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Arlene L. Harris of Nebraska

Arlene was born in Bruning, Neb. and graduated from Nebraska Weslyan University as a theater major. After touring with the theater company, Arlene went to Alaska to visit her sister and started working in television. She met and married T. W. "Bill" Harris and had two sons, Tad and Mike, and moved to Georgia and then Illinois. Arlene and Bill ran their own business in Illinois for several years until the late 1970's. Arlene worked in marketing for a medical products company and became the Vice President of Marketing. She retired in 1989 and moved to Georgia to be close to family. Read More»

Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone

Miss Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone passed away August 18, 2014.

She is survived by her parents Ron and Janet Barteski of Peachtree City; grandmother, Phyllis Collins; boyfriend Lee Jones of Tyrone; sister Jennifer Barteski; brother Adam Barteski; niece Blair Barteski and nephew Landan Barteski.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Father Kevin Hargaden principal celebrant. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Park. Read More»

Margaret K. Tarpley, 96, of Jonesboro,

Margaret K. Tarpley, 96, of Jonesboro, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014.

Mrs. Tarpley was a porcelain artist, an avid gardener, and an expert quilter. She retired from National Bank of Georgia. Read More»

Vicki Beck of Tyrone

Ms. Vicki Beck of Tyrone passed away August 15, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Lauren Crouch and her husband Chad of Tyrone; Lindsey Townsel of Decatur and Lanie Townsel of Tyrone; sister, Kathy Tyson of Griffin; grandchildren, Carlee Townsel, Aria and Collier Crouch.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Tyrone, Ga. (for more information of the location of memorial service please e-mail laurencrouch82@gmail.com).

Pastor Keith Moore officiating.

Those wishing may sign the on line guest registry at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. Read More»

Larysa Pushkar of Peachtree City

Larysa Pushkar of Peachtree City, Ga. was born November 29, 1971 and passed away on August 15th of this year.

She was preceded in death by her mother Eva Pushkar.

Larysa was a proud graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in early childhood education. While she enjoyed teaching, her passion was serving and helping others through service in her local church. She was extraordinarily sacrificial in these efforts and through her example she inspired others and impacted many lives. Read More»

Andrew Shlapak is the county’s newest Eagle Scout

Jeff Shafer, Troop 175 Scoutmaster and Andrew Shlapak, Eagle Scout. Photo/Submitted.

Troop 175 is excited to announce Andrew Shlapak was judged to meet the standards and high ideals of an Eagle Scout.

He is from Troop 175 Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Shlapak graduated from Starr’s Mill High School in the spring and will attend Auburn University this Fall

His project was to build a deck adjacent to the Peachtree City United Methodist Church Youth Lodge. Read More»

Helping out

Helping out

The Wilshire Estates neighborhood in south Peachtree City has made active choices to support one of the four major focus areas of the Fayette Vision Plan. Wilshire Estates is located close to the Peeples, Rising Starr and Starr’s Mill complex and has several residents active on PTO organizations and other volunteer positions in these schools. On Saturday the neighborhood had a ‘Party with a Purpose’ and while enjoying a great family BBQ, a collection was held to support Peeples Elementary where apparently many children are hungry during the day and need snacks. Photo/Submitted.

Albert Edward Ensell IV, age 57

Albert Edward Ensell IV

Albert "Tippy, Eddie Munster, Babu, Squirrel Boy, Dingus" Edward Ensell IV, who was born August 25, 1956 in Wildwood, N.J., died Saturday, August 9 2014, in a plane crash near Senoia, Ga.

He was committed to the lord, a devoted husband, committed father and incomparable friend. After serving in the Navy, Ensell spent 32 years as an air traffic control specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration and was to retire in September of this year. He was an adventurer, hiker, sailor, pilot and extreme lover of life. Read More»

Partying for a good cause

Partying for a good cause

Fayette County resident Mike Flynn wouldn't have it any other way. As he did five years ago, Flynn for his 75th birthday threw a party Aug. 10 where guests brought gifts for the Fayette County Humane Society. Taking a minute out from the festivities were, from left, Mike Flynn, Fayette County Humane Society representative Leah Thomson and Debbie Flynn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Looking at the lighter side of life

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One of the things that I miss most about this stage of life is sitting around the dinner table as a family and talking about our day, especially this time of year. The kids would tell stories about their day at school.

At our recent brothers’ reunion, my sister-in-law was telling me that they were sitting around the dinner table, and my brother Mark was telling his story about his day. Read More»

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