Fayette County

Peachtree City Optimist Club presents Joey’s Toy Box Foundation with a check

Peachtree City Optimist Club presents Joey’s Toy Box Foundation with a check

Peachtree City Optimist Club President, Terry Ernst presented a donation check to Kim Doolittle of Joey’s Toy Box.

The Peachtree City Optimist Club and Optimist International have a Childhood Cancer Fund to support childhood cancer research and families in our community that have children battling childhood cancer. Read More»

Teacher of the Year is presented with ring

From left, Dr. Darrell Evans (principal), Dr. Joseph Barrow (superintendent), Alexandra Vlachakis , Robert Smith (Balfour representative), Richard Smith (assistant principal), Kathy Smith (assistant principal), and Dr. Margo Wimbish (assistant principal). Photo/Submitted.

The first day of school year 2014 will be one Fayette County’s current teacher of the year will never forget. That’s because she has a piece of hardware on her right hand to remind her.

Alexandra Vlachakis, Fayette County Teacher of the Year for 2014, was presented with her official teacher of the year ring before the start of school at Sandy Creek High on August 7. She teaches web design, animation and computer science. Read More»

A big War Eagle

A big War Eagle

The Coweta-Fayette Auburn Club recently honored the new local Auburn University freshmen with an annual send-off party. More than one-third of the incoming class attended the event.  The freshmen and their parents enjoyed socializing with each other and with Auburn alumni.  For more information about the club email cowetafayetteauburnclub@gmail.com. Photo/Submitted.

Lunch on the Lawn is Friday

Fayetteville Main Street, along with The Fayette County Development Authority is proud to present another Lunch on the Lawn event. This Friday , the public is invited to be a part of this great lunchtime affair on the Historic Courthouse Lawn that includes great entertainment and an opportunity for local employees and residents to get outside on their lunch break and enjoy the beautiful weather and music. Lunch on the Lawn is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and everyone is welcome to attend. Read More»

Former training school has 50th reunion

Reunion attendees are first row from left: Phyllis Smith, Rachel Pittman, Mary Scandrick, Lillie Joyce Ringer, Mary Boykin and Jessie Thornhill. Standing on the porch from left: Barbara Strout, Janice Taylor Gates and Betty Starr. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

The 1964 graduating class at the former Fayette County Training School held its 50th high school class reunion recently.
They were joined by several members of the 1965 graduation class.

The school was a consolidation of the black schools throughout the county in 1954 and a school building housing all 12 grades was completed by spring of 1955.
The Class of 1964 was the first one to have a yearbook and member Janice Taylor Gates still has hers. She held the 50th anniversary of her class at her home near Harp’s Crossing. Read More»

Millage hike looms

If you want a chance to be heard about Peachtree City’s tax hike, Thursday night is your first chance to address the City Council.

The council is staging a public hearing at 6 p.m. at City Hall for the public to speak out on the proposed one-mill hike in taxes. City staff said the tax hike represents about a $100 jump for a house valued at $277,000.

Earlier this summer, City Manager Jim Pennington said the hike is necessary in large part to make up for a lack of funding in road and cart path maintenance. Read More»

Open casting call Saturday at Pinewood

The glamor of Hollywood is coming to call on Fayetteville Saturday. According to New Life Casting’s Facebook page, the first open casting call for the city’s Pinewood Atlanta Studios is this weekend. Read More»

Hood Ave./Hwy. 92 realignment project moving forward

The Ga. Highway 92/Hood Avenue realignment project that will significantly impact the traffic flow on Fayetteville’s north side and in the downtown area is about to move a step closer to reality.

The City Council voted Aug.7 to approve a bid to demolish several structures along Ga. Highway 85 North. When completed, Hwy. 92 and Hood Avenue will merge and cross Hwy. 85, then link to North Jeff Davis Drive to the east. Read More»

School board looking at Brooks as charter location

The former Brooks Elementary School campus. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

One week after turning down an application that would have Liberty Tech Charter School become a part of the county school system, the Fayette County Board of Education voted Aug. 4 to potentially lease the vacant Brooks Elementary School to Liberty Tech if the school is approved by the Ga. Charter Schools Commission. Read More»

Weekend fire leads to power outages in Peachtree City

Crews continued work Aug. 12 to complete the repair of the remaining utility outages that occurred Aug. 10 from an electrical fire on a pole adjacent to City Hall in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An electrical fire Sunday afternoon outside City Hall in Peachtree City cut utilities to the building and caused various utility outages across a portion of the city. Some of the outages continued until later in the day Sunday while other locations saw the return of utilities Monday.

The fire on a utility pole adjacent to a number of utility mechanical boxes also led to the closure of the eastern portion of Willowbend Road between Hip Pocket Road and Ga. Highway 54 by the Presbyterian Church and City Hall. Read More»

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