Fayette County

Rotary donates ‘The Outsiders’

Rotary Club President Beth Hughes with the J.C. Booth teachers. Photo/Submitted.

The Rotary Club of Coweta-Fayette recently donated three full classroom sets of the book, “The Outsiders,” to the sixth-grade teachers at J.C. Booth Middle School in Peachtree City. 

The club found out through one of its members that the school’s three literature teachers wanted to collaborate on one novel at the same time for their classes. 

Literacy is one of the Rotary’s six areas of focus, so it was a perfect fit. 

The Club donated over $500 towards the purchase of the books, and each student wrote “Donated by The Rotary Club of Coweta-Fayette” in each of the books. 

Art students win scarecrow contest

Art teacher Victoria Perez (center) and students Alexander Chambers and Zoe Kulick accept the first place award while the school’s principal, Ted Lombard (far left), and members of the Fayette County Commission, look on. Photo/Submitted.

Art students at J.C. Booth Middle made history by becoming the first champions of the inaugural Scarecrow Competition hosted by the Fayette County Public Arts Committee.

Scarecrows were placed on display in October next to the public plaza on the grounds of the Fayette County Administration Building in downtown Fayetteville. Booth’s entry, “Art is a Portal to a New World,” showcased a scarecrow emerging from a portal in the ground.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners recognized the first place finish with an official certificate and a $150 check for the school’s art department. Read More»

500 sandwiches break record

500 sandwiches break record

Cub Scouts give food to needy

On Friday, Nov. 14, Tyrone Cub Scouts Pack 373 prepared over 500 sandwiches and treat bags for the homeless at the Tyrone Recreation Center. Every year, the pack set up a challenge to boost the number of sandwiches that can be made to distribute to the less fortunate. The goal for this year’s event was 300 sandwiches but the scouts broke the pack’s record. Read More»

Festive 'tea party' helps out youth organization

Volunteers dressed as characters in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" film adaptation. The volunteers milled around with the event attendees during the night while the movie played on a screen in the front of the room. The Queen of Hearts thundered "Let their heads roll!" occasionally, and the other characters passed around a mic, saying certain lines at the same time their characters in the movie did. Photo/Bethan Adams.

All kinds of guests came through the keyhole shaped door at The Mad Hatter Tea Party Nov. 15, dressed in stripes, flashing bow-ties, popping colors and whimsical hats.

Family Patterns Matter, a youth-based development organization, hosted the event, which featured volunteers dressed as characters from Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

Family Patterns Matter CEO and President Linda Kirkpatrick came up with the idea for the event and the organization’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB), consisting of teens and preteens in and around Fayette and Coweta counties, spread the word. Read More»

Huddleston fifth-grader creates app

(L-R) Huddleston technology specialist Lisa Dobbs, app creator Dominic Tigue and Principal Heidi Pfannenstiel show off the school’s newly launched app. Photo/Submitted.

Everything you need to know about Huddleston Elementary is now in the palm of your hand, thanks to a free mobile app created by one of the school’s students.

Fifth-grader Dominic Tigue began working on the Huddleston app last spring. When the app was ready, he wrote a letter to principal Heidi Pfannenstiel requesting to meet with her.

“He shared with me that he had created a Huddleston app with the support of his father, coding and all. This young entrepreneur set our vision for the app,” says Pfannenstiel. Read More»

PTC council, citizens have their say on salary study

A discussion over the pay and classification study recently adopted by the Peachtree City Council and requested by Councilwoman Kim Learnard was held at the council’s Nov. 20 meeting.

The discussion was largely one where Councilman Eric imker gave his perspective Read More»

PTC to piggyback on county's dredging bid

City's decision on dredging will come after the cost is known

It did not take long for the Peachtree City Council at the Nov. 20 meeting to agree to have potential areas for dredging included in Fayette County’s bid for upcoming dredging work on Lake Peachtree. Read More»

Tyrone woman dies in F'ville traffic accident

A 23-year-old Tyrone resident was killed in a Nov. 19 traffic accident in Fayetteville. The accident is under investigation.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said an investigation is underway into the death of Tyrone resident Charis Walker and the injury of two others.

Walker in her Toyota Camry was crossing Ga. Highway 54 East from Cobblestone Boulevard to Weatherly Drive at approximately 11 p.m. when her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a Dodge Caliber driven by Richard Jennings, 46, of Ellenwood. Read More»

1 killed, 2 injured in F’ville collision

A Tyrone woman was fatally injured and two other people hurt Wednesday night when two cars collided on Ga. Highway 54 East in Fayetteville. Read More»

Barlow apologizes for tirade against ‘Demoncrats’

Fayette County Commissioner David Barlow in a file photo from January 2014.

Fayette County Republican Commissioner David Barlow says, “I was wrong,” and issued an apology Nov. 19 for his remarks at the Nov. 13 meeting of the Fayette County Commission where, among other comments, he decried the current treatment of conservative Christians by liberal “Demoncrats.”

After a firestorm of criticism from both parties, Barlow said:
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