Fayette County

One of first LEGO Robotics teams competes

The Community Warriors are one of the First LEGO League Robotics teams at Booth Middle School. Besides building and programming robots, the team has decided to focus on improving the way students learn about volunteering through service learning.

One way the team has decided to raise awareness about volunteering is to challenge students to volunteer for just one hour. They call it the ”Hit the Road” challenge because they want students to step out of their comfort zones and onto the volunteer road. Read More»

Largest HS pageant in nation Jan. 8-10

Brooke Fletcher, Miss Georgia USA 2015. Photo/Submitted.

14th annual Miss Starr’s Mill pageant ft. Miss Ga. USA Brooke Fletcher

The 14th annual Miss Starr’s Mill High School Scholarship Pageant will be held Jan. 8, 9 and 10, 2015, in the Willie Duke Auditorium.

29 young ladies will compete for more than $7,000 in scholarship money and the title of Miss Starr’s Mill 2015.

Starr’s Mill graduate and Miss Georgia USA 2015 Brooke Fletcher along with the reigning Miss America Outstanding Teen Olivia McMillan will make special guest appearances at the pageant. Read More»

Francis R. Harman of Peachtree City

Francis R. Harman of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away on Dec. 22, 2014 at the age of 89 after a long illness. Francis was born on July 20, 1925 on a farm north of Hays, Kan., to William and Eva (Balls) Harman. His parents preceded him in death.

Francis was married to Eudora R. (Cordell) on Aug. 29, 1948. They were married for 67 happy years. Francis attended school in Hays, Kan., graduating from Fort Hays University with a B.S. in business Administration in 1949. Francis was employed by Western Auto for 34 years in Kansas City, Kan., Wichita, Kan., and Meridian, Miss. Read More»

Walter Frederick Mashburn, age 94

Walter Frederick Mashburn, known to all as Walt, was born in Pickens County, Georgia, June 20, 1920. He passed away at the age of 94 on December 19, 2014. Read More»

Tom J. Whitehead, 78, of Peachtree City

Tom J. Whitehead, 78, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away Dec. 17, 2014 following a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Albertville, Ala. and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was an air traffic controller and retired from the FAA in Atlanta, Ga. Following his retirement he traveled extensively throughout the world in various positions with aircraft parts companies, supervising major commercial aircraft maintenance projects, and as a volunteer with intercountry adoption agencies. Read More»

Mary H. Meyer of Peachtree City

Mary H. Meyer

Mary H. Meyer of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on Sun., Dec. 21, 2014, at the age of 85. She was the oldest daughter of the late Lester R. and Maxie Lanier Hooks of Millen, Ga.

She retired in 1983 from Southern Bell (now AT&T) after 36 years of service. She began her career as a senior in high school and was a switchboard operator, a Service Representative, and retired as a Business Service Representative. She worked in Millen, Augusta, and Atlanta, Ga., during her career. Read More»

Joy Brown, 67, of Fayetteville

Joy Brown, 67, of Fayetteville passed away December 22, 2014.

Mrs. Brown was a member of New Hope Baptist Church North. She retired from Wesley Lakes Elementary School in McDonough, GA where she was a school teacher. Joy was raised in Augusta, Arkansas. She is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a Bachelor and Masters degree in education. Read More»

Frank Everett Parrott, Sr., of Fayetteville

Mr. Frank Everett Parrott, Sr. (8/23/1920-12/23/2014) of Fayetteville (formerly of Red Oak, Ga.)  Retired from Southern Bell on 12/31/83 after 43 years of service.  He was married to his now deceased wife, Mary Elizabeth Thames Parrott, for over 71 years. 

Everett was a member of North Fayette Methodist Church and prior to that an active elder, deacon, and board member of Red Oak Christian Church.  He was one of the founding members of the volunteer Red Oak Fire Department.  Read More»

Robert Jordan, Sr., of Fayetteville

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, the Lord called for Mr. Robert Jordan, Sr.

Robert was born on March 10, 1935 to the late Lawrence Jordan and Emma Henderson Jordan of Fayetteville.

He was preceded in death by his brother Homer Lee Jordan. He joined Merrill Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age.

Robert attended the Fayette County School System in Fayetteville, Ga. He was known for wheeling and dealing, his love and compassion for his family, workers on the Corner and all the customers and friends he met on the Corner. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Dec. 9–15

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. 9 - Monday, Dec.