Fayette County

Liberty charter vote a wise financial decision

Recently our neighbor Dr. Dana Spears, Ph.D. expressed her concern that our Fayette County Board of Education decided not to make Liberty Tech Charter School part of our excellent Fayette County public school system, but rather supported Liberty’s goals and expressed hope that the state of Georgia would approve Liberty as a state charter school. The difference is money. Read More»

‘Mean’ headline for Little League story

My son is a player on the PTCLL team which won the Georgia State Championship. I’m writing to let you know how disappointed I am at the headline that was chosen when they were disqualified from the Southeastern Regional Tournament. Read More»

New EPA regs could affect rates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to release regulations to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at existing power plants. The result could be more expensive electricity for Coweta-Fayette EMC’s service area residents. This means less money in your pocket.

On July 29, the EPA held their first “listening session” in Atlanta. At the meeting, many electric cooperative and utility leaders from Georgia and other surrounding states voiced their deep concerns about the economic and other unintended consequences that the carbon dioxide emission regulations could bring about. Read More»

Things to do-Aug.14-Aug.26

August 14

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club holds its meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Republican Party Event Center, 174 Glynn Street North in Fayetteville. The guest speaker is Dr. Jody Barrow, Fayette County Superintendent of Schools, who recently completed his first year in his position. An appetizer buffet, dessert and beverages will be provided by GFRWC members. Please contact Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132, or ptcdebby@bellsouth.net, to make reservations or for more information.

August 15
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Market Day is Saturday

This Saturday, Aug. 16 is the third Market Day event of 2014, at the Lane Brown Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville. Fayetteville Main Street welcomes everyone to attend this open air market featuring a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade or homegrown products.

The Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Subsequent Market Days will be held on the fourth Saturday of September and October. Read More»

Tech kids get a big send-off from local club

Tech kids get a big send-off from local club

The Coweta-Fayette Georgia Tech Club hosted its 8th annual Freshman Class Sendoff BBQ on Aug. 27. Students and parents were treated to a rousing speech on “How to Succeed at Georgia Tech,” by retired Dean Miller Templeton who is still the advisor to the GT President’s Scholars. Also giving a welcome was the new President of the GT Student Body, Dillon Roseen, who attended our sendoff three years ago and was motivated to start his journey to leadership at Georgia Tech. Read More»

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»