Fayette County

Calling all bargain hunters

One of the booths at the last community yard sale. Photo/Special

Visit over 50 yard sales at one location during the ninth annual spring yard sale on Apr. 3.  This community yard sale will be held at Kiwanis Park (980 Redwine Road, Fayetteville).  With over 14,000 square feet of bargains, this special event will be open to the public from 8 a.m-3 p.m. Read More»

Fayette wants input on transportation plan

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners and Department of Public Works is seeking public input March 30 on its “Fayette Forward” comprehensive transportation plan. Read More»

Mrs. Betty Jo Hills, of Tyrone

Mrs. Betty Jo Hills of Tyrone passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Mrs. Hills was an employee of South Fulton Hospital for 24 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, George E. Hills and is survived by her son, Glenn Hills of Tyrone; daughter, Kathy Sims of Tyrone; sisters, Sara Lee of Kansas, Pat Sams of Peachtree City; brother, W.E. Hanes, Jr. of Fairburn; grandchildren, Kaleigh Sims, Phillip Sims, Christopher Sims; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Charles Erwin Mathias of Fayetteville

Mr. Charles Erwin Mathias of Fayetteville died Monday, March 1, 2010.

Mr. Mathias was an IT consultant in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his father Warren Mathias.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Mathias; sons, Clayton Ross Mathias, Casey Maxwell Mathias, Cory James Mathias, all of Fayetteville ; mother Lorene Mathias; brother Glenn Mathias, both of Plant City , FL.

Mr. Mathias was cremated and his remains will be carried to Plant City , FL for Memorial services at a later date. Carl J Mowell & Son, Peachtree City www.mowellfuneralhome.com.

Unemployment increases in Fayette, Coweta

New state unemployment data released today shows that the jobless ranks have increased yet again in Fayette and Coweta counties.

This time Fayette’s month-to-month increase is nearly double that of Coweta’s. Read More»

Eat pasta for kids charities

People of all ages enjoy all-you-can-eat spaghetti at last year's Kiwanis dinner. This year's will be March 19 at Booth Middle School from 4:30-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 each. Under age 5 are free. All funds go to children's charities.

Pasta is not the first thing that comes to mind in giving back to the community. Friday, Mar. 19, pasta will be on the charity agenda and menu. Along with salad, rolls, homemade sauce and desserts, the Kiwanis of McIntosh Trail along with the Booth Middle School Builders Club is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4:30-8 p.m. Read More»

DECA students head to nationals

Over half of Whitewater High’s DECA Club members who advanced to the state competition earned top placements, qualifying them for the national tournament in Louisville, Kentucky next month.

Students who earn top 6 placements are advanced to the national competition. Whitewater’s national competitors include (second place) Sean Curtis, Jessica Still, Lee Frye; (third place) Devyn Lee; (fourth place) Deanna Solly-Trentman, Alex Resnak; (fifth place) Megan McDowell; (sixth place) Devyn Lee, Kayla Chapman, Frances Wilkes, and Drew Huelfer. Read More»

Spotlight shows at 'The Fred' announced

Music fans are in for a treat with four more concerts to choose from the summer schedule at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater.

“The spotlight concerts represent a variety of musical genres and help to round out our season for 2010” said Nancy Price, manager of The Fred. “We are excited to offer everything from rock and beach music to N.Y. and Las Vegas shows which will be a first for our venue. We truly have something for everyone.” Read More»

Mr. Dewey Fred Patterson, Jr., 79, of Peachtree City

Dewey Fredd Patterson, Jr., 79, died Sunday, March 7, 2010.

Born in Elkton, Maryland to Dewey & Elizabeth Patterson., he was a graduate of Elkton High School and the University of Maryland where he played trumpet for the university band.

During the early 50’s he served as a Captain in the US Army. He also enjoyed a successful career as a sales manager for Peterson Publishing Co. He was lifetime member of Kiwanis Club and served as vice president of Jaycees. Read More»

Mrs. Doris Eva Ragsdale King, 88, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Doris Eva Ragsdale King, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 8, 2010.

Mrs. King was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Paul King. Read More»

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