Fayette County

The Fayette Thrift Shop celebrates 20 years

Eileen Patton, left, and Asden Johnson, right, started the Fayette Thrift Shop 20 years ago. Marian Howells, center, has been a volunteer for all 20 years. Along with 80 other volunteers the Shop has raised over a million dollars for two Fayette County non-profits. Photo/Carolyn Cary 

Twenty years ago this month, Asden Johnson and Eileen Patton began the Fayette Thrift Shop. It has always been open six days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The store has clothes, house-wares, and books available at reasonable prices to  those who are in need of them.

They have 80 volunteers, and a board of directors of 15 people, all of whom receive no remuneration of any kind.

Their kindly landlord, Wendell Goodman, has always been thoughtful of their rent, so that their only other expenses are utilities and phone. Read More»

'The Rat Pack is Back' Friday at 'The Fred'

'The Rat Pack is Back' Friday at 'The Fred'

What happens in Vegas…all started with The Rat Pack. This spirited show recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands” nights when swingin’, ring-a-ding group known as “The Rat Pack” was creating hipster legend with a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. Read More»

Five new Eagle Scouts

Five new Eagle Scouts

Peachtree City Boy Scout Troop 279 recently had five members pass their Eagle Boards of Review at Peachtree City United Methodist Church. From left are Patrick Pietrzak, DJ Wigner, Robert Worley, Mitch Watson & Roberto Cama. All are Fayette County residents, except Roberto Cama who now attends college in Athens. Watson and Wigner began as Tiger Cubs together in first grade. The families of the scouts are extremely proud of their accomplishment, and appreciative of all who helped them along their journey. Photo/Special.

FCHS has three qualify for state debate championship

John Cooper, L, and Kristopher Wilson won the Public Forum division at the Central Gwinnett High School debate tournament. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County High School Debate Team qualified three students to the 2011 Georgia Forensic Coaches Association Varsity State Championship recently. The students were qualified by taking first or second place in their event at the Central Gwinnett High School debate tournament on Sept. 11.

The qualifiers are freshman John Cooper and sophomore Kristopher Wilson in Public Forum Debate; and freshman Virginia Lambert in Prose & Poetry. They will be competing against the rest of the top students in State in March of 2011. Read More»

High Noon Toastmasters get awards

High Noon Toastmasters get awards

The High Noon Toastmaster’s club in Fayetteville recently recognized the first place winners in three categories.  From left to right:  Terrence Lawrence, best evaluator; Valarie Boone, best speaker; J.D. Dirkschneider, best table topics speaker.  High Noon Toastmaster’s meet at the Lafayette Education Center, Bldg, D, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at noon.  For more information call Dale at 404-838-3309. Photo/Special.

Line Creek Civitan Club installs new officers, directors

Line Creek Civitan Club installs new officers, directors

The Line Creek Civitan Club installed its new officers and directors at The Gathering Place in Peachtree City on Sept. 16. The new officers and directors for the 2010 – 2011 are: Doug Ivey, President, David Joslin, President-Elect, Karen Bradley, Immediate Past President, Nancy Joslin, Secretary, Nell Howell, Treasurer, Rick Howell, Director, Steve Kiser, Director, Anita Odell, Director and Mary Skene, Director Read More»

Eagle friends soar through ceremony

Nate Shepherd, L, and Lukas Love. Photo/Special.

Not long ago, two young men, who met through scouting, achieved the pinnacle rank in Boy Scouts when both were awarded Eagle status.  Lukas Love and Nate Shepherd met as young boys through the Boy Scout program at Troop 75 in Peachtree City.  Their Eagle ceremony took place at First Baptist Church Peachtree City.  Mayor Don Haddix made a special presentation to the boys and Pastor Jim Garner delivered a charge for the boys to continue on their quest to be “physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”  Scoutmasters Greg Quandt, Bill Gray, and Scott Ash also spoke. Read More»

Outdoor burning OK starting Oct. 1

The annual outdoor burning ban in metro Atlanta is being lifted Friday, Oct. 1.

The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services will allow residential burning of leaves, yard clippings and brush limbs. The department has also established several restrictions on the burning as follows:

• The burning pile size shall be no larger than 10 feet wide, 10 feet long and 10 feet high;

• The burning pile shall not exceed 1,000 cubic feet of material;

• No more than one pile shall be burning at a time;

• All burning shall be at least 50 feet away from any structure; Read More»

Fayette’s AARP Chapter develops community service plan

Pictured standing are Ken Broady, Terry Bankston, Mary Dean, Glenn Deakin, Louise Leonard and Diana O’Shaughnessy. Seated are Tom Starling, Carol Taylor, Margie Kidder and Frances Reeves. Not picture are Roberta Herman and Carol Lunsford. Photo/Carol Lunsford

Fayette AARP Chapter 2936 Board of Directors and committee chairs met to develop plans for the National Day of Service scheduled for September 11, 2010. Rather than choosing one large project AARP 2936 broke their activities into four different time periods with different community groups being recipients. Read More»

Lawmen host pill disposal events in PTC, Fayetteville

Local residents are being asked to dispose of their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and over the counter medications in an effort to keep them out of the wrong hands.

And to make it easier, there will be two different locations in Fayette County where such medicine can be anonymously dropped off on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Peachtree City Police Department will be accepting such medications in an “Operation Pill Drop” roundup in the parking lot of the K-Mart in the Braelinn Village shopping center. Read More»