Fayette County

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»

Jesse “Allen” Flowers, 82, of Tyrone

Jesse “Allen” Flowers, 82, of Tyrone, died March 8, 2010.

He was a 23-year employee of Vulcan Materials Company and a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Bobbie Flowers; sister Lula V. Hillhouse of Cartersville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville with Rev. Philip Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery , Tyrone. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Read More»

Konos Juniors present ‘Pirates of Penzance, Jr’ this Friday in Fayetteville

The cast of "Pirates of Penzance Jr."

Konos Juniors will present “Pirates of Penzance, Jr.” Friday, Mar. 12, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Reformed Baptist Church next to Cleveland Elementary School on Lester Road in Fayetteville. This famous farce is one of the most popular operetta’s by Gilbert and Sullivan. The junior version is especially designed for young audiences. Read More»

Soccer just for fun

Muppet soccer

March 6 was opening day of the spring season for Fayette County Youth Soccer and for some of these players, members of U6 Muppet soccer teams, it marked their athletic debut. Scores weren’t kept and every player was cheered as they gave their all while learning to play the “beautiful game.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Arrests in separate kidnapping, molestation cases

An investigation that began in October concerning two women who kidnapped and robbed an elderly north Fayette woman after claiming to be police officers has resulted in one arrest. In another case, an Ashburn man has been charged with aggravated child molestation.

Paula Aurelia Youngblood, 55, of Birmingham, Ala., has been charged with impersonating an officer, kidnapping and robbery, according to Fayette County Sheriffs Office spokesperson Brent Rowan. Read More»

Abandoned homes pose problem for Fayette

This home in the Victoria Plantation subdivision off Ga. Highway 92 north of Fayetteville has been unfinished for so long that it should be demolished for safety reasons, according to Fayette County building personnel. Photo/John Munford.

Five abandoned homes in Fayette County have become so run-down that they should be considered for demolition, county officials said.

Three of the five homes — all in the unincorporated area of the county — were damaged by fire, said Joe Scarborough of the county’s Permits and Inspections Department. Read More»

Commission Chairman Smith explains his 'Yes' vote for mass transit in Fayette

Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith. Photo/Staff.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith says he does not support a transit system for the county’s future, but his attempts to get bus and rail service deleted from a regional plan failed. Read More»

Hopewell’s financial Peace class starts tomorrow night

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will begin Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) class on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

FPU is a 13-week program with the goal of not just information, but transformation. More than one million families have attended FPU. On average, they pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in just 90 days.

The program is for everyone, regardless of age, regardless of income, and regardless of marital status. Read More»

Preschool celebrates anniversary

Peachtree City United Methodist Church invites the commiunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its preschool program with a dinner and open house on Tuesday, March 16.

Festivities will begin with a spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the PTCUMC multipurpose room. Class photos from all 25 years will be shown during the dinner and current students will sing.

Dinner is $5 per person, $3 for children under 12, with a $20 maximum per family. Call the church, 770-487-6499, ext. 248, for reservations. Read More»

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