Fayette County

Sara Harp Minter raises money for Relay for Life

In the front row, from left, are Clayton Nelson, Joshua Oubre, Kazley Gilreath, Ella Hall, Addyson Corley and Olivia Owen. Back row from left to right: Mrs. Paulk, School Social Worker, Mrs. Harris, Kindergarten Teacher and Mrs. White, 3rd Grade Teacher.

Students and Faculty at Sara Harp Minter Elementary joined together in participating in the school's first Relay for Life Ice Cream Social which raised $500 for SHME's Relay for Life Team. The Relay for Life Team will continue to raise money during the school year and all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in May when the Relay for Life takes place. Read More»

Guest lecture on mourning rituals next Saturday

 Some of the widows’ dresses and artifacts on display in the “Mourning Rituals” exhibit at the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum through the month of October.

Notice the spelling, or you might think this is a lecture on waking up and pouring yourself a cup of coffee. Far from it, as the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum is pleased to welcome guest lecturers Betty English and Carolyn Balog who will be presenting an entertaining discussion on the rites and customs of mourning for lost loved ones in the Victorian era. Read More»

Miss Troup pageants open to young women from Fayette

The Miss Troup County Scholarship Program, Inc. is now searching for young women in the Troup, Heard, Harris, Meriwether, and newly added Muscogee, Carroll, Coweta, and Fayette counties.

This is the 36th annual Miss Troup County Scholarship Pageant and the 16th annual Miss Troup Teen Pageant. Contestants will compete in Private Interview, Physical Fitness, Evening Wear, Talent, and must have a community service platform. Read More»

McIntosh enjoys homecoming parade

McIntosh enjoys homecoming parade

All the people watching the McIntosh homecoming parade this year got an extra special treat.   The parade was led by the award-winning band, the good looking homecoming court, and the spirited cheerleaders and Chiefettes.  In addition, nearly 25 other clubs and businesses joined in the fun of decorating a float, truck or golf cart. They all threw candy and beads to the onlookers.  It was a true community event.  Pictured is the freshman football team at McIntosh.  

Leslie Gail Davis, age 32, of Peachtree City

Leslie Gail Davis of Peachtree City

Leslie Gail Davis of Peachtree City, GA, died October 3, 2010.

Leslie was born November 12, 1977 to Patsy Davis of Peachtree City and Joe Davis of Newnan. She is survived by her parents, her children Brianna Sweet of Peachtree City; Mya Denham of Hampton; her sisters Joely Parish of Atlanta; Meredith Davis of Peachtree City; Michelle Hunt of Hampton; her brother Shayne Johnson of Fort Mill, S.C.

Leslie's family and friends will greatly miss her presence-her love of her Lord Jesus, her love of people, her creative energy, her ready humor, and her encouraging smile. Read More»

Mary Margaret Echols Barrow, age 85, of Fayetteville

Mary Margaret Echols Barrow, age 85, of Fayetteville died Saturday, October 2, 2010.

Mrs. Barrow was preceded in death by her husband Julian H. Barrow; parents Weyman E. and Mary A. Echols; sister Virginia Echols and one brother Weyman Echols, Jr. Read More»

PTC's TDK honored for conservation efforts

One of Peachtree City’s largest companies was honored today by the state of Georgia for its conservation efforts.

TDK Corporation, which is also located in Duluth, was cited for reducing its discharge of toxics into the water system by nearly 6 percent, its hazardous material use by nearly 10 percent, energy consumption by about 10 percent and total water use by 27 percent.

The company also implemented an environmental purchasing program that drives the concept of sustainability into their supply chain, according to a press release from the office of Gov. Sonny Perdue. Read More»

PTC eyes taxes for Gathering Place, new paths

Projects to be listed on upcoming citizen survey to gauge public opinion

The Peachtree City Council is eyeing an expansion of the Gathering Place senior citizen’s center and a host of new segments for its cart path system. Read More»

F’ville Council expected to come to the rescue of Chuck E. Cheese

The Fayetteville City Council Thursday night will take a look at what is being described as an unintended consequence of a state law enacted July 1. The council will hear the first reading of an ordinance that would allow a larger number of coin operated amusement machines in some restaurants than what the current law allows.

The issue centers around Senate Bill 454 that regulates and limits coin-operated amusement machines. The law became effective July 1. Read More»