Fayette County

Students selected to Governor's Honors

A total of 23 students from Fayette’s five high schools are finalists for the 2010 Governor’s Honors Program. The six-week summer study program in Valdosta provides intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners. Read More»

Mrs. Betty Gail Sharpton-Sagon, 67, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Betty Gail Sharpton-Sagon, 67, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 4, 2010.

Mrs. Sagon was preceded in death by her parents, Woodson Jackson Sharpton and Edna Tallant Sharpton, as well as her brothers, Doug Sharpton and Don Sharpton. Read More»

Reba Christopher, 90, of Fayetteville

Reba Christopher, 90, of Fayetteville, died May 3, 2010.

Mrs. Christopher was preceded in death by two daughters, Becky Blissett and Donna Rena Jackson.

Survivors include her husband, James Christopher; son James R. Christopher; daughters Sharon Arguello, Margaret Chassereau, and Jody Schoonover; 31 grand and great grandchildren, and also nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, May 7, 2010 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Fayetteville Chapel, the interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery at 2:00 PM. Read More»

Charter students invited back to Sara Harp Minter

Charter students invited back to Sara Harp Minter

Sara Harp Minter Elementary School opened its doors in 2002-2003 to students from surrounding Fayette County elementary schools. To celebrate the first year of the school’s opening, each charter student and faculty member had their hand prints painted on the school walls in the shape of a flower and the person’s name along with their hand prints. Read More»

2010 Memory Walk committee organized

2010 Memory Walk committee organized

Organization for the 11th Annual Southern Crescent Alzheimer's Memory Walk got off to a flying start by the initial meeting of the County Chairs at Frank's Old Mill Restaurant in Fayetteville.  The 2009 Walk in Peachtree City was the largest yet in terms of both the number of participants and the amount of money raised...$230,000. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary hosts 10th annual Golf Classic May 10

Have you been looking for a good reason to spend time on the green? Then sign up for the 10th Annual Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary Golf Classic, on Monday, May 10, at the Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. Proceeds from the Golf Classic will be used to fund several projects for Piedmont Fayette Hospital, including ongoing operation of the courtesy shuttles, Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and student scholarships for study in the medical fields.
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Fayette Presbyterian hosts Spring Fling this Saturday

Fayette Presbyterian Church will host its fourth annual Spring Fling, a community outreach festival, Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the church campus, 791 Forest Ave. (Hwy 92 North), Fayetteville.

Highlights of the festival include a variety of live music all day long, grilled lunches, inflatables, carnival games, bingo with prizes, used book sale, craft sale, and bake sale.

Local vendors include Bruster’s Ice Cream, Rizzo Massage Therapy, Humane Society pet adoptions and Muddy Puddle pony rides. Read More»

Donations still sought

Sheri Pepper (L), chairperson of the Square Foot Ministry Yard Sale committee, and Judy Reynolds. Photo/Special.

Sheri Pepper (L), chairperson of the Square Foot Ministry Yard Sale committee, and Judy Reynolds prepare for this year’s sale coming up Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Donated items will be taken through Friday, May 14 and may be dropped off at the church Thursday, May 13, or early Friday morning, May 14. For more information, contact Sheri Pepper, 770-354-8693. Photo/Special.

Holly Grove celebrates 113 years

The Holly Grove Church family will celebrate its 113th Anniversary this year. The celebration will begin with a Fun Fest on Saturday, May 15. The day will consist of a yard sale and breakfast starting at 8 a.m., followed by games and activities for the children, fish fry, bake sale, and live entertainment.

The Historical Room will be open in the rear of the church. Read More»

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