Fayette County

'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»

Lorraine Eileen Ziegler, 86, of Peachtree City

Lorraine Eileen Ziegler, 86, of Peachtree City, passed away January 18, 2015.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Ziegler, Sr., and her son Arthur Ziegler, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Barbara) Bateman of Peachtree City; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Marsha Ziegler of Indian Trail, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. Read More»

John William Evans, formerly of Peachtree City

John William Evans, formerly of Peachtree City, Ga., died January 22, 2015 at The Cascades in Greenville, S.C.

John was born October 28, 1926 in Kingstree, S.C. to the late Robert William Evans and Gladys Weeks Evans. Read More»

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