Fayette County

Nov. roundup

Friday, Nov. 14
Football: First round of state playoffs.
Basketball: Fayette County at Mundy’s Mill; Mt. Vernon at Landmark (girls); Hapeville Charter at Sandy Creek (girls).

Saturday, Nov. 15
Basketball: Lovejoy at Fayette County; Landmark at Providence; Cedar Grove at Sandy Creek (girls); Sandy Creek at Mays (boys); Whitewater at Lithia Springs.
Wrestling: Starr’s Mill at Dacula Duals.

Tuesday, Nov. 18
Basketball: Whitefield at Landmark (girls); McIntosh at Morrow; Whitewater at Newnan.
Wrestling: Starr’s Mill at Fayette County.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 Read More»

Crowned Cherokee Rose

Elizabeth Buckalew singing “La Vie en Rose,” in French. Photo/Submitted

On Oct. 5, Elizabeth Buckalew, an SMHS graduate, was crowned Miss Cherokee Rose, a preliminary in the Miss America system.

She will compete for the title of Miss Georgia in June. Along with winning the title, she won the interview and talent portions of the competition.

Buckalew is a senior at the University of Georgia where she majors in finance and minors in French.

Her platform is high school dropout prevention, and she is president and founder of “Dawgs for Diplomas,” a campus club she created that is responsible for mentoring at-risk high school students.

Honoring our heroes

Honoring our heroes

U.S. Representative for Georgia's 3rd congressional district Lynn Westmoreland giving a speech at Veteran's Park in Tyrone, Ga., in honor of Veteran's day, Nov. 11. The program honored veterans from start to finish. Sandy Creek High School's chorus sang the National Anthem during the program, and the SCHS JROTC presented and retired the colors. Other speakers included Julius Edwards of Operation Mobilization, who gave the invocation, Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial, and Vanna Byrd, project director of United Way of Greater Atlanta. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Blue Angels headed to air show in 2015

Blue Angels headed to air show in 2015

Captain Jeff Kuss and Captain Corrie Mays get down from the F/A-18 they landed at Falcon Field Wednesday, Nov. 12. Kuss and Mays, representing the Blue Angels, flew in to discuss logistics for the Great Georgia Airshow Oct. 31, 2015, of which they will be a part. The Blue Angels are the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron. A total of 16 officers voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels. Each year the team typically selects three tactical (fighter or fighter/attack) jet pilots, two support officers and one Marine Corps C-130 pilot to relieve departing members. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Sullivan sings to No. 2 spot

Christina Sullivan (center), flanked by Angie Plate (left) and Michelle Wynn (right), in Clayton State’s 2014 “The Boys from Syracuse.” Photo/Submitted

Clayton State University (CSU) senior Christina Sullivan placed second in the Upper Division Adult Women (requirements are ages 26 or above with four or more years of voice instruction) category of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing 2014 Student Auditions, held at Georgia State University on Saturday, Nov. 8. 

Sullivan, a mezzo-soprano and graduate of Sandy Creek High School, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music with a concentration in voice performance and a minor in dance at CSU. Read More»

New hotel gets tabled by commission

A rezoning proposal heard by the Peachtree City Planning Commission on Nov. 10 was tabled on a 3-1 vote. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A public hearing on a rezoning proposal that would locate a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn in the largely vacant Kedron Office Park was tabled by a 3-1 vote at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Citing the need for additional research, commissioners will hear the proposal again at the December meeting. Read More»

Bunny slippers return

This story was going to be entitled “True Confessions of a Retired Firefighter,” but that title was too long for the paper. Unbelievable as it may be, I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that everything you’re about to read is indeed true. Happened just as written.

So sit back in your favorite easy chair, prop up your feet and get ready to smile. You’re really not gonna believe this one. Read More»

Survey says Tyrone is happiest city in Ga.

Tyrone is the happiest city in Georgia, according to a report by journalist Rebecca Lake with CreditDonkey, a credit card comparison and financial education website. Read More»

Police warn about pine straw scam

A homeowner in Peachtree City was presented a bill for $8,400 for materials and labor for two days of work installing pine straw at the residence. Photo/Peachtree City Police Dept.

Need pine straw in your yard? Be careful who you hire to provide it. The Peachtree City Police Department is advising that residents be aware of scams Read More»

Police gearing up for holiday toy drive

The Peachtree City Police Department is about to kickoff the 2014 “Light up the Night” toy drive with a drop-of location at the Walmart on Ga. Highway 54 West.

To ensure that local families in need can have a joyous holiday, the department is asking for donations of new unwrapped toys for both girls and boys. The age range should be from 2 years to 17 years of age. In lieu of toys, monetary donations can also be made at Walmart or at the police department at 350 Ga. Highway 74 South. Businesses and civic organizations can make a contribution by contacting Capt. Stan Pye at 770-487-8866. Read More»

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