Fayette County

Things to Do-Jan.14-Jan.24

January 14

“Don’t Let a Fall Trip You Up is today.
Find out the best ways to avoid a serious fall by attending a free fall risk assessment from10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Piedmont Fayette Rehabilitation and Fitness Center, 1250 Highway 54, Suite 200, Fayetteville, Ga. For more information, please call 770-719-7290.

January 16
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Getting ready to run

Getting ready to run

Oak Grove Elementary School is preparing for its Run for the Gold 5K Run/Walk and one mile Fun Run on March 7. Lace up your shoes for a great morning of running in Peachtree City’s quiet neighborhoods and paths. Oak Grove Elementary’s Twelfth Annual Run for the Gold 5K Run and on mile Fun Run helps kick off the impending spring.

Early registration is $20 for participants with an $80 cap for all families. Phantom runners - those who wish to support Run for the Gold but are unable to run - may purchase a T-Shirt for $15.Registration after Feb. 27 is $25.00. Read More»

Honoring one of our own

Honoring one of our own

Brooke Fletcher, a 2010 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School who was recently crowned Miss Georgia USA 2015, was honored Jan. 8 with a proclamation by the Fayette County Board of Commissioners. Photo/Monroe Roark.

Johnny Cash musical opens Friday

The cast of "Ring of Fire." Photo/Submitted.

“Ring of Fire,” the jukebox musical all about Johnny Cash opens at The Legacy Theatre Jan. 16 and runs until Feb.15. The show features all the songs audiences know and love performed live along with gripping narrative about the life of the “Man in Black.” Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Dec. 30–Jan. 5

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Dec. 30 - Monday, Jan. 5

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Delores A. Austin, born in 1977, of Bradley Drive, Fayetteville, for wanted person.

Crystal R. Buchanan, born in 1988, of Haley, Jonesboro, for probation/parole violation.
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Clayton State leader among 'most influential'

Thomas Hynes, president of Clayton State University

Hynes named to power list

Georgia Trend magazine has named Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas Hynes to its list of “100 Most Influential Georgians.”

The “2015 Georgia's Power List” was presented in the magazine’s January issue and is, according to the magazine, a year-round process, beginning with an initial working list of far more than 100 distinguished Georgians.

The list includes leaders in government, education, business, healthcare, economic development, non-profit management and religion. Read More»

Fayetteville native studying in Greece

Tacy attends Wofford College

Kathryn Tacy, a student at Wofford College and a Fayetteville native, is studying in Greece for the month of January.

A Wofford study program permits students and professors to concentrate for the month of January on a single study project of their choosing.

Their projects are designed to move beyond traditional classroom courses and teaching methods, to consider important topics in relevant ways and places, to observe issues in action, to develop capacities for independent learning, and to encourage the responsible self-direction of educational development. Read More»

Rotarians bag beans

Peachtree City Rotary Club members

Members volunteer to help hungry

Members of the Peachtree City Rotary Club recently bagged 2,000 pounds of black beans into more than 700 individual containers to help package food for distribution to food banks across the country.

Members met a s a group and volunteered their time to the Midwest Food Bank, a faith-based organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger and poverty by gathering and distributing food donations to non-profits and disaster sites without costs to the recipients.

Booth teacher wins statewide honor

Awarded for teaching citizenship

A Peachtree City teacher has been named as the 2015 State Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year for middle school teachers.

Holly Trudgeon, who teaches gifted social studies at J.C. Booth Middle School, was honored by the state Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and will receive her award on Jan. 31 in Macon at the VFW State Convention. Read More»

Tyrone starts super sign up day

Tyrone set for super sign up day

Fun ranges from legos to line dancing

Tyrone is gearing up for the town’s first “Annual Super Saturday Sign Up” when residents can register for activities ranging from Lego Camp to line dancing.

Spring classes, camps and sports for all ages are available through the town’s recreation department and residents can register on Saturday, Jan. 24, during the super sign up. The event will be held at the Tyrone Recreation Center, 145 Commerce Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A full list of activities can be found at www.tyrone.org/recreation or more information can be obtained by calling 770-487-4694.

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