Fayette County

Opening of W. F’ville Bypass in mid-Nov. to bring big new intersection

The view looking north across Ga. Highway 54 to the West Fayetteville Bypass now under construction. Photo/Ben Nelms.

All the political and environmental talk about the West Fayetteville Bypass notwithstanding, Phase 1 of the three-phase project — the portion that will run from Sandy Creek Road down to Lester Road — will likely be completed by mid-November. Read More»

County Commission Chairman Jack Smith takes aim at Brown

I am Jack Smith, your Fayette County Commission chairman and a certified public accountant. I am running for re-election to Post 4 (an at-large seat) in the July 20 Republican primary election, and I ask for your vote and support.

Your vote for me can be cast now in early voting or on July 20th — either way it is a vote for sanity in managing your tax resources.

There are four groups of people who may read this letter:

1. Those who know me and know I have selflessly performed a lifetime of honest, ethical, trustworthy and dedicated service to the community; Read More»

Lowered Fayette County budget with no tax increase moving closer to approval

The public hearing June 10 on the adoption of Fayette County’s $74 million Fiscal Year 2010-2011 budget was little more than a formality. Commissioners heard no input, pro or con, from the public on the upcoming budget and ended the hearing nearly as quickly as it began.

A $1 million decrease from the current budget is accompanied by a nearly 8 percent decrease in the tax digest and falling sales tax revenues. Local property taxes generate approximately 61 percent of total revenues. Nonetheless, commissioners are not planning to increase property taxes to offset the losses. Read More»

Steve Brown has fought to check local government abuse here

The sad reality is that “politics” is a part of public government, which is a part of our existence. The other side of the coin, however, is that people all across the country are getting very tired of all the politicians who totally ignore their constituents.

Incumbents are falling like flies because they don’t have what it takes to stand for what the people want. Fortunately, there have also been (and are now) men and women who stand on the front line to make things better. Read More»

All Saints’ free music camp set for July 12-16 in PTC

All Saints Anglican Church Music Director Shannon Bryan leads (L-R) Andrew Fry and  Nicholas Macaluso in a tune-up for the annual free Music Camp planned for July 12-16. The camp is open to the public. Photo/Special.

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will conduct its annual free children’s Music Camp July 12-16. The theme is “A Week of Praise” with a focus on a variety of music, especially traditional hymns and praise songs.

Curriculum for the camp includes singing, dancing, an introduction to various instruments, composition, and art. It also features contests, games and snacks. No previous experience is required. Read More»

Peachtree City UMC to host ‘Let Freedom Ring’ celebration July 4

The community is invited to a “Let Freedom Ring” celebration at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, Sunday, July 4, at 1:30 p.m., in honor of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the nation’s 234th birthday.

Several Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops will present the flag to kick off the program. Congressional Resolution Number 25, which established the nationwide ringing of bells at precisely 2 p.m. eastern daylight time, will be read aloud, followed by a reading of The Declaration of Independence. Read More»

FFUMC will offer four FPU classes

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University (13-week course) in the fall of 2010. The course benefits couples/individuals of all ages — those with or without debt.

The cost, including all materials, is $100. Once signed up, couples/individuals can retake the course without additional costs. All classes are held at the church. Read More»

Boyd-Harp Engagement

Lauren Alyssa Boyd engaged to Paul Richard Harp

Mr. and Mrs. Clark Boyd Jr. of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Alyssa Boyd, to Paul Richard Harp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Harp of Fayetteville. Read More»

Gunter-Burrell Engagement

Anna Elizabeth Gunter engaged to David Douglas Burrell

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gunter of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Elizabeth Gunter, to David Douglas Burrell, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Doug Burrell also of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is the great-granddaughter of Betty Bennett and the late James Bennett of Griffin. She is the granddaughter of Annette Reynolds and the late James Reynolds, also of Griffin, and Sheila Gunter and the late James Gunter of Cordele. She is a graduate of Whitewater High School and a senior theatre education major at Piedmont College. Read More»

Secor-Sebring Egagement

Mary Beth Secor engaged to Jason Robert Sebring

Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Secor of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Beth Secor, to Jason Robert Sebring, son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Robert Sebring of Valdosta. Read More»

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