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Jeanette G. Hall of Peachtree City

Jeanette G. Hall

Jeanette (Jan) G. Hall of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Houston, Texas with her children and grandchildren at her side.

She was born in Rockton, Ill., on June 13, 1928 to the late Louis and Eleanor Charboneau. She was educated in Rockford, Ill. and married Ralph (Bill) William Hall on April 3, 1948.

As a young woman, Jan was a swimming instructor and life guard and handed down her love of water to her children. Jan also worked as a librarian in Farmers Branch, Texas for many years where she passed on her passion for reading to all she touched. Read More»

Coweta school wins state award

Coweta County’s Moreland Elementary School is one of four Georgia schools selected as winners of the Georgia Department of Education’s 2014 Family-Friendly Partnership School Award.

“The schools that won this award understand the importance of what welcoming environments bring to student success,” said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. “They are models for the entire state when it comes to engaging families and making parents feel welcome from the moment that they walk in the door. I offer my congratulations and thanks to all of the winners and finalists.” Read More»

Police, firefighters raise funds for Wounded Warrior Project

Public safety team to tackle Tough Mudder April 26

A group of Fayette firefighters and police officers has been in training for a physical challenge to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

They are seeking donations which will all go towards WWP, which aids disabled veterans as they return home from the battlefield.

The local group of public safety participants will participate April 26 in a “Tough Mudder” event in Fairburn, which includes a 10-12 mile run with between 20 and 25 military-style obstacles to complete. Read More»

Donuts with Dad at Spring Hill Elementary

Donuts with Dad at Spring Hill Elementary

The cafeteria at Spring Hill Elementary was packed for a “Donuts with Dad” event sponsored by the school’s PTO March 28. Dads, granddads, uncles and father figures took time from their busy mornings to come to school with students, enjoying a fresh donut and coffee. The school has also begun an initiative called Fathers Being Involved in an effort to bring more dads to volunteer at the school. Photo/John Munford.

Enthusiastic about the 5th Annual Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk

Enthusiastic about the 5th Annual Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk

Warming up at Drake Field — At right, a quick warm-up was all that was needed April 5 to get the mass of participants ready for the 5th Annual Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk. The well-attended event, held at Drake Field in Peachtree City, benefits local cancer patients in and around Fayette County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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Westbrook-Stanczak Wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Stanczak

Carol and Sam Westbrook of Peachtree City, Ga. and Sally and Rick Richardson of Treasure Island, Fla. proudly announce the marriage of their children Samantha Melissa Westbrook and Bradley Michael Stanczak on October 19, 2013.

The wedding took place at the Grande Bohemian Hotel in Celebration, Fla. and Pastor Glen Smith officiated the double ring ceremony.  Read More»

Davis-Siahkoohi engagement

Afsaneh Siahkoohi engaged to Kevin Davis

Mr. Karim and Mrs. Kimberly Siahkoohi of Irvine, Kentucky are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Afsaneh to Kevin Davis, son of Jim and Theresa Davis of Peachtree City, Ga.

Afsaneh, a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, is assistant to the CEO of Brett Construction Co. and Setzer Properties, LLC in Lexington, Ky. Kevin is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a sales engineer for the Peachtree City company RAS Systems, LLC. The couple will be married in September in Campton, Ky.

Sarah Palmer to chair 2014 Cattle Barons’s Ball

Sarah Palmer. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville resident and local business woman, Sarah Palmer, has agreed to round up a posse of local volunteers to plan and organize the American Cancer Society’s South Atlantic Division’s 2014 Cattle Barons’s Ball.

This will be the 12th consecutive year for the western themed fundraiser. The theme for this year’s ball is “Give Cancer the Boot”. 
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Christian City celebrates another successful event

Volunteers and staff gather to celebrate a successful 2013 Chair-ity Event. Seated, L-R, Carla Waters, Angela Bean. Standing, L-R, Debi Lenox, Janet Hall, Elizabeth Fugate-Lawrence, Vicki Turner, Janet McGregor-Dunn, Heidi Becker. Photo/Special.

At the home of Debi Lenox in Peachtree City, volunteers and staff gathered to celebrate a successful “2013 Chair-ity Event” benefitting The Children’s Village at Christian City. While there, Heidi Becker, Marketing and Development Director for Christian City, received a check for over $79,000 raised at the annual holiday celebration. Read More»

A Girl Scout's project will impact many over the years

Theresa Daugherty. Photo/Special.

Before Theresa Daugherty came along, women on bed rest at Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Riverdale Medical Center did not even have access to simple items such as socks, mirrors, and combs. Then, Daugherty changed everything.

Now thanks to Daugherty when women checking in at the hospitals, receive a bag filled with necessary supplies to stay clean and nice looking.

“They were filled with things like wipes to keep their face clean because some couldn’t even get up to shower,” Daugherty said. The bags were filled with - “things people wouldn’t think to give their friends or family.” Read More»

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