Fayette County

Mr. Eugene Lamar Thomas, 75, of Fayetteville

Mr. Eugene Lamar Thomas, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away on September 30, 2010.

Mr. Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, James David Thomas, Sr. and Hattie Viola Holsomback Thomas; brother J.D. Thomas, Jr.; sister Dora Ferree. Read More»

PTC Council to meet Oct. 5 for 'brainstorming' session

Brainstorming at a Peachtree City Council meeting? That’s the official designation of the 6:30 p.m. meeting this Tuesday (Oct. 5) in the City Hall council chambers, and you’re invited. Read More»

PTC Police urge caution to avoid deer collisions

With fall’s cooler temperatures in October comes a separate unwanted phenomenon: a rise in deer-related automobile crashes — yes, even in Peachtree City.

Peachtree City police are reminding motorists that deer are more active due to mating and hunting seasons from now to December, so caution should be used while driving ... particularly during the hours just before sunrise and just after sunset. Read More»

Raising the roof — and walls and other stuff — for Fayette's Pregnancy Resource Center

Raising the roof — and walls and other stuff — for Fayette's Pregnancy Resource Center

It was an old style barn-raising Saturday at the new home of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Fayette County located on Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville across from Pies on Pizza. The construction of the 6,000 square-foot center that will provide a variety of services to new moms is in conjunction with the ongoing community efforts of Square Foot Ministry. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Southern Crescent Alzheimers Memory Walk 2010 draws a special crowd

Southern Crescent Alzheimers Memory Walk 2010 draws a special crowd

Memories live forever in the hearts of the mass of people who made their way to Peachtree Saturday morning for the 11th Annual Southern Crescent Alzheimers Memory Walk held outside the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater. The 5K walk/run brought families from across metro Atlanta's Southern Crescent to the event intended to continue the awareness of and foster research for the disease that has claimed the lives of more than 200,000 Georgians. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Patriots and Panthers only Fayette teams still unbeaten

Derrick Alexander had two fourth quarter touchdowns for Sandy Creek in their 30-10 win over Eastside. Photo/Michael Boylan

Sandy Creek knocked off Eastside, a ranked opponent tonight, while Starr's Mill put up a lot of points early on Fayette County. Whitewater bounced back from last week's Read More»

Man arrested for showing self at Starbucks

3 arrested for Wed. burglary thanks to citizen tip

An intoxicated man who flashed a local Starbucks employee Monday was arrested later that day by Fayette County sheriff’s investigators, officials said.

Ryan Haynes, 21, of Fayetteville, was also intoxicated at the time, investigators said. Read More»

Lovic Pierce "Buddy" Baker, 86, Peachtree City

Lovic Pierce Baker — Named Buddy at birth by an older sister Margaret, Buddy Baker died September 26, 2010 at Wesley Woods of Newnan-Peachtree City, GA. He was born January 25, 1924 to Leonard Pierce (Buck) Baker of Ben Hill, GA and Marie Agnes Lescouet of St. Nazaire, France . Read More»

Ellen “A” Bentley, 81, of Fayetteville

Ellen “A” Bentley, age 81, of Fayetteville, died on September 29, 2010, of natural causes.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Marvin Bentley and daughter, Cheryl Smith.

She was a doting mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Ellen was very generous, loved her family, and loved family gatherings. She liked pretty things, pretty clothes, and loved to always have a fresh bouquet of flowers on her table. She enjoyed shopping and buying for others. Read More»

Life saver

Evan Schmalenberger, a senior at Starr’s Mill High School, used the Heimlich Maneuver to save a fellow classmate who was choking in the school cafeteria. Photo/John Munford.

Starr's Mill senior acts fast, saves friend from choking

Just over two weeks ago, Starr’s Mill senior Evan Schmalenberger was chatting with a friend at lunch when he felt someone hitting on his arm.

At first he ignored the distraction before turning to see classmate Devohn Walton, in severe distress.

Walton’s hands were around his neck making the universal choking gesture.

“Everybody was just literally sitting there staring, not even moving,” Evan recalled. “His veins were bulging out of his head and neck.”

Walton remained seated as Schmalenberger, a lacrosse player, went behind him and summoned knowledge from ninth grade health class. Read More»

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