J.O. and Margaret Shields Sams of Hampton and his sister, Sandra Sams Cornelius of Thomaston Ga., preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Toni Bell Sams […]

Rodney Baxter Cage, age 73

Rodney Baxter Cage was born to Jere and Elizabeth Cage in Berkhamsted, England, on September 25, 1944. While stationed in Berkhamsted during WWII, Jere, who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, met and married Betty Baxter. After marrying in England, Jere and Betty welcomed their first of 3 boys, Rodney. Rodney and his mother […]

Thomas Boyle Illingworth, 78

Thomas Boyle Illingworth, 78, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. He was born on January 28, 1939 in Chicago to Walter and Margaret Illingworth. He graduated from Proviso High School in 1958 and proudly served in the United States Navy, serving a tour of duty in Iceland. He met and married the love of […]

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