Fayette County

Students take top math honors at boot camp

Andy Huynh of Flat Rock Middle won the eighth grade competition at the Morehouse Math Boot Camp. Photo/Submitted.

After a grueling competition of solving math problems from pre-algebra to calculus, students from Flat Rock Middle and Sandy Creek High took home five top place trophies at the third annual Morehouse Math Boot Camp.

Taylor Howell, a senior at Sandy Creek, is the competition’s overall winner.

Phaidra Buchanan, a 10th grader at Sandy Creek, won the overall award in both the eighth and ninth grade competitions. She has also won overall awards in the competition for the last two years. Read More»

A touch of Vegas comes to The Fred Saturday

It will feel like old-school Las Vegas in Peachtree City Saturday night. Photo/Submitted.

What happens in Vegas...all started with The Rat Pack. This spirited show recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands” nights when swingin’, ring-a-ding group known as “The Rat Pack” was creating hipster legend with a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. Read More»

Taste of Fayette is Sunday

Hundreds are expected to sample tastes this weekend. Photo/Submitted,

Fayetteville Main Street is proud to present another fall edition of the annual Taste of Fayette. Happening Sept.14 around the Lane Brown Gazebo on the downtown Fayetteville square, the event features local restaurants selling samples of their finest offerings. “Tastes” range from .50 to $3 each, offering snack-sized bites to sample or even a full lunch plate. Read More»

Kassems receive award for advocacy

From left, Dr. Mohamad Kassem, Tommy Nobis, Lynne Kassem. Photo/Submitted.

Fayetteville residents, Dr. Mohamad and Lynne Kassem, received the prestigious NobisWorks Luminary Award for Professional Advocacy at the recent Galaxy of Stars & Tommy Awards in Atlanta. As owners and founders of ClearWater Academy in Tyrone, the Kassems have championed students with learning differences and disabilities offering them a unique blend of academics, social and emotional development and therapies. Read More»

Wednesday funeral planned for Chick-fil-A’s Cathy, 93

S. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A who called the southside home, died early Monday morning at the age of 93. Read More»

Roundabout is set for Lower Fayetteville Road

The Newnan Centre will soon have a new entrance on Lower Fayetteville Road. The installation of a roundabout is underway just west of the current entrance shared with the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Slow traffic conditions along portions of Lower Fayetteville Road have existed for years. But a portion of the back-ups in the area of the Centre for Performing and Visual and Arts and the Newnan Centre will be mitigated with the construction of a roundabout west of the current entrance.

Situated immediately to the west of the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, the Newnan Centre that opened last year will have its own entrance once the roundabout project is completed. Read More»

Interns to make case for cart path to Starr’s Mill complex

Golf cart in a Peachtree City subdivision in June of this year. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Fayette County high school interns working with the Fayette County government presented their findings and options for a golf cart path and crossing for the Starr’s Mill school complex on Redwine Road to the Fayette County Commission on Aug. 14.

Though the cost of the project is currently being evaluated, the interns will present their findings to the Fayette County Board of Education on Sept. 8.
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Patriots steamroll through Hampton 49-6

It was the first home game in the history of the new Hampton High School in Henry County, and the Sandy Creek Patriots made it a blowout of historic proportions.

With five touchdowns in the game’s first 13 minutes, the Patriots cruised to a 49-6 win over the outmanned Hampton Hornets to improve to 3-0 on the season and extend their regular-season unbeaten streak to 52 games.

Playing a regular AAAA schedule in the school’s first year of operation and without a senior class, the Hornets dressed out 21 players for the game. Read More»

Frederick Riley Sisson of Fayetteville

Frederick Riley Sisson

Frederick Riley Sisson left us on September 1, 2014 at the age of 25.

Born in Atlanta on July 28, 1989, Riley grew up in Fayetteville, Ga. and graduated from Whitewater High School as the salutatorian in 2007, attended Davidson College and played football as an O-lineman, attended UGA and graduated from Kennesaw State. He was beginning a Masters of Social Work graduate program at KSU. Read More»

Judith Ann Plank Artzberger, 73, of Peachtree City

Artzberger, Judith Ann Plank, 73, of Peachtree City, Ga., formally of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, in Emory Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.

She was born on November 11, 1940, in Wheeling, W.Va., daughter of the late Louis and Helen Krim Plank.

Judie was a 1958 Mount de Chantal graduate, attended the University of Cincinnati and completed her nursing education in 1976, graduating from the nursing program at WVNCC on May 4, 1976, the same day she became Mrs. John Artzberger. Read More»