Sharpsburg

Willis Elementary holds Fine Art Night Tuesday

The Willis Road Elementary School Art Department invites area residents to “Express Yourself” at its first Fine Arts Night on Tuesday, March 22 from 5-8 p.m.

The event will include the Willis Road Elementary Chorus at 6 p.m. followed by music from the 5th grade class at 7 p.m.

The gallery exhibits will include student artwork, a silent auction benefiting the school’s art department, the Sip-N-Stroll Cafe and classical guitar entertainment.

This is a donation only event.

Willis Elementary School is located at 430 Willis Road in Sharpsburg.

Sharpsburg annexation to be heard Monday

The Sharpsburg Town Council on Monday night will hear the second reading and potentially vote on annexation and rezoning requests for a Planned Community Development (PCD) of more than 109 acres that would lead to 128,000 square feet of commercial and office space and 148 residential units just south of Ga. Highway 16.

The entire Oakhall Village proposal would have 109.35 acres annexed into the city. Oakhall Properties is requesting to develop the area under the city’s PCD zoning category. Read More»

Sharpsburg man wins $50K with free lottery ticket

A Sharpsburg man who works at a Peachtree City manufacturing plant has won $50,000 thanks to a free Fantasy 5 ticket. Timothy Beckham, 43, won the prize by matching all five winning numbers in the March 9 drawing.

“The funny thing is I won it off of a free ticket from last week,” Beckham said. “That’s pretty neat.”

Beckham won the free ticket by matching two of five numbers in a previous Fantasy 5 drawing. He was at work when he called the Georgia Lottery hot line and discovered his big win. Read More»

Beach-Klein engagement

Betsy Lynn Beach engaged to David Gregory Klein

Ms. Cathy Beach of Peachtree City and W. Scott Beach of Sharpsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Betsy Lynn Beach, to David Gregory Klein, son of Judge and Mrs. Richard Klein of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of The University of Georgia’s College of Education where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English education, and of Georgia Southern University’s College of Education where she earned a master’s degree in instructional technology. She is currently employed by Gwinnett County Public Schools as a technology coordinator. Read More»

Dean L. Nilges of Sharpsburg

Mr. Dean L. Nilges of Sharpsburg passed away February 25, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Diane Nilges of Sharpsburg; daughters, Shannon Nilges of Highlands Ranch, CO; Christine Guinan of Springfield, IL; brother, Thomas Nilges of Waterloo, IL; sister, Nadine Nilges of Godfrey, IL; granddaughter, Makynna Guinan of Springfield, IL; numerous nieces and nephews. Read More»

Steven Edward Williams, 48, of Sharpsburg

Steven Edward Williams, born September 27, 1962 to Gordon and Laurel Williams, in Leadville, Colorado, passed away at his home in Sharpsburg on February 15, 2011.

Steve grew up in the western slope of Colorado where he enjoyed a wide variety of outdoor activities and became an accomplished nature photographer. He graduated from Basalt High School, Colorado and later moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He was a state certified master plumber, active in the local church, and treasured son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Read More»

Healing conference set for March 4, 5 at Christ the King

A conference on healing will take place Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5 in the sanctuary of Christ the King Church, 4881 Ga. Hwy. 34 E, Sharpsburg. The cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple.

Sponsored by the Jehovah Rapha Chapter of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician (OSL), the conference is titled, “The Freedom from Generational Curses Conference.” Read More»

Mr. Elmer Allen Hicks of Sharpsburg

Mr. Elmer Allen Hicks of Sharpsburg died February 13, 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Hicks of Sharpsburg; daughter, Kawin Brown and her husband Dennis of Fayetteville; son, Anthony Hicks and his wife Karen of Senoia; grandchildren, Rachel Brown, Joel Hicks and Riley Hicks; brother, John A. Hicks, Jr. of Atlanta; sisters, Gaynelle Penn; Nettie Hicks, both of Decatur; Betty Harris and Gail Bridges both of Middleburg, FL; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Sharpsburg girl’s find of a lifetime undergoes CT Scan

Sharpsburg residents and Junior Rangers Kylie (right) and Skylar Ferguson returned to the Badlands rcently to see the fully prepared fossilized cat skull that Kylie discovered on their May 2010 family vacation

It was a rare find nearly as old as time itself when then-seven year-old Kylie Ferguson of Sharpsburg discovered the museum-quality fossilized skull of a saber tooth cat at South Dakota’s Badlands National Park in May 2010. Kylie and her family returned to the Badlands last week to watch as 3-D images of the skull were produced using a CT Scan. Skull casts will eventually be available through the non-profit Badlands Natural History Association. Read More»

Tags from 29 counties at new Sam’s Club, 40% Fayette, 39% Coweta

Visitors enjoy a pre-opening buffet at Sam's Club at Fischer Crossing. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Sam’s Club store in the new Fischer Crossings commercial center on Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County near Peachtree City opened last Thursday to much fanfare and many shoppers. But where did all those shoppers come from?

A survey of vehicles on Thursday morning and again Saturday afternoon showed the crowded parking lot populated with shoppers from 29 Georgia counties. Of those, 40 percent of the vehicles were from Fayette County and 39 percent were from Coweta County, according to an actual count of auto license tags by a reporter for The Citizen. Read More»