Fayette County

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From left are Leonard Harris, Pamela Range-Kellum and Frank Bell. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Uncle Frank’s BBQ wins them over with great food served in unassuming location

If you’ve traveled up Georgia Hwy 92 from Fayetteville towards Fairburn, you’ve likely driven right by Uncle Frank’s BBQ and never even noticed. In fact, unless you’ve stopped at the Chevron gas station where Frank Bell and Leonard Harris have set up shop for close to two years, you probably have missed it altogether. As anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to find this restaurant can tell you, that is a big mistake and one that should be remedied as soon as possible. Read More»

Peachtree City Picnic Basket offers something for everyone

Peachtree City Picnic Basket offers something for everyone

Fresh Food with Hometown Charm! That’s the motto of the Peachtree City Picnic Basket. The newest restaurant to hit the south side of Atlanta has the look of a franchise but the charm of a “Mom & Pop” store.  Read More»

Cutting the ribbon at The Half Shell

Cutting the ribbon at The Half Shell

The Half Shell in Fayetteville had a ribbon cutting with the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce on June 17. Owner Natalie Pitchford did the honors at the ceremony. The Half Shell, located at 805 Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville, is known for their fresh apalachicola oysters, their hot dogs and pulled pork bbq. Phone 770-460-4226 for more information. Photo/Special.

Local school bus technican named top in state

One of the top 10 school bus technicians in Georgia helps maintain the Fayette County Public School System’s school bus fleet.

Lee Voyles placed seventh in the state at the fifth annual Georgia School Bus Technicians Competition held last month at North Georgia Technical College. The competition was held in conjunction with the 48th annual Georgia School Bus Technicians Workshop. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette Toastmasters install new officers

Pictured, from left, are District Education Chair J.D. Dirkschneider (High Noon Club), VP Membership Julie Chapman, VP Education Alice Muetzel, President Lynn Roberts, VP Public Relations Sandra K. Simkins, Secretary Cynthia Willingham, Treasurer Susan Blair. Not shown is Sergeant-At-Arms Felicia Johnson-Nwaiji. Photo/Special.

The 2010-2011 officers were installed during the July 15 meeting of the Piedmont Fayette WLA Toastmaster club.  The 2010-2011 incoming officers are President Lynn Roberts, Vice President of Education Alice Muetzel, Vice President of Membership Julie Chapman, Vice President of Public Relations Sandra K. Simkins, Secretary Cynthia Willingham, Treasurer Susan Blair, and Sergeant at Arms Felicia Johnson-Nwaiji. 

The Piedmont Fayette WLA Toastmaster chartered March 24, 2009 and currently has two Competent Communicators among its members – Lynn Roberts and Alice Muetzel.  Read More»

Martin joins National Society of High School Scholars

Jacob R. Martin

The National Society of High School Scholars announced that Sophomore Starr’s Mill High School student Jacob R. Martin from Fayetteville, GA, has been selected for membership.  Jacob is the son of Robert  and Michele Martin of Fayetteville.  The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those who have achieved academic excellence.  “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Jacob has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence,” said Mr. Read More»

Sandy Creek students nearly sweep writing competition

Three rising seniors at Sandy Creek High took the top three placements in the 14th Georgia History Day Essay Contest, nearly sweeping the entire competition sponsored by “Georgia Voyager” magazine and the Brunswick-Golden Isles Visitors Bureau.

The winners are (first place) Linda Wilkins; (second place) Nia Decaille and (third place) Camara Carter. Their winning essays will be published in the “Georgia Voyager” magazine. Over 2,000 Georgia students wrote essays on this year’s theme, “Georgia Authors.” Read More»

Notables July 21, 2010

• Amit D Salkar and Erin Paige Ricker of Peachtree City, Ga., and Lauren W. Myer of Fayetteville earned the Doctor of Medicine degree from Mercer University’s School of Medicine during the School’s commencement on May 8 on the University’s Macon campus. Mercer President William D. Underwood conferred the degree.

In all, the University held 10 ceremonies in May in Macon and Atlanta and conferred approximately 1,600 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Read More»

Melvin named Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year

Michael Melvin of Starr’s Mill High with (R) Principal Audrey Toney and Fayette County Public Schools Social Studies Coordinator Cathy Geis. Photo/Special.

Two years in a row, the Georgia Council on Economic Education has selected a Fayette County teacher as the Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year.

Michael Melvin of Starr’s Mill High has received the 2010 award. He helped coach the 2009 Starr’s Mill Economics Challenge team to a third place finish at the national competition, a first in the Fayette County Public School System’s history. Read More»

Contest asking teens what Fayette County looks like in 2030

In conjunction with the Fayette Chamber of Commerce 2010 Community EXPO, the Rotary Club of PTC is sponsoring a Technology, Arts & Science Contest for high school teams in Fayette County. The winning school will receive $500. Recognition ribbons, certificates and prizes will be awarded to the winning students.

Notification of time and location of awards will be made to the sponsoring teachers.

The 2010 Community EXPO will take place Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 3-7 p.m.; New Hope Baptist Church, 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville Read More»