Fayette County

Things to do-Aug.30-Sept.26

August

August 30

Before you settle in to watch football next Saturday, why not help change the world first? Join ‘A Self-help Assistance Program (ASAP) for coffee, donuts and snacks plus a tour of the new “Tools For Empowerment” tool donation and recycling center. Here your donated tools will bring hope to youth in Haiti. Stop by Saturday at 341 D-Bob Industrial Way, Unit C, Peachtree City (off Huddleston) between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Plaza attends Space Camp in Alabama

Noah Plaza.

Noah Plaza of Fayetteville recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home of Space Camp and NASA’s official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on team work, leadership and decision-making.

He was part of the Space Academy Program which is specifically designed for trainees who have a particular interest in science and aerospace. Read More»

New Order of the Arrow Scouts endure 'Ordeal'

Top left to right:  Christian Carr, Hayden Dill, Josh Bowers, Sam Snyder, Ryan Robertson; Bottom left to right:  Benjamin Easter, Grayson Whiteley, Chandler Rebel, Ryan Johnson. Photo/Submitted

One of the first things these scouts do as member of The Order of the Arrow is go on a weekend called the “Ordeal”. This picture was taken after they got back from the “Ordeal” Weekend in August at Camp Thunder Gerald Lawhorn Scout Base. Read More»

'Tools for Empowerment' is Saturday

Make a stop in Peachtree City this weekend for a good cause. Photo/Submitted.

Before you settle in to watch football next Saturday, why not help change the world first? Join ‘A Self-help Assistance Program (ASAP) for coffee, donuts and snacks plus a tour of the new “Tools For Empowerment” tool donation and recycling center. Here your donated tools will bring hope to youth in Haiti. Stop by Saturday at 341 D-Bob Industrial Way, Unit C, in Peachtree City between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Read More»

Food drive to start after Labor Day

To help feed the hungry in the community, while offering library customers a way to ease their own financial burdens, the Fayette County Public Library is partnering with Fayette Samaritans to host a “Food for Fines” drive beginning the day after Labor Day. Food collection containers will be located inside the library from Sept. 2 through Oct. 31. Read More»

There she is...

There she is...

Savannah Mathis, a previous resident of Fayetteville, won Majorette Queen of America 2015 in July at Drum Majorettes of America’s National finals. She is the daughter of Mike and Shirley Mathis, formerly of Fayetteville. She is a 2010 graduate of Whitewater High School where she was the featured twirler her senior year. Mathis also graduated magna cum laude from Georgia Southern University in May with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She intends on pursuing a degree in medicine specializing in oncology. Photo/Submitted.

Worley gets Girl Scouts highest award

One of Worley’s classes, Photo/Submitted.

Jordan Worley was recently awarded Girl Scouting’s highest honor, the Gold Award. She chose her project, entitled “Dance Techniques through Rhythm and Movement”, to show children a fun way to become more physically active and also gain an appreciation for the art of dance.

Worley’s inspiration for her project came a year ago while reading an article in “The Citizen” about obesity rates in Georgia’s children Read More»

A new garden grows in Fayette

Garden volunteers include, first row from left, Jordon Cole, Andrew Cole, Braden Pennypacker and Taryn Pennypacker. Very front: Destyn Pennypacker and Trio Dog. Back row: Matthew Browning, Andrew Alberts, Steven Andrews and Rhonda Penneypacker. Mathew and Andrew are with Boy Scout Troop 79, Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone. Photo/Submitted.

A garden by the Heritage Christian Church for the Fayette Samaritans was the vision of a church member, Rhonda Pennypacker. She did all of the organizing, made it happen and is also the garden manager.

Members of the church and local volunteers provided money and their time to plant, maintain, and harvest. Everything that is grown is donated to the Samaritans. The church also provides water for the project.

This summer, over 120 to 150 pounds of cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and okra were harvested for the benefit of this 21 year old food and clothing charity. Read More»

Tyrone holds the line on tax millage rate

Tyrone Town Hall. File photo.

The Tyrone Town Council on Aug. 21 held with tradition and did not raise the millage rate on property taxes. That said, the 2.889-mill tax rate amounts to an increase since more revenue will be generated because property values have increased.

The millage rate was approved by unanimous vote. The increase in property tax revenue is projected to be $14,229, a 1.8 percent increase. The total number of dollars anticipated to be collected in property tax for 2014 is $920,468, according to Town Manager Kyle Hood. Read More»

The Walking Dead to shoot scenes in PTC this week

Some roads, cart paths closed in SE PTC through Wed. Read More»

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