Fayette County

Miller Anniversary

Harold E. and Sara Starr Miller

Harold E. and Sara Starr Miller will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary July 21, 2010. Mrs. Miller is a Fayetteville native and Mr. Miller has resided in Fayetteville for the past 60-plus years. The couple formerly operated Miller’s Vineyard on Ga. Highway 54 East for more than 30 years.

Celebrating with them will be their children, Doug and Nina Miller, Lyn and Phil Bergen, and Jeanie and Ricky Ponder; their grandchildren, Michelle, Melanie, Brandon, Ben, Eli, and Lars; and one great- grandchild, Paige.

Does anybody in local government understand debt?

When one contemplates the size of our national debt, currently at $12-13 trillion, give or take a couple hundred billion, and then realizes that there are states that cannot meet payroll without help from the federal government, we simply shake our heads in frustration.

Our blowhards in Congress with little or no business experience from which to draw speak like they know far better than average Americans who actually work and raise a family, all the while balancing their checkbook. Read More»

Fayette needs public transportation

I am disgusted at the ones running for County Commission always throwing off on county transportation.

If you were older, poor and no longer could drive, you lived alone, whether in city or county. No family to help. Alone. How would you get to the doctor, grocery store, drugstore, church, other older friends. How?

Our Fayette County needs transportation for all senior and younger citizens who need to get out of their homes. Read More»

Cave: Priorities include fiscal responsibility, keeping qualified teachers

My name is Charlie Cave. I am a candidate for Post 4 of the Fayette County School Board. I have been a resident of Fayette County for 17 years. My lovely wife Mary and I have four children and seven grandchildren. Our youngest child was in the first graduating class of Sandy Creek High School and we have a grandchild in the Fayette County School System now. Read More»

Todd: To change faulty policies, re-elect me

The election for Post 4 on the Fayette County School Board is the most significant in recent memory. The School Board is dominated by the Smith-Smola coalition and has eliminated policies that set expectations, established board minutes that are meaningless, constructed schools that are not needed, refused to establish a reserve account for budgetary purposes and purchased millions of dollars worth of land for possible resale.

The financial drag on limited financial resources for construction costs will continue for years and will limit district options for maintaining system quality. Read More»

Animal rescue center needs help with golf cart

Noah’s Ark Animal Rehab Center and Children’s Care Home, Inc. is seeking a golf cart replacement.

Located on 1,200 acres in Locust Grove, Noah’s Ark cares for over 1,000 animals, both wild and domestic, in a park-like setting.

Up to 30 neglected and abused children are also given shelter and professional care.

Since admission is free, literally hundreds of busloads of school kids visit monthly. Many of the handicapped visitors are ferried around the park on golf carts. Recently one of the two older model carts finally died. Read More»

Locals live out rock and roll fantasies at camp with World Classic Rockers

Locals live out rock and roll fantasies at camp with World Classic Rockers

When the World Classic Rockers and their students from their one day rock and roll fantasy camp blew away the crowd at The Frederick Brown Jr, Amphitheater in 2009, Amphitheater and Tourism Director Nancy Price knew she had to bring them back for an encore in 2010.

“So many people loved the show last year and wrote to us to please bring them back,” Price said. “It was the spotlight show that got the most write-ins on last year’s end of the season survey.” Read More»

Shooting for a shot at 'the show'

Craig Barron, right, was the first base umpire during a game last week between the Gwinnett Braves and the Norfolk Tide. Photo/John Munford.

FCHS grad umpiring in AAA baseball

Craig Barron played baseball hoping that one day he’d be good enough to play professionally. He is currently in the minor leagues surrounded by some of the best baseball players in the world, but he isn’t an athlete, he is an umpire. Read More»

Local Girl Scout still collecting school supplies for children of homeless mothers

While most teenagers are celebrating their summer break from school, one young lady is continuing to spend her time on a project that will help a group of children have all their school supplies for next year.

Lauren Sarkis, a rising Sandy Creek High Schooler, has been collecting backpacks, pens, markers, paper, binders, and numerous other school supplies for children at Atlanta Day Women’s Shelter. Her goal is to have 100 backpacks, filled with school supplies, ready for the children to use come August and the start of the new school year. Read More»

Student of excellence

Student of excellence

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Megan Beck of Peachtree City, has been recognized as a student of excellence. This is a prestigious honor very few students can hope to attain.  In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10% of all American students. Beck, who attends Rising Starr Middle School, was nominated by Laura Benefield (L), a teacher at the school.  Megan Beck will appear in the United States Achievement Academy’s Official Yearbook which is published nationally. Beck is the daughter of Richard and Kelli Beck from Peachtree City.  Photo/Special.