Fayette County

‘Undie Sundays’ net big haul for local clothing bank

Real Life Center volunteer coordinator Vicki Troyer R) receives the donations from Debbie Hamby, treasurer of Hopewell Methodist Women. Photo/Special.

The congregation of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone recently donated 356 pairs of underwear to The Real Life Center for those in need.

The underwear was collected during “Undie Sundays” this summer. The congregation collected underwear for men, women, and children and Hopewell Methodist Women repackaged the donations, three to a bag, for the Real Life Center to distribute to their clients in need. Read More»

Maki-Metzger engagement

Nicole Mae Maki engaged to Capt. Andrew Joseph Metzger, USAF

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Maki of Reno, Nev. and Ms. Toni Maki of Sparks, Nev. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Mae Maki to Capt. Andrew Joseph Metzger, USAF, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Metzger of Peachtree City, Ga.

Nicole is a 2005 graduate of Wooster High School and a graduate of the University of Nevada-Reno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Read More»

Carolyn Louise Bearden, 75, of Fayetteville

Carolyn Louise Bearden, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014.

She was a loyal member of Lisbon Baptist Church. She spent much of her time volunteering at the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Gift Shop and the Fayetteville Senior Citizens Center. She also especially loved to cook for her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Bearden and parents Virgil & Minnie Wyatt. Read More»

Robert Vaughan Hunter, 74, of Fayetteville,

Robert "Bob" Vaughan Hunter, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014.

He grew up in College Park and was a member of the 1958 graduating class of College Park High School. He enjoyed fishing and playing the piano.

He was preceded in death by his parents Horace Randolph & Helen Markey Hunter and grandson Corey Allen Davis. Read More»

Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone

Miss Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone passed away August 18, 2014.

She is survived by her parents Ron and Janet Barteski of Peachtree City; grandmother, Phyllis Collins; boyfriend Lee Jones of Tyrone; sister Jennifer Barteski; brother Adam Barteski; niece Blair Barteski and nephew Landan Barteski.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Father Kevin Hargaden principal celebrant. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Park. Read More»

Vicki Beck of Tyrone

Ms. Vicki Beck of Tyrone passed away August 15, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Lauren Crouch and her husband Chad of Tyrone; Lindsey Townsel of Decatur and Lanie Townsel of Tyrone; sister, Kathy Tyson of Griffin; grandchildren, Carlee Townsel, Aria and Collier Crouch.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Tyrone, Ga. (for more information of the location of memorial service please e-mail laurencrouch82@gmail.com).

Pastor Keith Moore officiating.

Those wishing may sign the on line guest registry at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. Read More»

Larysa Pushkar of Peachtree City

Larysa Pushkar of Peachtree City, Ga. was born November 29, 1971 and passed away on August 15th of this year.

She was preceded in death by her mother Eva Pushkar.

Larysa was a proud graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in early childhood education. While she enjoyed teaching, her passion was serving and helping others through service in her local church. She was extraordinarily sacrificial in these efforts and through her example she inspired others and impacted many lives. Read More»

About the Lake Peachtree dam issue and stormwater ‘fees’

I’d like to add my thanks to Mr. Charles Phillis for his very informative letters and constructive criticism of the way the Lake Peachtree dam issue is being handled. It seems that the city-county is at least appealing the EPD’s classification, no doubt due in some part to Mr. Phillis’s first letter. Read More»

It’s long past time to repair the spillway and fill the lake

My great-great-great-grandfather and his two brothers joined a group of right wing radicals that became a group of clandestine rebels who believed it was wrong for the governing authority (Britain) to levy a tax on every implement they bought, any food or drink they bought, any spices, cloth, or land they bought, and for the privilege of having a business. Read More»

Encourage creativity, develop interpersonal skills in young people

The county’s team of high school interns gave their presentations at our Aug. 14 Board of Commissioners meeting. There was a large audience in attendance and everyone was very impressed by the quality of the presentations.

John Hlas, Haider Khan, Vanessa Johnson, Kyra Parks, Tessa Strickland and Khalil Coleman worked throughout the month of July researching their issues and preparing presentations. They interviewed experts in various fields, worked in conjunction with our professional staff members and reviewed numerous studies. Read More»

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