Fayette County

Mrs. Ruth Turner Landrum, 94, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Ruth Turner Landrum, 94, of Fayetteville , passed away March 2, 2010.

Mrs. Landrum was a long-time member of Tyrone First Baptist Church . She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Landrum.

She is survived by her son, Billy Landrum and his wife Joanne of Peachtree City; daughters, Dorothy Thomas and her husband Donald of Tyrone, Patsy Couch and her husband Marvin of Tyrone, Frances McEachern and her husband Thad of Jackson and Janice Ashmore of Griffin ; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Is it ‘Bye-bye, phone book’ for Fayette?

Fayette County may lose its “white pages” telephone directory from AT&T in the near future, if a proposed rule change is adopted by the Georgia Public Service Commission.

The PSC is considering proposed changes to commission rules in response to a request from AT&T (formerly BellSouth) Georgia ... Read More»

Fayette County & cities seek Google high-speed Internet trial

Residents and businesses asked to take brief survey, nominate county.

Fayette County, Peachtree City, Fayetteville, and Tyrone are working together to respond to Google’s Request for Information (RFI) for communities interested in participating in an experiment to make Internet access better and faster.

The project involves Google building high-speed fiber optic networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Read More»

Walter Bernice Ivey, 84, Fayetteville

Walter Bernice Ivey, 84, of Fayetteville, went home to God on March 1, 2010.

He served 23 years in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of WWII and Korea and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Fayetteville. Mr. Ivey loved to travel and his greatest joy in life other than serving his Lord was spending time with his family and gardening. Read More»

GSBA to lead search for new Fayette school superintendent

The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) has been hired by the Fayette County School Board to lead the search for a replacement for Superintendent John DeCotis who is retiring at the end of June. Read More»

Multicultural Day at Cleveland Elementary

Students at Multicultural Day at Cleveland Elementary

Cleveland Elementary School partnered with the AP World History class at Fayette County High School. Ms. Manning's AP World History students presented a multi-cultural day that included presentations from many countries including Africa, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Great Britain, Greece, India, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Puerto Rico and Scandinavia. Photo/Special.

Fayette County School Counselor's Association (FSCA) names their 2009-2010 Officers

Fayette County School Counselor's Association (FSCA) 2009-2010 Officers

Pre-K-12th grade Fayette County School Counselors attend Fayette School Counselors Association (FSCA) meetings throughout the school year. The objectives of the FSCA are to advance the profession of school counseling; to promote an improved understanding and appreciation of guidance and counseling services; to enhance a spirit of unity, cooperation, support and fellowship among counselors and our communities; and to provide opportunities for professional development. Read More»

Students shine at regional STAR Events competition

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) members at Starr’s Mill High showcased their skills at the regional STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events competition with 24 of them advancing to the state contest. Read More»

Woodruff honors Fayette teacher

Bennett's Mill band director Ricky Williams. Photo/Special.

A local band director who has devoted over 20 years to music education in Georgia has been named one of five 2009-2010 honorees for Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders. Read More»

PTC not warm for senior apartment proposal

PTC not warm for senior apartment proposal

A company’s plan to build age-restricted senior apartments was presented to the Peachtree City Council Tuesday night.

By the end of the meeting, however, Mayor Don Haddix told NorSouth representatives that Council isn’t convinced the concept would work well in Peachtree City. Read More»