Fayette County

Tyrone mayor open to adding sewer downtown

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial in a file photo from September 2014.

Dial: ‘Many businesses are suffering with their septic service and an unknown number of potential businesses are avoiding this important part of town’ Read More»

'Peach Jam' workshop features noted poet, novelist

Set for April

Noted Atlanta poet and novelist Collin Kelley will lead the “Peach Jam” poetry workshop in April.

The workshop is offered to poets and aspiring poets age 18 and older and is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peachtree City Library.

Registration is $20 and includes lunch for participants. Forms and information are available online at www.PeachtreeCityLibraryFriends.org.

Poets should register early because space will be limited.

'Pink Out' with Sandy Creek

Basketball teams raise funds for cancer society

Sandy Creek High School is having a “Pink Out” to raise cancer awareness.

During the school’s basketball game against Warner Robins’ Northside on Jan. 27, the booster club will sell $10 t-shirts with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The shirts will feature the names of both schools.

During the intermission between the varsity girls and boys games, people affected by cancer will be invited to the gym floor.

The school will also have other “Pink Out” activities such as nail painting, pink cupcakes, and a Wall of Love.

Fayetteville veteran honored by France

Bond awarded 'Legion of Honor' distinction

Fayetteville resident Frank G. Bond is one of 12 Georgians scheduled to receive France’s highest honor, a Legion of Honor distinction, according to the Consulate General of France in Atlanta.

The Consul General of France in Atlanta, Denis Barbet, will bestow the Legion of Honor award upon 12 American Veterans of World War II to “express France’s eternal gratitude to those who liberated it from oppression from 1944-45,” according to a news release on the consulate website. Read More»

'Pajama Game' auditions are Jan. 27, Feb. 1

Performances set for May

Auditions for The Georgia Singers’ performance of “The Pajama Games” is Jan. 27 and Feb. 1.

Those auditioning should be ready to sing about 60 seconds of a Broadway song with accompaniment. A speaker for phones, MP3 players and CDs will be provided.

Also included is a short, movement audition and a cold read from the script.

Auditions are at the Peachtree City School of Dance, 113 Peachtree Court in Fayetteville, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 27, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 1.

The show will be performed on May 15 at 7 p.m. and May 16 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Read More»

High School artists invited to enter contest

U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-District 13)

U.S. Rep. Scott to honor winners in May

U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-District 13) is inviting high school students in his district to enter the Annual Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”

High school students who reside in or attend a public, private or home school in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District may submit artwork. The district includes parts of Fayette County as well as parts of Fulton, Clayton, Cobb, Douglas and Henry counties.

The competition was created in 1982 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of young people throughout the country. Read More»

Three Fayette students earn college honor

Students make honor roll at Furman, Wheaton

Two more colleges have named Fayette County students to their Deans’ Lists for outstanding academic performance during the fall session.

Wheaten College in Illinois named the following two students to its list.

Anastasia Burnett of Peachtree City, who is majoring in Biblical & Theological Studies.

Daniel MacLachlan of Fayetteville, who is majoring in Biology.

Wheaton College is a coeducational Christian liberal arts college.

Furman University in South Carolina named Fayetteville’s Ashley Young to its fall list. Read More»

Sandy Creek Chamber Choir to perform at Spivey Hall

A free High School Choral Festival that includes students from Fayette County is being presented by the Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts Division of Music at the renowned Spivey Hall.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m.

The festival will combine four area high school ensembles -- Fayette County's Sandy Creek High School Chamber Choir, Tri Cities High School Concert Chorale, Osbourne High Chamber Singers and the Spalding High School Chorus -- along with the Clayton State University Chorale. Read More»

Facebook Abby is found: How a lost dog engaged an entire community

The Davis' dog Abby — before she was famous. Photo/Matt Davis.
Nearly two weeks after their lost dog, Abby, was found through the coupling of social media and the good hearts of their extended Peachtree City community,

Jan Vanloo, age 87, of Tyrone

Mr. Jan Vanloo, age 87, of Tyrone passed away peacefully surrounded by family, January 21, 2014.

Mr. Vanloo was born in Ermelo Holland, November 10, 1927 to Willem and Wijmpje Vanloo. In 1954 he moved to Canada where he was a mechanical welder. He moved to the United States in 1964 and was employed for 24 years as a mechanic with Eastern Airlines in Miami and Atlanta. Mr. and Mrs. Vanloo loved to travel throughout their marriage all over the world. He was a lover of history. Read More»