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Tornado rips through Newnan; one fatality

By John Thompson John@fayette-news.net   According to local officials, an early morning tornado ripped through historic downtown Newnan shortly after midnight and caused “catastrophic damage,” according to local officials. In a press conference Friday morning, officials said one of the hardest-hit areas was downtown from LaGrange Street to Newnan High School. Coweta school officials closed… Continue reading Tornado rips through Newnan; one fatality

Frank Anthony Carusi

Frank Anthony Carusi, 81, of Peachtree City passed away on March 25, 2021. He was born in Union City, New Jersey on July 24, 1939 to the late Umberto and Madallena Carusi. Frank was a first generation Italian American. He enjoyed the beach, traveling, and getting to know his relatives in Italy. He had a… Continue reading Frank Anthony Carusi

Douglas DeWitt Huddleston

Douglas DeWitt Huddleston, 52, of Molena passed away March 22, 2021.  He was born in Newnan, Georgia on April 3, 1968 to the late George H. and Patricia Ann Huddleston, Jr.  Douglas was a Mason at the Fayetteville Masonic Lodge.  He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Douglas is… Continue reading Douglas DeWitt Huddleston

Don Herbert Meagher

Don Herbert Meagher, Jr., 63, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away March 24, 2021.  He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, on March 11, 1958, to Don Meagher and Katherine Hasty. He was loved and raised by Katherine and Carl Smick. Don was preceded in death by his father, Carl Smick, and his brother, Michael… Continue reading Don Herbert Meagher

My trip to the largest stadium in the world

  In 2007, I saw Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in the delightful movie “Bucket List.” I instinctively knew I must get busy and make such a list for myself. The “bucket list” I finally drew up consisted almost entirely of far away places that I wanted to someday visit. High on that list was… Continue reading My trip to the largest stadium in the world

Pickled Communists: Dead leaders who are still on display

Dr. Watson E. Mills in front of the Kim Mausoleum in North Korea

  What is at least one thing that Vladimir Lenin, Chairman Mao, Ho Chi Minh, and the first two of North Korea’s “Kims” have in common? Yes, they were all once leaders of communist nations. Yes, they are all dead. But there is at least one additional, common thread: Though dead, their bodies remain on… Continue reading Pickled Communists: Dead leaders who are still on display

The End of the Great Cataclysm

Surrender ceremony

  After more than 60 million people had died, World War II ended and peace came in 1945 with the surrender, first of the Nazis and then of the Japanese. One of my earliest childhood memories is of my mother on the front porch of our home yelling and rejoicing early one morning in May… Continue reading The End of the Great Cataclysm

McIntosh repeats as state cheer champions

The McIntosh High School Varsity Competition Cheerleaders won the GHSA State 5A Cheerleading Championship title for the second year in a row on February 15th. The competition concluded the second back-to-back undefeated season for this team. The cheerleaders won with an impressive score of 102 out of 107. The competition was held in Macon, Georgia… Continue reading McIntosh repeats as state cheer champions

My road trip through four West African countries

Dr. Watson E. Mills, pictured here at one of the many coastal slave shipping centers in Ghana, writes: “During my 50 years of foreign travel, I have had the opportunity to visit 16 of the 17 countries that constitute ‘West Africa.’ I found travel in this region to be a fascinating and rewarding experience despite… Continue reading My road trip through four West African countries

Piedmont Fayette named one of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for seventh straight year

Piedmont Fayette announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award. Piedmont Fayette is among the top one percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for superior clinical performance year-over-year according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Piedmont Fayette Hospital is the only hospital in… Continue reading Piedmont Fayette named one of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for seventh straight year