Fayette County

Evergreen Church backpack blitz

Pictured (L-R)are Abby Akins, Evergreen’s director of Children and Family Ministries and Bryan Tatum, counselor at Huddleston Elementary. Photo/Special

Sixty backpacks filled with grade-specific school supplies were presented to Huddleston Elementary School by Evergreen Church of Peachtree City just in time for the first day of school. The congregation donated the supply-filled backpacks as part of the church’s most recent community service project. Pictured (L-R)are Abby Akins, Evergreen’s director of Children and Family Ministries and Bryan Tatum, counselor at Huddleston Elementary. Photo/Special

Theodore R. Harper Jr., 69, of Fayetteville

Mr. Theodore R. Harper Jr., 69, of Fayetteville, Ga. (formerly of Chester Pa.) passed Friday, 8/8/2014.

His services will be held Wed, Aug 13 at 11 a.m., Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral, 212 Riverside Pkwy, Austell 30168.

Bishop Dale C. Bronner, and Pastor. Rev. John Williams, officiating. Remains will lie in state 10 a.m. until hour of service. Family to assemble at the residence at 10 a.m.

Griner-Ellison Funeral Home, 186 Hwy 279, Fayetteville, Ga. 30214. Call 404-366-1111 for information.

Beatrice Cadwallader Wharton, 81

Beatrice Cadwallader Wharton

Beatrice Cadwallader Wharton, 81, passed away July 3, 2014.

She was the wife of Dr. Charles Wharton of Peachtree City. Beatrice graduated from the University of Cincinnati and taught high school math. She also worked for many years in the business world. When Charles' job took them to Florida she went back to teaching. Up until her retirement she taught high school students who were homebound because of serious injury or illness. Read More»

Beatrice Cadwallader Wharton, 81

Beatrice Cadwallader Wharton, 81, passed away July 3, 2014.

She was the wife of Dr. Charles Wharton of Peachtree City. Beatrice graduated from the University of Cincinnati and taught high school math. She also worked for many years in the business world. When Charles' job took them to Florida she went back to teaching. Up until her retirement she taught high school students who were homebound because of serious injury or illness. Read More»

Kathleen Sprowl Cheney of Peachtree City

Kathleen Sprowl Cheney

Kathleen Sprowl Cheney passed into a better world on August 10, 2014. Read More»

Liberty charter vote a wise financial decision

Recently our neighbor Dr. Dana Spears, Ph.D. expressed her concern that our Fayette County Board of Education decided not to make Liberty Tech Charter School part of our excellent Fayette County public school system, but rather supported Liberty’s goals and expressed hope that the state of Georgia would approve Liberty as a state charter school. The difference is money. Read More»

‘Mean’ headline for Little League story

My son is a player on the PTCLL team which won the Georgia State Championship. I’m writing to let you know how disappointed I am at the headline that was chosen when they were disqualified from the Southeastern Regional Tournament. Read More»

New EPA regs could affect rates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to release regulations to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at existing power plants. The result could be more expensive electricity for Coweta-Fayette EMC’s service area residents. This means less money in your pocket.

On July 29, the EPA held their first “listening session” in Atlanta. At the meeting, many electric cooperative and utility leaders from Georgia and other surrounding states voiced their deep concerns about the economic and other unintended consequences that the carbon dioxide emission regulations could bring about. Read More»

Things to do-Aug.14-Aug.26

August 14

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club holds its meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Republican Party Event Center, 174 Glynn Street North in Fayetteville. The guest speaker is Dr. Jody Barrow, Fayette County Superintendent of Schools, who recently completed his first year in his position. An appetizer buffet, dessert and beverages will be provided by GFRWC members. Please contact Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132, or ptcdebby@bellsouth.net, to make reservations or for more information.

August 15
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Market Day is Saturday

This Saturday, Aug. 16 is the third Market Day event of 2014, at the Lane Brown Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville. Fayetteville Main Street welcomes everyone to attend this open air market featuring a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade or homegrown products.

The Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Subsequent Market Days will be held on the fourth Saturday of September and October. Read More»

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