Notables 2-27-08

Wed, 02/27/2008 - 9:51am
By: The Citizen

• Stephens graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Mathis E. Stephens has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Angela Stone of Fayetteville, Ga. and Mark Stephens of Senoia, Ga. Stephens is a 2006 graduate of Fayette County High School, Fayetteville.

• Hall graduates from ranger training course

Sgt. Wayne Hall III, of Fayetteville, Ga., graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger Training Course at Ft. Benning, Ga. on Jan. 25. He is currently serving with the 1st Armored Division in Baumholder, Germany and will deploy to Iraq in April for his third combat tour.

• Dorney recognized by DAR

The Augustin Clayton Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in Jonesboro, Ga. presented Daniel Dorney of Fayetteville with a Certificate of Participation for the Christopher Columbus Essay contest at its annual awards tea on Jan. 12 at the National Archives, Southeast Region in Morrow, Ga. Pictured are (l-r): historian Ruth Smith, Dorney and regent Becky Rostron. The Augustin Clayton Chapter DAR has members from Clayton, Fayette and Henry counties. For membership information, contact Liz Grimes at 770-477-5761.

• Fayetteville residents named to dean’s list

Fayetteville residents Hannah A. Anders, Brittany N. Barnard, Lydia E. Myers and Taylor D. Webb have been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2007 semester at Samford University. To qualify for the honor, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. The dean’s list is the highest academic recognition given at Samford at the end of each semester. Samford, Alabama’s largest privately supported college or university, enrolls 4,485 students from 49 states and 27 foreign nations.

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