Fayette County

Elizabeth Horne, 94, of Fayetteville

Elizabeth Horne, 94, of Fayetteville, Ga. died July 24, 2014. She was born on September 25, 1919 in Montgomery County, Ga. to parents, Martin McQueen and Ruth Riggs McQueen.

She was a devoted wife and mother. She outlived 2 husbands and her son. 

Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ogletree; stepdaughters, Alice McClanahan and Becky West; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She worked at East Point Chevrolet for 30 years. The family wishes to thank the exceptional staff at Dogwood Forest and Homestead Hospice. Read More»

George Bernard Babb, 99

George Bernard Babb, 99, formerly a resident of College Park, Ga. for over 60 years, passed away on July 25, 2014, after a lingering illness lasting over a year.

He was preceded in death by his parents George Doles Babb and Mary Alma (Perry) Babb of Macon, Ga. and his wife of 70-plus years Ina Marie (Standifer) Babb. Read More»

Nativity will begin new evening service Sunday

Jorge Darr (L), a guitarist, will lead the music Aug. 3 for the new Sunday afternoon service at Episcopal Church of the Nativity.  His wife, Jean Riehl (R) was one of the key planners for the service format. Photo/Special.

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will begin holding an additional afternoon service, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. The parish will continue its present 10 a.m.Sunday Eucharist.

The Rev. Rita Henault, Nativity’s rector, said the new service will be “... casual, relaxed, affirming and participatory,” and will include scripture, prayer and Holy Communion, as well as music in different forms. Read More»

Carriage Lane Presbyterian readies for annual yard sale

Members of Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City are gearing up for their annual Ranch on Jesus yard sale planned for Friday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday Aug. 9 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual yard sale plays a large part in covering the educational costs of Ugandan children at Ranch on Jesus orphanage. Read More»

Hopewell UMC ladies have Christmas in July

Julie Compton of Sassy Chick Paint Parties helps Hopewell UMC member Ellen Brooks (left) with her art creation. The “Christmas in July” event was held on Friday, July 25, at the church in Tyrone. Photo/Special.

Six members of Hopewell UMC’s United Methodist women met on Friday, July 25, to celebrate Christmas in July. Julie Compton, of Sassy Chick Paint Parties, helped the women paint a jolly snowman to use in their Christmas décor.

“It’s surprising how Compton can guide the untrained hands of ‘wannabe’ painters to execute a frame worthy piece of art they can be proud to display,” said Elaine Pierce, a member of the group.

The women continued the theme by playing Christmas music and preparing delightful snacks to fortify them for their task.
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Plans for Christian City’s Chair-ity Event’ now underway

Ticket sales for Christian City’s annual Chair-ity event, a major fundraiser now in its eighth year, have now begun and tickets may be purchased online for $25 at www.christiancity.org.

Hosted by dedicated volunteers, community leaders, and the local arts community, this year’s Chair-ity Event will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at The Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree in Peachtree City.

Dress is casual for this drop-in event and ticket prices cover both food and drink. Read More»

A taste of the 70s comes to The Fred

The ABBA tribute band plays Peachtree City Saturday night. Photo/Submitted.

The Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert series continues Saturday at The Fred in Peachtree City with ArrivaI, the Music of ABBA.

If you love the music of ABBA, you are going to love the band Arrival at The Fred on Saturday night. Arrival from Sweden is the world’s greatest ABBA tribute show and has become one of the world’s best selling ABBA show bands. Read More»

PTC cops seeking armed robber

A July 27 armed robbery and assault of two people at their Peachtree City residence is thought to be linked to their place of business at a restaurant in Union City. Police are asking for the community’s help in locating the suspect.

Police spokesman Mark Brown said officers in the early morning hours of July 27 responded to a residence on Abrell Woods Court in reference to a reported armed robbery. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — July 15–21

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, July 15 - Monday, July 21

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Ronnie R. Adams, born in 1960, of Fernwood Drive, Riverdale,for DUI alcohol.

Alvin J. Carter, born in 1977, of Lyndale Drive, Atlanta, for probation/parole violation.
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Seven PTC teens wreak havoc on Huddleston Drive

Seven male and female Peachtree City teens are facing misdemeanor charges after entering a business on Huddleston Drive and intentionally causing property damage. Read More»

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